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  • Examining Japan's Lost Decadesby Yoichi Funabashi; Barak Kushner

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00

    This book examines five features of Japan?s ?Lost Decades?: the speed of the economic decline in Japan compared to Japan?s earlier global prowess; a rapidly declining population; considerable political instability and failed reform attempts; shifting balances of power in the region and changing relations with Asian neighbouring nations; and the lingering... more...

  • Strengthening Social Protection in East Asiaby Mukul G. Asher; Fukunari Kimura

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 156.00

    This book focuses on relatively unexplored areas in pension and health care arrangements, including financing, in East Asia. The book aims to fill the literature gap on social protection in East Asia by covering issues such as pension and health care arrangements in the depopulating high income countries of Japan and Korea; the challenges of the pay-out... more...

  • Bastards of Utopiaby Maple Razsa

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    Bastards of Utopia, the companion to a feature documentary film of the same name, explores the experiences and political imagination of young radical activists in the former Yugoslavia, participants in what they call alterglobalization or "globalization from below." Ethnographer Maple Razsa follows individual activists from the transnational protests... more...

  • The Rainy Seasonby Maggie Messitt

    University of Iowa Press 2015; US$ 19.95

    An independent narrative and immersion journalist, Maggie Messitt has spent the last decade reporting from inside underserved communities in southern Africa and middle America. Typically focused on complex issues through the lens of every day life, her work is deeply invested in rural regions, social justice, and environmental sustainability. A... more...

  • Protest Dialecticsby Paul Chang

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 45.00

    Paul Chang is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Harvard University. Professor Chang's research focuses on Korean democratization and Christianity in Korea. more...

  • 1960s Counterculture: Documents Decodedby Jim Willis

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 79.00

    An era that changed America forever is analyzed through the words of those who led, participated in, and opposed the protest movements that made the 1960s a signature epoch in U.S. culture. more...

  • Egypt in the Future Tenseby Samuli Schielke

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    Against the backdrop of the revolutionary uprisings of 2011?2013, Samuli Schielke asks how ordinary Egyptians confront the great promises and grand schemes of religious commitment, middle class respectability, romantic love, and political ideologies in their daily lives, and how they make sense of the existential anxieties and stalled expectations... more...

  • Social Issues in America: An Encyclopediaby James Ciment

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 158.00

    Truly comprehensive in scope - and arranged in A-Z format for quick access - this eight-volume set is a one-source reference for anyone researching the historical and contemporary details of more than 170 major issues confronting American society. Entries cover the full range of hotly contested social issues - including economic, scientific, environmental,... more...

  • Russia After the War: Hopes, Illusions and Disappointments, 1945-1957by Elena Zubkova; University of Alabama

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    The years of late Stalinism are one of the murkiest periods in Soviet history, best known to us through the voices of Ehrenburg, Khrushchev and Solzhenitsyn. This is a sweeping history of Russia from the end of the war to the Thaw by one of Russia's respected younger historians. Drawing on the resources of newly opened archives as well as the recent... more...

  • Little Emperors and Material Girlsby Jemimah Steinfeld

    I.B.Tauris 2015; US$ 29.00

    China is the world's fastest-growing economic powerhouse. Everybody knows this. But behind the headlines a once-in-a-generation sexual and cultural revolution is taking place - all in the bars, cafes and streets of China's growing mega-cities. Welcome to this new China. Writer and journalist Jemimah Steinfeld meets the young people behind the world's... more...