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1. Adventures in Zambian politics: a story in black and white / Scott, Guy  - London: Lynne Rienner, 2019
Abstract: Adventures in Zambian Politics is unlike any political memoir you have ever read. It is A political history of Zambia from colonial times to the present. A revealing insider account of politics and government within a modern African state. A story about race in Africa. A chronicle of the rise and fall of two improbable political allies who wanted to change Zambian politics: Michael Sata, whose convoluted political career led him to become president in 2011, and Guy Scott, Sata's vice president and, after Sata's death, acting president of Zambia. Not least, it is a pleasure to read. Guy Scott's absorbing narrative of his career and Michael Sata’s in the chaotic world of African politics tells a uniquely Zambian story. But it is also a special contribution to our understanding of democracy and democratization across Africa.
2. Arabs: a 3,000-year history of peoples, tribes and empires / Mackintosh-Smith, Tim  - London: Yale University Press, 2019
Abstract: This book covers almost 3,000 years of Arab history and shines a light on the footloose Arab peoples and tribes who conquered lands and disseminated their language and culture over vast distances. Tracing this process to the origins of the Arabic language, rather than the advent of Islam, Tim Mackintosh-Smith begins his narrative more than a thousand years before Muhammad and focuses on how Arabic, both spoken and written, has functioned as a vital source of shared cultural identity over the millennia. Mackintosh-Smith reveals how linguistic developments??”from pre-Islamic poetry to the growth of script, Muhammad’s use of writing, and the later problems of printing Arabic??”have helped and hindered the progress of Arab history, and investigates how, even in today’s politically fractured post??“Arab Spring environment, Arabic itself is still a source of unity and disunity.
3. Australianama: the South Asian odyssey in Australia / Khatun, Samia  - London: Hurst & Company, 2018
Abstract: Australian deserts remain dotted with the ruins of old mosques. Beginning with a Bengali poetry collection discovered in a nineteenth-century mosque in the town of Broken Hill, Samia Khatun weaves together the stories of various peoples colonized by the British Empire to chart a history of South Asian diaspora.  Australia has long been an outpost of Anglo empires in the Indian Ocean world, today the site of military infrastructure central to the surveillance of 'Muslim-majority' countries across the region. Imperial knowledges from Australian territories contribute significantly to the Islamic-Western binary of the post- Cold War era. In narrating a history of Indian Ocean connections from the perspectives of those colonized by the British, Khatun highlights alternative contexts against which to consider accounts of non-white people. 
4. Becoming/Obama, Michelle - Gurgaon: Viking, 2018
Abstract: In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America - the first African-American to serve in that role - she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare.
5. Building inclusive democracies in ASEAN / Mendoza, Ronald U. Ed.  - London: World Scientific, 2019
Abstract: Containing the latest research and insights of academics and development practitioners pursuing political and economic reforms in the ASEAN region, Building Inclusive Democracies in ASEAN recognizes that a well-functioning democracy is part of what ultimately fosters inclusive growth and development. Inequitable access to democratic processes and mechanisms produce government policies and initiatives that are inconsistent with the needs of the majority. The chapters include empirical research on the symptoms and effects of traditional patron-client politics, experiences, insights, analyses, and policy recommendations, as well as reflections, on reform efforts along the lines of citizens' participation, transparency, and evidence-based policymaking.
6. Changing Saudi Arabia: art, culture, and society in the kingdom / Foley, Sean  - London: Lynne Rienner, 2019
Abstract: T. E. Lawrence once observed that Saudi Arabia had "so little art" that it could "be said to have no art at all." Whether that was once the case is arguable. But that it is not the case now is clear in Sean Foley's Changing Saudi Arabia. Exploring the contemporary arts movement in Saudi Arabia in the context of the kingdom's changing political realities, Foley finds that artists are expressing thoughts and feelings that the Saudi public typically has not felt safe to articulate. These artists are promoting discussions about the need for peaceful and progressive social reform?and they are doing it in ways that escape the wrath of the absolute monarchy. Without confronting the state or the political system, Foley argues, Saudi society is exercising significant agency through its cultural production.
7. China and Southeast Asia: historical interactions / Wade, Geoff and James K. Chin Ed. - London: Routledge, 2019
Abstract: Spanning over a millennium of history, this book seeks to describe and define the evolution of the China??“Southeast Asia nexus and the interactions which have shaped their shared pasts. Examining the relationships which have proven integral to connecting Northeast and Southeast Asia with other parts of the world, the contributors of the volume provide a wide-ranging historical context to changing relations in the region today ??“ perhaps one of the most intense re-orderings occurring anywhere in the world. From maritime trading relations and political interactions to overland Chinese expansion and commerce in Southeast Asia, this book reveals rarely explored connections across the China??“Southeast Asia interface.
8. China's security: critical concepts in Asian studies - I / Odgaard, Liselotte and Mathieu Duchatel Ed. - London: Routledge, 2019
Abstract: The existing literature, in its ambition to make sense of Chinese security strategic thinking and behaviour, focuses on understanding Chinese strategic intentions, power tools, instruments of influence and threat perceptions and which interests and world views they are based on. Author include a diverse range of contributions from America, Australia, Europe and Japan to cover all major regional perspectives. We also include major theoretical approaches, such as realist and liberal approaches to Chinese security, English school contributions and constructivist analyses. Each volume will also include work written by Chinese scholars, including analysts in a policy-making role to cover the Chinese perspectives on Chinese security.
9.Conflict in India and China's contested borderlands: a comparative study / Mukherjee,  Kunal  - London: Routledge, 2019
Abstract: This book compares and contrasts the situation in India’s disputed borderlands ??“ Kashmir and the Indian north eastern states ??“ with China’s contested borderlands ??“ Xinjiang and Tibet. The book looks at the root causes of the conflict and how these conflicts have evolved and changed their character with the passage of time. Analysing how the countries have dealt with their territorial disputes from the 50’s till more recent times, the author shows to what extent these state policies have exacerbated the already strained situation.
10. The costliest pearl: China's struggle for India's ocean / Lintner, Bertil  - London: Hurst & Company, 2019
Abstract: The Indian Ocean’s strategic importance to China cannot be underestimated, given the oil, African minerals and container traffic that pass through it. Yet, until now, China has been absent from the region since Admiral Zheng Ze. In the fifteenth century, Zheng’s fleet had sailed through these waters, exploring and mapping, in a bid to extend the Celestial Empire’s trading and tributary system. Beijing’s re-entry into the Indian Ocean after 600 years is part of Xi Jinping’s ‘Belt and Road’ megaproject. He is investing trillions of dollars in infrastructure projects around the Ocean rim, including a military base in Djibouti. This has touched off a new and dangerous confrontation. Ranged against China is an informal alliance of India, the US, France, Australia, and, predictably, Japan??”Beijing’s archrival in the Asia??“Pacific.
11. Countering insurgencies and violent extremism in South and South East Asia / D'Souza, Shanthie Mariet Ed. Edited by Shanthie Mariet D'Souza - London: Routledge, 2019
Abstract: This volume of case studies examines the rise in violent extremism, terrorism and insurgency in South and South East Asia, and subsequent state responses. The South and South East of Asia has experienced various forms of extremism and violence for years, with a growing demand for academic or policy-relevant work that will enhance understanding of the reasons behind this. The violent challenges in this area have taken a variety of forms and are often exacerbated by lack of governance, tie-ins to existing regional criminal networks, colonial legacies and a presence of international terrorist movements.
12.The crisis of globalization: democracy, capitalism and inequality in the twenty-first century/Diamond, Patrick Ed.- London: I. B. Tauris, 2019
Abstract: In recent years, the effects of economic openness and technological change have fuelled dissatisfaction with established political systems and led to new forms of political populism that exploit the economic and political resentment created by globalization. This shift in politics was evident in the decision by UK voters to leave the European Union in June 2016, the November 2016 election of Donald Trump to the presidency of the United States, as well as the rise of populist movements on left and right throughout much of Europe. To many voters, the economy appears to be broken. Conventional politics is failing. Parties of the left and centre-left have struggled to forge a convincing response to this new phase of globalization in the aftermath of the 2008 crisis.
