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Recent Addition, May-June 2019

Recent Addition, May-June 2019

1.  The state of China's state capitalism: evidence of its successes and pitfalls / Hung, Juann H. and Yang Chen Ed. - New York: Palgarve Macmillan, 2018
Abstract: This book comprises a collection of well-researched essays on selected contemporary economic and finance issues in China, making a timely contribution to the intellectual intercourse regarding the implications of China’s rise. These essays analyze issues related to  the state of China’s ecology, real estate market,  inbound and outbound FDI, income inequality, etc., and offer analysis on the policy and institutional causes of those issues. Readers will be able to infer their implications for business opportunities in China and the tradeoff / tension between economic growth and social welfare. Moreover, this book introduces an array of data and data sources useful to scholars and practitioners interested in studying the Chinese model of economic growth. This book will be a valuable resource to journalists and scholars trying to gain insight into China’s extraordinary  pace  of growth in the past three decades.
2. The statesman's yearbook: the politics, cultures and economies of the world - New York: Palgarve Macmillan, 2019
3. The struggle for South Sudan: challenges of security and state formation / Kuol, Luka Biong Deng and Sarah Logan Ed.   - London: I. B. Tauris, 2019
Abstract: South Sudan, the world's youngest country, has experienced a rocky start to its life as an independent nation. Less than three years after gaining independence in 2011 following a violent liberation war, the country slid back into conflict. In the wake of infighting within the ruling Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM), violence erupted in South Sudan's capital, Juba, in December 2013. The conflict pitted President Salva Kiir's predominantly Dinka presidential guard against Nuer fighters loyal to the former Vice President Riek Machar. As fighting spread across the country, it has taken on an increasingly ethnic nature. Ceasefires have been agreed, but there have been repeated violations by all sides. Today the conflict continues unabated and the humanitarian situation grows ever more urgent.
4. Terrorism in Pakistan: the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and the challenge to security / Elahi, N.  - London: I. B. Tauris, 2019
Abstract: Since the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979, Pakistan has faced the threat of terrorism in different forms and shapes. Yet in recent years the threat has taken on a new dimension. After 9/11 the US campaign against Osama bin Laden, al-Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan led to a surge in unrest and violence in Pakistan. Al-Qaeda gained a foothold in tribal regions of Pakistan via their local supporters, the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), currently led by Mullah Fazlullah, who unleashed a new wave of terror across Pakistan. Since then, more than 60,000 Pakistanis have been killed as the result of TTP-orchestrated insurgency and terrorist attacks and Pakistan's society, economy and its international image have suffered at the hands of TTP and its affiliated groups.
5. Things happy families do / Sukh, Shammi - New Delhi: The Book Line, 2018
Abstract: Family is an institution that helps its members to coexist in love, peace, happiness, and mutual harmony. Happy family is one of the greatest blessings one can have in life. Happy relationship with family members help one to create and live with some of the most beautiful and sweet memories of life. However, at times, some people tend to take their relationships for granted. And that's from where the serious problems start. Ignoring important aspects needed for developing and maintaining sweet relationship with family members, on daily basis, often results into living through fruitless physical co-existence under one roof. As a result, many people face unpleasant and bitter experience of living in isolation or even separation
6. The third pillar: how markets and the state leave the community behind / Rajan, Raghuram G.  - Uttar Pradesh: Harper Collins Books, 2019
Abstract: Raghuram G. Rajan has an unparalleled vantage point on the socio-economic consequences of globalization and their ultimate effect on politics. In The Third Pillar, he offers a big-picture framework for understanding how these three forces - the state, markets and communities - interact, why things begin to break down, and how we can find our way back to a more secure and stable plane. The 'third pillar' is the community we live in. Economists all too often understand their field as the relationship between markets and the state, and they leave squishy social issues for other people. That's not just myopic, Rajan argues; it's dangerous. All economics is actually socioeconomics - all markets are embedded in a web of human relations, values and norms.
7. Understanding contemporary Brazil / Garmany, Jeff and Anthony W. Pereira - London: Routledge, 2019
Abstract: Brazil has famously been called a country of contradictions. It is a place where narratives of "racial democracy" exist in the face of stark inequalities, and where the natural environment is celebrated as a point of national pride, but at the same time is exploited at alarming rates. To people on the outside looking in, these contradictions seem hard to explain.  Understanding Contemporary Brazil tackles these problems head-on, providing the perfect critical introduction to Brazil's ongoing social, political, economic, and cultural complexities
8.  The water paradox: overcoming the global crisis in water management / Barbier, Edward B. - London: Yale University Press, 2019
Abstract: A radical new approach to tackling the growing threat of water scarcity Water is essential to life, yet humankind's relationship with water is complex. For millennia, we have perceived it as abundant and easily accessible. But water shortages are fast becoming a persistent reality for all nations, rich and poor. With demand outstripping supply, a global water crisis is imminent. In this trenchant critique of current water policies and practices, Edward Barbier argues that our water crisis is as much a failure of water management as it is a result of scarcity. Outdated governance structures and institutions, combined with continual underpricing, have perpetuated the overuse and undervaluation of water and disincentivized much-needed technological innovation.
9. Why Turkey is authoritarian: from Ataturk to Erdogan / Karaveli, Halil  London: Pluto Press, 2018
Abstract: For the last century, the Western world has regarded Turkey as a pivotal case of the 'clash of civilisations' between Islam and the West. Why Turkey is Authoritarian offers a radical challenge to this conventional narrative. Halil Karaveli highlights the danger in viewing events in Turkey as a war between a 'westernising' state and the popular masses defending their culture and religion, arguing instead for a class analysis that is largely ignored in the Turkish context. This book goes beyond cultural categories that overshadow more complex realities when thinking about the 'Muslim world', while highlighting the ways in which these cultural prejudices have informed ideological positions. Karaveli argues that Turkey's culture and identity have disabled the Left, which has largely been unable to transcend these divisions
10. The Women's movement in Pakistan: activism, Islam and democracy / Khan, Ayesha  - London: I. B. Tauris, 2018
Abstract: The military rule of General Zia ul-Haq, former President of Pakistan, had significant political repercussions for the country. Islamization policies were far more pronounced and control over women became the key marker of the state's adherence to religious norms. Women's rights activists mobilized as a result, campaigning to reverse oppressive policies and redefine the relationship between state, society and Islam. Their calls for a liberal democracy led them to be targeted and suppressed. This book is a history of the modern women's movement in Pakistan.
11. Yemen and the search for stability: power, politics and society after the Arab spring / Heinze, Marie-Christine Ed. - London: I. B. Tauris, 2018
Abstract: The attacks and blockade on Yemen by the Saudi-led multinational coalition have killed thousands and triggered humanitarian disaster. The longstanding conflict in the country between the Huthi rebels and (until December 2017) Salih militias on the one side and those loyal to the internationally recognized government and many other groups fighting for their interests on the other are said to have evolved into a proxy war between Saudi Arabia and Iran. In 2011, however, thousands of Yemenis had taken to the streets to protest for a better future for their country. When President Ali Abdullah Salih signed over power in the aftermath of these protests, there were hopes that this would signal the beginning of a new period of transition.
12. Arab-Iranian relations: dynamics of conflict and accommodation / Hunter, Shireen T.  - London: Rowman & Littlefield, 2019
Abstract: The first part of this book looks into factors such as history, ethnic, sectarian and cultural issues that have shaped Iran’s relations with Arab states. It explores the impact of the process of modernization and state-building in the Arab world on these relations, plus the legacy of colonialism and the shifting dynamics of international politics and the evolution key global players’ policies towards Iran and the Arab states. The second part examines case studies in the evolution of Iran’s relations with several key Arab states, including Egypt, Syria and Lebanon, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and the smaller Persian Gulf Arab states
13.  ASEAN's half century: a political history of the association of Southeast Asian nations / Weatherbee, Donald E. - London: Rowman & Littlefield, 2019
Abstract: This authoritative book provides a comprehensive political history of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the ten members of which are Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. Leading scholar Donald E. Weatherbee follows ASEAN from its inception in 1967, when it was founded with the goal of promoting peace, stability, security, and economic growth in the region. Throughout, a basic assumption of its leaders has been that the achievement of the first three conditions is necessary for the fourth. Weatherbee traces ASEAN’s three reinventions: in 1976, it made security a primary Cold War interest; in 1992, it refocused on economic integration; in 2007, it adopted the ASEAN Charter, which was the legal basis for the establishment of the ASEAN Community in 2015.
14.  Bharat-China kutnitik sambandh / Gupt, Manik Lal - New Delhi: Atlantic Publishers & Distributors, 2019
Abstract: प्रस्तुत कृति, भारत-चीन कूटनीतिक सम्बन्ध, औपनिवेशिक काल से मिलेनियम की दहलीज तक के घटनाक्रमों का क्रमिक उद्घाटन करते हुये, भारत-चीन के कूटनीतिक सम्बन्धों पर गहन प्रकाश डालती है। इस कृति में विषय सामग्री को स्तरीय ढंग से विवेचित करने का प्रयास किया गया है। भारत-चीन सीमा विवाद से सम्बन्धित नवीनतम् अनुसंधानों और नूतन विचारों को गृहीत करते हुये अपने स्वतंत्र विचार भी व्यक्त करने का प्रयास इस कृति में निहित है। विवेचन में नवीन सामग्री-संयोजन, नवीन विचार-संग्रंथन और नवीन ऑकलन लेखक के प्रधान अभीष्ट रहे हैं। इस कृति में क्षेत्रीय (कबीलाई) भावनाओं का औपनिवेशिक राष्ट्रवाद से टकरावों-समझौतों और घात-प्रतिघात की धारा को प्रभावित करने में निर्णयात्मक भूमिका निभाने वाले विचारों-अवधारणाओं और घटनाक्रमों का विवेचन कर इस कालखंड के प्रभावी व्यक्तियों का सर्वांगीण मूल्यांकन रेखांकित करने का प्रयास निहित है। गीण मूल्यांकन रेखांकित करने का प्रयास निहित है।
15.  Britain beyond brexit / Kelly, Gavin  and Nick Pearce Ed. - UK: Wiley, 2019
Abstract: 'A wise and wide-ranging reminder of the things we should have been talking about when we were talking about Brexit.' Stephanie Flanders, Head of Bloomberg Economics 'With the national debate bogged down in the messy process of negotiating the UK's exit from and future relationship with the EU, this book is a timely look at the bigger question: what kind of country do we want to be after Brexit and how do we make it happen? Sharp, clear writing on the most important question of our time, by some of the smartest  people around.' Sarah O'Connor, investigations correspondent and columnist, Financial Times.
16.  The Central Asian economies in the twenty-first century: paving a new silk road / Pomfret, Richard - Princetion: Princetion University Press, 2019
Abstract: The transition of these nations from centrally planned to market-based economic systems was essentially complete by the early 2000s, when the region experienced a massive increase in world prices for energy and mineral exports. This raised incomes in the main oil and gas exporters, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan; brought more benefits to the most populous country, Uzbekistan; and left the poorest countries, the Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan, dependent on remittances from migrant workers in oil-rich Russia and Kazakhstan. Pomfret considers the enhanced role of the Central Asian nations in the global economy and their varied ties to China, the European Union, Russia, and the United States.
17.  Civilization: how we all became American / Debray, Regis - London: Verso, 2019
Abstract: American civilisation's dominance over Europe - and what to do about it 'Civilization' -- a hard term to define. But while every society has a distinctive culture, authentic civilizations must offer those they subjugate an attractive way of life. Their imprint outlasts their imperium. A century ago, Debray argues, there was a European civilization of which America was an outlying culture; but today the relationship is reversed. 'In 1900, an American of taste was a European in exile; in 2000, a trendy European is a frustrated American - or one waiting for a visa'.
18.  Delusional states: feeling rule and development in Pakistan's northern frontier / Ali, Nosheen - New York: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2019
Abstract: Delusional States: Feeling Rule and Development in Pakistan's Northern Frontier is the first in-depth study of state power and social struggle in Gilgit-Baltistan - the only Shia-majority region of Sunni-dominated Pakistan and a contested border zone that forms part of disputed Kashmir. For seven decades, the political conflict over Kashmir has locked India and Pakistan in brutal wars and hate-centered nationalisms. This book illuminates how within this story of hate lie other stories - of love and betrayal, loyalty and suspicion, and beauty and terror. Placing these emotionalities at the centre of its analysis, Delusional States rethinks the state–citizen relation in deeply felt and intimate terms, offering a fine-grained ethnographic analysis of power and subjection in contemporary Pakistan.
19.  Energy policy in the emerging economies: climate change mitigation under the constraints of path dependence / Scholvin, Soren and Joachim Betz - London: Lexington Books, 2019
Abstract: Energy has always been essential to economics and politics. While global energy consumption increases, fossil fuels are depleting. The countries that will be hit hardest by declining energy resources are the emerging economies of the Global South, where the relevance of the industrial sector is only slightly declining (or, indeed, still on the rise) and where governments have subsidised energy consumption for decades. Climate change – a direct outcome of the increasing consumption of fossil fuels – hits these emerging economies hard. Against this backdrop, Energy Policy in the Emerging Economies: Climate Change Mitigation under the Constraints of Path Dependence analyses energy policy in Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico, South Africa and South Korea with particular regard to these countries’ contributions to climate change mitigation.
20.  Fragile nation shattered land: the modern history of Syria / Reilly, James A. - London: I. B. Tauris, 2019
Abstract: The Syrian state is less than 100 years old, born from the wreckage of World War I. Today it stands in ruins, shattered by brutal civil war. How did this happen? How did the lands that are today Syria survive incorporation with the Ottoman Empire in the sixteenth century and the trials and vicissitudes of the Sultan's rule for four centuries, only to collapse into civil war in recent years? Arguably it was the Ottoman period that laid the fragile foundations of a state that had to endure a turbulent twentieth century under French rule, tentative independence, a brutal and corrupt dictatorship and eventual disintegration in the twenty-first.
21.  The G20 and international relations theory: perspectives on global summitry / Slaughter, Steven Ed.  - UK: Edward Elgar, 2019
Abstract: This book considers the current and future significance of the G20 by using International Relations theory to examine its political impact as an informal form of global governance. International Relations theory is shown to represent a broad range of political positions that can effectively analyze the various factors that influence world politics. The contributions to this book examine the influence and significance of informal global governance in contemporary global politics and advance G20 scholarship past the typical observations from economic and international policy perspectives. Chapters cover various accounts of how the G20 influences world politics, the driving forces behind the G20 and the ways in which the G20 could or should be reformed in the future.
22.  Hezbollah: mobilisation and power / Daher, Aurelie - London: Hurst & Company, 2019
Abstract: Almost thirty years after its foundation, Lebanese Hezbollah remains an organization difficult to understand. An Islamist terrorist group dedicated to destroying Israel or the first Arab national Resistance to have ever defeated Tel-Aviv's troops, a patriotic and respectable party or a fascist network having managed to control all levers of Lebanese political life... what exactly is Hezbollah? How did it acquire such an important role in the Middle-Eastern game and in Lebanese politics? 
This book has three purposes. It first gives an articulated definition of Hezbollah, presenting a thorough history of the party, describing its well-built internal structure, and the large scope of its social and political action.
23.  How China is reshaping the global economy: development impacts in Africa and Latin America / Jenkins, Rhys - UK: Oxford University Press, 2019
Abstract: China's growing economic involvement in Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America has been a source of major controversy. The official Chinese position maintains that the growth of bilateral relations is of mutual benefit and provides a good example of South-South cooperation. Critics on the other hand see the economic relations between China and other developing countries as highly unequal with most of the benefits accruing to China and a few local elites. They also point to negative socio-economic, political, and environmental consequences. How China is Reshaping the Global Economy: Development Impacts in Africa and Latin-America throws more light on these controversies through a comparative study of China's impact on the two regions.
24.  In a pure Muslim land: shi'ism between Pakistan and the middle east / Fuchs, Simon Wolfgang - Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2019
Abstract: Centering Pakistan in a story of transnational Islam stretching from South Asia to the Middle East, Simon Wolfgang Fuchs offers the first in-depth ethnographic history of the intellectual production of Shi'is and their religious competitors in this ""Land of the Pure."" The notion of Pakistan as the pinnacle of modern global Muslim aspiration forms a crucial component of this story. It has empowered Shi'is, who form about 20 percent of the country's population, to advance alternative conceptions of their religious hierarchy while claiming the support of towering grand ayatollahs in Iran and Iraq.
25.  India and bilateral investment treaties: refusal, acceptance, backlash / Ranjan, Prabhash - New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2019
Abstract: This book is a critical study of India’s approach towards bits and traces their origin, evolution and the current state of play. It does so by locating them in India’s economic policy in general and policy towards foreign investment in particular. India’s approach towards bits and policy towards foreign investment were consistent with each other in the periods of economic nationalism (1947–1990) and economic liberalism (1991–2010). however, post 2010, India’s approach to bits has become protectionist while India’s foreign investment policy continues to be liberal. To balance investment protection with the state’s right to regulate, India needs to evolve its bit practice based on the twin framework of international rule of law and embedded liberalism.
