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  • Real Governance and Practical Norms in Sub-Saharan Africa

    The game of the rules

    Edited by Tom De Herdt, Jean-Pierre OLIVIER de SARDAN

    Although international development discourse considers the state as a crucial development actor, there remains a significant discrepancy between the official norms of the state and public services and the actual practices of political elites and civil servants. This text interrogates the variety of…

    Paperback – 2017-01-25 
    Routledge Studies in African Politics and International Relations

  • NATØ: Narrative Architecture in Postmodern London

    By Claire Jamieson

    Chronicling the last radical architectural group of the twentieth century – NATØ (Narrative Architecture Today) – who emerged from the Architectural Association at the start of the 1980s, this book explores the group’s work which echoed a wider artistic and literary culture that drew on the…

    Paperback – 2017-01-12 

  • Indonesia-Malaysia Relations

    Cultural Heritage, Politics and Labour Migration

    By Marshall Clark, Juliet Pietsch

    Drawing on social media, cinema, cultural heritage and public opinion polls, this book examines Indonesia and Malaysia from a comparative postcolonial perspective. The Indonesia–Malaysia relationship is one of the most important bilateral relationships in Southeast Asia, especially because…

    Paperback – 2016-12-10 
    Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

  • Water Politics and Spiritual Ecology

    Custom, environmental governance and development

    By Lisa Palmer

    As water resources diminish with increasing population and economic pressures as well as global climate change, this book addresses a subject of ever increasing local and global importance. In many areas water is not only a vital resource but is also endowed with an agency and power that connects…

    Paperback – 2016-11-24 
    Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies

  • The Language of Global Development

    A Misleading Geography

    By Marcin Wojciech Solarz

    Terms such as "Third World", "developing countries" and "Global South" are ubiquitous in the discipline of development studies, but they are often poorly defined, ideologically weighted and misleading. Taking an intellectual history approach, this book examines the most commonly used spatial terms…

    Paperback – 2016-11-24 
    Routledge Studies in Development and Society

  • Deportation, Anxiety, Justice

    New ethnographic perspectives

    Edited by Heike Drotbohm, Ines Hasselberg

    This book provides new ethnographic perspectives on the intersections between deportation, anxiety, and justice. As an instrument for controlling international migration, deportation policies may be justified by public authorities as measures responding to anxieties over (unregulated) migration. At…

    Hardback – 2016-11-07 
    Research in Ethnic and Migration Studies

  • Eastern Westerns

    Film and Genre Outside and Inside Hollywood

    By Stephen Teo

    The western, one of Hollywood’s great film genres, has, surprisingly, enjoyed a revival recently in Asia and in other parts of the world, whilst at the same time declining in America. Although the western is often seen as an example of American cultural dominance, this book challenges this view. It…

    Hardback – 2016-10-25
    Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

  • China's Great Urbanization

    Edited by Zheng Yongnian, Zhao Litao, Sarah Y. Tong

    China’s extraordinary economic boom since the late 1970s has been accompanied by massive urbanization, with the proportion of the population living in cities rising from 18% in 1978 to 54% in 2014. Currently the Chinese government has amongst its objectives the target to increase this to 60% by…

    Hardback – 2016-10-11
    China Policy Series

  • Postcolonialism, Indigeneity and Struggles for Food Sovereignty

    Alternative food networks in subaltern spaces

    Edited by Marisa Wilson

    This book explores connections between activist debates about food sovereignty and academic debates about alternative food networks. The ethnographic case studies demonstrate how divergent histories and geographies of people-in-place open up or close off possibilities for alternative/sovereign food…

    Hardback – 2016-10-06
    Routledge Research in New Postcolonialisms

  • Developing Minds

    Psychology, neoliberalism and power

    By Elise Klein

    Development policy makers and practitioners are becoming increasingly sophisticated in their ability to target ‘development’ interventions and the psychological domain is now a specific frontier of their interventional focus. This landmark study considers the problematic relationship between…

    Paperback – 2016-10-04
    Concepts for Critical Psychology

  • Cross-Cultural Psychology

    Critical Thinking and Contemporary Applications, Sixth Edition

    By Eric B. Shiraev, David A. Levy

    Written in a conversational style that transforms complex ideas into accessible ones, this international best-seller provides an interdisciplinary review of the theories and research in cross‐cultural psychology. The book’s unique critical thinking framework, including Critical Thinking boxes,…

    Paperback – 2016-09-01

  • Marketing and Consumption in Modern Japan

    By Kazuo Usui

    This book explores the development in Japan throughout the twentieth century of marketing and consumerism. It shows how Japan had a long established indigenous traditional approach to marketing, separate from Western approaches to marketing, and discusses how the Japanese approach to marketing was…

    Paperback – 2016-08-26
    Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia

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