13. The daughter: a political biography of aung san suu kyi / Zollner, Hans-Bernd   and Rodion Ebbighausen - Thailand: Silkworm Books, 2018
Abstract: As the Rohingya crisis exploded, observers of Myanmar were shocked to see Aung San Suu Kyi, champion for the causes of liberal democracy and human rights, stand by as atrocities tore apart the western reaches of her country. The Daughter is an in-depth exploration of this icon-turned-leader and of the people, ideas, and experiences that have shaped her political identity. What emerges is not a shift in ideology but a consistent picture of the contrasts and multidimensionality that have defined her?prisoner and leader, principled resistor and pragmatic politician, the Lady and Mother Suu.
14.  Delusional politics/ Puri, Hardeep Singh - Gurgaon: Penguin Books, 2019
Abstract: Many democratically elected leaders of the twenty-first century have displayed streaks of recklessness, megalomania, bizarre self-obsession and political views that are difficult to characterize. This book studies the actions of these contemporary political leaders and covers Brexit, the election of Donald Trump, the rise of the BJP under Prime Minister Narendra Modi and decision-making with respect to global governance, terrorism and trade. It brings to light the fact that at the heart of delusional politics is perhaps the delusional politician.
15.Foreign policy issues for America: the Trump years / Mansbach, Richard W. Ed. and James M. MaCormick - London: Routledge, 2019.
Abstract: As America’s first president never to have served in government or the military, Donald Trump entered the White House with an unformed foreign policy position. Yet he was confronted by a wide range of developing issues; the rise of China, Russian-United States relations, the resurgence of nationalism in Europe, U.S. Foreign Policy in Latin America, environmental challenges, terrorism, security challenges of failing states, cyber security threats, and challenges in international political economy. This volume focuses on these sensitive foreign policy issues that determine the prospects for American decline or continued hegemony.
16.  Webs of corruption: trafficking and terrorism in Central Asia / Omelicheva, Mariya Y. and Lawrence P. Markowitz - New York: Columbia University Prees, 2019
Abstract: Counter terrorism experts and policy makers have warned of the peril posed by the links between violent extremism and organized crime, especially the relationship between drug trafficking and terrorism funding. Yet Central Asia, the site of extensive opium trafficking, sees low levels of terrorist violence. Webs of Corruption is an innovative study demonstrating that terrorist and criminal activity intersect more narrowly than is widely believed??”and that the state plays the pivotal role in shaping those inter-connections.Mariya Y. Omelicheva and Lawrence P. Markowitz analyze the linkages between the drug trade and terrorism financing in Central Asia, finding that state security services shape the nexus of trafficking and terrorism.
17. The great firewall of China: how to build and control an alternative version of the internet/ Griffiths, James - London: Zed Books, 2019
Abstract: Readers will come away startled at just how fragile the online infrastructure we all depend on is and how much influence China wields - both technically and politically' - Jason Q. Ng, author of Blocked on Weibo 'An urgent and much needed reminder about how China's quest for cyber sovereignty is undermining global Internet freedom' - Kristie Lu Stout, CNN An important and incisive history of the Chinese internet that introduces us to the government officials, business leaders, and technology activists struggling over access to information within the Great Firewall' - Adam M. Segal, author of The Hacked World Order Once little more than a glorified porn filter, China's Great Firewall' has evolved into the most sophisticated system of online censorship in the world.
18.Hezbollah: socialisation and its tragic ironies / Saouli, Adham - Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2019
Abstract: This book disagrees drawn from over fifteen years of research, it traces Hezbollah's political trajectory, or socialisation process, from its birth in 1982 to 2017. It identifies the religio-political identity and doctrine that inspire Hezbollah and the politico-strategic goals that motivate it. It argues that war-making with Israel has driven Hezbollah's socialisation in Lebanon and the region, transforming the Islamist movement from a loose organization into one of the world's most powerful and sophisticated armed political movements.