26.  The intelligence war in Afghanistan: regional and international intelligence agencies play the Tom & Jerry endless game on the local chessborad / Jalalzai, Musa Khan  - New Delhi: Vij Books India Pvt Ltd., 2019
Abstract: Globalisation continues to challenge our world at unprecedented speed. Technological innovations, changing geographical developments, regional rivalries, and destruction of national critical infrastructures in several Muslim states due to the US so-called war on terrorism-all transformed the structures and hierarchies of societies. The idea of the development of a nation that sounds on tripods that are food, shelter, and security failed. The Edward Snowden leaks challenged policymakers and the public understanding and perspectives on the role of security intelligence in liberal democratic states. The persisting imbalance of power in the United States, its institutional turmoil, and intelligence war, and the noticeably tilting power have made the country feel vulnerable and prodded it into military ventures.
27.  Iran rising: the survival and future of the Islamic republic / Saikal, Amin - Princetion:  Princeton University Press, 2019
Abstract: When Iranians overthrew their monarchy, rejecting a pro-Western shah in favor of an Islamic regime, many observers predicted that revolutionary turmoil would paralyze the country for decades to come. Yet forty years after the 1978–79 revolution, Iran has emerged as a critical player in the Middle East and the wider world, as demonstrated in part by the 2015 international nuclear agreement. In Iran Rising, renowned Iran specialist Amin Saikal describes how the country has managed to survive despite ongoing domestic struggles, Western sanctions, and countless other serious challenges. Saikal explores Iran’s recent history, beginning with the revolution, which set in motion a number of developments, including war with Iraq, precarious relations with Arab neighbors, and hostilities with Israel and the United States.
28.  Japan rearmed: the politics of military power / Smith, Sheila A. - London: Harvard University Press, 2019
Abstract: Japan has one of Asia’s most technologically advanced militaries and yet struggles to use its hard power as an instrument of national policy. The horrors of World War II continue to haunt policymakers in Tokyo, while China and South Korea remain wary of any military ambitions Japan may entertain. Yet a fundamental shift in East Asian geopolitics has forced Japan to rethink the commitment to pacifism it made during the U.S. occupation. It has increasingly flexed its muscles―deploying troops under UN auspices, participating in coercive sanctions, augmenting surveillance capabilities, and raising defense budgets.
29.  Korea and the world: new frontier in Korean studies / Brazinsky, Gregg A. Ed. - London: Lexington Books, 2019
Abstract: This volume brings together a set of essays exploring the global dimensions of Korea’s recent history and politics by a group of the most talented young scholars. Essays in the volume seek to answer two interrelated questions: How have international developments impacted Korea? And how has Korea in turn influenced world events and trends? The volume demonstrates that the most important issues in Korea’s post World War II history—division, war, economic development, and inter-Korean rivalry—cannot be understood without reference to the country’s global interactions. Essays in the volume cover a range of topics including: U.S.-South Korean relations, North Korean foreign policy, immigration, and democratization.
30.  The new Pan-Africanism: globalism and the nation state in Africa / Amoah, Michael   London: I. B. Tauris, 2019
Abstracr:  This book examines the concept of nationalism, the nationalist mind-set or 'psychology of nationalism' and the role of the nation state in an era of globalization. The idea of Pan-Africanism has animated African thinkers and statesmen throughout the twentieth century and the Organisation of African Unity was founded in the era of decolonization in 1963. But the 'new' Pan-Africanism is a growing force, spurred by economic growth and Africa's rising global significance. Recent years have seen the establishment of the African Central Bank, African Monetary Fund and the African Continental Free Trade Area – all aiming to work together to promote African interests more widely and encourage further economic investment and development.
31.  New perspectives on Pakistan's political economy: state, class and social change / McCartney,  Matthew Ed. - New York: Cambridge University Press, 2019
Abstract: This volume makes a major intervention in the debates around the nature of the political economy of Pakistan, focusing on its contemporary social dynamics. This is comprehensive analysis of Pakistan's political economy after thirty-five years, and addresses issues of state, class and society, examining gender, the middle classes, the media, the bazaar economy, urban spaces and the new elite. The book goes beyond the contemporary obsession with terrorism and extremism, political Islam, and simple 'civilian–military relations', and looks at modern-day Pakistan through the lens of varied academic disciplines. It not only brings together new work by some emerging scholars but also formulates a new political economy for the country, reflecting the contemporary reality and diversification in the social sciences in Pakistan.
32.  The new world disorder: challenges and threats in an uncertain world / Black, J. L. Ed. - London: Lexington Books, 2019
Abstract: The new world order as it stood after the apparent end of the Cold War and the collapse of the USSR was greeted with enthusiasm and optimism almost everywhere, but especially in the West. Less than a quarter century later that optimism has faded dramatically, with the rise of populism, nationalism, religious extremism and civil discord disrupting political and social norms around the world. This book reveals the extent to which events that began as internal political crises in Europe, the Middle East and the USA have sent ripple effects reaching into all points of the globe. The projection of liberal democratic predominance in the 1990s, has faded as illiberal governance gains support worldwide.
33.  On the brink: Trump, Kim, and the threat of nuclear war / Jackson, Van  - New York: Cambridge University Press, 2019
Abstract: In 2017, the world watched as President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un traded personal insults and escalating threats of nuclear war amid unprecedented shows of military force. Former Pentagon insider and Korean security expert Van Jackson traces the origins of the first American nuclear crisis in the post-Cold War era, and explains the fragile, highly unpredictable way that it ended. Jackson analyzes the US response to North Korea's increasing nuclear threat in the context of Trump's aggressive rhetoric, prior US policy failures, the geopolitics of East Asia, North Korean strategic culture and the acceleration of its nuclear program. Jackson argues that the Trump administration's policy of 'maximum pressure' brought the world much closer to inadvertent nuclear war than many realize - and charts a course for the prevention of future conflicts.
34.  Our man: Richard holbrooke and the end of the American century / Packer, George  - New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2019
Abstract: Richard Holbrooke was brilliant, utterly self-absorbed, and possessed of almost inhuman energy and appetites. Admired and detested, he was the force behind the Dayton Accords that ended the Balkan wars, America's greatest diplomatic achievement in the post-Cold War era. His power lay in an utter belief in himself and his idea of a muscular, generous foreign policy. From his days as a young adviser in Vietnam to his last efforts to end the war in Afghanistan, Holbrooke embodied the postwar American impulse to take the lead on the global stage. But his sharp elbows and tireless self-promotion ensured that he never rose to the highest levels in government that he so desperately coveted. His story is thus the story of America during its era of supremacy: its strength, drive, and sense of possibility, as well as its penchant for overreach and heedless self-confidence. In Our Man, drawn from Holbrooke's diaries and papers, we are given a nonfiction narrative that is both intimate and epic in its revelatory portrait of this extraordinary and deeply flawed man and the elite spheres of society and government he inhabited.
35.  Paris climate agreement: a deal for better compliance? : lessons learned from the compliance mechanism of the Kyoto and Montreal protocols / Savasan, Zerrin - London: Springer, 2019
Abstract: The research is based on two cases, the Compliance Mechanisms of the Montreal and Kyoto Protocols and their outcomes in practice. This book analysed the different meanings of the compliance concept of Compliance Mechanisms (CMs) and Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) in chapter 3, on the theories and two basic explanatory models on compliance (chapter 4), on the development of CMs and the limitations of traditional means (chapter 5), and the questions on the CMs under the Kyoto and the Montreal Protocols (chapter 6). Based on its findings, options for an improved compliance system under the Paris Climate agreement are asked (chapter 7). 
36.  Partition's legacies / Chatterji, Joya - Ranikhet: Permanent Black, 2019
Abstract: Joya Chatterji provides here a selection of her finest and most influential essays. “Partition, nation-making, frontiers, refugees, minority formation, and categories of citizenship have been My preoccupations,” she says. These are also the major themes of this book. Chatterji’s Bengal divided (1994) shifted the focus from Muslim fanaticism as the driving force of Partition towards “secular” nationalism and Hindu aggression. Her spoils of Partition (2007) rejected the idea of Partition as a breaking apart, showing it as a process for ReMaking society and state. Her third (jointly written) book, Bengal diaspora (2016), challenged the idea of migration and resettlement as exceptional situations.
