E-books: Area Studies

  • Violence in South Asia: Contemporary Perspectives book cover

    Violence in South Asia

    Contemporary Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Pavan Kumar Malreddy, Anindya Sekhar Purakayastha, Birte Heidemann

    This volume explores new perspectives on contemporary forms of violence in South Asia. Drawing on extensive fieldwork and case studies, it examines the infiltration of violence at the societal level and affords a comparative regional analysis of its historical, cultural and geopolitical origins in…

    eBook – 2019-11-06
    Routledge India

  • Modernity and Spirit Worship in India: An Anthropology of the Umwelt book cover

    Modernity and Spirit Worship in India

    An Anthropology of the Umwelt, 1st Edition

    By Miho Ishii

    This book investigates the entangled relations between people’s daily worship practices and their umwelt in South India. Focusing on the practices of spirit (būta) worship in the coastal area of Karnataka, it examines the relationship between people and deities. Based on extensive fieldwork, this…

    eBook – 2019-11-06
    Routledge New Horizons in South Asian Studies

  • Towards Cohesion Policy 4.0: Structural Transformation and Inclusive Growth book cover

    Towards Cohesion Policy 4.0

    Structural Transformation and Inclusive Growth, 1st Edition

    By John Bachtler, Joaquim Oliveira Martins, Peter Wostner, Piotr Zuber

    In the context of the debate on the future of Europe, this book makes the case for a new approach to structural transformation, growth and cohesion in the EU. It explores both the opportunities and challenges from globalisation and technological change, the widening differences in productivity…

    eBook – 2019-11-06
    Regional Studies Policy Impact Books

  • Destabilising Interventions in Somalia: Sovereignty Transformations and Subversions book cover

    Destabilising Interventions in Somalia

    Sovereignty Transformations and Subversions, 1st Edition

    By Debora Valentina Malito

    This book is a critical reading of contemporary interventionism, exploring how interventions shape the course of conflicts and reconciliation processes in Somalia. In a critical departure from the state-capacity consensus that has dominated the debate on terrorism and state failure, this book…

    eBook – 2019-11-05
    African Governance

  • Press Freedom in Contemporary Asia book cover

    Press Freedom in Contemporary Asia

    1st Edition

    Edited by Tina Burrett, Jeffrey Kingston

    This book analyzes the constraints on press freedom and the ways in which independent reporting and reporters are at risk in contemporary Asia to provide a barometer of democratic development in the region. Based on in-depth country case studies written by academics and journalists, and some who…

    eBook – 2019-11-05

  • The Finances of Regional Organisations in the Global South: Follow the Money book cover

    The Finances of Regional Organisations in the Global South

    Follow the Money, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ulf Engel, Frank Mattheis

    This book addresses a major gap in the longstanding research on regional organisations: how do their finances work and what do they reveal about the region-building process? It brings together an empirically rich collection of chapters written by experts of regional organisations in Latin America,…

    eBook – 2019-11-05
    Routledge Studies in African Politics and International Relations

  • Religion During the Russian Ukrainian Conflict book cover

    Religion During the Russian Ukrainian Conflict

    1st Edition

    Edited by Elizabeth A. Clark, Dmytro Vovk

    This book investigates how the military conflict between Russia and Ukraine has affected the religious situation in these countries. It considers threats to and violations of religious freedom, including those arising in annexed Crimea and in the eastern part of Ukraine, where fighting between…

    eBook – 2019-11-05
    Routledge Religion, Society and Government in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet States

  • History, Memory, and Territorial Cults in the Highlands of Laos: The Past Inside the Present book cover

    History, Memory, and Territorial Cults in the Highlands of Laos

    The Past Inside the Present, 1st Edition

    By Pierre Petit

    This book captures the dynamics of history, memory, and territorial cults in Houay Yong, a Tai Vat village situated in the multiethnic highland frontier between Laos and Vietnam. By taking seriously the experiences of the villagers, it partakes in a broader movement to reintegrate highlanders and…

    eBook – 2019-11-05
    Routledge Contemporary Asian Societies

  • New Futures for South Asia: Commerce and Connectivity book cover

    New Futures for South Asia

    Commerce and Connectivity, 1st Edition

    Edited by Adluri Subramanyam Raju

    This book is a comprehensive examination of the society, polity and economy of South Asian countries and their future trajectories. The chapters included in the volume present key insights into the geopolitical dynamics of the region. New Futures for South Asia: draws on case studies from the…

    eBook – 2019-11-05
    Routledge India

  • Methodology of Islamic Economics: Problems and Solutions book cover

    Methodology of Islamic Economics

    Problems and Solutions, 1st Edition

    Edited by Necmettin Kizilkaya

    In its pursuit to equip the reader with a basic knowledge of Islamic economics, this book divulges the micro-foundations of the discipline, and highlights the predominant schools of thought that exist in the field. It explains, in simple terms, what Islamic economics entails and how it can be…

    eBook – 2019-11-05
    Islamic Business and Finance Series

  • The Sarvodaya Movement: Holistic Development and Risk Governance in Sri Lanka book cover

    The Sarvodaya Movement

    Holistic Development and Risk Governance in Sri Lanka, 1st Edition

    By Praveena Rajkobal

    This book provides an important case study of how local cultures, religions and spiritualities can enhance development activities, and provide helpful frameworks for contemporary societies facing the pressures of neo-liberalism. It specifically traces how the influential Sri Lankan Sarvodaya…

    eBook – 2019-11-05
    Routledge Research in Religion and Development

  • Indian Nuclear Strategy: Confronting the Potential Threat from both China and Pakistan book cover

    Indian Nuclear Strategy

    Confronting the Potential Threat from both China and Pakistan, 1st Edition

    By Sanjay Badri-Maharaj

    This book examines India’s nuclear strategy as it confronts the potential threat from both China and Pakistan. The potential threats - traditional as well as non-traditional CBRN threats - will be examined as will India’s approach to dealing with them. India’s nuclear arsenal, its dual purpose…

    eBook – 2019-11-05

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