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  • Measuring Vulnerability in Developing Countries

    New Analytical Approaches, 1st Edition

    Edited by Wim Naude, Amelia U. Santos-Paulino, Mark McGillivray

    In all of the major challenges facing the world currently, whether it be climate change, terrorism and conflict, or urbanization and demographic change, no progress is possible without the alleviation of poverty. New approaches in development economics have in recent years started from the premise…

    Paperback – 2013-05-31

  • Rethinking Labour in Africa, Past and Present

    1st Edition

    Edited by Lynn Schler, Louise Bethlehem, Galia Sabar

    This book offers a broad range of perspectives on major transformations in the research of labor in Africa contexts over the last twenty years. This is a groundbreaking work by social scientists and historians; adopting innovative paradigms in the study of African laborers,…

    Paperback – 2013-05-31

  • New Racial Missions of Policing

    International Perspectives on Evolving Law-Enforcement Politics, 1st Edition

    Edited by Paul Amar

    This book identifies new formations of race, racism and ethnicity at the intersection of neoliberalism, security, urban governance and the law through a comparative, international analysis of police organizations and practices. It pushes analytical and theoretical boundaries by examining…

    Paperback – 2013-04-25
    Ethnic and Racial Studies

  • Grassroots Social Security in Asia

    Mutual Aid, Microinsurance and Social Welfare, 1st Edition

    Edited by James Midgley, Mitsuhiko Hosaka

    Grassroots Social Security in Asia investigates the role of mutual associations in providing income protection to low-income people in Asia and in particular the region's developing countries. Historically, these associations have consisted of small groups of people with common interests who save…

    Paperback – 2013-04-15
    Routledge Research On Public and Social Policy in Asia

  • China as the World Factory

    1st Edition

    Edited by Kevin H. Zhang

    Few countries have integrated into the world economy as fast – or as dramatically – as China has since 1978. The world’s most populous country is emerging as a world workshop and export machine: a visit to a department store in any country will unearth a plethora of goods manufactured in the People…

    Paperback – 2013-01-24
    Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia

  • Nigeria at Fifty

    The Nation in Narration, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ebenezer Obadare, Wale Adebanwi

    Nigeria, Africa’s most populous and biggest democracy, celebrates her fiftieth year as an independent nation in October 2010. As the cliché states, ‘As Nigeria goes, so goes Africa’. This book frames the socio-historical and political trajectory of Nigeria while examining the many dimensions of the…

    Paperback – 2012-12-07

  • Somalia: State Collapse, Terrorism and Piracy

    1st Edition

    Edited by Brian J. Hesse

    The situation in Somalia today embodies some of the most pressing issues in international relations. How should the international community deal with the collapsed state that is Somalia? From the presence of al-Qaeda operatives to pirates, to what extent is Somalia a threat to global peace and…

    Paperback – 2012-12-07

  • The African-Asian Divide

    Analyzing Institutions and Accumulation in Kenya, 1st Edition

    By Paul Vandenberg

    Why have Africans not gained a more dominant position in urban manufacturing in Kenya? This question is explored through an analysis of the institutions, both formal and informal, that have affected patterns of capital accumulation in Kenya by the African and Asian (Indian) communities. Using a new…

    Paperback – 2012-07-27
    New Political Economy

  • The European Union as a Leader in International Climate Change Politics

    1st Edition

    Edited by Rüdiger Wurzel, James Connelly

    Climate change poses one of the biggest challenges facing humankind. The European Union (EU) has developed into a leader in international climate change politics although it was originally set up as a ‘leaderless Europe’ in which decision-making powers are spread amongst EU institutional, member…

    Paperback – 2012-05-30
    Routledge/UACES Contemporary European Studies

  • Contested Sudan

    The Political Economy of War and Reconstruction, 1st Edition

    By Ibrahim Elnur

    Since gaining independence in 1956, Sudan has endured a troubled history, including the longest civil war in African history in Southern Sudan and more recent conflicts such as the humanitarian crisis in Darfur. This book explores this history of ensuing conflict, examining why Sudan failed to…

    Paperback – 2012-05-15
    Durham Modern Middle East and Islamic World Series

  • The Comparative Political Economy of Development

    Africa and South Asia, 1st Edition

    Edited by Barbara Harriss-White, Judith Heyer

    This book illustrates the enduring relevance and vitality of the comparative political economy of development approach promoted among others by a group of social scientists in Oxford in the 1980s and 1990s. Contributors demonstrate the viability of this approach as researchers and academics become…

    Paperback – 2012-05-01
    Routledge Studies in Development Economics

  • The Political Economy of Reform in Central Asia

    Uzbekistan under Authoritarianism, 1st Edition

    By Martin C. Spechler

    This book examines the economic reforms and material progress made since the Central Asian republics became independent from the Soviet Union in 1991. Without some of the neo-liberal reforms recommended by the "Washington Consensus" and with an authoritarian presidency, Uzbekistan, the largest of…

    Paperback – 2012-05-01
    Central Asia Research Forum

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