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Local Communities and Post-Communist Transformation: Czechoslovakia, the Czech Republic and Slovakia

by Simon Smith

Post-communist transformation in the former Soviet bloc has had a profound effect, not just in the political and economic sphere, but on all aspects of life. Although a great deal has been written about transformation,...


Self-Care: Embodiment, Personal Autonomy and the Shaping of Health Consciousness

by Christopher Ziguras

This book examines the widespread cultural and political consequences of the proliferation of popular health advice. It provides a key theoretical contribution to the sociological study of health and embodiment...


Development and Structural Change in Asia-Pacific: Globalising Miracles or the End of a Model?

by Martin Andersson & Christer Gunnarsson

The authors consider how the Asia-Pacific economies have developed since the financial crises and highlight two inter-related themes: the effect of global forces on the national Asian economies and the different...


The Politics of GM Food: A Comparative Study of the UK, USA and Eu

by Dave Toke

'Why have GM Foods become so controversial? Comparing GM food politics in the US, Britain, and the European Union, Toke draws on insights from discourse analysis to help explain this basic political struggle...


Asia and Europe: The Development and Different Dimensions of Asem

by Lay Hwee Yeo

This book provides a systematic and thorough examination of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) process which brings together the fifteen EU member states, the European Commission and ten East and Southeast Asian...


News and Journalism in the UK

by McNair

News and Journalism in the UK is an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the political, economic and regulatory environments of press and broadcast journalism in Britain and Northern Ireland.

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European Governance & Supranational Institutions: Making States Comply

by Jonas Tallberg

This book examines the influence of the European Commission and the European Court of Justice in the political and legal enforcement of member state compliance in the EU. The authors show how the EU's supranational...


Global Governmentality: Governing International Spaces

by Wendy Larner & William Walters

Foucault's thoughts on governmentality have made a significant impact on the studies of power and governance in modern societies. However, most studies of governmentality confine themselves to the exploration...


Genetic Databases: Socio-Ethical Issues in the Collection and Use of DNA

by Oonagh Corrigan & Richard Tutton

Genetic Databases offers a timely analysis of the underlying tensions, contradictions and limitations of the current regulatory frameworks for, and policy debates about, genetic databases. Drawing on original...


Learning from Comparative Public Policy: A Practical Guide

by Richard Rose

This textbook offers a fresh approach to the study of comparative politics and public policy. Instead of concentrating on why countries differ, Learning From Comparative Public Policy explores how countries...


Labour, Politics and the State in Industrialising Thailand

by Andrew Brown

In this book Brown argues that workers in East and Southeast Asia are significant actors in political change. Critically examining the themes of labour weakness, political exclusion and insignificance of 'class...


North Korea: A Guide to Economic and Political Developments

by Ian Jeffries

There is much intense interest in North Korea at present. This partly arises from questions about Korea's nuclear capability and intentions, and about the extent to which North Korea may be viewed as 'a rogue...


Ben-Ami Shillony - Collected Writings

by Ben-Ami Shillony

This volume of the Collected Writings of Modern Western Scholars on Japan brings together the work of Ben-Ami Shillony on modern history, crisis and culture, Japan and the Jews.


Case Studies on Human Rights in Japan

by Roger Goodman & Ian Neary

Japanese society is often referred to as an example of a homogeneous culture moderated by an ethos of groupism. Yet often enough homogeneity is its own worst enemy as norms are required and enforced at the centre...


The Samurai: A Military History

by Stephen Turnbull

First published in 1977, The Samurai has long since become a standard work of reference. It continues to be the most authoritative work on samurai life and warfare published outside Japan. Set against the background...


Hugh Cortazzi - Collected Writings

by Hugh Cortazzi

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Environment and Social Theory

by John Barry

Written in an engaging and accessible manner by one of the leading scholars in his field, Environment and Social Theory, completed revised and updated with two new chapters, is an indispensable guide to the...


Urban Development in Post-Reform China: State, Market, and Space

by Fulong Wu, Jiang Xu & Anthony Gar-On Yeh

Radically reoriented under market reform, Chinese cities present both the landscapes of the First and Third World, and are increasingly playing a critical role in the country's economic development. Yet, radical...


Museum Management and Marketing

by Richard Sandell & Robert R. Janes

Drawing together a selection of high quality, intellectually robust and stimulating articles on both theoretical and practice-based developments in the field, this Reader investigates the closely linked areas...


Environmental Hazards: Assessing Risk and Reducing Disaster

by Keith Smith

The expanded fifth edition of Environmental Hazards provides a balanced overview of all the major rapid-onset events that threaten people and what they value in the twenty-first century. It integrates cutting-edge...