19. How Europe underdeveloped Africa/ Rondey, Walter - London: Verso, 2019
Abstract: The book that takes the view that Africa was deliberately exploited and underdeveloped by European colonial regimes. One of his main arguments throughout the book is that Africa developed Europe at the same rate as Europe underdeveloped Africa. Rodney argues that a combination of power politics and economic exploitation of Africa by Europeans led to the poor state of African political and economic development evident in the late 20th century. Though, he did not intend "to remove the ultimate responsibility for development from the shoulders of Africans... [He believes that] every African has a responsibility to understand the [capitalist] system and work for its overthrow."
20.Human rights and the environment: legality, indivisibility, dignity and geography / May, James R  and Erin Daly Ed. - UK: Edward Elgar, 2019
Abstract: It coincides with the first ever Report of the UN Secretary General on International Environmental Law towards a Global Pact for the Environment. The encyclopedia is a must have for all students and scholars of human dignity and sustainable development, and particularly for those that will, hopefully, craft the Global Pact for the Environment into hard law on the model of the International Covenants on Human Rights.'Much has been written, discussed, advocated and litigated about human rights and the environment over the last two decades. This volume of the Elgar Encyclopedia of Environmental Law provides an authoritative source of reference and features new commentary on the role of the rule of law in responding to the variegated impacts of environmental challenges on the human condition
21.The IMF, the WTO, and the politics of economic surveillance / Edwards, Martin S. - London: Routledge, 2019
Abstract: Both the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) practice periodic surveillance of members to ensure that countries are adopting appropriate economic policies. Despite the importance of these procedures, they remain understudied by scholars. The global economic crisis has tested both organizations and brought surveillance to the forefront of policy debates. Understanding how surveillance works, then, contributes to both theoretical and policy concerns. The world is paying increasing attention to issues of transparency and accountability, questioning whether these organizations are in part responsible for the global economic crisis, as well as assessing their responsiveness to the crisis. This comparative analysis of surveillance at the IMF and WTO fills a significant gap in the existing literature, drawing together a large range of empirical data and offering an extended critical analysis of this key issue.
22.  India-America relations (1942-62): rooted in the liberal international order / Bhardwaj,  Atul  - London: Routledge, 2019
Abstract: This book reconsiders the role of America in shaping the imagination of post-colonial India. It rejects a conventional orthodoxy that assigns a limited role to America and challenges narratives which neglect the natural asymmetries and focus on discord and differences to define India-America relations. Integrating the security, political and economic elements of the Indo-American relationship it presents a synthesis of India’s encounter with the post-war hegemon and looks at the military, economic and political involvement of America during the ‘transfer of power’ from Britain to India. Bhardwaj delves into the role of American non-government agencies and examines the anti-communist ideological linkages that the Indian political class developed with America, the influence of this bonding and the role of American ideas, experts, funds, international relations and strategy in shaping India’s social, economic and educational institutions.
23. India and China in Asia: between equilibrium and equations / Panda, Jagannath P. Ed.  - London: Routledge, 2019
Abstract: This book analyses the structure of the India??“China relationship and the two prominent powers’ positions with and against each other, bilaterally and globally, in a complex Asian environment and beyond. India and China’s perceptions of one another are evaluated to reveal how the order of Asia is influenced by engaging in different power equations that affect equilibrium and disequilibrium.
24. India's foreign policy: towards resurgence/ Katoch, Dhruv C - New Delhi: Pentagon Press, 2019
Abstract: This book expounds upon the various facets of India's foreign policy, tracing its roots from the times of Chanakya, millennia ago, and then expanding upon the post-independence phase of India's foreign policy. Chanakya is credited with crafting perhaps the very first treatise on statecraft, sometime in the fourth century BCE. India thus has a rich legacy in dealing with foreign powers towards the furtherance of national interest. Post independence, India's foreign policy was crafted by its first prime minister and since then has evolved over the last seven decades, maintaining at one level a distinct continuum even as it transferred from one Government to the other.
25. India's strategic options in a changing cyberspace / Samuel, Cherian  and Munish Sharma - New Delhi: Pentagon Press, 2019
Abstract: The book is structured to perform a role both as a primer to those who wish to understand the strategic issues and key concepts in cyberspace, as well as to provide sufficient pointers to those who wish to have an in-depth understanding on specific issues. Among the major issues examined are the efficacy of the concept of cyber deterrence, the troubled history of norm-making in cyberspace, protecting critical infrastructure from crippling cyber attacks, the viability of active cyber defence as a means of responding to the sheer scale of attacks, and its attendant legal and ethical issues. Emerging technologies and their potential impact on an already dynamic domain are also the subject to scrutiny, as also the various models of public-private partnership in cybersecurity around the world.
26. Iran's foreign policy in the South Caucasus: relations with Azerbaijan and Armenia / Kouhi-Esfahani, Marzieh - London: Routledge, 2019
Abstract: Iran’s role as a regional power is more significant than many in the West may realise. The country lies between Central Asia/the Caucasus and the Gulf region on the one hand, and, on the other, between the Mediterranean/Levant region and South Asia. Many of these areas are of increasing strategic importance. This book explores Iran’s role as a regional power, focusing on relations with South Caucasus countries - Azerbaijan and Armenia. It outlines the historical context, including Persia’s rule of these countries before the nineteenth century, and discusses Iran’s approach to foreign and regional policy and how both internal and international factors shape these policies. The book assesses Iran??“Azerbaijan and Iran??“Armenia bilateral relations to demonstrate how those policies translate in Iran's regional and bilateral relations.
27. Islam and world history: the ventures of Marshall hodgson / Burke III, Edmund Ed. and Robert J. Mankin - Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2018
Abstract: The Venture of Islam was a watershed moment in the study of Islam. By locating the history of Islamic societies in a global perspective, Hodgson challenged the orientalist paradigms that had stunted the development of Islamic studies and provided an alternative approach to world history. The author explores the complexity of Hodgson’s thought, the daring of his ideas, and the global context of his world historical insights into, among other themes, Islam and world history, gender in Islam, and the problem of Muslim universality. In our post-9/11 world, Hodgson’s historical vision and moral engagement have never been more relevant. A towering achievement, Islam and World.
28.Islam in international relations: politics and paradigms / Adiong, Nassef Manabilang Ed. - London: Routledge, 2019
Abstract: The book analyses the interaction between Islam and IR. It shows how Islam is a conceptualization of ideas that affect people’s thinking and behaviour in their capacity to relate with IR as both discipline and practice. This approach challenges Western-based and defined epistemological and ontological foundations of the discipline, and by doing so contributes to worlding IR as a field of study and practice by presenting and discussing a broad range of standpoints from within Islamic civilization. The volume opens with the presentation and discussion of the international thought of a major Muslim leader, followed by a chapter that addresses the ethical practice of IR, from traditional pacifism to modern Arab political philosophy.
29.  Kamyabi ki kahaniya / Jolly, J. P. S.  - New Delhi: The Book Line, 2017
30.The line of control: travelling with the Indian and Pakistan armies / Jacob, Happymon - Gurgaon: Penguin, 2018
Abstract: Happymon Jacob was given the unique opportunity to see the border between India and Pakistan from both sides. He travelled with the armies of both countries and could study what is effectively the ground zero-the location where entrenched animosities as well as sudden surges of comradeship are enacted. This is one of the most fortified places on the planet. Jacob writes, 'I was keen on getting into their world, the world of men in uniform, fighting each other and yet respecting each other. It was a curious world.
31.Making China modern: from the great qing to XI jinping / Muhlhahn, Klaus  - London: Belknap Press of Hardvard University press, 2019
Abstract: It is tempting to attribute China’s recent ascendance to changes in political leadership and economic policy. Making China Modern teaches otherwise. Moving beyond the standard framework of Cold War competition and national resurgence, Klaus Mühlhahn situates twenty-first-century China in the nation’s long history of creative adaptation. In the mid-eighteenth century, when the Qing Empire reached the height of its power, China dominated a third of the world’s population and managed its largest economy. But as the Opium Wars threatened the nation’s sovereignty from without and the Taiping Rebellion ripped apart its social fabric from within, China found itself verging on free fall.
