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Forthcoming Books

  1. Revolutionary Lives in South Asia

    Acts and Afterlives of Anticolonial Political Action

    Edited by Kama Maclean, J. Daniel Elam

    The term ‘revolutionary’ is used liberally in histories of Indian anticolonialism, but scarcely defined. Implicitly understood, it functions as a signpost or a badge, generously conferred in hagiographies, loosely invoked in historiography, and strategically deployed in contemporary political...

    To Be Published August 28th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Ralph Bunche and the Arab-Israeli Conflict

    Mediation and the UN, 1947-1949

    By Elad Ben-Dror

    Series: Israeli History, Politics and Society

    The book presents the fascinating story of Bunche the man within the frame tale of the UN’s initial involvement in Palestine between 1947 and 1949. During those years, the UN had a decisive influence on the history of the country and on the Arab-Israeli conflict. Bunche played an extremely...

    To Be Published August 31st 2014 by Routledge

  3. Latin America since Independence

    A History with Primary Sources, 2nd Edition

    By Alexander Dawson

    What is Latin America, after all? While histories of the "other" Americas often link disparate histories through revolutionary or tragic narratives, Latin America since Independence begins with the assumption that our efforts to imagine a common past for nearly thirty countries are deeply...

    To Be Published September 8th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Routledge Handbook of European Sociology

    Edited by Sokratis Koniordos, Alexandros Kyrtsis

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    The Routledge Handbook of European Sociology explores the main aspects of the work and scholarship of European sociologists during the last sixty years (1950-2010), a period that has shaped the methods and identity of the sociological craft. European social theory has produced a vast...

    To Be Published September 10th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Genocide: The Basics

    By Paul R. Bartrop

    Series: The Basics

    What exactly constitutes "genocide"? How prevalent have instances of genocide been throughout history? How successful have efforts to prevent genocide been? These, and other questions, are addressed in Genocide: The Basics, a concise introduction to the study of the phenomenon of genocide. Case...

    To Be Published September 15th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Chechnya at War and Beyond

    Edited by Anne Le Huérou, Aude Merlin, Amandine Regamey, Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series

    The Russia-Chechen wars have had an extraordinarily destructive impact on the communities and on the trajectories of personal lives in the North Caucasus Republic of Chechnya. This book presents in-depth analysis of the Chechen conflicts and their consequences on Chechen society. It discusses the...

    To Be Published September 15th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Ronald Reagan

    Champion of Conservative America

    By James H. Broussard

    Series: Routledge Historical Americans

    Few politicians in recent American history are as well-known as Ronald Reagan, the 40th U.S. president. An iconic leader, Reagan shifted the direction of American politics toward a newly vigorous conservatism. Though he began his career as a New Deal liberal, by the end of the 1950s, Reagan had...

    To Be Published September 17th 2014 by Routledge

  8. War in the Modern World, 1990-2014

    By Jeremy Black

    Series: Warfare and History

    In War in the Modern World, 1990-2014, Jeremy Black looks at the most modern of conflicts from the perspective that war is a central feature of the modern world. Arguing that understanding non-Western developments is crucial if the potential of Western war-making is to be assessed accurately, the...

    To Be Published September 17th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Democracy and Democratization in Comparative Perspective

    Conceptions, Conjunctures, Causes, and Consequences

    By Jørgen Møller, Svend-Erik Skaaning

    Series: Democratization Studies

    This book provides an introduction to democratic theory and empirical research on democracy and democratization. The book first examines conceptions of democracy from the origins in ancient Greece to the present day, then tracks when and where modern democracy has developed. On this basis, the book...

    To Be Published September 19th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Rethinking American Women's Activism

    By Annelise Orleck

    Series: American Social and Political Movements of the 20th Century

    In this enthralling narrative, Annelise Orleck chronicles the history of the American women's movement from the nineteenth century to the present. Starting with an incisive introduction that calls for a reconceptualization of American feminist history to encompass multiple streams of women's...

    To Be Published September 21st 2014 by Routledge