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  1. Memory, Conflict and New Media

    Web Wars in Post-Socialist States

    Edited by Ellen Rutten, Julie Fedor, Vera Zvereva

    Series: Media, War and Security

    This book examines the online memory wars in post-Soviet states – where political conflicts take the shape of heated debates about the recent past, and especially World War II and Soviet socialism. To this day, former socialist states face the challenge of constructing national identities,...

    Published October 30th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Soviet Union Under Gorbachev (Routledge Revivals)

    Prospects for Reform

    By David A. Dyker

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Gorbachev’s accession to General Secretary promised great changes to the Soviet Union and its relationship with the rest of the world. This book, first published in 1987, discusses the problems faced by Gorbachev when he entered office and how he planned to tackle them. Gorbachev was a figure of...

    Published September 30th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Negotiating for Peace in the Middle East (Routledge Revivals)

    By Ismail Fahmy

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Ismail Fahmy was Minister of Foreign Affairs and Deputy Premier of Egypt, but resigned in protest against President Sadat’s visit to Jerusalem in 1977. This book, published in 1983, presents the first portrait of Sadat from within the Arab ruling elite, and gives unique coverage of the crucial...

    Published September 30th 2014 by Routledge

  4. IT Development in Korea

    A Broadband Nirvana?

    By Kwang-Suk Lee

    Series: Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

    This book investigates the contextual factors that led to Korean society becoming ‘broadband heaven’ — the most wired nation in the world — by scrutinizing the historical contexts surrounding the Korean Information Infrastructure (KII) project (1995–2005), which aimed to establish a nationwide...

    Published September 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  5. Health Care Systems in Europe and Asia

    Edited by Christian Aspalter, Yasuo Uchida, Robin Gauld

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social Welfare in Asia

    This book addresses the global need for more comparative studies on health policy and health care systems, given the rise in recent decades of societal aging, modern mass diseases, economic globalization, and resulting permanent fiscal austerity of governments which have fundamentally altered the...

    Published September 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  6. Law, Rights and Ideology in Russia

    Landmarks in the Destiny of a Great Power

    By Bill Bowring

    This book provides a rich examination of Russia’s particular attitude to political liberalism, the rule of law, and rights. In words often cited in contemporary Russia, the former Bolshevik and religious philosopher Nikolai Berdyaev wrote, in 1911, that ‘Russia is the Third Rome’. This book...

    Published September 21st 2014 by Routledge

  7. Equity and Well-Being

    Measurement and Policy Practice

    By Hyun Hwa Son

    Equity is an abstract concept covering philosophical issues such as fairness and social justice, making its definition and measurement complex. This volume tackles these complexities head-on. The book is enriched with many empirical analyses and provides a comprehensive analysis of equity...

    Published September 21st 2014 by Routledge

  8. Learning to Industrialize

    From Given Growth to Policy-aided Value Creation

    By Kenichi Ohno

    Series: Routledge-GRIPS Development Forum Studies

    This book proposes a new, pragmatic way of approaching economic development which features policy learning based on a comparison of international best policy practices. While the important role of government in promoting private sector development is being recognized, policy discussion often...

    Published September 14th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Remaking Buddhism for Medieval Nepal

    The Fifteenth-Century Reformation of Newar Buddhism

    By Will Tuladhar-Douglas

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism - Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies

    Will Tuladhar-Douglas sheds new light on an important branch of Mahayana Buddhism and establishes the existence, character and causes of a renaissance of Buddhism in the fifteenth century in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal. He provides the basis for the historical study of Newar Buddhism as...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Japan's Interventionist State

    The Role of the MAFF

    By Aurelia George-Mulgan

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    Japan's Interventionist State gives a detailed examination of Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and its role in promoting, protecting and preserving the regime of agricultural support and protection. This account is integral to the author's extended and multidimensional...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge