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Nordic Ways

by Debra Cagan & András Simonyi

The project Nordic Ways is a book of short insightful essays written by distinguished authors from all five countries representing a broad spectrum of Nordic life. The project features an impressive and august...


Lagom: The Swedish Art of Balanced Living

by Linnea Dunne

Step aside Hygge. Lagom is the new Scandi lifestyle trend taking the world by storm. This delightfully illustrated book gives you the lowdown on this transformative approach to life and examines how the lagom...


Geographies of Difference: Explorations in Northeast Indian Studies

by Mélanie Vandenhelsken, Meenaxi Barkataki-Ruscheweyh & Bengt G. Karlsson

This book rethinks Northeast India as a lived space, a centre of interconnections and unfolding histories, instead of an isolated periphery. Questioning dominant tropes and assumptions around the Northeast,...


Legal Pluralism and Indian Democracy: Tribal Conflict Resolution Systems in Northeast India

by Melvil Pereira, Bitopi Dutta & Binita Kakati

This book offers a multifaceted look at Northeast India and the customs and traditions that underpin its legal framework. The book:

  • charts the transition of traditions from colonial rule to present day, through...


Why Progressive Cities Fight Innovation

by Jared Meyer

Technology continues to unlock new ways for Americans to live and work. To illustrate these changes, this broadside explores the promise of online platforms such as Uber and Airbnb. Unfortunately, instead of...


The Cemeteries of New Orleans

by Peter B. Dedek

In The Cemeteries of New Orleans, Peter B. Dedek reveals the origins and evolution of the Crescent City’s world-famous necropolises, exploring both their distinctive architecture and their cultural impact....


Confronting Affirmative Action in Brazil

by Vânia Penha-Lopes

Using affirmative action to decrease racial inequality is the latest chapter of a long tradition of comparing Brazil and the United States with regard to race. Confronting Affirmative Action in Brazil: University...


Aid Paradoxes in Afghanistan: Building and Undermining the State

by Nematullah Bizhan

The relationship between aid and state building is highly complex and the effects of aid on weak states depend on donors' interests, aid modalities and the recipient's pre-existing institutional and socio-political...


China's Presence in the Middle East: The Implications of the One Belt, One Road Initiative

by Anoushiravan Ehteshami & Niv Horesh

Chinese President Xi Jinping's "One Belt, One Road" (OBOR) vision, heralded as an attempt to revive the pre-modern Silk Route, is intended to strengthen West Asia's economic links with China through ambitious...


Da'wa and Other Religions: Indian Muslims and the Modern Resurgence of Global Islamic Activism

by Matthew J. Kuiper

Da'wa, a concept rooted in the scriptural and classical tradition of Islam, has been dramatically re-appropriated in modern times across the Muslim world. Championed by a variety of actors in diverse contexts,...


Routledge Handbook of Mediterranean Politics

by Richard Gillespie & Frederic Volpi

The Mediterranean space, defined by a major sea, a large number of littoral countries and to some extent their hinterlands, is at the same time an interface between Europe, Africa and Asia. This brings complex...


Colombia: A Concise Contemporary History

by Germán R. Mejía, Michael J. LaRosa & Pamela S. Murray

This deeply informed and accessible book traces the history of Colombia thematically over the past two centuries. Michael J. LaRosa and Germán R. Mejía move beyond the common perception of a failed state to...


Just Managing?

by Mark O’Brien & Paul Kyprianou

The 'just about managing'. 'Hardworking families'. 'Alarm-clock Britain'. In recent years British political discourse has been filled with these slogans, as politicians claim to speak on behalf of families who...


Ismaili History and Intellectual Traditions

by Farhad Daftary

The Ismailis represent an important Shi?i Muslim community with rich intellectual and literary traditions. The complex history of the Ismailis dates back to the second/eighth century when they separated from...


Israel, the Arabs and Iran: International Relations and Status Quo, 2011-2016

by Ehud Eilam

Israel borders four states - Syria, Egypt, Jordan and Lebanon, and two entities - the Palestinian authority in the West Bank and Hamas in the Gaza stip. In recent years, despite incidents on the border with...


Gender, Poverty and Livelihood in the Eastern Himalayas

by Sanjoy Hazarika & Reshmi Banerjee

The Eastern Himalaya region covers a geographical area that spans five nations and has diverse landscapes, a multitude of ethnic groups and a rich variety of flora and fauna. The region is relatively poor in...


Alberta's Lower Athabasca Basin

by Brian M Ronaghan, Murray Lobb, Luc Bouchet & James A. Burns et al.

Over the past two decades, the oil sands region of northeastern Alberta has been the site of unprecedented levels of development. Alberta's Lower Athabasca Basin tells a fascinating story of how a catastrophic...


The Late Ottoman Empire and Egypt: Hybridity, Law and Gender

by Elizabeth H Shlala

Law and identification transgressed political boundaries in the nineteenth-century Levant. Over the course of the century, Italo-Levantines- elite and common- exercised?a strategy of?resilient hybridity whereby...


A History of Persian Navigation

by Hadi Hasan

This book, first published in 1928, is based on Chinese, Persian and Arabic sources, and provides the first scholarly account of the history of Persian maritime exploration.


Iraqi Kurdistan, the PKK and International Relations: Theory and Ethnic Conflict

by Hannes ?erny

Due to its primacy in explaining issues of war and peace in the international arena, the discipline of International Relations (IR) looms large in analyses of and responses to ethnic conflict in academia, politics...