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Improving Water Policy & Governance

by Cecilia Tortajada & Asit K. Biswas

Old forms of governance in both public and private sectors are becoming increasingly irrelevant because of rapidly changing conditions. Because of these changes, both governance processes and the scope of the...


Nigeria at Fifty - Obadare Society: The Nation in Narration

by Ebenezer Obadare & Wale Adebanwi

Nigeria, Africa's most populous and biggest democracy, celebrates her fiftieth year as an independent nation in October 2010. As the cliché states, 'As Nigeria goes, so goes Africa'. This book frames the socio-historical...


Democracy & Violence: Global Debates and Local Challenges

by John Schwarzmantel & Hendrik Jan Kraetzschmar

Illustrated most dramatically by the events of 9/11 and the subsequent 'war on terror', violence represents a challenge to democratic politics and to the establishment of liberal-democratic regimes. Liberal-democracies...


The Politics of Biofuels

by Saturnino M. Borras Jr., Philip McMichael & Ian Scoones

This book addresses key questions on biofuels within agrarian political economy, political sociology and political ecology. Contributions are based on fresh empirical materials from different parts of the world....


Lit, Migration & the 'War on Terror'

by Fiona Tolan, Stephen Morton & Anastasia Valassopoulos

This is a major new collection of essays on literary and cultural representations of migration and terrorism, the cultural impact of 9/11, and the subsequent 'war on terror'. The collection commences with analyses...


Cultural Studies of Transnationalis

by Handel Kashope Wright & Meaghan Morris

This book asks what 'transnationalism' might mean for Cultural Studies as an intellectual project shaped in vastly differing circumstances across the world. With contributions from scholars with experience of...


War, Peace and Progress in the 21st Century: Development, Violence and Insecurity

by Mark T. Berger & Heloise Weber

The history of development is one marked by insecurities, violence, and persistent conflict. It is not surprising, therefore, that development is now thought of as one of the central challenges of world politics....


Progress' in Zimbabwe?: The Past and Present of a Concept and a Country

by David Moore, Norma Kriger & Brian Raftopoulos

Zimbabwe's severe crisis - and a possible way out of it with a transitional government, and the new era for which it prepares the ground - demands a coherent scholarly response. 'Progress' can be employed as...


Ethnic Party Bans in Africa

by Matthijs Bogaards, Matthias Basedau & Christof Hartmann

In Sub-Saharan Africa, the spread of democracy since the 1990s has been accompanied by the proliferation of bans on ethnic political parties. A majority of constitutions in the region explicitly prohibit political...


Economic Patriotism in Open Economies

by Ben Clift & Cornelia Woll

The recent financial crisis has demonstrated that governments continuously seek to steer their economies rather than leaving them to free markets. Despite the ambitions of international economic cooperation,...


Arab Cultural Studies: History, Politics and the Popular

by Anastasia Valassopoulos

This book seeks to both showcase and further develop innovative research and debates on contemporary Arab cultural production. Popular culture in the form of cinema, popular music, literature, visual media and...


Rights, Cultures, Subjects and Citizens

by Susanne Brandtstädter, Peter Wade & Kath Woodward

This book questions the political logic of foregrounding cultural collectives in a world shaped by globalization and neoliberalization. Throughout the world, it is no longer only individuals, but increasingly...


Arab Revolutions and World Transformations

by Anna M Agathangelou & Nevzat Soguk

Stories about institutions and regimes that have failed us are echoing worldwide. This book critically engages the multiple uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) following the self-immolation...


Reflections on 1989 in Eastern Europe

by Terry Cox

This book presents a selection of recent research on the events and developments of 1989 in Eastern Europe. It offers a mix of detailed examinations of the events of 1989 in Eastern Europe, thoughtful and considered...


Development Policies of Central and Eastern European States: From Aid Recipients to Aid Donors

by Ond?ej Horký-Hluchá? & Simon Lightfoot

The states from Central and Eastern Europe that joined the EU in 2004 and 2007 provide a fascinating series of case studies for scholars interested in politics, IR and development studies. The interest comes...


Intersections of Crime and Terror

by James J.F. Forest

During the last ten years an increasing number of government and media reports, scholarly books and journal articles, and other publications have focused our attention on the expanded range of interactions between...


Beyond Shelter After Disaster: Practice, Process and Possibilities

by David Sanderson & Jeni Burnell

Providing shelter after a disaster is recognised as one of the most complex areas of humanitarian relief and recovery. Some aid agencies have stopped providing shelter altogether after bad experiences, while...


The New Enclosures: Critical Perspectives on Corporate Land Deals

by Ben White, Saturnino M. Borras Jr. & Ruth Hall

This collection explores the complex dynamics of corporate land deals from a broad agrarian political economy perspective, with a special focus on the implications for property and labour regimes, labour processes...


Rome: Empire of the Eagles, 753 BC Ad 476

by Neil Faulkner

The Roman Empire is widely admired as a model of civilisation. However, in this compelling new study Neil Faulkner argues that in fact, it was nothing more than a ruthless system of robbery and violence. War...


How Parliament Works 6th edition

by Robert Rogers & Rhodri Walters

Although Parliament is constantly in the news and televised daily, much of its work remains a mystery to outsiders and is sometimes perplexing even to its own members. This book provides a unique insight into...