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Restructuring 'Korea Inc.': Financial Crisis, Corporate Reform, and Institutional Transition

by Ha Joon Chang & Jang-Sup Shin

The 1997 South Korean financial crisis not only shook the country itself but also sent shock waves through the financial world at large. This impressive book critically assesses the conventional wisdom surrounding...


Social and Economic Policies in Korea: Ideas, Networks and Linkages

by Dong-Myeon Shin

The sustained remarkable economic growth in the East Asian countries - Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore - has brought about a great deal of debate over the role of the state in the market...


Managing Animals in New Guinea: Preying the Game in the Highlands

by Paul Sillitoe

Managing Animals in New Guinea analyzes the place of animals in the lives of New Guinea Highlanders. Looking at issues of zoological classification, hunting of wild animals and management of domesticated ones,...


Manager Empowerment in China: Political Implications of Rural Industrialisation in the Reform Era

by Ray Yep

Institutional changes in rural China caused by the economic reforms of the post-Mao era have led to a new pattern of state-society interaction in the rural polity. Central to this is the spectacular rise of...


Shakespeare, the Movie II: Popularizing the Plays on Film, TV, Video and DVD

by Richard Burt & Lynda E. Boose

Following on from the phenomenally successful Shakespeare, The Movie, this volume brings together an invaluable new collection of essays on cinematic Shakespeares in the 1990s and beyond. Shakespeare, The Movie...


Race to Commercialize Biotechnology: Molecules, Market and the State in Japan and the Us

by Steven Collins

This comparative study looks at the early development of biotechnology in the US and Japan. Drawing on primary and secondary sources it traces the historical roots of recombinant DNA technology, discusses the...


Negotiating Ethnicity in China: Citizenship as a Response to the State

by Chih-Yu Shih

This challenging study brings together anthropology and political science to examine how ethnic minorities are constructed by the state, and how they respond to such constructions.

Disclosing endless mini negotiations...


Encyclopaedia of Race and Ethnic Studies

by ELLIS CASHMORE

Developed from the critically acclaimed and commercially successful Dictionary of Race and Ethnic Relations, now in its fourth edition, Encyclopedia of Race and Ethnic Studies has been assembled by a world-class...


Omphalos, 1857

by Philip Gosse

Gosse argued that fossils are not really the remains of creatures which existed. God had created the world in six days, but had made it look like it was already ancient, complete with the remains of non-existent...


Good Governance in the Middle East Oil Monarchies

by Martin Hetherington & Tom Pierre Najem

The concept of 'good governance' is of increasing importance, and is used by international organizations to ensure reasonable conformity to high standards in states which participate in the global trading regime...


Iran's Persian Gulf Policy: From Khomeini to Khatami

by Dr Christin Marschall

This book examines the foreign policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran towards the states of the Persian Gulf from 1979 to 1998. It covers perceptions Iranians and Arabs have of each other, Islamic revolutionary...


Heroin Addiction and 'The British System': Volume I Origins and Evolution

by Michael Gossop & John Strang

The British system of dealing with drug addiction is notable for its flexibility and its capacity to adapt to changing circumstances. Because of this it has attracted considerable international interest, although...


International Intervention in the Balkans Since 1995

by Peter Siani-Davies

This volume offers an analysis of the activities of the international community in the Balkans since the 1995 Dayton Agreement. There has been substantial investment in the region but so far the gains have been...


Hong Kong in Transition: One Country, Two Systems

by Robert Ash, Peter Ferdinand & Brian Hook

Hong Kong in Transition offers a perspective on the exceptional constitutional and administrative experiment that has been taking place in Hong Kong, based on a substantial period under Chinese rule. There have...


Chinese Physician: Wang Ji and the Stone Mountain Medical Case Histories

by Joanna Grant

A Chinese Physician is the portrait of a 16th century medical writer and clinical practitioner. Drawing on socio-economic/biographic, textual, and gender analysis along side a variety of sources, from hagiographical...


Europeanisation & the Transformation of States: Comparing Nordic Central Governments

by Bengt Jacobsson, Per Lægreid & Ove K. Pedersen

This book investigates what happens to an organized political unit when it becomes part of a larger entity and, in particular, how increased European integration and the tentative moves towards a transnational...


Federalism and the Dictatorship of Power in Russia

by Mikhail Stoliarov

Stoliarov presents an analysis of the historical traditions and distinctive features of modern Russian federalism. He reviews the state of affairs in today's Russia as it strives to become a federal democracy...


Shamans/Neo-Shamans: Ecstasies, Alternative Archaeologies and Contemporary Pagans

by Robert J. Wallis

In popular culture, such diverse characters as occultist Aleister Crowley, Doors musician Jim Morrison, and performance artist Joseph Beuys have been called shamans. In anthropology, on the other hand, shamanism...


Soviet Music and Society Under Lenin and Stalin: The Baton and Sickle

by Neil Edmunds

This book investigates the place of music in Soviet society during the eras of Lenin and Stalin. It examines the different strategies adopted by composers and musicians in their attempts to carve out careers...


Land Tenure, Conservation and Development in Southeast Asia

by Peter Eaton

This book examines the relationship between land tenure, conservation and rural development in the context of the Southeast Asian archipelago. In particular, it is concerned with people living in and around...