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  1. Lula, the Workers' Party and the Governability Dilemma in Brazil

    By Hernán F. Gómez Bruera

    Series: Routledge Studies in Latin American Politics

    While scholars, activists and pundits from around the world have heralded the Lula years as a breakthrough for poverty reduction and the forthcoming emergence of Brazil as a dynamic economic superpower, many of their counterparts in the country as well as a number of Brazilianists elsewhere, have...

    Published May 6th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Transnational Activism and National Movements in Latin America

    Bridging the Divide

    Edited by Eduardo Silva

    Series: Routledge Studies in Latin American Politics

    During the 1990s, as widespread perception spread of declining state sovereignty, activists and social movement organizations began to form transnational networks and coalitions to pressure both intergovernmental organizations and national governments on a variety of issues. Research has focused on...

    Published May 6th 2015 by Routledge

  3. The Promise and Perils of Transnationalization

    NGO Activism and the Socialization of Women’s Human Rights in Egypt and Iran

    By Benjamin Stachursky

    Series: Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics

    To date, most constructivist international relations studies have characterized the influence of transnationalism on domestic forms of activism as uniformly positive. In particular, transnational interactions are viewed as positive factors for the development and daily impact of gender activism....

    Published May 6th 2015 by Routledge

  4. The Middle East in World Politics (Routledge Revivals)

    Edited by Mohammed Ayoob

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    The Middle East is, and has always been, of major global economic and political importance. First published in 1981, this edited collection analyses many of the crucial issues that have had international repercussions during the second half of the twentieth century, with each paper considering the...

    Published May 4th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Routledge Handbook on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

    Edited by Joel Peters, David Newman

    The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is one of the most prominent issues in world politics today. Few other issues have dominated the world’s headlines and have attracted such attention from policy makers, the academic community, political analysts, and the world’s media. The Routledge Handbook on the...

    Published May 4th 2015 by Routledge

  6. From the Global to the Local

    How International Rights Reach Bangladesh's Children

    By Andrea Schapper

    Series: Law, Development and Globalization

    From the Global to the Local develops a unique perspective on human rights governance in developing countries, where the state often lacks the required resources, capacities and expertise for implementing rights. Considering how rights that have been agreed upon in the global arena of world...

    Published May 2nd 2015 by Routledge

  7. Community and Culture in Post-Soviet Cuba

    By Guillermina De Ferrari

    Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

    Following the disintegration of the Soviet Union, the globalization of Cuban culture, along with the bankruptcy of the state, partly modified the terms of intellectual engagement. However, no significant change took place at the political level. In Community and Culture in Post-Soviet Cuba, De...

    Published May 1st 2015 by Routledge

  8. The NATO Intervention in Libya

    Lessons learned from the campaign

    Edited by Kjell Engelbrekt, Marcus Mohlin, Charlotte Wagnsson

    Series: Contemporary Security Studies

    This book explores ‘lessons learned’ from the military intervention in Libya by examining key aspects of the 2011 NATO campaign. NATO’s intervention in Libya had unique features, rendering it unlikely to serve as a model for action in other situations. There was an explicit UN Security Council...

    Published April 30th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Emptiness Appraised

    A Critical Study of Nagarjuna's Philosophy

    By David F. Burton

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    Emptiness means that all entities are empty of, or lack, inherent existence - entities have a merely conceptual, constructed existence. Though Nagarjuna advocates the Middle Way, his philosophy of emptiness nevertheless entails nihilism, and his critiques of the Nyaya theory of knowledge are shown...

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Land Law Reform in Eastern Africa

    Traditional or Transformative?

    By Patrick McAuslan

    Series: Law, Development and Globalization

    Land Law Reform in East Africa reviews development and changes in the statutory land laws of 7 countries in Eastern Africa over the period 1961 – 2011. The book is divided into two parts. Part 1 sets up the conceptual framework for consideration of the reforms, and pursues a contrast between...

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge