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  1. Asian Studies |  New Routledge Paperbacks Direct Titles

    We’re pleased to highlight our latest Asian Studies titles now available in paperback!

    Take a look at our online catalog here.

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    Author of the Month: Richard Sakwa

    Author Richard Sakwa gives us inside information on his new book Putin Redux and what he has planned for the future.

    'Richard Sakwa's latest book is the best short text in print on Russian politics in the Putin era.' - Timothy Colton, Harvard University, USA

  3. New title - Power Networks and Violent Conflict in Central Asia

    When the five Central Asian republics gained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, expectations of violent conflict were widespread. Indeed, the country of Tajikistan suffered a five-year civil war.The factors that the literature on civil wars cites as the causes of this war were also present in Uzbekistan – but this country had a peaceful transition. Examining this empirical puzzle by isolating the crucial factors that caused war to break out in Tajikistan but not Uzbekistan, this book applies a comparative approach to the broader question of why civil wars occur. It challenges many common explanations of civil war both generally and in Tajikistan in particular. This includes highlighting the importance of elites’ power perceptions, which have their origins in the interaction of structural-, process-, and network-related variables.
    Find out more and order your copy

  4. Publishing This Week: Leadership and Authority in Central Asia

    This book explores the unfolding of world history in a remote corner of Central Asia: the region of Badakhshan. The history of this region has commonly been explored through the lens of the major superpowers who competed over its territory in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, including Britain, Russia, and China.

    Leadership and Authority in Central Asia identifies traditional forms of religious authority within the network of religious functionaries at a range of levels and discusses the functions of Ismaili political leaders as they have evolved through time.

    To find out more and pre-order your copy visit here.

  5. New in Paperback: Believing in Russia

    Geraldine Fagan's book "Believing in Russia" is now available in paperback!

    Take a look inside the first 30 pages online for free by clicking on "View Inside This Book" here.

  6. New Title: The Non-Aligned Movement and the Cold War

    The Non-Aligned Movement and the Cold War

    The idea of non-alignment and peaceful coexistence was not new when Yugoslavia hosted the Belgrade Summit of the Non-Aligned in September 1961. Freedom activists from the colonies in Asia, Africa, and South America had been discussing such issues for decades already, but this long-lasting context is usually forgotten in political and historical assessments of the Non-Aligned Movement

    Recommend The Non-Aligned Movement and the Cold War to your Librarian today.

  7. Central Asia, Russia and Eastern Europe 2014 Catalog Now Available Online!

    The Routledge Central Asia, Russia and Eastern Europe 2014 Catalog is now available to view online. This catalog contains key textbooks, cutting edge research and supplemental reading, from new and established authors. From key research on vital topics, to textbooks for undergraduate and postgraduate courses, you will find whatever you need to further your own research, challenge your students, and provide essential reference materials for your institutional library.

    View the entire catalog here.

  8. Central Asian, Russian & East European Studies - Routledge Paperback Direct Books

    Have you taken a few minutes to browse our ever growing collection of Routledge Paperback Direct titles on Central Asian, Russian & East European Studies? This initiative provides the opportunity to buy topical books that represent the best of our cutting-edge hardback publishing in a paperback format and price.

    This is an ever-evolving program with new books being added to the program each month, so check back regularly! Take a look at our collection here!

  9. Asian Studies 2014 Catalog Now Available!

    The Routledge Asian Studies 2014 Catalog is now available to view online. This catalog contains key textbooks, cutting edge research and supplemental reading, from new and established authors. From key research on vital topics, to textbooks for undergraduate and postgraduate courses, you will find whatever you need to further your own research, challenge your students, and provide essential reference materials for your institutional library.

  10. Focus on: Ukraine

    In response to the escalating diplomatic tensions in Ukraine, Routledge has made a selection of book chapters and journals articles free to view online. These address the country’s political history, and in particular the country’s evolving relationship with Europe and the European Union, with Russia, and the changing political character of Ukrainian society and identity.

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