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Changing Indian Images of the European Union: Perception and Misperception

Changing Indian Images of ...

This book explores the images and perceptions of the European Union (EU) in the eyes of one of the EU's three strategic partners in Asia in the context of its own distinct policies and identity. It fills a major gap in existing studies on how Asians perceive the EU. The book examines the perception, representation and visibility of the EU ...

135,00 CHF

Global Perspectives on Korean Literature

Global Perspectives on Korean ...

This book explores Korean literature from a broadly global perspective from the mid-9th century to the present, with special emphasis on how it has been influenced by, as well as it has influenced, literatures of other nations. Beginning with the Korean version of the King Midas and his ass's ears tale in the Silla dynasty, it moves on to discuss ...

109,00 CHF

Towards a Sociology of Nursing

Towards a Sociology of ...

Nurses represent an important part of the professionally trained female workforce and, as a middle-class profession, changes in nursing reflect changes of many working women worldwide. Scholarship addressing its changes, however, often consists of narratives of nurses talking about themselves, lacking a substantial theoretical background so as to foreground hypothesis. This book remedies this problem by bringing fresh insights from ...

109,00 CHF

E-Governance in India: The Progress Status

E-Governance in India: The ...

The book discusses the concepts of E-Governance from the understanding of a naïve user. While providing introduction to the concept, it shows the status of E-Governance in India through various measures, and its progress through different case studies. The historical development of E-Governance around the world and its rise in few developed and developing nations have also been discussed. The ...

135,00 CHF

Hong Kong Popular Culture: Worlding Film, Television, and Pop Music

Hong Kong Popular Culture: ...

This book traces the evolution of the Hong Kong's popular culture, namely film, television and popular music (also known as Cantopop), which is knotted with the city's geo-political, economic and social transformations. Under various historical contingencies and due to the city's special geo-politics, these three major popular cultural forms have experienced various worlding processes and have generated border-crossing impact culturally ...

135,00 CHF

Competition and Compromise Among Chinese Actors in Africa: A Bureaucratic Politics Study of Chinese Foreign Policy Actors

Competition and Compromise Among ...

This book explains why conflict exists among Chinese foreign-policy actors in Africa and argues against the concept that China has a grand strategy in relation to Africa. It does so by examining Sino-African relations by focusing on how China's Africa policy is constructed and implemented concluding that a large number of actors are active in its formulation and implementation. The ...

135,00 CHF

Crisis and Sustainability: The Delusion of Free Markets

Crisis and Sustainability: The ...

This book offers a novel interpretation of the Great Recession and the ensuing Euro Crisis as a consequence of the evolution of capitalism since the 1970s. Chapters argue that the neoliberal development trajectory pursued in recent decades is unsustainable, and posit that neither sound macroeconomics nor empirical data support the unqualified faith in free markets that inspired it. The book ...

130,00 CHF

A Short History of Sino-Soviet Relations, 1917-1991

A Short History of ...

Drawing on the rich trove of recently declassified Russian and Chinese archival materials, this history of Sino-Soviet relations in the 20th century sheds new light on key events during this period. It offers fresh insights into the role of ideology and national interests in the evolution of the complex and turbulent relationship between not just the two countries but also ...

147,00 CHF

The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Imperialism and Anti-Imperialism

The Palgrave Encyclopedia of ...

The Palgrave Encyclopedia Imperialism and Anti-Imperialism objectively presents the prominent themes, epochal events, theoretical explanations, and historical accounts of imperialism from 1776 to the present. It is the most historically and academically comprehensive examination of the subject to date.

1.492,00 CHF

China's New United Front Work in Hong Kong: Penetrative Politics and Its Implications

China's New United Front ...

This book explores the dynamics of China's new united front work in Hong Kong. Mainland Chinese penetrative politics can be seen in the activities of local pro-Beijing political parties, clans and neighborhood associations, labor unions, women and media organizations, district federations, and some religious groups. However, united front work in the educational and youth sectors of civil society has encountered ...

147,00 CHF

The Sound Inside the Silence: Travels in the Sonic Imagination

The Sound Inside the ...

In this poetic exploration of the auditory imagination, the third in his series on sonic aesthetics, Seán Street peoples silence with sound, travelling through time and space to the distant past, the infinite future and the shadow lands of the inner psyche. Our mind is a canvas on which the colours of the sound world leave permanent impressions. It is ...

109,00 CHF

Autistic Community and the Neurodiversity Movement: Stories from the Frontline

Autistic Community and the ...

This open access book marks the first historical overview of the autism rights branch of the neurodiversity movement, describing the activities and rationales of key leaders in their own words since it organized into a unique community in 1992. Sandwiched by editorial chapters that include critical analysis, the book contains 19 chapters by 21 authors about the forming of the ...

77,00 CHF

Russian Economic Development Over Three Centuries: New Data and Inferences

Russian Economic Development Over ...

This book aims to provide a comprehensive statistical picture of the Russian economic development covering the Imperial, Soviet, and New Russian periods. The authors have reconstructed Russian socio-economic statistics from both published and archival materials. The book gives concise descriptions as well as new insights on the Russian economic development. Compiled such that estimations by the authors are kept to ...

193,00 CHF

China's Achilles' Heel: The Belt and Road Initiative and Its Indian Discontents

China's Achilles' Heel: The ...

This book analyses Chinese discourse on Indian attitudes towards the Belt & Road Initiative (BRI), and argues that the Indian discourse is becoming one of the biggest hurdles to China creating its own narrative about China's rise in Asia and beyond. In doing so, it spans across the themes of the power struggle between China and US, China and India, ...

147,00 CHF