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  • Walls of Indifference: Immigration and the Militarization of the Us-Mexico Border book cover

    Walls of Indifference

    Immigration and the Militarization of the Us-Mexico Border, 1st Edition

    By Nicole I Torres

    This ethnography documents and explores the social, political, and material consequences of militarization in the borderlands of Arizona. Based on two years of fieldwork in Phoenix, Tucson, and other communities along the US-Mexico border, the author identifies militarization as a social and…

    eBook – 2015-11-17

  • Overcoming Global Inequalities book cover

    Overcoming Global Inequalities

    1st Edition

    By Immanuel Wallerstein, Christopher Chase-Dunn, Christian Suter

    This book examines the changing nature of global inequalities and efforts that are being made to move toward a more egalitarian world society. The contributors are world historical sociologists and geographers who place the contemporary issues of unequal power, wealth and income in a global…

    eBook – 2015-11-17
    Political Economy of the World-System Annuals

  • Leadership and the City: Power, strategy and networks in the making of knowledge cities book cover

    Leadership and the City

    Power, strategy and networks in the making of knowledge cities, 1st Edition

    By Markku Sotarauta

    The 21st century has been dominated by an almost compulsive race to find new pathways for city development. As cities seek to regenerate via the knowledge-based economy, now more than ever dynamic leadership is required order to navigate new and complex challenges while building community…

    eBook – 2015-11-06
    Regions and Cities

  • The Philosopher's New Clothes: The Theaetetus, the Academy, and Philosophy’s Turn against Fashion book cover

    The Philosopher's New Clothes

    The Theaetetus, the Academy, and Philosophy’s Turn against Fashion, 1st Edition

    By Nickolas Pappas

    This book takes a new approach to the question, "Is the philosopher to be seen as universal human being or as eccentric?". Through a reading of the Theaetetus, Pappas first considers how we identify philosophers – how do they appear, in particular how do they dress? The book moves to modern…

    eBook – 2015-10-16

  • Knowledge-building: Educational studies in Legitimation Code Theory book cover


    Educational studies in Legitimation Code Theory, 1st Edition

    Edited by Karl Maton, Susan Hood, Suellen Shay

    Education and knowledge have never been more important to society, yet research is segmented by approach, methodology or topic. Legitimation Code Theory or ‘LCT’ extends and integrates insights from Pierre Bourdieu and Basil Bernstein to offer a framework for research and practice that overcomes…

    eBook – 2015-10-08

  • Politics of the Islamic Tradition: The Thought of Muhammad Al-Ghazali book cover

    Politics of the Islamic Tradition

    The Thought of Muhammad Al-Ghazali, 1st Edition

    By Mohammed Moussa

    Over the last two centuries the Muslim world has undergone dramatic transformations, impacting the Islamic tradition and throwing into question our understanding of tradition. The notion of tradition as an unmoving edifice is contradicted by the very process of its transmission, and the complex…

    eBook – 2015-10-05
    Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Democratization and Government

  • Cities in Crisis: Socio-spatial impacts of the economic crisis in Southern European cities book cover

    Cities in Crisis

    Socio-spatial impacts of the economic crisis in Southern European cities, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jörg Knieling, Frank Othengrafen

    In recent years, European societies and territories have witnessed the spatial impacts of a severe financial and socio-economic crisis. This book builds on the current debate concerning how cities and urban regions and their citizens deal with the consequences of the recent financial and…

    eBook – 2015-09-16
    Regions and Cities

  • Boundaries, Identity and belonging in Modern Judaism book cover

    Boundaries, Identity and belonging in Modern Judaism

    1st Edition

    Edited by Maria Diemling, Larry Ray

    The drawing of boundaries has always been a key part of the Jewish tradition and has served to maintain a distinctive Jewish identity. At the same time, these boundaries have consistently been subject to negotiation, transgression and contestation. The increasing fragmentation of Judaism into…

    eBook – 2015-09-07
    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

  • Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding in Laos: Perspective for Today's World book cover

    Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding in Laos

    Perspective for Today's World, 1st Edition

    By Stephanie Phetsamay Stobbe

    Using the case study of Laos, a small landlocked country in Southeast Asia that has seen some of the world’s most brutal forms of poverty and violence, this book examines the power of traditional and indigenous conflict resolution systems as a tool for social justice. It explores how the conflict…

    eBook – 2015-06-19

  • International Arctic Petroleum Cooperation: Barents Sea Scenarios book cover

    International Arctic Petroleum Cooperation

    Barents Sea Scenarios, 1st Edition

    Edited by Anatoli Bourmistrov, Frode Mellemvik, Alexei Bambulyak, Ove Gudmestad, Indra Overland, Anatoly Zolotukhin

    The Arctic region contains large amounts of natural resources considered necessary to sustain global economic growth, so it is unsurprising that it is increasingly susceptible to political, economic, environmental, and even military conflicts. This book looks in detail at the preconditions and…

    eBook – 2015-06-05
    Routledge Studies in Environmental Policy

  • Natural Resources and Economic Growth: Learning from History book cover

    Natural Resources and Economic Growth

    Learning from History, 1st Edition

    Edited by Marc Badia-Miró, Vicente Pinilla, Henry Willebald

    The relationship between natural capital and economic growth is an open debate in the   field of economic development. Is an abundance of natural resources a blessing or a curse for economic performance? The field of Economic History offers an excellent vantage to explore the relevance of…

    eBook – 2015-05-22
    Routledge Explorations in Economic History

  • Making 21st Century Knowledge Complexes: Technopoles of the world revisited book cover

    Making 21st Century Knowledge Complexes

    Technopoles of the world revisited, 1st Edition

    Edited by Julie Tian Miao, Paul Benneworth, Nicholas A. Phelps

    The world has changed profoundly since the publication of the influential book Technopoles of the World. As policy-makers and practitioners attempt to harness science, technology and innovation to create dynamic and vibrant cities many wonder how relevant Manuel Castells and Peter Hall's messages…

    eBook – 2015-05-15
    Regions and Cities

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