32. Maritime strategy and sea denial: theory and practice / Vego, Milan - London: Routledge, 2019.
Abstract: The book explains and analyzes the strategies of the weaker side at sea in both peacetime and wartime; in defense versus offense; the main prerequisites for disputing control of the sea; and the conceptual framework of disputing control of the sea. It also explains and analyzes in some detail the main methods of disputing sea control ??“ avoiding/seeking decisive encounters, weakening enemy naval forces over time, counter-containment of enemy naval forces, destroying the enemy’s military-economic potential at sea, attacks on the enemy coast, defense of the coast, defense/capturing important positions/basing areas, and defense/capturing of a choke point.
33. Militant right-wing extremism in Putin's Russia: legacies, forms and threats / Holzer, Jan Ed. - London: Routledge, 2019.
Abstract: Militancy continues to be characteristic of many supporters of the Russian far right, encompassing a belligerent rhetoric, a strong perception of participants as political warriors and often the use of physical violence. How serious a threat does Russian militant right-wing extremism pose to Russia and the World, and how has the level of threat changed over time? This book addresses this question by exploring right-wing extremism in Russia, its historical context and its resurgence over the past thirty years. Outlining the legacies and forms presented by current right-wing extremism, with a particular focus on militant extremism, it employs a historical, descriptive method to analyse the threats and risks posed.
34. Nepal worldview / Acharya, Madhu Raman - New Delhi: Adroit Publishers, 2019
Abstract: In this insightful book spanning over two volumes dedicated to Nepal's foreign policy and diplomacy, the author explores how Nepal and its people as a nation articulate their 'worldview' in the sense of telling the world about who they are, what their interests are, what they stand for, what they can offer and what they need from others and how they interact with dynamics in its neighbourhood and beyond in the changing domestic, regional and international circumstances. The book also makes a sober assessment of Nepal's geopolitical, economic and cultural antecedents and dynamics in relation to its external environment.
35.Oil and the economy of Russia: from the late-tsarist to the post-soviet period / Moser, Nat - London: Routledge, 2018
Abstract: This book examines the development of the Russian economy from tsarist times to the present through the lens of the oil industry. It considers the role of the state, business-state relations, foreign participation, enterprise performance and technology. Besides providing much rich detail on the changing nature of the oil industry, the book also puts forward important conclusions, including the fact that in the late nineteenth century private enterprise rather than the state was the principal driver of economic development, and that after the collapse of the Soviet Union incumbent managers were more effective in running their companies than financier entrants, whose main concern was short-term gain.
36. The Oxford handbook of terrorism / Chenowerh, Eric Ed. - New York: Oxford University Press, 2019
Abstract: The Oxford Handbook of Terrorism systematically integrates the substantial body of scholarship on terrorism and counterterrorism before and after 9/11. In doing so, it introduces scholars and practitioners to state of the art approaches, methods, and issues in studying and teaching these vital phenomena. This Handbook goes further than most existing collections by giving structure and direction to the fast-growing but somewhat disjointed field of terroris studies. The volume locates terrorism within the wider spectrum of political violence instead of engaging in the widespread tendency towards treating terrorism as an exceptional act.
37. Pentagon yearbook 2019: South Asia defence and strategic perspective / Sakhuja, Vijay - New Delhi: Pentagon Press, 2019
Abstract: The centrality of China in the contemporary political, strategic and economic discourse mandates a critical analysis of its future engagements with the international community. Its rising economic power, potent political influence, growing military arsenal and nuclear capability has the potential to shape the international discourse, thus challenging the global primacy of the United States. This volume captures the above dynamics through scholarly pieces authored by well-established China watchers. Under discussion are issues such as China's strategic culture, the Belt Road Initiative, military modernisation, and its relations with South Asian countries. This volume is a must read for academics, policymakers and researchers who pursue various facets of Asia's political, economic and security landscape.
