E-books: Area Studies

  • The Government And Politics Of Israel: Third Edition book cover

    The Government And Politics Of Israel

    Third Edition, 3rd Edition

    By Donald Peretz

    This book offers a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of the dynamics of Israeli politics. It aims to familiarize those interested in Israel's government with that country's origins; the way its political institutions, practices, and traditions have evolved; and the way the government works.…

    eBook – 2018-02-19
    Routledge

  • China Under Reform book cover

    China Under Reform

    1st Edition

    By Lowell Dittmer

    This book is a study of the political consequences of economic reform in the People's Republic of China, considering the progress and pitfalls of Chinese reform socialism and focusing on the three central policy arenas of the reform era: political leadership, the mass public, and foreign policy.…

    eBook – 2018-02-19
    Routledge

  • Order By Accident: The Origins And Consequences Of Group Conformity In Contemporary Japan book cover

    Order By Accident

    The Origins And Consequences Of Group Conformity In Contemporary Japan, 1st Edition

    By Alan Miller

    While the consequences of low social order are well understood, the consequences of high social order are not. Yet perhaps nowhere in the world is social order so well developed as in Japan, which is highly organized, economically successful, and enjoys a safe society. However, Japan pays a price—…

    eBook – 2018-02-19
    Routledge

  • Fields, Forest, And Family: Women's Work And Power In Rural Laos book cover

    Fields, Forest, And Family

    Women's Work And Power In Rural Laos, 1st Edition

    By Carol Ireson

    After the Vietnam War, socialist governments ascended to power in all the countries of the former Indochina. In Laos, more than a decade of socialist reorganization was followed by economic liberalization in the late 1980s. Laotian women had traditionally sustained the household and local economy…

    eBook – 2018-02-19
    Routledge

  • Burkina Faso: Unsteady Statehood In West Africa book cover

    Burkina Faso

    Unsteady Statehood In West Africa, 1st Edition

    By Pierre Englebert

    Poor even by the standards of West Africa and landlocked at the edge of the Sahel, Burkina Faso—the “Land of Men of Dignity”—has been plagued by political instability since independence from France in 1960. The country has suffered five military coups, the last of which cost the life of the…

    eBook – 2018-02-19
    Routledge

  • The Koreans: Contemporary Politics And Society, Third Edition book cover

    The Koreans

    Contemporary Politics And Society, Third Edition, 3rd Edition

    By Donald S Macdonald

    In this new edition, Donald Clark has thoroughly revised and updated Donald Macdonald's widely praised introduction to Korea, describing and assessing the volatile and dramatic developments on the peninsula over the last five years. Remaining true to Macdonald's original conception, Clark has…

    eBook – 2018-02-19
    Routledge

  • Alternate Civilities: Democracy And Culture In China And Taiwan book cover

    Alternate Civilities

    Democracy And Culture In China And Taiwan, 1st Edition

    By Robert Paul Weller

    Alternate Civilities is an anthropologist's answer to the argument that China's cultural tradition renders it incapable of achieving an open political system. Robert Weller draws on his knowledge of both China and Taiwan to show how such sweeping claims fail to take account of potential democratic…

    eBook – 2018-02-19
    Routledge

  • The Philippines: A Singular And A Plural Place, Fourth Edition book cover

    The Philippines

    A Singular And A Plural Place, Fourth Edition, 4th Edition

    By David Joel Steinberg

    A unified nation with a single people, the Philippines is also a highly fragmented, plural society. Divided between uplander and lowlander, rich and poor, Christian and Muslim, between those of one ethnic, linguistic, and geographic region and those of another, the nation is a complex mosaic formed…

    eBook – 2018-02-19
    Routledge

  • Armenians And The Iranian Constitutional Revolution Of 1905-1911: The Love For Freedom Has No Fatherland book cover

    Armenians And The Iranian Constitutional Revolution Of 1905-1911

    The Love For Freedom Has No Fatherland, 1st Edition

    By Houri Berberian

    Drawing upon original sources, this study provides the most comprehensive treatment to date of the issue of Armenian politicization and participation in the Iranian Constitutional Revolution (1905-1911). Houri Berberian traces the political, economic, and social situation of Armenians in the…

    eBook – 2018-02-19
    Routledge

  • Fulbe Voices: Marriage, Islam, and Medicine In Northern Cameroon book cover

    Fulbe Voices

    Marriage, Islam, and Medicine In Northern Cameroon, 1st Edition

    By Helen A. Regis

    Through the fall of Anastasio Somoza, the rise of the Sandinistas, and the contra war, the United States and Nicaragua seemed destined to repeat the mistakes made by the U.S. and Cuba forty years before. The 1990 election in Nicaragua broke the pattern. Robert Pastor was a major US policymaker in…

    eBook – 2018-02-19
    Routledge
    Case Studies in Anthropology

  • The Territories of the Russian Federation 2018 book cover

    The Territories of the Russian Federation 2018

    19th Edition

    Edited by Europa Publications

    This excellent reference source brings together hard-to-find information on the constituent units of the Russian Federation. The introduction examines the Russian Federation as a whole, followed by a chronology, demographic and economic statistics, and a review of the Federal Government. The…

    eBook – 2018-02-15
    Routledge
    Europa Territories of the World series

  • The Iranian Revolution Then And Now: Indicators Of Regime Instability book cover

    The Iranian Revolution Then And Now

    Indicators Of Regime Instability, 1st Edition

    By Dariush Zahedi

    In The Iranian Revolution Then and Now , Dariush Zahedi assesses the Islamic Republic's potential for revolution through an in-depth, theoretically informed, comparative analysis of the present with 1979 pre-Revolutionary Iran. Zahedi discusses how the potential for a revolutionary coup is based on…

    eBook – 2018-02-13
    Routledge

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