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  • Sustainable Developmentby Paul Sillitoe

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 95.00

    With growing evidence of unsustainable use of the world's resources, such as hydrocarbon reserves, and related environmental pollution, as in alarming climate change predictions, sustainable development is arguably the prominent issue of the 21st century.  This volume gives a wide ranging introduction focusing on the arid Gulf region, where the... more...

  • Modern Iranby Ali Ansari

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    Today?s Iran is rarely out of the headlines. Labelled by George W Bush as a part of his ?axis of evil? and perceived as a real nuclear threat by some, Iran is increasingly seen as an enemy of the West. And yet for many Iran remains shrouded in mystery and incomprehensible to Western analysis.   Modern Iran offers a comprehensive analysis and... more...

  • Zivilgesellschaft in Subsahara Afrikaby Walter Eberlei

    Springer 2014; US$ 39.99

    Der ?arabische Fruhling? hat vielfaches Erstaunen uber die Kraft zivilgesellschaftlicher politischer Arbeit ausgelost. So unbemerkt wie das Pulverfass in Nordafrika entstand, so unbeachtet scheinen auch die gesellschaftspolitischen Dynamiken in den Landern sudlich der Sahara zu sein. Die Wahrnehmung politischer Entwicklungen in diesem armsten Teil... more...

  • Color Revolutions in Eurasiaby Julia Gerlach

    Springer 2014; US$ 54.99

    Why have large-scale protests and mass demonstrations in some post-socialist Eurasian states led to the fall of autocratic leaders, whereas similar other regimes prevail This book addresses the question by providing an overview of eight cases of so-called Color Revolutions, and explains factors of ?success? and ?failure? by discussing the state-of-the-art... more...

  • Disrupting Territoriesby Jörg Gertel; Richard Rottenburg; Sandra Calkins

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 90.00

    Examines the commodification of land rights and the effect of international licences for resource extraction on the pastoral communities of the two Sudans. more...

  • Into the Heart of the Himalayasby Jono Lineen

    Melbourne University Press 2014; Not Available

    When Jono Lineen's brother died in tragic circumstances, he gave up a comfortable life, moved to the Himalayas and over eight years immersed himself in the cultures of the world's highest mountains. The experience culminates in his book Into the Heart of the Himalayas , a fascinating memoir that traces his solo trekking odyssey from Pakistan... more...

  • Old World Empires: Cultures of Power and Governance in Eurasiaby Ilhan Niaz

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    This book is a sweeping historical survey of the origins, development and nature of state power. It demonstrates that Eurasia is home to a dominant tradition of arbitrary rule mediated through military, civil and ecclesiastical servants and a marginal tradition of representative and responsible government through autonomous institutions. The former... more...

  • The Politics of Islamic Reassertionby Mohammed Ayoob

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 120.00

    The Iranian Revolution has catalysed the preconceptions holding sway in the Western World about the character of Islam and its politics, based as they are on a mixture of imagined cultural superiority and a latent fear of a resurgence similar to the Arab conquests of the seventh and eighth centuries of the long Ottoman domination of Eastern Europe.... more...

  • Partition and the South Asian Diaspora: Extending the Subcontinentby Papiya Ghosh

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    Preface Acknowledgements Introduction 1. Negotiating nations 2. Claiming Pakistan 3. Resisting Hindutva 4. Redoing South Asia 5. Conclusion Bibliography Index more...

  • International Relations of Asiaby David Shambaugh; Michael Yahuda

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 43.99

    As the world's most vital region, Asia embodies explosive economic growth, diverse political systems, vibrant societies, modernizing militaries, cutting-edge technologies, rich cultural traditions amid globalization, and strategic competition among major powers. As a result, international relations in Asia are evolving rapidly. In this fully updated... more...