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  • Distributive Politics in Malaysia

    Maintaining Authoritarian Party Dominance, 1st Edition

    By Hidekuni Washida

    The election on 9 May 2018 ended six decades of rule by the ruling coalition in Malaysia (Barisan Nasional or BN, formerly the Alliance). Despite this result, the BN’s longevity and resilience to competition is remarkable. This book explores the mechanisms behind the emergence, endurance, fight for…

    Hardback – 2018-10-09
    Politics in Asia

  • Democracy, Dialogue, Memory

    Expression and Affect Beyond Consensus, 1st Edition

    Edited by Idit Alphandary, Leszek Koczanowicz

    Arguing that the politics of democracy is inseparable from a notion of dialogue that emerges from conflicting and often traumatic memories, Democracy, Dialogue, Memory examines the importance of dialogue for the achievement of understanding in civil society rather than consensus, so that democratic…

    Hardback – 2018-10-09
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

  • National Identity and Japanese Revisionism

    Abe Shinzo’s vision of a beautiful Japan and its limits, 1st Edition

    By Michal Kolmas

    Over the course of the twentieth century, Japan has experienced a radical shift in its self-perception. After World War II, Japan embraced a peaceful and anti-militarist identity, which was based on its war-prohibiting Constitution and the foreign policy of the Yoshida doctrine. For most of the…

    Hardback – 2018-10-02
    Routledge Studies on the Asia-Pacific Region

  • Decolonising Governance

    Archipelagic Thinking, 1st Edition

    By Paul Carter

    Power may be globalized, but Westphalian notions of sovereignty continue to determine political and legal arrangements domestically and internationally: global issues - the legacy of colonialism expressed in continuing human displacement and environmental destruction - are thus treated ‘parochially…

    Hardback – 2018-10-02
    Postcolonial Politics

  • Culture, Social Movements, and Protest

    1st Edition

    Edited by Hank Johnston

    This cutting-edge research volume advances the widely accepted perspective that cultural factors are central elements in shaping trajectories, organizational forms, recruitment, protest strategies and ideologies of social movements. Hank Johnston brings together international experts in cultural…

    Paperback – 2018-09-27

  • Small States and Shelter Theory

    Iceland’s External Affairs, 1st Edition

    Edited by Baldur Thorhallsson

    Small states are dependent on the economic, political, and societal shelter provided by larger states and international organizations to survive and prosper. Iceland provides an ideal case study for shelter theory, due both to its smallness as compared with its larger neighbouring states, as well…

    Hardback – 2018-09-26
    New International Relations

  • Neoliberalisms in British Politics

    1st Edition

    By Christopher Byrne

    Taking a chronological approach, this book challenges established economistic and ideologistic narratives of neoliberalism in Britain by charting the gradual diffusion of an increasingly interventionist neoliberal governmental rationality in British politics since the late 1970s, and the various…

    Hardback – 2018-09-20
    Routledge Studies in British Politics

  • Western Dominance in International Relations?

    The Internationalisation of IR in Brazil and India, 1st Edition

    By Audrey Alejandro

    Since the 1970s, a 'critical' movement has been developing in the humanities and social sciences denouncing the existence of 'Western dominance' over the worldwide production and circulation of knowledge. However, thirty years after the emergence of this promising agenda in International Relations…

    Hardback – 2018-09-19
    Worlding Beyond the West

  • Reconstructing Nonviolence

    A New Theory and Practice for a Post-Secular Society, 1st Edition

    By Roberto Baldoli

    Nonviolent methods of action have been a powerful tool since the early twentieth century for social protest and revolutionary social and political change, and there is diffuse awareness that nonviolence is an efficient spontaneous choice of movements, individuals and whole nations. Yet from a…

    Hardback – 2018-09-12
    Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

  • The Socio-political Ideas of BR Ambedkar

    Liberal constitutionalism in a creative mould, 1st Edition

    By Bidyut Chakrabarty

    Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar (1891–1956), popularly known as Babasaheb stands out for his relentless battle against caste discrimination. He was a voice for the marginalized of India’s demography that remained peripheral due to well-entrenched socio-economic and political prejudices. This book is an…

    Hardback – 2018-08-31
    Routledge Studies in South Asian Politics

  • The Security State in Pakistan

    Legal Foundations, 1st Edition

    By Syed Sami Raza

    The War on Terror has been going on for over a decade and it shows no signs of winding down in near future, a war which has directly contributed to growing security regimes in frontline states. This book focuses on the legal dimensions of the War on Terror and security in Pakistan. It highlights…

    Hardback – 2018-08-24
    Routledge Studies in South Asian Politics

  • Governance and European Civil Society

    Governmentality, Discourse and NGOs, 1st Edition

    By Acar Kutay

    This book provides a critical analysis of the European Union’s approach to ‘governance’, focusing on the way in which civil society is incorporated within the EU decision-making process and arguing that it is not conducive to the democratisation of EU governance. Using a governmentality approach,…

    Paperback – 2018-08-23
    Routledge Advances in European Politics

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