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Globalization

  • The Transformation of Governance in Rural Chinaby An Chen

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    Explores the economic, social and financial changes that have transformed China's rural governance over the past twenty years. more...

  • Science and Technology in Contemporary Chinaby Varaprasad S. Dolla

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 72.00

    This book discusses the historical context and policies responsible for the growth and development of S&T in China. more...

  • From Silence to Protestby Didier Chabanet; Frédéric Royall

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    The editors of this book examine social movement scholars’ use of contemporary concepts and paradigms in the study of protest as they analyse the extent to which these tools are valid (or not) in very different regional - and thus political or cultural - contexts. The chapters cover examples including urban riots in France and in Great Britain,... more...

  • Immigrantsby Philippe Legrain

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    Immigration divides our globalizing world like no other issue. We are swamped by illegal immigrants and infiltrated by terrorists, our jobs stolen, our welfare system abused, our way of life destroyed--or so we are told. At a time when National Guard units are deployed alongside vigilante Minutemen on the U.S.-Mexico border, where the death toll in... more...

  • Nation-Building in Turkey and Moroccoby Senem Aslan

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 76.00

    This book compares the relatively peaceful relationship between the Berbers and the Moroccan state with the violent relationship between the Kurds and the Turkish state. more...

  • The European Union as a Diplomatic Actorby Joachim Koops; Gjovalin Macaj

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    This collection brings together leading scholars and practitioners to assess the processes, institutions and outcomes of the EU's collective diplomatic engagement in the fields of security, human rights, trade and finance and environmental politics. It analyzes successes and failures in the EU's search for global influence in the post-Lisbon era. more...

  • Sustainable Community Developmentby Fuchaka Waswa; Christine Ruth Saru Kilalo; Dominic Mwambi Mwasaru

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    Community development has lately gained much prominence, but the emphasis has remained on the economic and social welfare of communities, rather than the environment. By focusing on 'sustainable' development in Kenya, this study shows the importance of integrating ecological concerns in socio-economic and cultural development processes. more...

  • Children and Bordersby Spyros Spyrou; Miranda Christou

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 100.00

    This collection brings together an interdisciplinary pool of scholars to explore the relationship between children and borders with richly-documented ethnographic studies from around the world. The book provides a penetrating account of how borders affect children's lives and how children play a constitutive role in the social life of borders. more...

  • There Was and There Was Notby Meline Toumani

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 28.99

    A young Armenian-American goes to Turkey in a ?love thine enemy? experiment that becomes a transformative reflection on how we use?and abuse?our personal histories Meline Toumani grew up in a close-knit Armenian community in New Jersey where Turkish restaurants were shunned and products made in Turkey were boycotted. The source of this enmity was... more...

  • Boom, Bust, Exodus: The Rust Belt, the Maquilas, and a Tale of Two Citiesby Chad Broughton

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 21.99

    In 2002, the town of Galesburg, a slowly declining Rustbelt city of 33,000 in western Illinois, learned that it would soon lose its largest factory, a Maytag refrigerator plant that had anchored Galesburg's social and economic life for decades. Workers at the plant earned $15.14 an hour, had good insurance, and were assured a solid retirement.... more...