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Sustainable Urban Development Volume 3: The Toolkit for Assessment

by Ron Vreeker, Mark Deakin & Stephen Curwell

The third volume of the Sustainable Urban Development Series outlines the BEQUEST toolkit that helps link protocol with the assessment methods currently available for evaluating the sustainability of urban...


Politics of Buddhist Organizations in Taiwan, 1989-2003

by André|| Laliberté

Laliberté looks at a relatively unexplored aspect of modern Taiwan: the influence of religion on politics. This book offers a detailed survey of three of the most important Buddhist organizations in Taiwan:...


India - From Regional to World Power

by Ashok Kapur

This book provides an in-depth account of India's role in world politics at the beginning of the twenty-first century. 

The author shows how the approach laid down by Nehru and followed by his successors...


Homoerotic Sensibilities in Late Imperial China

by Cuncun Wu

Homoerotic Sensibilities in Late Imperial China is the richest exploration to date of late imperial Chinese literati interest in male love. Employing primary sources such as miscellanies, poetry, fiction and...


Perspectives on EU-Russia Relations

by Debra Johnson & Paul Robinson

This book explains how the internal dynamics of transition have influenced the relationship between Russia and the EU. Taking an holistic approach, the authors present a balanced analysis exploring EU, Russian...


Urban Geography: A Global Perspective

by Michael Pacione

For the first time in the history of humankind, urban dwellers outnumber rural residents and this trend is destined to continue. Urban places, towns and cities are of fundamental importance: even those living...


Citizenship and the Nation-State in Greece and Turkey

by Thalia Dragonas & Faruk Birtek

Citizenship and the Nation State in Greece and Turkey brings together papers on a transdisciplinary dialogue on nation formation in Greece and Turkey as successor states of the Ottoman Empire, and on aspects...


Managers and Mandarins in Contemporary China: The Building of an International Business

by Jie Tang

This study explores the question as to whether the way in which Chinese management handles conflict is fundamentally different from elsewhere or much the same. It does so by examining in detail an international...


Legitimacy and Urban Governance: A Cross-National Comparative Study

by Hubert Heinelt, David Sweeting & Panagiotis Getimis

A fresh examination of the relationship between two key issues in the on-going debate on urban governance - leadership and community involvement.

It explores the nature of the interaction between community...


Germany's Foreign Policy Towards Poland and the Czech Republic: Ostpolitik Revisited

by Karl Cordell & Stefan Wolff

This is a new exploration of how the events of the twentieth century still cast a shadow over relations between Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic.

Using social constructivism theory, it provides a comparative...


Women, Quotas and Politics

by Drude Dahlerup

This is the first world-wide, comparative study of the controversial new trends of gender quotas now emerging in global politics, presenting a comprehensive overview of changes in women's parliamentary representation...


Controlling the Weapons of War: Politics, Persuasion, and the Prohibition of Inhumanity

by Brian Rappert

A fresh examination of the ethical and intellectual issues and dilemmas associated with attempts to establish formal humanitarian limits on weaponry.

This new study considers how governments, non-governmental...


Korean Workers and Neoliberal Globalization

by Kevin Gray

One of the most remarkable aspects of South Korea's transition from impoverished post-colonial nation to fully-fledged industrialized democracy has been the growth of its independent and dynamic labour movement....


Social Work and Social Policy: Advancing the Principles of Economic and Social Justice: Advancing the Principles of Economic and Social Justice

by Ira C. Colby, Catherine N. Dulmus & Karen M. Sowers

A comprehensive overview of domestic and global social welfare policy

Written by a team of renowned social policy experts sharing their unique perspectives on global and U.S. social welfare policy issues, Social...


Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families: Evidence-Informed Assessments and Interventions: Evidence-Informed Assessments and Interventions

by Michael J. Holosko, Catherine N. Dulmus & Karen M. Sowers

A lifespan approach presenting evidence-informed interventions for working with individuals and families

Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families covers assessment of and intervention with children,...


Landscapes of Fear

by Yi-Fu Tuan

To be human is to experience fear, but what is it exactly that makes us fearful? Here is one geographer’s striking exploration of our landscapes of fear as they change throughout our lives and have changed...


The Frances Smith: Palace Steamer of the Upper Great Lakes, 1867-1896

by Scott L. Cameron & C. Patrick Labadie

The Frances Smith, the first steamboat to be built in Owen Sound, was the largest and most luxurious vessel to sail the Upper Great Lakes from a Canadian port.


Lily Briscoe's Chinese Eyes: Bloomsbury, Modernism, and China

by Patricia Laurence

A map of the mutual influence of Bloomsbury, the Crescent Moon Society, and modernism in English and Chinese culture


Feminist Theory Reader: Local and Global Perspectives

by Carole Mccann & Seung-kyung Kim

The Feminist Theory Reader, third edition, continues its unique approach of anthologizing the important works of feminist theory within a multiracial transnational framework. Classic works in feminist theory...


The New Member States and the European Union: Foreign Policy and Europeanization

by Michael Baun & Dan Marek

This book examines the impact of EU membership on the foreign policies of the 12 new member states that joined the EU in 2004 and 2007.

Among scholars of European politics there is a general consensus that membership...