• Why Policy Representation Matters: The consequences of ideological proximity between citizens and their governments book cover

    Why Policy Representation Matters

    The consequences of ideological proximity between citizens and their governments, 1st Edition

    By Luigi Curini, Willy Jou, Vincenzo Memoli

    Elections are a fundamental element of democracy, since elected governments reflect voter preferences. At the same time, it is inevitable that policies pursued by any government closely resemble the preferences of some citizens, while alienating others who hold different views. Previous works have…

    Paperback – 2019-08-29 
    Routledge

  • Witnessing Partition: Memory, History, Fiction book cover

    Witnessing Partition

    Memory, History, Fiction, 2nd Edition

    By Tarun K. Saint

    This book interrogates representations – fiction, literary motifs and narratives – of the Partition of India. Delving into the writings of Khushwant Singh, Balachandra Rajan, Attia Hosain, Abdullah Hussein, Rahi Masoom Raza and Anita Desai, among many others, it highlights the modes of ‘…

    Paperback – 2019-08-30 
    Routledge India

  • Changing Constellations of Southeast Asia: From Northeast Asia to China book cover

    Changing Constellations of Southeast Asia

    From Northeast Asia to China, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jan Nederveen Pieterse, Abdul Rahman Embong, Siew Yean Tham

    Southeast Asia is among emerging economies that have become important drivers of the world economy. ASEAN has furthered the region’s economic integration. Yet, growth remains dependent on foreign investment. Inequality has grown or remained high. Democracy, instead of consolidating, has stalled or…

    Paperback – 2019-08-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Emerging Societies

  • Public Health and the Modernization of China, 1865-2015 book cover

    Public Health and the Modernization of China, 1865-2015

    1st Edition

    By Liping Bu

    This book, based on extensive original research, traces the development of China’s public health system, showing how advances in public health have been an integral part of China’s rise. It outlines the phenomenal improvements in public health, for example the increase in life expectancy from 38 in…

    Paperback – 2019-08-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • The Politics of Personal Law in South Asia: Identity, Nationalism and the Uniform Civil Code book cover

    The Politics of Personal Law in South Asia

    Identity, Nationalism and the Uniform Civil Code, 1st Edition

    By Partha S. Ghosh

    It is a political study of the controversy surrounding the issue of the uniform civil code vis-à-vis personal laws from a South Asian perspective. At the centre of the debate is whether there should be a centralized view of the legal system in a given society or a decentralized view, both…

    Paperback – 2019-09-03 
    Routledge India

  • Rise of the Plebeians?: The Changing Face of the Indian Legislative Assemblies book cover

    Rise of the Plebeians?

    The Changing Face of the Indian Legislative Assemblies, 1st Edition

    Edited by Christophe Jaffrelot, Sanjay Kumar

    For decades, India has been a conservative democracy governed by the upper caste notables coming from the urban bourgeoisie, the landowning aristocracy and the intelligentsia. The democratisation of the ‘world’s largest democracy’ started with the rise of peasants’ parties and the politicisation of…

    Paperback – 2019-09-03 
    Routledge India

  • Gandhi: An Impossible Possibility book cover

    Gandhi

    An Impossible Possibility, 1st Edition

    By Sudhir Chandra

    For a man who made such a powerful intervention in the history of the 20th century, many of Mahatma Gandhi’s ideas were misunderstood or obfuscated during his lifetime. This book draws our attention to Gandhi’s last years, particularly the marked change in his understanding of the acceptance of…

    Paperback – 2019-09-03 
    Routledge India

  • Taiwan Studies Revisited book cover

    Taiwan Studies Revisited

    1st Edition

    Edited by Dafydd Fell, Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao

    This book examines and reviews some of the key figures in Taiwan Studies to plot the development of the field by revisiting their earlier influential books and bodies of work. Often autobiographical in detail, each chapter asks the author to discuss the origins of their research and how their…

    Paperback – 2019-09-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research on Taiwan Series

  • Social Media and the Islamic State: Can Public Relations Succeed Where Conventional Diplomacy Failed? book cover

    Social Media and the Islamic State

    Can Public Relations Succeed Where Conventional Diplomacy Failed?, 1st Edition

    By Ella Minty

    This book examines how social media has transformed extremist discourse. Drawing on ISIS and their sophisticated use of social media platforms and PR concepts, it explores the ways in which the outfit was able to recruit, mobilise and spread fundamentalist propaganda in regions where it had little…

    Paperback – 2019-09-18 
    Routledge India

  • Human Security in South Asia: Concept, Environment and Development book cover

    Human Security in South Asia

    Concept, Environment and Development, 1st Edition

    Edited by Adluri Subramanyam Raju

    This book delves into the theory and praxis of human security in South Asia. Home to almost a quarter of the world’s population and fast emerging markets, South Asia holds social, geopolitical and economic signifi cance in the current global context. The chapters in the volume examine the…

    Paperback – 2019-09-24 
    Routledge India

  • Security Policy Dynamics: Effects of Contextual Determinants to South Korea book cover

    Security Policy Dynamics

    Effects of Contextual Determinants to South Korea, 1st Edition

    By Byung-ok Kil

    This title was first published in 2001: Byung-ok Kil's thorough analysis deals with both the broad area of public policy and the specific topic of national security policy change in Korea. Using an historical comparative approach, he tests the relative importance of international and domestic…

    Paperback – 2019-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Japan and Multilateral Diplomacy book cover

    Japan and Multilateral Diplomacy

    1st Edition

    By Philippe Régnier, Daniel Warner

    This title was first published in 2001: Japan has a long history of being isolated from multilateral diplomacy. With its increasing economic power, Japan has become more concerned with external foreign relations and hence more involved in multilateral diplomacy. This coherent and interrelated text,…

    Paperback – 2019-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

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