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  • Oman: the Modernization of the Sultanateby Calvin H. Jr Allen

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 59.95

    Until the 1970s Oman was an isolated, almost medieval kingdom, virtually unknown to the outside world. The 1970 palace coup that brought Sultan Qaboos b. Sa?id Al-Sa?id to power also brought Oman into the twentieth century. Development programmes made modernization a rapid process, and Oman?s location at the entrance to the Straits of Hormuz gave... more...

  • The Yemen Arab Republicby Robert D. Burrowes

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 59.95

    Examining political and socioeconomic change in the Yemen Arab Republic (YAR), this book, first published in 1987, focuses primarily on the quarter century following the overthrow of the imamate in 1962. The problems and politics of the period?s republican leaders and their regimes are analysed against the backdrop of Yemen?s traditional Islamic theocracy,... more...

  • Agrarian Questionsby Henry Bernstein; Tom Brass

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 63.95

    This collection celebrates T.J. Byres' seminal contributions to the political economy of the agrarian question. Uniting the various themes is the demonstration of the continuing relevance of a critical, historical and comparative materialist analysis of agrarian question. more...

  • Eastern and Southern Africaby Debby Potts; T.A.S. Bowyer-Bower

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 84.95

    A unique and comprehensive introduction to contemporary development issues in East and Southern Africa, and represents a significant departure from the often descriptive approach adopted by existing regional and development texts on African regions. Each contribution is carefully chosen to highlight the theoretical basis to development issues, and... more...

  • Externalizing Migration Managementby Ruben Zaiotti

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    The extension of border controls beyond a country?s territory to regulate the flows of migrants before they arrive has become a popular and highly controversial policy practice. Today, remote control policies are more visible, complex and widespread than ever before, raising various ethical, political and legal issues for the governments promoting... more...

  • Food Security, Gender and Resilienceby Leigh Brownhill; Esther Njuguna; Kimberly L. Bothi; Bernard Pelletier; Lutta Muhammad; Gordon M. Hickey

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Through the integration of gender analysis into resilience thinking, this book shares field-based research insights from a collaborative, integrated project aimed at improving food security in subsistence and smallholder agricultural systems. The scope of the book is both local and multi-scalar. The gendered resilience framework, illustrated here... more...

  • Imperial China, 1350?1900by Jonathan Porter

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 34.99

    This clear book provides an overview of Ming-Qing China (1368?1912), its last imperial age. As the climax of the traditional era and the harbinger of modern China, Porter argues that imperial China must be explored for its own sake as well as for the insights it provides in understanding contemporary China, and indeed world history writ large. more...

  • Jews and Jewish Life in Russia and the Soviet Unionby Yaacov Ro'i

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 65.95

    The main focus of this book is Jewish life under the Soviet regime. The themes of the book include: the attitude of the government to Jews, the fate of the Jewish religion and life in Post-World War II Russia. The volume also contains an assessment of the prospects for future emigration. more...

  • Modern Geographyby Gary S. Dunbar

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 140.00

    This book charts the developments in the discipline of geography from the 1950s to the 1980s, examining how geography now connects with urban, regional and national planning, and impacts on areas such as medicine, transport, agricultural development and electoral reform. The book also discusses how technical and theoretical advancements have generated... more...

  • Persian Authorship and Canonicity in Late Mughal Delhiby Prashant Keshavmurthy

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Writing in the eighteenth century, the Persian-language litterateurs of late Mughal Delhi were aware that they could no longer take for granted the relations of Persian with Islamic imperial power, relations that had enabled Persian literary life to flourish in India since the tenth century C.E. Persian Authorship and Canonicity in Late Mughal... more...