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  1. Worker Identity, Agency and Economic Development

    Women's empowerment in the Indian informal economy

    By Elizabeth Hill

    Series: New Political Economy

    More than nine out of every ten working women in India are employed in the informal economy, unprotected by labour laws and excluded from basic forms of social security. They work as daily labourers in the fields, small producers and industrial outworkers in their own homes and as vendors on the...

    Published March 27th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Branding Post-Communist Nations

    Marketizing National Identities in the “New” Europe

    Edited by Nadia Kaneva

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    Nation branding--a set of ideas rooted in Western marketing--gained popularity in the post-communist world by promising a quick fix for the identity malaise of "transitional" societies. Since 1989, almost every country in Central and Eastern Europe has engaged in nation branding initiatives of...

    Published March 26th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Truth, History and Politics in Mongolia

    Memory of Heroes

    By Christopher Kaplonski

    Using Mongolia as its example, this book examines how knowledge is transmitted and transformed in light of political change by looking at shifting conceptions of historical figures. It suggests that the reflection of people's concept of themselves is a much greater influence in the writing of...

    Published March 24th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Religion in Contemporary China

    Revitalization and Innovation

    Edited by Adam Yuet Chau

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    Before the modernist transformations of the twentieth century, China had one of the richest and most diverse religious cultures in the world. The radical anti-traditionalist policies of both the Republican and Communist regimes as well as other socio-historical factors posed formidable challenges...

    Published March 20th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Diaspora Literature and Visual Culture

    Asia in Flight

    By Sheng-mei Ma

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    This book offers an incisive and ambitious critique of Asian Diaspora culture, looking specifically at literature and visual popular culture. Sheng-mei Ma’s engaging text discusses issues of self and its relationship with Asian Diaspora culture in the global twenty-first century. Using examples...

    Published March 20th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Economic Consequences of Globalization

    Evidence from East Asia

    Edited by Shujiro Urata, Hee Hahn Chin, Dionisius Narjoko

    Series: Routledge-ERIA Studies in Development Economics

    Economists have long recognized the gains from international trade. The question is, does international trade – or more broadly, globalization – increase growth? Notwithstanding the debates, there are still many questions, old and new, need to be explored in order to improve our understanding on...

    Published March 20th 2014 by Routledge

  7. The Future of the Arab Nation (RLE: The Arab Nation)

    Challenges and Options

    Edited by Khair El-Din Haseeb

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: The Arab Nation

    What is the place of the Arab states as a new world order emerges? How can the Arab world respond positively to change as the new Europe emerges, political relationships are restructured, and the information revolution transforms the global economy? To what extent are the Arab states in danger of...

    Published March 20th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Society and State in the Gulf and Arab Peninsula (RLE: The Arab Nation)

    A Different Perspective

    By Khaldoun Nassan Al-Naqeeb

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: The Arab Nation

    This book is both a history and contemporary analysis. Charting the main turnpoints as the growth of cities, trade routes, the petroleum industry and growth of the authoritarian state the author argues that central bureaucratic control is limiting growth. He describes the state as governed by the...

    Published March 20th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Surviving Russian Prisons

    By Laura Piacentini

    What do Russian prisons look like? Who is sent to prison in Russia? How is punishment allocated and administered? This pioneering book aims to answer these and other questions by embarking on a journey that begins by exploring how the prisons have survived the collapse of the USSR, and ends with a...

    Published March 20th 2014 by Willan

  10. Buddhist Practice and Visual Culture

    The Visual Rhetoric of Borobudur

    By Julie Gifford

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    Providing an overall interpretation of the Buddhist monument Borobudur in Indonesia, this book looks at Mahayana Buddhist religious ideas and practices that could have informed Borobudur, including both the narrative reliefs and the Buddha images. The author explores a version of the classical...

    Published March 20th 2014 by Routledge