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  1. The Shanghai Alleyway House

    A Vanishing Urban Vernacular

    By Gregory Bracken

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    As a nineteenth-century commercial development, the alleyway house was a hybrid of the traditional Chinese courtyard house and the Western terraced one. Unique to Shanghai, the alleyway house was a space where the blurring of the boundaries of public and private life created a vibrant social...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Theory and Practice of Dialogical Community Development

    International Perspectives

    By Peter Westoby, Gerard Dowling

    This book proposes that community development has been increasingly influenced and co-opted by a modernist, soulless, rational philosophy - reducing it to a shallow technique for ‘solving community problems’. In contrast, this dialogical approach re-maps the ground of community development practice...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Rethinking Law and Development

    The Chinese experience

    Edited by Guanghua Yu

    This book is the result of the collective effort of some of the foremost experts and scholars of Chinese law, Asian law, and Chinese economics and carefully examines the relationship between law and China’s economic development. Serious inquiries and candid opinions of the contributors have made...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Improving International Investment Agreements

    Edited by Armand De Mestral, Céline Lévesque

    Series: Routledge Research in International Economic Law

    This book presents the reflections of a group of researchers interested in assessing whether the law governing the promotion and protection of foreign investment reflects sound public policy. Whether it is the lack of "checks and balances" on investor rights or more broadly the lack of balance...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Microcredit and Women's Empowerment

    A Case Study of Bangladesh

    By Aminul Faraizi, Taskinur Rahman, Jim McAllister

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Using a case study of Bangladesh, and based on a long term participatory observation method, this book investigates claims of the success of microcredit, as well as the critiques of it, in the context of women’s empowerment. It confronts the distinction between women’s increasing wealth as a...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Japan's 'Lost Decade'

    Causes, Legacies and Issues of Transformative Change

    Edited by W. Miles Fletcher III, Peter W. von Staden

    Understanding the 'lost decade' of the 1990s is central to explaining Japan today. Following a period of record high growth, the chronic downturn after 1990 raised fundamental questions about the course of the world's third largest economy. This crisis also presented Japan with the opportunity for...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  7. An Economic Geography of Oil (Routledge Revivals)

    By Peter R. Odell

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    An Economic Geography of Oil, first published in 1963, analyses the reasons behind the spatial distribution of the different sectors of the world oil industry. In the first part of the book, Peter Odell examines the pattern of the world supply of oil, showing the important changes that took place...

    Published August 19th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Multiplex in India

    A Cultural Economy of Urban Leisure

    By Adrian Athique, Douglas Hill

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    During the decade of its existence in India, the multiplex cinema has been very much a sign of the times – both a symptom and a symbol of new social values. Indicative of a consistent push to create a ‘globalised’ consuming middle class and a new urban environment, multiplex theatres have thus...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Governing a Common Sea

    Environmental Policies in the Baltic Sea Region

    Edited by Marko Joas, Detlef Jahn, Kristine Kern

    ?This is a very welcome volume, and it will reach a large audience and readership among those involved in these issues from a truly multidisciplinary perspective; in essence, a much needed book!? Erik Bonsdorff, professor of marine biology at ?bo Akademi University, Finland ?This timely volume...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Governing Technology for Sustainability

    By Joseph Murphy

    In a world of growing complexity and dwindling resources, the relationship between technology and sustainability is a pressing issue of concern at the highest levels. This book improves our understanding by examining the ways that people, technology and governance shape each other with implications...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge