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  1. The Unfinished Transition to Democracy in Latin America

    By Juan Carlos Calleros-Alarcón

    Series: Latin American Studies

    This book examines the political evolution of the judiciary – a usually overlooked political actor – and its capacity to contribute to the process of democratic consolidation in Latin America during the 1990s. Calleros analyzes twelve countries in order to assess the independence, impartiality,...

    Published March 13th 2012 by Routledge

  2. British Military Intervention and the Struggle for Jordan

    King Hussein, Nasser and the Middle East Crisis, 1955–1958

    By Stephen Blackwell

    Series: British Politics and Society

    Within two years of their abortive invasion of the Suez Canal zone in 1956, British troops once again intervened in a major Middle Eastern country. The Jordan intervention of July 1958 took place despite the steady decline of the British position in the country over the previous three years....

    Published March 13th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Economic and Human Development in Contemporary India

    Cronyism and Fragility

    By Debdas Banerjee

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    This book deals with issues in economic development in India. It highlights those factors that are indicative of India’s emergence in the global economy yet indicates negative "trickle down" effects, such as malnutrition, poverty, bonded labourers, high adult unemployment and the widespread use of...

    Published March 5th 2012 by Routledge

  4. The Qur'an and its Biblical Subtext

    By Gabriel Said Reynolds

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Qur'an

    This book challenges the dominant scholarly notion that the Qur’an must be interpreted through the medieval commentaries shaped by the biography of the prophet Muhammad, arguing instead that the text is best read in light of Christian and Jewish scripture. The Qur’an, in its use of allusions,...

    Published March 1st 2012 by Routledge

  5. Urban Life in Post-Soviet Asia

    Edited by Catharine Alexander, Victor Buchli, Caroline Humphrey

    Capturing a unique historical moment, this book examines the changes in urban life since the collapse of the Soviet Union from an ethnographic perspective, thus addressing significant gaps in the literature on cities, Central Asia and post-socialism. It encompasses Tashkent, Almaty, Astana and...

    Published March 1st 2012 by UCL Press

  6. The Russian General Staff and Asia, 1860-1917

    By Alex Marshall

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Russia and Eastern Europe

    This new book examines the role of the Tsarist General Staff in studying and administering Russia’s Asian borderlands. It considers the nature of the Imperial Russian state, the institutional characteristics of the General Staff, and Russia’s relationship with Asia. During the nineteenth century,...

    Published February 29th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Democracy Building and Civil Society in Post-Soviet Armenia

    By Armine Ishkanian

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series

    This volume considers the challenges of democracy building in post-Soviet Armenia, and the role of civil society in that process. It argues that, contrary to the expectations of Western aid donors, who promoted civil society on the assumption that democratization would follow from the...

    Published February 27th 2012 by Routledge

  8. The Western Landscape in Cormac McCarthy and Wallace Stegner

    Myths of the Frontier

    By Megan Riley McGilchrist

    Series: Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature

    The western American landscape has always had great significance in American thinking, requiring an unlikely union between frontier mythology and the reality of a fragile western environment. Additionally it has borne the burden of being a gendered space, seen by some as the traditional "virgin...

    Published February 24th 2012 by Routledge

  9. The Marketing of Edgar Allan Poe

    By Jonathan Hartmann

    Series: Studies in American Popular History and Culture

    Edgar Allan Poe is today considered one of the greatest masters and most fascinating figures of the American literary world. However, an examination of Poe's essays and criticism throughout his prose publishing career (1831-1849) reveals that the author himself played a vital role in the creation...

    Published February 24th 2012 by Routledge

  10. The Politics of Structural Education Reform

    By Keith A. Nitta

    Series: Routledge Research in Education

    Education policymaking is traditionally seen as a domestic political process. The job of deciding where students will be educated, what they will be taught, who will teach them, and how it will be paid for clearly rests with some mix of district, state, and national policymakers. This book seeks to...

    Published February 24th 2012 by Routledge