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  1. Governing Biodiversity through Democratic Deliberation

    Edited by Mikko Rask, Richard Worthington

    Series: Routledge Studies in Biodiversity Politics and Management

    This book discusses political controversies involved in global biodiversity policy, and the practical opportunities that are opened up in solving them through increased citizen participation and democratic deliberation. It examines the emerging practice of deliberative global governance and its...

    Published May 20th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Political Ecologies of Meat

    Edited by Jody Emel, Harvey Neo

    Series: Routledge Studies in Political Ecology

    Livestock production worldwide is increasing rapidly, in part due to economic growth and demand for meat in industrializing countries. Yet there are many concerns about the sustainability of increased meat production and consumption, from perspectives including human health, animal welfare, climate...

    Published May 20th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Regional Risk and Security in Japan

    Whither the everyday

    By Glenn D. Hook, Ra Mason, Paul O'Shea

    Series: Sheffield Centre for Japanese Studies/Routledge Series

    Japan’s unusual position in the realm of international politics encapsulates a three-fold juxtaposition: both in and out of Asia, both occupied by and a close ally of the United States, and both a key trade partner and a strategic rival of China. Whilst international relations theory offers a...

    Published May 20th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Intersectionality and Criminology

    Disrupting and revolutionizing studies of crime

    By Hillary Potter

    Series: New Directions in Critical Criminology

    The use of intersectionality theory in the social sciences has proliferated in the past several years, putting forward the argument that the interconnected identities of individuals, and the way these identities are perceived and responded to by others, must be a necessary part of any analysis....

    Published May 19th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Technology and Human Development

    By Ilse Oosterlaken

    Series: The Routledge Human Development and Capability Debates

    This book introduces the capability approach – in which wellbeing, agency and justice are the core values – as a powerful normative lens to examine technology and its role in development. This approach attaches central moral importance to individual human capabilities, understood as effective...

    Published May 19th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Arts and Cultural Leadership in Asia

    Edited by Jo Caust

    Series: Routledge Advances in Asia-Pacific Studies

    Arts and cultural activity in Asia is increasingly seen as important internationally, and Asia’s growing prosperity is enabling the full range of artistic activities to be better encouraged, supported and managed. At the same time, cultural frameworks and contexts vary hugely across Asia, and it is...

    Published May 19th 2015 by Routledge

  7. The Logic of Personal Knowledge

    Essays Presented to M. Polanyi on his Seventieth Birthday, 11th March, 1961

    Edited by Polanyi Festschrift Committee

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Epistemology

    Originally published in 1961. Michael Polanyi was a polymath who influenced economics and the sciences as well as philosophy. His wide-ranging research in physical science is as well-known as his work on freedom and knowledge and his arguments against positivism and reductionism. This collection of...

    Published May 19th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Internet Dating

    By Chris Beasley, Mary Holmes

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    This volume presents and evaluates key social theories and a global range of empirical studies on internet dating, considering whether internet dating is driven by commercial or consumerist logic or by more technical or reflexive approaches to finding sexual or love partners. It pays particular...

    Published May 15th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Understanding Social Movements

    By Greg Martin

    This book offers a new and fresh approach to understanding social movements. It provides interdisciplinary perspectives on social and cultural protest and contentious politics. It considers major theories and concepts, which are presented in an accessible and engaging format. Historical and...

    Published May 14th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Military Families and War in the 21st Century

    Comparative perspectives

    Edited by Rene Moelker, Manon Andres, Gary Bowen, Philippe Manigart

    Series: Cass Military Studies

    This book focuses on the key issues that affect military families when soldiers are deployed overseas, focusing on the support given to military personnel and families before, during and after missions. Today’s postmodern armies are expected to provide social-psychological support both to their...

    Published May 14th 2015 by Routledge