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Marx and the End of Orientalism (Routledge Revivals)

by Bryan S. Turner

First published in 1978, this title analyses a range of problems that arise in the study of North Africa and the Middle East, bridging the gap between studies of Sociology, Islam, and Marxism. Both Sociology...


Democratic Transformation and the Vernacular Public Arena in India

by Taberez Ahmed Neyazi, Akio Tanabe & Shinya Ishizaka

Since the structural change in Indian society that began in the 1990s - the result of the liberalisation of the economy, devolution of power, and decentralisation of the government-an unprecedented, democratic...


Changing Social Attitudes Toward Disability: Perspectives from historical, cultural, and educational studies

by David Bolt

Whilst legislation may have progressed internationally and nationally for disabled people, barriers continue to exist, of which one of the most pervasive and ingrained is attitudinal. Social attitudes are often...


Climate Change Adaptation in Africa: An Historical Ecology

by Gufu Oba

In the context of growing global concerns about climate change, this book presents a regional and sub-continental synthesis of pastoralists' responses to past environmental changes and reflects on the lessons...


EU Foreign Policy, Transitional Justice and Mediation: Principle, Policy and Practice

by Laura Davis

This book analyses how the European Union translates its principles of peace and justice into policy and puts them into practice, particularly in societies in or emerging from violent conflict.

The European...


Geopolitics and Security in the Arctic: Regional dynamics in a global world

by Rolf Tamnes & Kristine Offerdal

Written by a group of leading experts on Artic affairs, this book offers a historically informed and comprehensive study of the geopolitics and security challenges of the Arctic.

The key aim of the work is to...


Understanding Aging and Diversity: Theories and Concepts

by Patricia Kolb

The demographic phenomena of increased life expectancy, increasing global population of older adults, and a larger number of older people as a proportion of the total population in nations throughout the world...


Gender, Globalization, and Violence: Postcolonial Conflict Zones

by Sandra Ponzanesi

This wide-ranging collection of essays elaborates on some of the most pressing issues in contemporary postcolonial society in their transition from conflict and contestation to dialogue and resolution. It explores...


Histories of Egyptology: Interdisciplinary Measures

by William Carruthers

Histories of Egyptology are increasingly of interest: to Egyptologists, archaeologists, historians, and others. Yet, particularly as Egypt undergoes a contested process of political redefinition, how do we write...


Negotiating Territoriality: Spatial Dialogues Between State and Tradition

by Allan Charles Dawson, Laura Zanotti & Ismael Vaccaro

This edited collection disrupts dominant narratives about space, states, and borders, bringing comparative ethnographic and geographic scholarship in conversation with one another to illuminate the varied ways...


Political Inequality in an Age of Democracy: Cross-national Perspectives

by Joshua Kjerulf Dubrow

The world has witnessed the creation of new democracies and the maturing of old ones. Yet, everywhere there is democracy, there is also political inequality. Voices of everyday folk struggle to be heard; often,...


Long-Term Imprisonment and Human Rights

by Kirstin Drenkhahn, Manuela Dudeck & Frieder Dünkel

Prisons and imprisonment have become a commonplace topic in popular culture as the setting and rationale for fiction and documentaries and most people seem to have a clear notion of what it is like in prison,...


Time, Memory, and the Politics of Contingency

by Smita A. Rahman

In recent years, there has been an increased attention to temporality in political theory, and such attention is sorely needed. For too long political theory, with the exception of occasional phenomenological...


Crimes of Globalization

by Dawn L Rothe & David O. Friedrichs

This book addresses immensely consequential crimes in the world today that, to date, have been almost wholly neglected by students of crime and criminal justice: crimes of globalization. This term refers to...


Health Care Policy and Opinion in the United States and Canada

by Richard Nadeau, Eric Belanger & François Pétry

Heated debate surrounds the topic of health care in both the US and in Canada. In each country, these debates are based in some measure on perceptions about health care in their neighboring country. The perceptions...


Writing the City in British Asian Diasporas

by Sean McLoughlin, William Gould & Ananya Jahanara Kabir

In 1962, the Commonwealth Immigrants Act hastened the process of South Asian migration to postcolonial Britain. Half a decade later, now is an opportune moment to revisit the accumulated writing about the diasporas...


Continuity and Change in Sub-Saharan African Demography

by Clifford O. Odimegwu & John Kekovole

This book offers an in-depth African perspective to the major issues in demographic discourse in sub-Saharan Africa. It provides comprehensive analysis of sub-Saharan African censuses, profiling demographic...


American Exceptionalism and the Remains of Race: Multicultural Exorcisms

by Edmund Fong

In contemporary American political culture, claims of American exceptionalism and anxieties over its prospects have resurged as an overarching theme in national political discourse. Yet never very far from such...


China's Evolving Industrial Policies and Economic Restructuring

by Zheng Yongnian & Sarah Y. Tong

In the past three decades, China has successfully transformed itself from an extremely poor economy to the world's second largest economy. The country's phenomenal economic growth has been sustained primarily...


The Security Council as Global Legislator

by Vesselin Popovski & Trudy Fraser

Security Council resolutions have undergone an important evolution over the last two decades. While continuing its traditional role of determining state-specific threats to peace and engaging accordingly in...