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Religion and Biography in China and Tibet

by Benjamin Penny

The Chinese and Tibetan traditions value biography as a primary historiographical and literary genre. This volume analyses biographies as texts, taking seriously the literary turn in historical and religious...


The Origins of Islamic Law: The Qur'an, the Muwatta' and Madinan Amal

by Yasin Dutton

This book considers the methods used to derive the judgements of the law from the Qur'an, demonstrating in detail the various methods used, both linguistic and otherwise, in interpreting the legal verses.


Islamic Art Collections: An International Survey

by Karin Adahl

An annotated index and general orientation of Islamic art collections in museums, libraries, other institutions and on private hands. Includes a short description of each collection, its main characteristics,...


Global Media: The Television Revolution in Asia

by James D. White

This book is about the processes of globalization, demonstrated through a comparative study of three television case histories in Asia. Also illustrated are different approaches to providing television services...


Liberalism and War: The Victors and the Vanquished

by Andrew Williams

Military power is now the main vehicle for regime change. The US army has been used on more than 30 different occasions in the post-Cold War world compared with just 10 during the whole of the Cold War era....


Southeast Asian Paper Tigers

by K. S. Jomo

This important collection is a timely contribution to the debate on the Asian financial crisis. With chapters written by well-established international experts in Asian economics, this book constitutes a finely...


China Threat: Perceptions Myths

by Herbert Yee & Ian Storey

Since the end of the Cold War, one of the most significant debates in international relations has been the question of whether the rise of China as a major economic, political and military power will be a force...


Macroeconomic Policies and Poverty

by Ashoka Mody & Catherine Pattillo

In this volume, world-renowned contributors, including Martin Ravallion, Michael Kremer and Robert Townsend, deal with the institutional characteristics of poverty resulting from the time pattern of aid, the...


Challenging Authoritarian Rule - SEA NIP

by Ariel Heryanto & Sumit K. Mandal

Challenging Authoritarianism in Southeast Asia is one of the first substantial comparative studies of contemporary Indonesia and Malaysia, homes to the world's largest Muslim population. Following the collapse...


Testing Women, Testing the Fetus: The Social Impact of Amniocentesis in America

by Rayna Rapp

Rich with the voices and stories of participants, these touching, firsthand accounts examine how women of diverse racial, ethnic, class and religious backgrounds perceive prenatal testing, the most prevalent...


National Security in the Information Age

by Emily O. Goldman

As the activities of individuals, organizations, and nations increasingly occur in cyberspace, the security of those activities is becoming a growing concern. Political, economic and military leaders must manage...


National Security in the Information Age

by Emily O. Goldman

As the activities of individuals, organizations, and nations increasingly occur in cyberspace, the security of those activities is becoming a growing concern. Political, economic and military leaders must manage...


Towards a Critique of Foucault: Foucault, Lacan and the Question of Ethics.

by Mike Gane

The work of Michel Foucault, one of the most influential of modern French social theorists and philosophers, has had a dramatic and far-reaching effect on many disciplines. The essays in this reissued collection,...


The Nature of the Operations of Modern Armies

by V.K. Triandafillov & Jacob W. Kipp

V.K. Triandafillov's 1929 book seeks to link theory and practoice by using past experience to comprehend future combat.


Realism: Restatements and Renewal

by Benjamin Frankel

Realism has been the subject of critical scrutiny for some time and this examination aims to identify and define its strengths and shortcomings, making a contribution to the study of international relations....


Women and Domestic Violence: An Interdisciplinary Approach

by Lynette Feder

You can come to understand the nature, causes, consequences, and treatments for domestic violence!In reading Women and Domestic Violence: An Interdisciplinary Approach, you'll come to see the need for a more...


Third World in the First: Development and Indigenous Peoples

by Elspeth Young

European colonisation has marginalised the `first peoples' in industrialised countries such as Australia and Canada. In remote regions, still the homes of large Aboriginal, Indian and Inuit populations, this...


Gender and Groupwork

by Marcia Cohen & Audrey Mullender

Based on practice experience in both the UK and the USA, Gender and Groupwork brings together the best of groupwork knowledge, skills and values in a true transatlantic partnership.


Sport Matters: Sociological Studies of Sport, Violence and Civilisation

by Eric Dunning

1999 North American Society for the Sociology of Sport Annual Book Award

Sport Matters offers a comprehensive introduction to the study of modern sport from a sociological perspective. It covers such topics...


Social and Political Thought of Noam Chomsky

by Alison Edgley

The Social and Political Thought of Noam Chomsky questions Chomsky's claim not to have a theory about the relationship between human beings and their society other than that which 'can be written on the back...