E-books: Area Studies

  • Development Economics: A Critical Introduction book cover

    Development Economics

    A Critical Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Shahrukh Rafi Khan

    Following the 2007–2009 financial and economic crises, there has been an unprecedented demand among economics students for an alternative approach, which offers a historical, institutional and multidisciplinary treatment of the discipline. Economic development lends itself ideally to meet this…

    eBook – 2019-10-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Textbooks in Development Economics

  • Post-Politics and Civil Society in Asian Cities: Spaces of Depoliticisation book cover

    Post-Politics and Civil Society in Asian Cities

    Spaces of Depoliticisation, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sonia Lam-Knott, Creighton Connolly, Kong Chong Ho

    Bringing together an interdisciplinary group of scholars, Post-Politics and Civil Society in Asian Cities examines how the concept of ‘post-politics’ has manifested across a range of Asian cities, and the impact this has had on state-society relationships in processes of urban governance. This…

    eBook – 2019-10-23
    Routledge
    Politics in Asia

  • Borderlands in European Gender Studies: Beyond the East–West Frontier book cover

    Borderlands in European Gender Studies

    Beyond the East–West Frontier, 1st Edition

    Edited by Teresa Kulawik, Zhanna Kravchenko

    Challenging persistent geopolitical asymmetries in feminist knowledge production, this collection depicts collisions between concepts and lived experiences, between academic feminism and political activism, between the West as generalizable and the East as the concrete Other. Borderlands in…

    eBook – 2019-10-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Feminist Studies and Intersectionality

  • Rethinking Governance in Europe and Northeast Asia: Multilateralism and Nationalism in International Society book cover

    Rethinking Governance in Europe and Northeast Asia

    Multilateralism and Nationalism in International Society, 1st Edition

    By Uwe Wissenbach

    This book explores how nationalism and multilateralism transform international society and global governance. It does so by comparing the governance model of the EU – a constitutionalised and increasingly polycentric form of multilateralism – with Northeast Asia. There nationalist administrations…

    eBook – 2019-10-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Global Cooperation Series

  • Public Participation and State Building in China: Case Studies from Zhejiang book cover

    Public Participation and State Building in China

    Case Studies from Zhejiang, 1st Edition

    By Dragan Pavlićević

    This book explores non-electoral means of public participation in contemporary China, both as an outcome of and a key contributor to the party-state’s efforts to improve its governing capacity. Examining consultative meetings, public hearings, and the use of surveys and questionnaires in Zhejiang…

    eBook – 2019-10-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies on China in Transition

  • Leo Strauss in Northeast Asia book cover

    Leo Strauss in Northeast Asia

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jun-Hyeok Kwak, Sungwoo Park

    This book analyzes the reception of Leo Strauss and his political philosophy in Northeast Asia. By juxtaposing the central idea of Strauss’s political philosophy with the question of modernity, the contributors explore the eclectic adaptations of Strauss in Northeast Asian countries as a…

    eBook – 2019-10-23
    Routledge
    Political Theories in East Asian Context

  • Perspectives on Early Islamic Mysticism: The World of al-Ḥakīm al-Tirmidhī and his Contemporaries book cover

    Perspectives on Early Islamic Mysticism

    The World of al-Ḥakīm al-Tirmidhī and his Contemporaries, 1st Edition

    By Sara Sviri

    This monograph explores the original literary produce of Muslim mystics during the eighth–tenth centuries, with special attention to ninth-century mystics, such as al-Tustarī, al-Muḥāsibī, al-Kharrāz, al-Junayd and, in particular, al-Ḥakīm al-Tirmidhī. Unlike other studies dealing with the…

    eBook – 2019-10-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Sufi Series

  • The Good Citizen: The Markers of Privilege in America book cover

    The Good Citizen

    The Markers of Privilege in America, 1st Edition

    By JoAnne Myers

    Using applied political theory, JoAnne Myers presents five markers by which citizens become second-class citizens—property, productivity, participation, patriotism, and reproduction. Citizenship is a highly contested status since it grants members political rights and responsibilities. It is…

    eBook – 2019-10-21
    Routledge

  • China’s New Role in African Politics: From Non-Intervention towards Stabilization? book cover

    China’s New Role in African Politics

    From Non-Intervention towards Stabilization?, 1st Edition

    Edited by Christof Hartmann, Nele Noesselt

    China's rise to global power status in recent decades has been accompanied by deepening economic relationships with Africa, with the New Silk Road's extension to Sub-Saharan Africa as the latest step, leading to much academic debate about the influence of Chinese business in the continent.…

    eBook – 2019-10-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Global Cooperation Series

  • Migration, Gender and Home Economics in Rural North India book cover

    Migration, Gender and Home Economics in Rural North India

    1st Edition

    By Dinesh K. Nauriyal, Nalin Singh Negi, Rahul K. Gairola

    This book critically examines the socio-economic impacts of out-migration on households and gender dynamics in rural northern India. The first of its kind, this study unearths, through detailed regional and demographical research, the ways in which economic and migratory trends of male family…

    eBook – 2019-10-21
    Routledge India

  • The Ethnography of Vietnam's Central Highlanders: A Historical Contextualization 1850-1990 book cover

    The Ethnography of Vietnam's Central Highlanders

    A Historical Contextualization 1850-1990, 1st Edition

    By Oscar Salemink

    This book looks at ethnographic discourses concerning the indigenous population of Vietnam's Central Highlands during periods of christianization, colonization, war and socialist transformation, and analyses these in their relation to tribal, ethnic, territorial, governmental and gendered…

    eBook – 2019-10-18
    Routledge
    Anthropology of Asia

  • The Global North-South Atlas: Mapping Global Change book cover

    The Global North-South Atlas

    Mapping Global Change, 1st Edition

    By Marcin Wojciech Solarz

    This innovative atlas deconstructs the contemporary image of the North–South divide between developed and underdeveloped countries which was established by the 1980 Brandt Line, and advocates the need for the international community to redraw the global map to be fit for the 21st century.…

    eBook – 2019-10-18
    Routledge

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