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  • In Search of Better Governance in South Asia and Beyondby

    Springer New York 2013; US$ 179.00

    The pursuit for better governance has assumed center stage in developmental discourse as well as reform initiatives of all organizations working for the public welfare, and includes such issues as service delivery and responding to citizens? needs and demands. In the era of globalization, multilevel and new modes of governance are changing the traditional... more...

  • Zivilgesellschaft in Subsahara Afrikaby

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2014; US$ 39.99

    Der ?arabische Frühling? hat vielfaches und überraschtes Erstaunen über die Kraft zivilgesellschaftlicher politischer Arbeit in Nordafrika ausgelöst. So unbemerkt wie das Pulverfass in Nordafrika entstand, so unbeachtet scheinen vielerorts auch die gesellschaftspolitischen Dynamiken in den Ländern südlich der Sahara zu sein. Die Wahrnehmung politischer... more...

  • The Evolution and History of Human Populations in South Asiaby

    Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 129.00

    South Asia is home to a diverse range of prehistoric and contemporary cultures that include foragers, pastoralists, and farmers. In this book, archaeologists, biological anthropologists, geneticists and linguists are brought together in order to provide a comprehensive account of the history and evolution of human populations residing in the subcontinent.... more...

  • In the Direction of the Gulfby Mordechai Abir; Aryeh Yodfat

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 190.00

    This text analyzes the USSR's interest in the countries of the Persian Gulf. The book places such interest within the context of the USSR's relations with the Arab world and the complexities of power politics. more...

  • A History of Modern Iranby Ervand Abrahamian

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 24.00

    A radical reappraisal of Iran's modern history, tracing its traumatic journey across the twentieth century. more...

  • The Coupby Ervand Abrahamian

    The New Press 2013; US$ 19.95

    In August 1953, the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency orchestrated the swift overthrow of Iran?s democratically elected leader and installed Muhammad Reza Shah Pahlavi in his place. Over the next twenty-six years, the United States backed the unpopular, authoritarian shah and his secret police; in exchange, it reaped a share of Iran?s oil wealth and... more...

  • Unmasking Administrative Evilby Guy Adams; Danny Balfour

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    The modern age with its emphasis on technical rationality has enabled a new and dangerous form of evil--administrative evil. Unmasking Administrative Evil discusses the overlooked relationship between evil and public affairs, as well as other fields and professions in public life. The authors argue that the tendency toward administrative evil, as... more...

  • The International Politics of the Persian Gulfby Arshin Adib-Moghaddam

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    Adib-Moghaddam examines the causes and consequences of conflict in one of the most important regions of the world. Bridging the gap between critical theories of international relations and the empirical study of the Gulf area, this book expands on the many ideologies, cultural inventions and ideational constructs that have affected relations in the... more...

  • Seafaring in the Arabian Gulf and Omanby Dionisius A. Agius

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    This book is a study of the seafaring communities of the Arabian Gulf and Oman in the past 150 years. It analyses the significance of the dhow and how coastal communities interacted throughout their long tradition of seafaring. In addition to archival material, the work is based on extensive field research in which the voices of seamen were recorded... more...

  • Islands and International Politics in the Persian Gulfby Kourosh Ahmadi

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 48.95

    The position of the Persian Gulf as the main highway between East and West has long given this region special significance both within the Middle East and in global affairs more generally. This book examines the history of international relations in the Gulf since the 1820s as great powers such as Britain and the US, and regional powers such as Iran... more...