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Mysteries of Police and Crime

by Arthur George Frederick Griffiths

CRIME is the transgression by individuals of rules made by the community. Wrong-doing may be either intentional or accidental—a wilful revolt against law, or a lapse through ignorance of it. Both are punishable...


Obsidian Reflections: Symbolic Dimensions of Obsidian in Ancient Mesoamerica

by David M. Carballo & Marc N. Levine

Departing from the political economy perspective taken by the vast majority of volumes devoted to Mesoamerican obsidian, Obsidian Reflections is an examination of obsidian's sociocultural dimensions—particularly...


Insignia of Rank in the Nahua World: From the Fifteenth to the Seventeenth Century

by Justvna Olko

In this significant work, Olko reconstructs the repertory of insignia of rank and the contexts and symbolic meanings of their use, along with their original terminology, among the Nahuatl-speaking communities...


Space-Time Perspectives on Early Colonial Moquegua

by Prudence M. Rice

In this rich study of the construction and reconstruction of a colonized landscape, Prudence M. Rice takes an implicit political ecology approach in exploring encounters of colonization in Moquegua, a small...


India's Doctrine Puzzle: Limiting War in South Asia

by Ali Ahmed

The balance of power in South Asia is tenuous. Neighbouring states with nuclear arsenal pose a serious threat in times of conflict and the danger of escalation into a nuclear holocaust in South are ever-present....


Fire Phone: Out of the Box: A get-started-now guide to Firefly, Mayday, Dynamic Perspective, and other new features

by Brian Sawyer

Dive straight into hot Fire phone features you won’t find in any other device—like Firefly, Mayday, and Dynamic Perspective—with this concise hands-on guide. You probably already know how to call, text,...


Studying the Agency of Being Governed

by Stina Hansson, Sofie Hellberg & Maria Stern

This edited volume seeks to provide guidance on how we can approach questions of governing and agency-particularly those who endeavour to embark on grounded empirical research- by rendering explicit some key...


Patriotism in East Asia

by Jun-Hyeok Kwak & Koichiro Matsuda

Current territorial disputes between the Northeast Asian countries have stimulated a resurgence of bellicose nationalism, and threaten to upset recent efforts to achieve regional cooperation and economic integration...


Realising Rights: How Regional Organisations Socialise Human Rights

by Mathew Davies

This book presents the hitherto unstudied variety of ways that human rights socialisation is attempted in the context of regional organisations, arguing that existing conceptual accounts of this phenomenon need...


Religion and Psychotherapy in Modern Japan

by Christopher Harding, Iwata Fumiaki & Yoshinaga Shin'ichi

Since the late nineteenth century, religious ideas and practices in Japan have become increasingly intertwined with those associated with mental health and healing. This relationship developed against the backdrop...


Rhetoric and the Decolonization and Recolonization of East Timor

by David Hicks

By the end of the 1960s the process of decolonization had practically run its course in Southeast Asia. One exception, however, was tiny Portuguese Timor, where notions of self-determination and independence...


Gender Roles in Ireland: Three Decades of Attitude Change

by Margret Fine-Davis

Gender Roles in Ireland: three decades of attitude change documents changing attitudes toward the role of women in Ireland from 1975 to 2005, a key period of social change in this society. The book presents...


Business and Human Rights in South East Asia: Risk and the Regulatory Turn

by Mahdev Mohan & Cynthia Morel

Business and human rights has emerged as a distinct field within the corporate governance movement. The endorsement by the United Nations Human Rights Council of a new set of Guiding Principles for Business...


The South China Sea Maritime Dispute: Political, Legal and Regional Perspectives

by Leszek Buszynski & Christopher B. Roberts

The South China Sea is a major strategic waterway for trade and oil shipments to Japan, Korea as well as southern China. It has been the focus of a maritime dispute which has continued now for over six decades,...


Genre and the (Post-)Communist Woman: Analyzing Transformations of the Central and Eastern European Female Ideal

by Florentina C.Andreescu & Michael J. Shapiro

This work is a critical intervention into the archive of female identity; it reflects on the ways in which the Central and Eastern European female ideal was constructed, represented, and embodied in communist...


Literary Subterfuge and Contemporary Persian Fiction: Who Writes Iran?

by Mohammad Mehdi Khorrami

The main focus of Literary Subterfuge and Contemporary Persian Fiction is to identify components and elements which define Persian modernist fiction, placing an emphasis on literary concepts and devices which...


Arab Regionalism: A Post-Structural Perspective

by Silvia Ferabolli

Arab regionalism details and examines the power relations involved in the making of an Arab region.

On an empirical level, this book concentrates on the drawing of topographic and ideational boundaries in the...


The Islamic Republic of Iran: Reflections on an Emerging Economy

by Jahangir Amuzegar

This title provides an in depth study of Iran's post 1979 Revolution economy under the Islamic Republic, with new material and related journal articles combined under one roof in a novel and reader friendly...


Democracy and Transparency in the Indian State: The Making of the Right to Information Act

by Prashant Sharma

The enactment of the national Right to Information (RTI) Act in 2005 has been produced, consumed, and celebrated as an important event of democratic deepening in India both in terms of the process that led to...


Politics in Emotion: The Song of Telangana

by Himadeep Muppidi

The work focuses on a subaltern local sovereignty movement called "Telangana" in India. Over the last ten years, this movement has engaged in a massive political mobilization, including strikes, rallies, work...