E-books: Area Studies

  • State Violence, Torture, and Political Prisoners: On the Role Played by Amnesty International in Brazil During the Dictatorship (1964–1985) book cover

    State Violence, Torture, and Political Prisoners

    On the Role Played by Amnesty International in Brazil During the Dictatorship (1964–1985), 1st Edition

    By Renata Meirelles

    State Violence, Torture, and Political Prisoners discusses the activities of Amnesty International during the period of Brazil’s dictatorship (1964–1985). During the dictatorship, Amnesty assisted political prisoners who were submitted to torture and helped to publicise charges of torture against…

    eBook – 2019-10-08
    Routledge
    Crimes of the Powerful

  • Refugee Encounters at the Turkish-Syrian Border: Antakya at the Crossroads book cover

    Refugee Encounters at the Turkish-Syrian Border

    Antakya at the Crossroads, 1st Edition

    By Şule Can

    The Turkish-Syrian borderlands host almost half of the Syrian refugees, with an estimated 1.5 million people arriving in the area following the outbreak of the Syrian civil war. This book investigates the ongoing negotiations of ethnicity, religion and state at the border, as refugees struggle to…

    eBook – 2019-10-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Borderlands Studies

  • Posted Work in the European Union: The Political Economy of Free Movement book cover

    Posted Work in the European Union

    The Political Economy of Free Movement, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jens Arnholtz, Nathan Lillie

    Focusing on posting of workers, where workers employed in one country are send to work in another country, this edited volume is at the nexus of industrial relations and European Union studies. The central aim is to understand how the regulatory regime of worker "posting" is driving institutional…

    eBook – 2019-10-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Employment Relations

  • India at 70: Multidisciplinary Approaches book cover

    India at 70

    Multidisciplinary Approaches, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ruth Maxey, Paul McGarr

    India at 70: Multidisciplinary Approaches examines Indian independence in August 1947 and its multiple afterlives. With nine contributions by a range of international scholars, it interrogates 1947 and its complex, bloody aftermath in historical, political and aesthetic terms. This original…

    eBook – 2019-10-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Modern History

  • Global Shanghai Remade: The Rise of Pudong New Area book cover

    Global Shanghai Remade

    The Rise of Pudong New Area, 1st Edition

    By Richard Hu, Weijie Chen

    Examining the rise of Pudong and its role in re-creating Shanghai as a global city, Global Shanghai Remade utilises this important case study to shed light on contemporary globalisation and China’s integration with the world since the late 20th century. Unpacking the rise of Pudong in the context…

    eBook – 2019-10-08
    Routledge

  • Malaysia's 14th General Election and UMNO’s Fall: Intra-Elite Feuding in the Pursuit of Power book cover

    Malaysia's 14th General Election and UMNO’s Fall

    Intra-Elite Feuding in the Pursuit of Power, 1st Edition

    Edited by Edmund Terence Gomez, Mohamed Nawab Mohamed Osman

    The 2018 Malaysian General Election will stand as a major defining event in Malaysian history, when the ruling Barisan Nasional coalition unexpectedly lost power in the country they had ruled for over half a century. This volume brings together scholars who assess one fundamental factor that…

    eBook – 2019-10-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Malaysian Studies Series

  • The Royal Indian Navy: Trajectories, Transformations and the Transfer of Power book cover

    The Royal Indian Navy

    Trajectories, Transformations and the Transfer of Power, 1st Edition

    By Kalesh Mohanan

    This book presents a comprehensive history of the Royal Indian Navy (RIN). It traces the origins of the RIN to the East India Company, as early as 1612, and untangles the institution’s complex history. Capturing various transitional phases of the RIN, especially during the crucial period of 1920–…

    eBook – 2019-10-08
    Routledge India

  • Democratic Transition in Bhutan: Political Contests as Moral Battles book cover

    Democratic Transition in Bhutan

    Political Contests as Moral Battles, 1st Edition

    By Sonam Kinga

    This book studies how a modern monarchy transformed Bhutan into a parliamentary democracy. A political ethnography, it focuses on the historic elections of 2007–2008, and studies democracy and its transformational processes from the ground up. It draws on historical as well as contemporary theories…

    eBook – 2019-10-08
    Routledge India

  • Development In Modern Africa: Past and Present Perspectives book cover

    Development In Modern Africa

    Past and Present Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Martin S. Shanguhyia, Toyin Falola

    Development in Modern Africa: Past and Present Perspectives contributes to our understanding of Africa’s experiences with the development process. It does so by adopting a historical and contemporary analysis of this experience. The book is set within the context of critiques on development in…

    eBook – 2019-10-08
    Routledge
    Global Africa

  • Inclusive Leadership: Perspectiives from Tradition and Modernity book cover

    Inclusive Leadership

    Perspectiives from Tradition and Modernity, 1st Edition

    Edited by Swami Bodhananda, Tilak Agerwala, Sangeetha Menon

    This book reflects on the models of leadership espoused by ancient Indic traditions, in particular the Advaita Vedanta tradition. Focusing primarily on the Rajarshi – ‘the philosopher king’ – the essays in this volume showcase how using these models in contemporary society could lead to the…

    eBook – 2019-10-08
    Routledge India

  • Employee Rights in Corporate Insolvency: A UK and US Perspective book cover

    Employee Rights in Corporate Insolvency

    A UK and US Perspective, 1st Edition

    By Hamiisi Junior Nsubuga

    This book analyses corporate rescue laws, processes and policies prescribed in corporate insolvency or bankruptcy laws, and employment laws of the UK and the US, with a particular focus on how extant employee rights are treated when a debtor employer initiates corporate insolvency proceedings. &…

    eBook – 2019-10-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Corporate Law

  • Chinese Theology and Translation: The Christianity of the Jesuit Figurists and their Christianized Yijing book cover

    Chinese Theology and Translation

    The Christianity of the Jesuit Figurists and their Christianized Yijing, 1st Edition

    By Sophie Ling-chia Wei

    This book uncovers the Jesuits’ mystic theological interpretation in the translation of the Book of Changes (the Yijing) in their mission in China. The book analyzes how Jesuit Figurists incorporated their intralingual translation of the Yijing, the Classical and vernacular use of Chinese language…

    eBook – 2019-10-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

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