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  • 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

  • Social Protection in Developing Countries

    Reforming Systems, 1st Edition

    Edited by Katja Bender, Markus Kaltenborn, Christian Pfleiderer

    Providing universal access to social protection and health systems for all members of society, including the poor and vulnerable, is increasingly considered crucial to international development debates. This is the first book to explore from an interdisciplinary and global perspective the reforms…

    Paperback – 2013-04-05
    Routledge Explorations in Development Studies

  • 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

  • Trade Unions in the Green Economy

    Working for the Environment, 1st Edition

    Edited by Nora Räthzel, David Uzzell

    Combating climate change will increasingly impact on production industries and the workers they employ as production changes and consumption is targeted. Yet research has largely ignored labour and its responses. This book brings together sociologists, psychologists, political scientists,…

    Paperback – 2012-10-29

  • Candide the Tenth and Other Agitations

    Prose and Poetry, 1st Edition

    By Myron E. Sharpe

    In the stories and poetry that comprise 'Other Agitations, ' Mike Sharpe's ingathering of history, economics, literature, and philosophy richly informs his satire. Franz Kafka, Jane Austen and Ernest Hemingway, Bernard Shaw, Isaac Bashevis Singer and Emily Dickinson serve as 'agitators.' Sharpe…

    Paperback – 2012-08-15

  • 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

  • Politics USA

    3rd Edition

    By Robert McKeever, Philip Davies

    Politics USA is a lively and authoritative introduction to American politics, giving students a rich and varied resource for all aspects of their course. The book provides expert and comprehensive analysis of US politics and government, including in-depth coverage of the presidency, the Congress,…

    Paperback – 2012-07-12

  • 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

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