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  • Decentralisation, Corruption and Social Capitalby Sten Widmalm

    SAGE India 2008; US$ 49.95

    This book provides fresh perspectives and insights on what may be the world’s. largest ongoing decentralisation reforms—the Panchayat Raj reforms in India—and. presents unique empirical material from Madhya Pradesh and Kerala. Comparative. perspectives and references to historical cases from around the world are used. to show how decentralisation... more...

  • Kashmir in Comparative Perspectiveby Sten Widmalm

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 178.00

    This book investigates the factors that led to the breakdown of democracy and the rise of violent separatism in Jammu and Kashmir in the 1980s, and how the risk of a large-scale war has grown in South Asia in the 1990s. Solutions to this conflict need to be based on knowledge about what caused it as well as perspectives on why this conflict is so particularly... more...

  • China in Search of a Harmonious Societyby Guo And Guo

    Lexington Books 2008; US$ 34.99

    This edited volume examines the new concept of 'building harmonious society' proposed by the Chinese leadership under Hu Jintao, its important implications for the future of Chinese political development, and some major issues and questions in China's academic and public debate on the search for a harmonious society. more...

  • Neutrality in Twentieth-Century Europeby Rebecka Lettevall; Geert Somsen; Sven Widmalm

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 140.00

    Whether in science or in international politics, neutrality has sometimes been promoted, not only as a viable political alternative but as a lofty ideal ? in politics by nations proclaiming their peacefulness, in science as an underpinning of epistemology, in journalism and other intellectual pursuits as a foundation of a professional ethos. Time... more...

  • Cultural Nationalism in Contemporary Chinaby Yingjie Guo

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 195.00

    In the vast majority of literature on 'Chinese nationalism' the distinction between nation and state is rarely made, consequently nationalism usually appears as loyalty to the state rather than identification with the nation. Yet, since 1989, both the official configuration of the nation and the state's monopolized right to name the nation have come... more...

  • State and Society in China's Democratic Transitionby Xiaoqin Guo

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 163.00

    This study aims to fill the gap in the existing literature on China's Democratic development, by presenting a comprehensive and detailed examination of the key factors that have created and sustained state domination over society in China. more...

  • Cross-Border Resource Managementby Rongxing Guo

    Elsevier Science 2005; US$ 185.00

    This essay is about the management of natural and environmental resources in cross-border areas. It explores a group of geographical, political, legal, economic and cultural factors that arise when political units (such as sovereign countries, dependent states and other administrative units) seek to utilize natural and environmental resources efficiently... more...

  • Quality improvementby Kiristinal Guo

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2004; US$ 199.00

    Voluntary organisations are an integral part of community care, and the available research indicates the value of their social support role. However, surprisingly little is known about the forms and functions of this support, or the links to the formal support provided by the National Health Service (NHS), so hampering quality improvements. Therefore,... more...

  • Twenty Fragments of a Ravenous Youthby Xiaolu Guo

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 14.00

    The latest novel from Orange Prize finalist Xiaolu Guo is the enchantingly comic story of a young Chinese woman's life as a film extra in hyper-modern, tumultuous Beijing.Though twenty-one-year-old Fenfang Wang has traveled 1,800 miles to seek her fortune in urban Beijing, she is ill-prepared for what greets her: a Communist regime that has outworn... more...

  • A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Loversby Xiaolu Guo

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.95

    Language and love collide in this inventive novel of a young Chinese woman's journey to the West and her attempts to understand the language, and the man, she adores.Zhuang ? or ?Z,? to tongue-tied foreigners ? has come to London to study English, but finds herself adrift, trapped in a cycle of cultural gaffes and grammatical mishaps. Then she meets... more...