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Gender and Agrarian Reforms

by Susie Jacobs

The redistribution of land has profound implications for women and for gender relations; however, gender issues have been marginalised from both theoretical and policy discussions of agrarian reform. This book...


Difference and Modernity: Social Theory and Contemporary Japanese Society

by John Clammer

The question of 'postmodernity' that has swept Western academic and intellectual circles raises critical comparative questions. Do societies that have not experienced the same historical development as the West...


Women in Developing Countries: A Policy Focus

by Kathleen A Staudt & Jane S Jaquette

Here is an insightful volume on the integration of women in the modernization process of developing countries, with research studies on women and development in Guatemala, Tanzania, Indonesia, and several other...


Yuan Mei: Eighteenth Century Chinese Poet

by The Arthur Waley Estate & Arthur Waley

First published in 1956. Arthur Waley presents here an engrossing account of the works and life of Yuan Mei (1716-1797), the best-known poet of his time.


Introduction to Environmental Remote Sensing

by Eric C. Barrett

Taking a detailed, non-mathematical approach to the principles on which remote sensing is based, this book progresses from the physical principles to the application of remote sensing.


Contemporary Piracy and Maritime Terrorism: The Threat to International Security

by Martin N. Murphy

Do piracy and maritime terrorism, individually or together, present a threat to international security, and what relationship if any exists between them?

Piracy may be a marginal problem in itself, but the connections...


The Search for Security in Post-Taliban Afghanistan

by Cyrus Hodes & Mark Sedra

By the middle of 2007, Afghans had become increasingly disillusioned with a state-building process that had failed to deliver the peace dividend that they were promised. For many Afghans, the most noticeable...


The United Kingdom and Nuclear Deterrence

by Jeremy Stocker

In December 2003 the British government announced that within a few years it would need to take decisions about the future of Britain's strategic nuclear deterrent. Exactly three years later, its plans were...


Crime and Punishment in Contemporary Culture

by Claire Grant

Today, questions about how and why societies punish are deeply emotive and hotly contested. In Crime and Punishment in Contemporary Culture, Claire Grant argues that criminal justice is a key site for the negotiation...


The Age of Reasons: Quixotism, Sentimentalism, and Political Economy in Eighteenth Century Britain

by Wendy Motooka

Wendy Motooka contends that 'the Age of Reason' was actually an Age of Reasons. Joining imaginative literature, moral philosophy, and the emerging discourse of the new science, she seeks to historicise the meaning...


International Directory of Museum Training: Programs and Practices of the Museum Profession

by Gary Edson

Choosing the right museum training course may be one of the most important decisions a person makes in their career. Whether you are already working in a museum or are just beginning training you will need the...


Process and Form in Geomorphology

by David Stoddart

Process and Form in Geomorphology marks a turning point in geomorphological research. Stoddart has brought together a team of the leading international experts to offer important new studies into the processes,...


Development Projects as Policy Experiments: An Adaptive Approach to Development Administration

by Dennis A. Rondinelli

International assistance programmes for developing countries are in urgent need of revision. Continuous testing and verification is required if development activity is to cope effectively with the uncertainty...


Reinterpreting Menopause: Cultural and Philosophical Issues

by Paul Komesaroff, Philipa Rothfield & Jeanne Daly

Reinterpreting Menopause brings together a number of reflections from a broad range of areas including feminism, cultural studies, clinical medicine, sociology, philosophy and political science and includes...


Global Geostrategy: Mackinder and the Defence of the West

by Brian Blouet

This is a new examination of Halford Mackinder's seminal global geostrategic work, from the perspective of geography, diplomatic history, political science, international relations, imperial history, and the...


Foucault and Education: Disciplines and Knowledge

by Stephen J. Ball

First published in 1990, this book was the first to explore Foucault's work in relation to education, arguing that schools, like prisons and asylums, are institutions of moral and social regulation, complex...


Dictionary of the Modern Politics of Southeast Asia

by Michael Leifer

This comprehensive Dictionary provides descriptive and analytical coverage of the turbulent political history and striking changes which have occurred both regionally and in key countries since the end of the...


Developing Feature Films in Europe: A Practical Guide

by Angus Finney

The European film industry has by now lost most of its audience to American films; US productions take around eighty per cent of Europe's box-office revenues. There are many reasons for this imbalance, but one...


Marx His Times and Ours

by Rudolf Schlesinger

Published in 1998, Marx His Time and Ours is a valuable contribution to the field of Sociology and Social Policy.


Principles of Economic Planning

by W. Arthur Lewis

Discussing the problems arising from a mixed economy, Principles of Economic Planning argues for a system of controls that combine and encourage the best features of laissez faire and state planning.

Chapters...