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Building Big Business in Russia: The Impact of Informal Corporate Governance Practices

by Yuko Adachi

This book examines the development of big business in Russia since the onset of market oriented reform in the early 1990s. It explains how privatized post-Soviet enterprises, many of which made little sense...


The Politics of Mobility: Transport Planning, the Environment and Public Policy

by Geoff Vigar

The Politics of Mobility presents case studies of local transport policy-making and in-depth analysis of UK national transport policy in the period 1987-2000 to highlight how policy was promoted and resisted....


Political Parties and Coalitional Behaviour in Italy

by Geoffrey Pridham

Coalitional behaviour is central to the Italian system of government but has been largely neglected by research. As a result, coalitions in post-war Italy have been viewed as simply unstable, short-lived and...


Iran under the Ayatollahs

by Dilip Hiro

First published in 1985, this is a comprehensive study of the Middle East's most strategic country, set against the background of the Islamic heritage of Iran and the rise and fall of the Pahlavi dynasty. Dilip...


A History of Political Thought in the 16th Century (Routledge Library Editions: Political Science Volume 16)

by J. W. Allen

This presentation of the main phases and features of political thought in the sixteenth century is based on an exhaustive study of contemporary writings in Latin, English, French, German and Italian. The book...


Sovereignty (Routledge Library Editions: Political Science Volume 37)

by Paul Ward

This volume analyzes the meaning of the term 'sovereignty' in early twentieth century thought by tracing the historical roots of the doctrine and surveying the origin of it back to feudal times.


Rethinking Progress: Movements, Forces, and Ideas at the End of the Twentieth Century

by Jeffrey C. Alexander & Piotr Sztompka

Rethinking Progress provides a challenging reevaluation of one of the crucial ideas of Western civilization; the notion of progress. Progress often seems to have become self-defeating, producing ecological deserts,...


Dictionary of Chinese Symbols: Hidden Symbols in Chinese Life and Thought

by Wolfram Eberhard

This unique and authoritative guide describes more than 400 important Chinese symbols, explaining their esoteric meanings and connections. Their use and development in Chinese literature and in Chinese customs...


Introducing Groundwater

by Michael (Senior Lecturer in Hydro Price

Presented in a style intended for the non-specialist reader, with technical terms and mathematical formulae kept to a minimum, the second edition of this introduction to groundwater covers a range of topics...


Modern Italy: Representation and Reform

by Paul Furlong

Paul Furlong presents an introduction to Italian politics and policy-making, considering in detail the way in which Italy's recent history has affected its course of political and economic development.

He looks...


Repairing the Damage: Possibilities and Limits of Transatlantic Consensus

by Dana H. Allin, Gilles Andréani & Gary Samore

The damage that has been done to the transatlantic alliance will not be repaired through grand architectural redesigns or radical new agendas. Instead, the transatlantic partners need to restore their consensus...


The American City in the Cinema

by James A. Clapp

The American city and the American movie industry grew up together in the early decades of the twentieth century. In this volume, urbanist James A. Clapp explores the reciprocal relationship between the city...


Japan and the Contemporary Middle East

by J. A. Allan & Kaoru Sugihara

Japan is an economic power of global significance; it is also the world's largest single national importer of oil. These two facts alone are sufficient to indicate the significance of Japan's relationship with...


International Politics in Europe: The New Agenda

by G. Wyn Rees

Throughout much of Europe the preoccupation with military security that dominated political thinking after the end of the Second World War has given way to an emphasis upon mutual interdependence. But what does...


Water Resources and Conflict in the Middle East

by Nurit Kliot

The Middle East is a region of international concern and political unrest. This book forms a complete reference to both the hydrological as well as the social, economic, political and legal issues in the region...


Becoming Solution-Focused In Brief Therapy

by John L. Walter & Jane E. Peller

Published in 1992, Becoming Solution-Focused In Brief Therapy is a valuable contribution to the field of Psychotherapy.


Language and Communication in Old Age: Multidisciplinary Perspectives

by Heidi Ehernberger Hamilton

This volume explores physiological and psychological changes in speech among the elderly, drawing on 20 years of research on the physical and emotional aspects of language and communication.


Edge of Empire: Postcolonialism and the City

by Jane M. Jacobs

Edge of Empire examines struggles over urban space in three contemporary first world cities in an attempt to map the real geographies of colonialism and postcolonialism as manifest in modern society. From London,...


The Law and Elderly People

by Aled Griffiths, Dr Gwyneth Roberts & Gwyneth Roberts

Although the number of elderly people in Britain is increasing steadily, the law in relation to their particular needs is a relatively neglected field. The Law and Elderly People was the first text to provide...


Images of the Street: Planning, Identity and Control in Public Space

by Nicholas Fyfe

Images of the Street captures the vitality, excitements and tensions of the street. Using examples from the U.K, India, Australia and North America the contributors draw on research in cultural geography, sociolgy,...