Getting basic services—housing, transportation, trash disposal, water, and sanitation—poses almost unimaginable challenges to the urban poor of Asia. The Inclusive City provides case studies of how governmental programs attempt to meet these challenges by directly involving the poor themselves in improving their access to urban services through collaborative efforts.
An examination of post-Soviet society through ethnic, religious, and linguistic criteria, Rebounding Identities turns what is typically anthropological subject matter into the basis of politics, sociology, and history.
Toward a Society under Law covers issues of crime and police in Latin America, with chapters on the impact of community policing, the role of advocacy networks, urban social policies and crime, and the cost of crime. It also includes case studies of police reform, community policing, Argentina’s national plan for crime prevention, and crime in Mexico City.
Reins of Liberation: An Entangled History of Mongolian Independence, Chinese Territoriality, and Great Power Hegemony, 1911-1950Author(s)
Xiaoyuan Liu uses the Mongolian question to illuminate how war, revolution, and great-power rivalries induce or restrain the formation of nationhood and territoriality. He argues that on its way to building a communist state, the CCP was confronted by fundamental issues of China’s transition to nation-statehood.
Based on new archival research in many countries, this volume broadens the context of the U.S. intervention in Vietnam, with a primary focus on relations between China and Vietnam in the mid-twentieth century.
In this thematic history of modern Yugoslavia, Sabrina Ramet demonstrates that the instability of the three 20th-century Yugoslav states can be attributed to the failure of succeeding governments to establish the rule of law and political legitimacy.
This lively and insightful account reveals the profound ways in which everyday acts and artifacts of consumer civilization shape our sense of self.
The 1956 Hungarian revolution was a key event in the Cold War, demonstrating deep dissatisfaction with both the communist system and Soviet imperialism. Fifty years later, the simplicity of this David and Goliath story should be revisited, according to Charles Gati’s new history of the revolt.
In Sino-Japanese Relations, Ming Wan argues that the relationship between China and Japan is politically dispute-prone, cyclical, and downward-trending but manageable; militarily uncertain; economically integrating; psychologically closer in people-to-people contact yet more distant.
In a critical overview of post–Cold War U.S. foreign policy, Strategies of Dominance draws connections between key elements of George W. Bush’s foreign policy and those of his predecessors, Bill Clinton and George H. W. Bush, and proposes a foreign policy alternative that is constructive and tolerant but not amorally “realistic.”