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  1. Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian History

    Edited by Norman G. Owen

    The study of the history of Southeast Asia is still growing, evolving, deepening and changing as an academic field. Over the past few decades historians have added nuance to traditional topics such as Islam and nationalism, and created new ones, such as gender, globalization and the politics of...

    Published September 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  2. The Quest for Japan's New Constitution

    An Analysis of Visions and Constitutional Reform Proposals 1980-2009

    By Christian G. Winkler

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    This book examines the many attempts over the last three decades to revise Japan’s constitution. As the book shows, these attempts at revision have been relatively conservative, aiming to embed in the constitution visions of a different future for Japan. Specific reforms advocated include: enabling...

    Published September 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  3. A Global History of the Developing World

    By Christopher M. White

    A Global History of the Developing World takes a sweeping look at the historical foundations of the problems of developing world society. Encompassing Asia, Latin America and Africa, the book centralizes the struggle for self-determination in an attempt to understand how the current nation-states...

    Published September 13th 2013 by Routledge

  4. North Africa’s Arab Spring

    Edited by George Joffé

    This book addresses issues surrounding the evolution of the Arab Spring in North Africa. After a general introduction and explanation of the events on a region-wide basis, it turns to examine aspects of each of the countries concerned. The role of the Muslim Brotherhood during the Nasser regime and...

    Published September 1st 2013 by Routledge

  5. Islamic Fundamentalism since 1945

    2nd Edition

    By Beverley Milton-Edwards

    Series: The Making of the Contemporary World

    Featuring a brand new examination of Islamic fundamentalism in the wake of the Arab Spring, this fully revised and updated second edition of Islamic Fundamentalism since 1945 analyzes the roots and emergence of Islamic movements in the modern world and the main thinkers that inspired them....

    Published August 15th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Africa's Contemporary Challenges

    The Legacy of Amilcar Cabral

    Edited by Carlos Lopes

    This book reviews Cabral’s intellectual contribution to current debates on race, identity, nation building, democracy, leadership and ethics. The key leader of the national liberation movements of former Portuguese African colonies is considered to be one of their foremost intellectuals...

    Published August 8th 2013 by Routledge

  7. American Civilization

    An Introduction, 6th Edition

    By David C Mauk, John Oakland

    This revised and updated edition of the hugely successful American Civilization provides students of American studies with the perfect background and introductory information on contemporary American life. This sixth edition examines the central dimensions of American society from geography and the...

    Published August 6th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Russia’s Changing Economic and Political Regimes

    The Putin Years and Afterwards

    Edited by Andrey Makarychev, Andre Mommen

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern World Economy

    The book reveals the interconnection between social, cultural and political protest movements and social and economic changes in a post-communist country like Russia still dominated by bureaucratic rulers and "oligarchs" controlling all basic industries and mining activities. Those interests are...

    Published July 19th 2013 by Routledge

  9. The Routledge History of Social Protest in Popular Music

    Edited by Jonathan C. Friedman

    The major objective of this collection of 28 essays is to analyze the trends, musical formats, and rhetorical devices used in popular music to illuminate the human condition. By comparing and contrasting musical offerings in a number of countries and in different contexts from the 19th century...

    Published June 19th 2013 by Routledge

  10. British Ways of Counter-insurgency

    A Historical Perspective

    Edited by Matthew Hughes

    This edited collection examines the British ‘way’ in counter-insurgency. It brings together and consolidates new scholarship on the counter-insurgency associated with the end of empire, foregrounding a dark and violent history of British imperial rule, one that stretched back to the nineteenth...

    Published May 31st 2013 by Routledge