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Regional Development in China: States, Globalization and Inequality

by Yehua Dennis Wei

This study systematically examines uneven regional development in China, focusing on three central agents: the foreign investor, the state and the region. Wei's findings have important implications for theories...


A Handbook for Action Research in Health and Social Care

by Carol Munn-Giddings & Richard Winter

Action research is a form of research closely linked to practice which can readily be undertaken by practitioners and service users. This handbook offers a comprehensive guide to action research as a strategy...


A Handbook of Media and Communication Research: Qualitative and Quantitative Methodologies

by Klaus Bruhn Jensen

This title offers a comprehensive review of earlier research and a set of guidelines for how to think about, plan, and carry out studies of media and communications. An essential reference work for students...


Political Research: An Introduction

by Lisa Harrison

An excellent starting point for those new to the area of Research Methods, this work assumes no prior knowledge of the subject and sets out the key issues involved in doing research in politics.


The Routledge Dictionary of Anthropologists

by Gerald Gaillard

This detailed and comprehensive guide provides biographical information on the most influential and significant figures in world anthropology, from the birth of the discipline in the nineteenth century to the...


Evidence-Based Patient Handling: Techniques and Equipment

by Pat Alexander, Emma Crumpton & Brian Fletcher

Providing care and treatment for patients usually requires moving and handling activities associated with high rates of back injuries. The personal and financial cost of back pain and injuries to health staff...


Social Work and Social Care

by Lester Parrott

Social Work and Social Care uses social policy analysis to investigate the current policy conflicts and dilemmas for social work students and professionals.


Cyberfeminism and Artificial Life

by Sarah Kember

Examining the construction, manipulation and re-definition of life in contemporary technoscientific culture, this book aims to re-focus concern on the ethics rather than on the 'nature' of artificial life.


National-Cultural Autonomy and Its Contemporary Critics

by Ephraim Nimni

In his seminal essay 'Staat und Nation' ('State and Nation') Karl Renner presents his model for national-cultural autonomy, with a two-tier system of government that devolves considerable non-territorial autonomy...


The Future of North Korea

by Tsuneo Akaha

This volume explores the possibility of North Korea's'soft-landing' as the most desirable outcome on the Korean Peninsula. The collection of essays by noted students of Asian security examines the perspectives...


Developmentalism and Dependency in Southeast Asia: The Case of the Automotive Industry

by Jason P. Abbott

This book provides a detailed cross-country study of the automotive industry in South East Asia. Abbott argues that, contrary to prevailing opinion, the diffusion of manufacturing in the Asia-Pacific has been...


Ethnonationalism in the Contemporary World: Walker Connor and the Study of Nationalism

by Daniele Conversi

In Ethnonationalism in the Contemporary World, world-renowned scholars employ various aspects of Connor's work to explicate the recent upsurge of nationalism on a global scale. In keeping with the growing awareness...


Issues and Methods in Comparative Politics: An Introduction

by Todd Landman

Explores the importance of comparative politics, discusses different comparative methods, investigates the big issues of today and looks forward to the key challenges for comparative politics over the next century....


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...


The 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...