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  • Know Your ASEANby ISEAS

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2010; US$ 12.00

    Know Your ASEAN sets down, in clear and simple language, the basic facts about the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. It does so in the form of 40 questions and their answers. This is the second edition of the booklet that was among the contributions of the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies to the observance of the 40th anniversary of ASEAN?s... more...

  • Burma or Myanmar? The Struggle for National Identityby Lowell Dittmer

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2010; US$ 29.00

    Burma, also known as Myanmar, strategically located between China and India, is one of the largest and most richly endowed states in Southeast Asia. Yet it remains both economically and politically underdeveloped. Why is this so? We argue that much of the reason has to do with an ongoing struggle for national identity. This struggle involves not only... more...

  • Handbuch der Internationalen Politikby Carlo Masala; Konstantinos Tsetsos; Frank Sauer; Andreas Wilhelm

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2010; Not Available

    Vorwort Beim vorliegenden Handbuch der Internationalen Politik ist, wie bei vielen Projekten dieser Art, von der anfänglichen Idee bis zum endgültigen Produkt mehr Zeit vergangen als - sprünglich geplant. Allen Beteiligten, die den mitunter beschwerlichen Weg mitgegangen sind, sei an dieser Stelle herzlich gedankt. Durch Frank Sauers Aufnahme in... more...

  • India Today: An Encyclopedia of Life in the Republic [2 volumes]by Arnold Kaminsky; Roger Long

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 191.00

    With more than a billion citizens?almost 18 percent of the world's population?India is a reflection of over 5,000 years of interaction and exchange across a wide spectrum of cultures and civilizations. India Today: An Encyclopedia of Life in the Republic describes the growth and development of the nation since it achieved independence from the British... more...

  • Castes of Mindby Nicholas B. Dirks

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 41.95

    When thinking of India, it is hard not to think of caste. In academic and common parlance alike, caste has become a central symbol for India, marking it as fundamentally different from other places while expressing its essence. Nicholas Dirks argues that caste is, in fact, neither an unchanged survival of ancient India nor a single system that reflects... more...

  • Finding Santanaby Jill Jolliffe

    Wakefield Press 2011; US$ 7.99

    In Finding Santana Jill Jolliffe tells of her clandestine journey across the Indonesian archipelago pursued by the Suharto dictatorship's notorious secret police. Her goal is an interview with East Timorese guerilla commander Nino Konis Santana. more...

  • Does the Elephant Dance?by David M. Malone

    OUP Oxford 2011; US$ 31.99

    India today matters, and thus its foreign policy matters at the global level. Drawing primarily and extensively on a wide range of Indian views, Malone seeks to explain what issues and partners most command Indian attention and why, and what shape its foreign policy could (and sometimes should) take in the years ahead. more...

  • Tiger auf dem Sprungby Karl Pilny

    Campus Verlag 2008; US$ 19.60

    Die politischen, wirtschaftlichen, geschichtlichen Verbindungen der südostasiatischen Länder untereinander, aber auch zu Indien und China, sind intensiv. Sie zu kennen ist für das Verständnis des asiatischen Wirtschaftsraums, aber auch jedes einzelnen asiatischen Landes unerlässlich. Karl Pilny bietet eine spannende und kenntnisreiche Bestandsaufnahme... more...

  • Riots and after in Mumbaiby Meena Menon

    SAGE India 2011; US$ 32.95

    Riots and After in Mumbai provides a synoptic record of events in Mumbai, focusing essentially on the history of riots in the city. Using this framework, it attempts to understand the sociopolitical and cultural realities of present-day Mumbai through a collection of narratives of the people affected by the communal riots of 1992–93. The author... more...

  • Altered Destinationsby Makarand R. Paranjape

    Anthem Press India 2009; US$ 99.00

    ‘Altered Destinations’ addresses the complex interrelations of state, nation and identity in India through the medium of culture, and compellingly reframes the debate in the context of the Gandhian concept of swaraj. more...