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Environmental Policies: An International Review: An International Review

by Chris C. Park

The importance of the effective management of the natural environment has become vital over the past few decades. In different countries, varying policies are implemented by governments to manage the environment,...


The Encyclopedia of Codenames of World War II

by Christopher Chant

Codenames were a vital feature of World War II, serving as mental shorthand for those in the know, and obscuring the issues for those who were not. Codenames were used from the highest level, in the planning...


Rural Land-Use Planning in Developed Nations

by Paul Cloke

This edited collection, first published in 1989, provides a detailed analysis of rural land-use policies on a country-specific basis. Case studies include analyses of planning and legislation in Britain, The...


China's African Challenges

by Sarah Raine

China's relations with African nations have changed dramatically over the past decade. African oil now accounts for more than 30% of China's oil imports, and China is Africa's second-largest single-country trading...


Cinema, Memory, Modernity: The Representation of Memory from the Art Film to Transnational Cinema

by Russell J.A. Kilbourn

Since its inception, cinema has evolved into not merely a 'reflection' but an indispensable index of human experience - especially our experience of time's passage, of the present moment, and, most importantly...


The Crisis in Modern Social Psychology (Psychology Revivals): and how to end it

by Ian Parker

In the late 1960s a 'crisis' erupted in social psychology, with many social psychologists highly critical of the 'old paradigm', laboratory-experimental approach. Originally published in 1989, The Crisis in...


Energy and Security in the Caucasus

by Emmanuel Karagiannis

Any understanding of the complex politics of the post-Soviet Caucasus presupposes an understanding of the relationship between the transportation of Azerbaijan's oil, inter-state relations and ethnic conflicts....


The Cultural Life of Images: Visual Representation in Archaeology

by Brian Leigh Molyneaux

Pictures are often admired for their aesthetic merits but they are rarely treated as if they had as much to offer as the written word. They are often overlooked as objects of analysis themselves, and tend to...


Creative Imagination in the Sufism of Ibn 'Arabi

by Henry Corbin

Originally published in 1969, this volume emphasizes the differences between the exoteric and esoteric forms of Islam.


Problems and Planning in Third World Cities

by Michael Pacione

When this title was first published in 1981, growing concern for the future of cities and those who inhabited them, stimulated by trends in global urbanisation, had resulted in much emphasis being placed on...


There Ain't No Black in the Union Jack

by Paul Gilroy

A brilliant and explosive exploration of racial discourses, this text provided a powerful new direction for race relations in Britain and is still dynamite today.


Caliphs and their Non-Muslim Subjects: A Critical Study of the Covenant of 'Umar

by A S Tritton

Originally published in 1939.

After the death of Muhammad his community was ruled by three caliphs who kept their capital as Medina, the City of the Prophet. Under the rule of the caliphs those who did not confess...


The Management of Uncertainty: Learning from Chernobyl

by Angela Liberatore

This investigative analysis studies why key European countries responded differently to the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, and what can be learned from it.

The author details why the accident was defined differently...


City Fights: Debates on Urban Sustainability

by Susannah Hagan & Mark Hewitt

Within the concept of the 'sustainable city' nothing is fixed, mapped or agreed upon. To some, the term encompasses innovation, change and commitment to the future and to others it means preservation, conservatism...


Britain and Japan Vol II: Biographical Portraits

by Ian Nish

This second collection under the 'Biographical Portraits' title, incorporates a further 20 studies of key personalities, including Edmund Morel, pioneer railway builder in Meiji Japan, Alexander Shand, an important...


Japanese New Religions in the West

by Peter B. Clarke & Jeffrey Somers

An excellent and very timely update on an area seeing many recent developments.


Japan's Pseudo-Democracy

by Peter J. Herzog

Rocked by scandals and accusations that crucial decisions are made by non-elected officials, Japan has been called a democracy in name only. Is it?


Building Japan 1868-1876

by Richard Henry Brunton

Personal account of one of the Westerners who helped build modern Japan (see also study by Pedlar - also available from Curzon Press).


Italy's Many Diasporas

by Donna R. Gabaccia

This ambitious and theoretically innovative overview examines the social, cultural and economic integration of Italian migrants. It explores their complex identity and their relationship with their homeland....


World Directory of Environmental Organizations

by Thaddeus C. Trzyna & Julie Didion

A reference and sourcebook to the organizations involved in environmental and resource conservation in all parts of the world and to their activities. It describes over 2000 organizations and programmes in over...