E-books: Area Studies

  • Dissidents of Law: On the 1989 Velvet Revolutions, Legitimations, Fictions of Legality and Contemporary Version of the Social Contract book cover

    Dissidents of Law

    On the 1989 Velvet Revolutions, Legitimations, Fictions of Legality and Contemporary Version of the Social Contract, 1st Edition

    By Jirí Pribán

    This title was first published in 2003: The problem of legitimacy and legality is one of the key issues of modern thought and nowhere more intensely debated than in the countries of the former Soviet bloc. Under the communist system, symbols of modern government had been supplemented and changed in…

    eBook – 2019-04-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Security, Arms Control and Defence Restructuring in East Asia book cover

    Security, Arms Control and Defence Restructuring in East Asia

    1st Edition

    Edited by Bjørn Møller

    First published in 1998, this volume examines East Asia, especially Northeast Asia, which has been a region of considerable political security of importance for several key reasons. It features several great and medium powers: China, Japan and Russia, as well as North and South Korea. Even though…

    eBook – 2019-02-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Structural Adjustment and Mass Poverty in Ghana book cover

    Structural Adjustment and Mass Poverty in Ghana

    1st Edition

    By Kwabena Donkor

    First published in 1997, this volume looks at the rationale for, the implementation of, and the economic and social effect of the World Bank Structural Adjustment Policy (SAP) in Ghana from the early 1980s to the early 1990s. It shifts the focus from a primarily economic evaluation of these…

    eBook – 2019-02-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • South Korean Popular Culture and North Korea book cover

    South Korean Popular Culture and North Korea

    1st Edition

    Edited by Youna Kim

    Over recent decades South Korea’s vibrant and distinctive populist culture has spread extensively throughout the world. This book explores how this "Korean wave" has also made an impact in North Korea. The book reveals that although South Korean media have to be consumed underground and…

    eBook – 2019-01-17
    Routledge
    Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia

  • American Government: Political Development and Institutional Change book cover

    American Government

    Political Development and Institutional Change, 10th Edition

    By Cal Jillson

    How politics in America works today, how it got that way, and how it’s likely to change through reform—these are the themes that pervade every chapter of Cal Jillson’s highly lauded American Government: Political Development and Institutional Change. Even in the midst of current challenges, America…

    eBook – 2019-01-17
    Routledge

  • Frugal Innovation and the New Product Development Process: Insights from Indonesia book cover

    Frugal Innovation and the New Product Development Process

    Insights from Indonesia, 1st Edition

    By Stephanie B.M. Cadeddu, Jerome D. Donovan, Cheree Topple, Gerrit A. de Waal, Eryadi K. Masli

    This book explores the new product development process of firms developing frugal innovation for the base-of-the-pyramid (BOP) markets in developing countries. Frugal innovations are products characterised by an affordable price-point, durability, usability and core functionalities that are highly…

    eBook – 2019-01-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Management and Business Studies

  • Jains in India: Historical Essays book cover

    Jains in India

    Historical Essays, 1st Edition

    By Surendra Gopal

    The Jain community in India, though small in number, is very important in the economic and social life of the country. Jain history becomes more important when we find that the community anticipated new commercial practices adopted by European trading countries from the sixteenth century onwards.…

    eBook – 2019-01-17
    Routledge

  • Damascus: A History book cover

    Damascus

    A History, 2nd Edition

    By Ross Burns

    Damascus, first published in 2005, was the first account in English of the history of the city, bringing out the crucial role it has played at many points in the region’s past. It traces the story of this colourful, significant and complex city through its physical development, from the its…

    eBook – 2019-01-16
    Routledge
    Cities of the Ancient World

  • Patterns of Nationhood and Saving the State in Turkey: Ottomanism, Nationalism and Multiculturalism book cover

    Patterns of Nationhood and Saving the State in Turkey

    Ottomanism, Nationalism and Multiculturalism, 1st Edition

    By Serhun Al

    Patterns of Nationhood and Saving the State in Turkey tackles a theoretical puzzle in understanding the state policy changes toward minorities and nationhood, first by placing the state in the historical context of the international system and second by unpacking the state through analysis of …

    eBook – 2019-01-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

  • Germany's Colony in China: Colonialism, Protection and Economic Development in Qingdao and Shandong, 1898-1914 book cover

    Germany's Colony in China

    Colonialism, Protection and Economic Development in Qingdao and Shandong, 1898-1914, 1st Edition

    By Fion Wai Ling So

    This book explores the economic development of the northern Chinese city of Qingdao, which was held by Germany as a colony from 1898 to 1914. It focuses especially on the economic polices of the German colonial government and of the provincial government of the neighbouring Chinese province of…

    eBook – 2019-01-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • The Land Question in China: Agrarian Capitalism, Industrious Revolution, and East Asian Development book cover

    The Land Question in China

    Agrarian Capitalism, Industrious Revolution, and East Asian Development, 1st Edition

    By Shaohua Zhan

    This book interrogates the inevitability and practicability of full-scale, land-intensive capitalist agriculture in China, whilst analyzing the labor-intensive industrious revolution as an alternative rural development path. It presents a critical account of the recent rise of agrarian…

    eBook – 2019-01-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Digital Media and Risk Culture in China’s Financial Markets book cover

    Digital Media and Risk Culture in China’s Financial Markets

    1st Edition

    By Zhifei Mao

    This book analyzes the risk cultures in China that have emerged from the entanglement of new communication technologies and financial markets, examining the role that digital media play in Asian modernity and offering an alternative narrative to that of the West. The book illustrates the impact of…

    eBook – 2019-01-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Digital Media and Culture in Asia

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