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  • The Tunisian Women�s Rights Movement

    From Nascent Activism to Influential Power-broking, 1st Edition

    By Jane D Tchaïcha, Khedija Arfaoui

    Tunisian women have received significant attention for their active participation in preserving and extending women’s rights since 2011. However, their activism and latest achievements should be considered not a recent phenomenon but rather part and parcel of a distinctive local history that has…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Law and Regulation of Mobile Payment Systems

    Issues arising �post� financial inclusion in Kenya, 1st Edition

    By Joy Malala

    Over the last ten years mobile payment systems have revolutionised banking in some countries in Africa. In Kenya the introduction of M-Pesa, a new financial services model, has transformed the banking and financial services industry. Giving the unbanked majority access to the financial services…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Russian Environmental Politics

    State, Industry and Policymaking, 1st Edition

    By Ellie Martus

    Protecting the environment is a key issue for Russia, with its vast wilderness areas and its economy’s reliance on extractive industries, which have the potential to cause massive pollution. This book explores how policymaking works in Russia, focusing on the important field of environmental policy…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • The Other Ramayana Women

    Regional Rejection and Response, 1st Edition

    Edited by John Brockington, Mary Brockington

    This book is the first to present current scholarship on gender and in regional and sectarian versions of the Rāmāyaṇa. Contributors explore in what ways the versions relate to other Rāmāyaṇa texts as they deal with the female persona and the cultural values implicit in them. Using a wide variety…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Party-Society Relations in the Republic of Cyprus

    Political and Societal Strategies, 1st Edition

    Edited by Giorgos Charalambous, Christophoros Christophorou

    The Republic of Cyprus’ social and political culture is deeply partitocratic, with a close relationship between state apparatus and the parties that influence the government’s decisions. However, little is known about the social and political implications of the above traits, and even less about…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • The Western Allies and Soviet Potential in World War II

    Economy, Society and Military Power, 1st Edition

    By Martin Kahn

    World War II was the largest and most devastating war in modern history with far-reaching consequences. The single most important campaign was the Soviet–German war, which consumed the lion share of Germany’s military resources. In contrast to the tone in German and Anglo-American precampaign…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Tunisia's International Relations since the 'Arab Spring'

    Transition Inside and Out, 1st Edition

    Edited by Tasnim Abderrahim, Laura-Theresa Krüger, Salma Besbes, Katharina McLarren

    When popular protests started in Tunisia in late 2010, few anticipated the implications these events would have for the entire Arab region. In the following years, this region witnessed deep changes, increased divisions, and even failing states. Meanwhile, Tunisia managed to assert itself as a new…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • The Second Amendment and Gun Control

    Freedom, Fear, and the American Constitution, 1st Edition

    Edited by Kevin Yuill, Joe Street

    The Second Amendment, by far the most controversial amendment to the US Constitution, will soon celebrate its 225th anniversary. Yet, despite the amount of ink spilled over this controversy, the debate continues on into the 21st century. Initially written with a view towards protecting the nascent…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Rethinking Prehistoric Central Asia

    Shepherds, Farmers, and Nomads, 1st Edition

    By Claudia Chang

    The peoples of Inner Asia in the second half of the first millennium BC have long been considered to be nomads, engaging in warfare and conflict. This book, which presents the findings of new archaeological research in southeastern Kazakhstan, analyzes these findings to present important…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Municipal Politics in Turkey

    Local Government and Party Organisation, 1st Edition

    By Charlotte Joppien

    There is a large and growing literature on Turkish politics in general, and the AKP in particular. However, local government and party organization, although very important topics, are strikingly understudied. This book compares local politics in two Central Anatolian cities, Konya and Eskişehir,…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Neoliberalism and the Transforming Left in India

    A contradictory manifesto, 1st Edition

    By Ritanjan Das

    West Bengal has often been perceived as somewhat of an aberration in the wider context of a rather chaotic Indian democracy, as the Left Front (spearheaded by the Communist Party of India-Marxist, CPIM) demonstrated a rare instance of political stability, decisively winning seven consecutive…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • The Name of God in Jewish Thought

    A Philosophical Analysis of Mystical Traditions from Apocalyptic to Kabbalah, 1st Edition

    By Michael T Miller

    One of the most powerful traditions of the Jewish fascination with language is that of the Name. Indeed, the Jewish mystical tradition would seem a two millennia long meditation on the nature of name in relation to object, and how name mediates between subject and object. Even within the tide of…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

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