38. Persian gulf 2018: India's relations with the region / Kumaraswamy, P.R. - New York: Palgarve Macmillan, 2019
Abstract: The Persian Gulf 2018 is sixth in the series published by MEIND and examines India’s bilateral relations with the countries along the Persian Gulf, namely, Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Yemen. It focuses on developments during 2017 and offers a comprehensive account of the strategic, political, economic and cultural aspects of bilateral developments along with specific policy recommendations for India.The book also provides an in-depth analysis of internal dynamics of these countries.
39. The political economy of Iran: development, revolution and political violence / Gohardani, Farhad  and Zahar Tizro - New York: Palgarve Macmillan, 2019.
Abstract: This study entails a theoretical reading of the Iranian modern history and follows an interdisciplinary agenda at the intersection of philosophy, psychoanalysis, economics, and politics and intends to offer a novel framework for the analysis of socio-economic development in Iran in the modern era. A brief review of Iranian modern history from the Constitutional Revolution to the Oil Nationalization Movement, the 1979 Islamic Revolution, and the recent Reformist and Green Movements demonstrates that Iranian people travelled full circle. This historical experience of socio-economic development revolving around the bitter question of “Why are we backward?” and its manifestation in perpetual socio-political instability and violence is the subject matter of this study.
40.The political history of modern Japan: foreign relations and domestic politics / Shinichi, Kitaoka- London: Routledge, 2018
Abstract: Spanning the 130-year period between the end of the Tokugawa Era and the end of the Cold War, this book introduces students to the formation, collapse, and rebirth of the modern Japanese state. It demonstrates how, faced with foreign threats, Japan developed a new governing structure to deal with these challenges and in turn gradually shaped its international environment. Had Japan been a self-sufficient power, like the United States, it is unlikely that external relations would have exercised such great control over the nation.
41. The politics of US aid to Pakistan: aid allocation and delivery from Truman to Trump / Ali, Murad  - London: Routledge, 2019
Abstract: Making use of both quantitative and qualitative data and based on extensive fieldwork and primary data, this book fills a significant gap in the empirical analysis of US aid to Pakistan. As such, it will be of great interest to students and scholars of Asian and US politics, as well as to those who have teaching and research interests in disciplines such as international relations, history, strategic studies, international political economy and development studies.
42. Power and diplomacy: India's foreign policies during the cold war / Singh, Zorawar Daulet - New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2019
Abstract: The notion that a monolithic idea of ‘nonalignment’ shaped India’s foreign policy since its inception is a popular view. In Power and Diplomacy, Zorawar Daulet Singh challenges conventional wisdom by unveiling another layer of India’s strategic culture. In a richly detailed narrative using new archival material, the author not only reconstructs the worldviews and strategies that underlay geopolitics during the Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi years, he also illuminates the significant transformation in Indian statecraft as policymakers redefined some of their fundamental precepts on India’s role in in the subcontinent and beyond.
43. The quest for authority in Iran: a history of the presidency from revolution to rouhani / Randjbar-Daemi, Siavush - London: Routledge, 2018.
Abstract: Iran's presidents have defined the Islamic Republic's attitudes towards the rest of the world. Never has this been more true than now. In this book Siavush Randjbar-Daemi presents an in-depth analysis of the evolution of the Iranian presidency from its inception in the aftermath of the Islamic Revolution to the present day. He offers detailed narratives of each president's ascent to the post and their struggles to acquire authority and maintain relevance within the political process. The figures under consideration include the widely-admired Mohammad Khatami, the internationally-criticised Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the incumbent president Hassan Rouhani, who steered the decade-long nuclear confrontation between Iran and the West towards a diplomatic conclusion.
44. Quest for status: Chinese and Russian Foreign policy / Larson, Deborah Welch  and Alexei Shevchenko - London: Yale University Press, 2019.
Abstract: The authors argue that the desire for world status plays a key role in shaping the foreign policies of China and Russia. Applying social identity theory??”the idea that individuals derive part of their identity from larger communities??”to nations, they contend that China and Russia have used various modes of emulation, competition, and creativity to gain recognition from other countries and thus validate their respective identities. To make this argument, they analyze numerous cases, including Catherine the Great’s attempts to westernize Russia, China’s identity crises in the nineteenth century, and both countries’ responses to the end of the Cold War.
