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The Canadian General Election of 1997

by Alan Frizzell & Jon H. Pammett

The Canadian General Election of 1997 is a study of the key aspects of the campaign and the election itself. In addition to analyzing each party's campaign, authors examine the role of the media, pollsters,...


Handbook on Social Stratification in the BRIC Countries: Change and Perspective

by K L SHARMA & CELI SCALON

Along with the fast growing economy, the term “BRICs” was coined to represent the newly emerging countries — Brazil, Russia, India and China. The enhanced economy in these countries has largely improved...


How to Be Danish: A Journey to the Cultural Heart of Denmark

by Patrick Kingsley

Denmark is the country of the moment. Recently named the happiest nation in the world, it’s the home of The Killing and Noma, the world’s best (and most eccentric) restaurant. We wear their sweaters, watch...


Women in Early Imperial China

by Bret Hinsch

Recognized as the leading work in the field, this introductory survey offers the first sustained history of women in the early imperial era. Now in a revised edition that incorporates the latest scholarship...


Spanish Women Travelers at Home and Abroad, 1850-1920: From Tierra del Fuego to the Land of the Midnight Sun

by Jennifer Jenkins Wood

Spanish Women Travelers acquaints English-speaking readers with the travel writings of eleven extraordinary women, Emilia Pardo Bazán, Carmen de Burgos, Rosario de Acuña, Carolina Coronado, Emilia Serrano,...


Sufis and Anti-Sufis: The Defence, Rethinking and Rejection of Sufism in the Modern World

by Elizabeth Sirriyeh

Despite its continuing appeal in the Muslim world, Sufism has faced fierce challenges in the last 250 years. This volume assesses the evolution of anti-Sufism since the middle of the eighteenth century and Sufi...


A New Zealand Book of Beasts: Animals in Our Culture, History and Everday Life

by Annie Potts, Philip Armstrong & Deidre Brown

Touching on indigenous Maori relationships with the now-extinct, flightless moa; the attitudes of Pakeha, or European, settlers toward sheep; the iconography of whales and dolphins; the problems of pest-control;...


High Rise Stories: Voices from Chicago Public Housing

by Audrey Petty

In the gripping first-person accounts of High Rise Stories, former residents of Chicago’s iconic public housing projects describe life in the now-demolished high-rises. These stories of community, displacement,...


The Teaching and Study of Islam in Western Universities

by Paul Morris, William Shepard & Paul Trebilco

Public interest in the religion of Islam and in Muslim communities in recent years has generated an impetus for Western Universities to establish an array of Institutes and programs dedicated to the study of...


Non State Actors in the Middle East: Factors for Peace and Democracy

by Galia Golan & Walid Salem

As the recent revolutions in the Middle East have demonstrated, civil society in this part of the world is on the move. The increasingly important role of non-state actors - a phenomenon of globalization- has...


The Ba'th and the Creation of Modern Syria

by David Roberts

This book traces the development of modern Syria focusing on the contribution of the Ba'th party and Ba'thist ideology. It examines the roots of the Ba'th in the intellectual ferment of the 1940s and charts...


The Soviet Union and Syria

by Efraim Karsh

This Chatham House Paper examines the nature of Soviet relations with Syria, assessing the commitments made and the gains reaped by Moscow and Damascus in the economic, military and political spheres. After...


Syria 1945-1986: Politics and Society

by Derek Hopwood

Syria has often lacked sympathetic observers. This book tries to interpret the country and its people in terms of how they see their own history and of what they are trying to achieve. More than a political...


Syria Under Assad (RLE Syria): Domestic Constraints and Regional Risks

by Moshe Maoz & Avner Yaniv

One of the most striking recent developments in the modern Middle East has been the transformation of Syria under Hafez al-Assad from a weak, vulnerable and internally divided state to a leading regional power....


Islamism and the West: From "Cultural Attack" to "Missionary Migrant"

by Uriya Shavit

Offering a unique analysis of Islamist ideology, Islamism and the West attempts to explain how- and why-mainstream Islamist leaders have, for the past century, developed and canonized theories which depict theWest...


Postcolonialism and Islam: Theory, Literature, Culture, Society and Film

by Geoffrey Nash, Kathleen Kerr-Koch & Sarah Hackett

With a focus on the areas of theory, literature, culture, society and film, this collection of essays examines, questions and broadens the applicability of Postcolonialism and Islam from a multifaceted and cross-disciplinary...


Sobriety & Mirth

by Colville

First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Clash of Identities: Explorations in Israeli and Palestinian Societies

by Baruch Kimmerling

By revisiting the past hundred years of shared Palestinian and Jewish-Israeli history, Baruch Kimmerling reveals surprising relations of influence between a stateless indigenous society and the settler-immigrants...


The Struggle for Jerusalem's Holy Places

by Wendy Pullan, Maximilian Sternberg & Lefkos Kyriacou

The Struggle for Jerusalem's Holy Places investigates the role of architecture and urban identity in relation to the political economy of the city and its wider state context seen through the lens of the holy...


Asianism and the Politics of Regional Consciousness in Singapore

by Leong Yew

Over the last two decades, Singapore has undergone a substantial degree of 'Asianization'. Apart from participating in the Asian values debate of the 1990s, re-visioning itself as 'New Asia' and a global-Asian...