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  • Multinational Integration, Cultural Identity and Regional Self-Government

    Comparative Experiences for Tibet

    Edited by Roberto Toniatti, Jens Woelk

    Multinational Integration, Cultural Identity and Regional Self-Government assesses the current state of the international theory and practice of autonomy in order to pursue the possibility for regional self-government in Tibet. Initiated by a workshop, and roundtable with political representatives…

    Hardback – 2016-05-28 
    Law, Development and Globalization

  • Population Health Intervention Research

    Geographical Perspectives

    Edited by Daniel W. Harrington, Sara McLafferty, Susan J. Elliott

    Health geographers are well situated for undertaking population health intervention research (PHIR), and have an opportunity to be at the forefront of this emerging area of inquiry. However, in order to advance PHIR, the scientific community needs to be innovative with its methodologies, theories,…

    Hardback – 2016-05-28 
    Ashgate's Geographies of Health Series

  • The International Eugenics Movement in the Twentieth Century

    By Bradley W. Hart

    Planning a New World is the first systematic examination of the international eugenics movement, beginning with its origins in the late Victorian period and continuing through the period of ‘crypto-eugenics’, as the eugenicists themselves dubbed it, after the Second World War and through the…

    Hardback – 2016-05-28 

  • Surveillance, Childhood and Youth

    Ethical and Social Implications of New and Emerging Technologies

    By Emmeline Taylor, Tonya Rooney

    Bringing together leading scholars working within the field of new and emerging technologies and their application to children and childhood, this collection pays special attention to the ways in which technologies, when used as tools of surveillance, can alter the subjectivities and lived…

    Hardback – 2016-05-28 
    Emerging Technologies, Ethics and International Affairs

  • Railway Deregulation in Sweden

    Dismantling a Monopoly

    By Gunnar Alexandersson, Staffan Hulten

    Along with Great Britain, Sweden is considered to be the most interesting example of railway reform in Europe. The vertical separation of the country's railway infrastructure from its operations in 1988 was pioneering in approach and has subsequently been used as a model for rail deregulation…

    Hardback – 2016-05-28 
    Transport and Mobility

  • The Rule of Reverse Results

    The Effects of Unethical Policies.

    By Audrey Wells

    Do extreme, unethical governmental policies often produce results opposite to those intended? This book considers the ironic outcomes of recent global events and concludes that there is a ‘rule of reverse results’ at work. While not a hard and fast law, the rule points out the increased…

    Hardback – 2016-05-28 

  • The Poesis of Peace

    Narratives, Cultures, and Philosophies

    By Klaus-Gerd Giesen, Carool Kersten

    Exploring the relations between the concepts of peace and violence with aesthetics, nature, the body, and environmental issues, The Poesis of Peace applies a multidisciplinary approach to case studies in both Western and non-Western contexts including Islam, Chinese philosophy, Buddhist and Hindu…

    Hardback – 2016-05-28 

  • The Politics of Crisis Management in Ukraine

    A Historical Perspective

    By Mykola Kapitonenko, Viktor Lavrenyuk

    Ukraine gained its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. In the decades between this and the crisis of 2014 the country suffered a large decline in agricultural and industrial production plunging economic indicators into a sharp decline and leading to large scale poverty and hardship. The…

    Hardback – 2016-05-28 
    Post-Soviet Politics

  • War, Sovereignty and Citizenship

    The Evolution of Western European State Forms

    By Lars Bo Kaspersen

    In this ground-breaking book, the author proposes a new theory of state, sovereignty and citizenship. He seeks to move beyond explanations provided by traditional approaches by discussing and presenting alternative state-society and state theories, arguing that the relationship between states has…

    Hardback – 2016-05-28 

  • Disability and Neoliberal State Formations

    The Case of Australia

    By Karen Soldatic

    Across the global north, governments have undertaken extensive economic restructuring of disability social provisioning measures arguing that many people who are in receipt of such benefits are no longer disabled or were incorrectly assessed as being eligible. This has occurred while governments…

    Hardback – 2016-05-28 
    Interdisciplinary Disability Studies

  • The Routledge Handbook of Biopolitics

    By Sergei Prozorov, Simona Rentea

    The problematic of biopolitics has become increasingly important in the social sciences. Inaugurated by Michel Foucault’s genealogical research on the governance of sexuality, crime and mental illness in modern Europe, the research on biopolitics has developed into a broader interdisciplinary…

    Hardback – 2016-05-28 

  • Sustainability

    By Thomas Pfister, Martin Schweighofer, André Reichel

    Sustainability as a reference frame for dealing with the interconnection of environmental, economic and social issues on a global scale is not only characterized by complex problems and long-term strategies but also by differences and disagreements with regard to its meanings and how they should be…

    Hardback – 2016-05-27 
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