45. Regional connection under the belt and road initiative: the prospects for economic and financial cooperation / Cheung, Fanny M. Ed.  and Ying-yi Hong - London: Routledge, 2019.
Abstract: China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is intended to radically increase investment and integration along a series of land and maritime routes. As the initiative involves more than 100 countries or international organizations and huge amounts of infrastructure construction, cooperation between many different markets is essential to its success. Cheung and Hong have edited a collection of essays that, between them, examine a range of practical issues facing the BRI and how those issues are being addressed in a range of countries. Such challenges include managing financing and investment, ensuring infrastructure connectivity, and handling the necessary e-commerce and physical logistics.
46. The Routledge handbook of the politics of migration in Europe / Weinar, Agnieszka Ed.  - London: Routledge, 2019.
Abstract: The Routledge Handbook of the Politics of Migration in Europe provides a rigorous and critical examination of what is exceptional about the European politics of migration and the study of it.Crucially, this book goes beyond the study of the politics of migration in the handful of Western European countries to showcase a European approach to the study of migration politics, inclusive of tendencies in all geographical parts of Europe (including Eastern Europe, the Western Balkans, Turkey) and of influences of the European Union (EU) on countries in Europe and beyond. Each expert chapter reviews the state of the art field of studies on a given topic or question in Europe as a continent while highlighting any dimensions in scholarly debates that are uniquely European.
47. Russia's futures / Sakwa, Richard - London: Polity, 2019
Abstract: The author explores current debates on Russia, placing them in historical context and outlining the fundamental challenges currently facing the country. Post-communist Russia had to grapple with a unique set of problems, including reconstituting the political system, rebuilding the economy, re-imagining the nation, and rethinking Russia’s place in the world. The solutions are still being sought, but this hard-hitting study argues that the failure to create an international system in which Russia’s transformation became part of a revised world order has made the search far more difficult than it may otherwise have been. Although Russia is one of the oldest states in Europe, in its contemporary guise it is one of the youngest. Russia has had many pasts and, given its size, centrality and complexity, it will also have many futures.
48. Russian foreign policy / Shiraev, Eric  and Khudoley, Konstantin - London: Macmillan, 2019.
Abstract: Russian foreign policy in the 21st century, covering its historical development, key institutions and actors, and processes, principles and strategies. It integrates domestic and global perspectives to give a more rounded and balanced assessment of Russia's place in the world. This text will be essential reading on Russian foreign policy modules as well as on broader courses on Russian government and politics. It can also be used as supplementary reading on more general comparative politics and foreign policy modules which use Russia as a key case study.
49. The Russians in Israel: a new ethnic group in a Tribal society / Al-Haj, Majid Ibrahim  - London: Routledge, 2019
Abstract: The comprehensive study covers the 30-year period since the beginning of the immigrant influx from the former Soviet Union in the 1990s and incorporates data based on a variety of quantitative and qualitative research methods. It provides an important opportunity to examine identity and patterns of adaptation among immigrants, with the added perspective afforded by the passage of time. Moreover, it sheds light on the Russians' cumulative influence on Israeli society and on the Israel-Palestinian conflict. Considering all groups within Israeli society, it covers Palestinian-Arab citizens in Israel who have almost never been included in analyses addressing questions of Jewish immigration to Israel.
50. South Sudan's civil war: violence, insurgency and failed peacemaking / Young, John  - London: Zed Books, 2019
Abstract: A mere two years after achieving independence, South Sudan in 2013 descended into violent civil war, refuting US government claims that the country’s succession was a major foreign policy success and would end endemic conflict. Worse was to follow when the international community declared famine in 2017. In the first book-length study of the South Sudan civil war, John Young draws on his close but critical relationship with the rebel SPLM-IO leadership to reveal the true dynamics of the conflict, and exposes how the South Sudanese state was in crisis long before the outbreak of war.
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