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Construction of Chinese Nationalism in the Early 21st Century: Domestic Sources and International Implications

by Suisheng Zhao

Chinese nationalism is powered by a narrative of China's century of shame and humiliation in the hands of imperialist powers and calls for the Chinese government to redeem the past humiliations and take back...


Gender, Nation and State in Modern Japan

by Andrea Germer, Vera Mackie & Ulrike Wöhr

Gender, Nation and State in Modern Japan makes a unique contribution to the international literature on the formation of modern nation-states in its focus on the gendering of the modern Japanese nation-state...


Remaking China's Great Cities: Space and Culture in Urban Housing, Renewal, and Expansion

by Samuel Y. Liang

China's rapid urbanization has restructured the great socialist cities Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou into mega cities that embrace global capitalism. This book focuses on the urban transformations of these...


Europe, Discourse, and Institutions: Challenging the Mainstream in European Studies

by Cristian Nitoiu & Nikola Tomic

This book focuses on how discourse and various narratives contribute to the construction of the European Union as a political actor, thus seeking to challenge the more established approaches to the study of...


The Routledge International Handbook on Hate Crime

by Nathan Hall, Abbee Corb & Paul Giannasi

This edited collection brings together many of the world's leading experts, both academic and practitioner, in a single volume handbook that examines key international issues in the field of hate crime. Collectively...


An Introduction To The Philosophy Of Social Research

by Tim May & Malcolm Williams

This is an accessible introduction to the philosophy of social research which relates philosophical ideas to actual research practice. The book makes effective use of illustrations from the UK, US and Europe...


The Metaphysics of Technology

by David Skrbina

What is technology? Why does it have such power in our lives? Why does it seemingly progress of its own accord, and without regard to social or environmental well-being? The quest for the essence of technology...


Urban Forests, Trees, and Greenspace: A Political Ecology Perspective

by L. Anders Sandberg, Adrina Bardekjian & Sadia Butt

Urban forests, trees and greenspace are critical in contemporary planning and development of the city. Their study is not only a question of the growth and conservation of green spaces, but also has social,...


Reviving Ancient Chinese Mathematics: Mathematics, History and Politics in the Work of Wu Wen-Tsun

by Jiri Hudecek

Twentieth-century China has been caught between a desire to increase its wealth and power in line with other advanced nations, which, by implication, means copying their institutions, practices and values, whilst...


Feminisms in Social Work Research: Promise and possibilities for justice-based knowledge

by Stéphanie Wahab, Ben Anderson-Nathe & Christina Gringeri

Social work as a profession and academic discipline has long centered women and issues of concern to women, such as reproductive rights, labor rights, equal rights, violence and poverty. In fact, the social...


Heritage Conservation and Japan's Cultural Diplomacy: Heritage, National Identity and National Interest

by Natsuko Akagawa

Japan's heritage conservation policy and practice, as deployed through its foreign aid programs, has become one of the main means through which post-World War II Japan has sought to mark its presence in the...


Perspectives of National Elites on European Citizenship: A South European View

by Nicolò|Cotta, Maurizio Conti & Pedro Tavares de Almeida

Over the last two decades, the process of European integration has become interwoven with the theme of citizenship and the debate on the democratic quality of the EU and of its institutions has become more salient....


Bisexuality and Queer Theory: Intersections, Connections and Challenges

by Jonathan Alexander & Serena Anderlini-D'Onofrio

According to David Halperin, sexuality in our time is typified by a "crisis in contemporary sexual definition". What is sexuality? What does it mean to have a sexual identity or orientation? What is the relationship...


Police Reform from the Bottom Up: Officers and their Unions as Agents of Change

by Monique Marks & David Sklansky

What role can and should police unions and rank-and-file officers play in driving and shaping police reform? Police unions and their members are often viewed as obstructionist and conservative, not as change...


Cultural Studies and Finance Capitalism: The Economic Crisis and After

by Mark Hayward

While many discussions of the economic crisis of 2007-2008 have sought to explain the causes of the financial collapse, this volume looks to supplement these accounts by exploring possible alternatives for the...


Grassroots Elections in China

by Kevin J. O'Brien & Suisheng Zhao

Twenty years after the launch of village elections, the time is ripe to assess the progress and impact of China's most notable political reform. Where have elections been conducted well and where have they been...


The Political Economy of Europe's Incomplete Single Market

by David Howarth & Tal Sadeh

Progress in European market integration over the past two decades has come at the expense of growing flexibility, or differentiation, in the laws that govern the Single Market (SM) as well as the way that these...


Networks, Terrorism and Global Insurgency

by Robert J. Bunker

This new book brings together leading terrorism scholars and defence professionals to discuss the impact of networks on conflict and war.

Post-modern terrorism and  topics of global insurgency are also comprehensively...


Water Pricing and Public-Private Partnership

by Asit K. Biswas & Cecilia Tortajada

There is no question that water pricing and public-private partnership can improve water management practices in the future. However, this concept is neither the cure-all many proponents argue, nor the disaster...


Coping with Population Challenges

by Louise Lassonde

Despite rapidly decreasing rates of population growth caused by reduced fertility in the majority of world regions, demographers are predicting that the world's population will still double by the year 2050....