37.  Politics and international relations in Eurasia / Sotiriou, Stylianos A. London: Lexington Books, 2019
Abstract: Eurasia has long been characterized by intense competition among populations and among States. The collapse of the Soviet Union constituted a critical juncture in the region's course, since informal and formal norms subsided, giving rise to a hardly regulated socio-political environment, where survival and security considerations ranked atop. In this context, populations, first and foremost, sought to have their existence guaranteed within nation-states. While in most cases that transition was accomplished without major impediments, in the cases of Moldova, Ukraine, Georgia, and Azerbaijan, major challenges have been encountered, leaving their mark deep in the post-soviet course of the newly independent republics.
38.  The rise of hybrid political Islam in Turkey: origins and consolidation of the JDP / Bermek, Sevine - New York: Palgarve Macmillan, 2019.
Abstract: This book charts the economic, social and political rise of the Justice and Development Party (JDP) as well as its political resilience over the last sixteen years. Going beyond the standard dichotomy debate of political Islam versus secularism, the author shows how the JDP, a political party with substantial roots in political Islam, came to power in 2002 as an outcome of the socioeconomic transformation process that started in the country in the 1980s. The book further illustrates how the party consolidated its ruling power by catering to its core constituencies via a multifaceted set of policies that gave rise to the emergence of a powerful political machine. A careful analysis of the JDP’s policy agenda highlights the discrepancy between the party's discourse and its supply of policies.
39.  The Routledge companion to social media and politics / Bruns, Axel Ed. - London: Routledge, 2018.
Abstract: Social media are now widely used for political protests, campaigns, and communication in developed and developing nations, but available research has not yet paid sufficient attention to experiences beyond the US and UK. This collection tackles this imbalance head-on, compiling cutting-edge research across six continents to provide a comprehensive, global, up-to-date review of recent political uses of social media. Drawing together empirical analyses of the use of social media by political movements and in national and regional elections and referenda, The Routledge Companion to Social Media and Politics presents studies ranging from Anonymous and the Arab Spring to the Greek Aganaktismenoi, and from South Korean presidential elections to the Scottish independence referendum.
40.  Routledge handbook of the belt and road / Fang, Cai and Peter Nolan Ed. - London: Routledge, 2019
Abstract: Chinese President Xi Jinping announced the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in 2013, a development strategy involving infrastructure development and investments in countries in Europe, Asia and Africa. It has rapidly turned into action, reflected in the establishment of a series of international cooperation mechanisms, landing of cooperation projects, and harvest of some early results. The influence is huge, and controversy is not unexpected. As one of the most frequently mentioned concepts in the official media, how does the “bid to enhance regional connectivity” construct a unified large market through cultural exchange and integration in practice? What is the status quo of building an innovative pattern with capital inflows, talent pool, and technology database?
41.  Sexual Jihad: the role of Islam in female terrorism / Rinehart, Christine Sixta  - London: Lexington Books, 2019
Abstract: Female terrorists are a rare phenomenon. Less than ten terrorist organizations throughout the world have women members. These terrorist groups are either Marxist (atheist) or Jihadist in their ideologies. Sexual Jihad: The Role of Islam in Female Terrorism ascertains, “What is the role of Islam in female terrorism?” It explores the roles of women in eight jihadist case studies including: Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, Boko Haram, the Chechen Separatists, HAMAS, Hezbollah, ISIS, the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, and Al Qaeda. Primary sources and secondary sources are used, including research conducted on Palestinian women in Israeli prisons who have been convicted of terrorism. It is argued that are three roles for women in Jihadist terrorism: the disposable, the domestic, and the secretary.
42.  Sharia and the state in Pakistan: blasphemy politics / Haq, Farhat - London: Routledge, 2019
Abstract: This book analyses the formulation, interpretation and implementation of sharia in Pakistan and its relationship with the Pakistani state whilst addressing the complexity of sharia as a codified set of laws. Drawing on insights from Islamic studies, anthropology and legal studies to examine the interactions between ideas, institutions and political actors that have enabled blasphemy laws to become the site of continuous controversy, this book furthers the readers’ understanding of Pakistani politics and presents the transformation of sharia from a pluralistic religious precepts to a set of rigid laws.
43.  South Asia conundrum: the great power gambit / Jain, B. M. - London: Lexington  Books, 2019
Abstract: South Asia Conundrum offers fresh ideas and enlightening narratives about how geopolitical and geostrategic entanglements of extra-regional powers, notably the United States, Russia and China, in South Asia and its extended neighborhood have transformed the Af-Pak region into a theater of unending conflict and political instability. The book addresses and illuminates the impending challenges and evaluates policy options before the Trump administration and US allies in dealing with the Afghan imbroglio. The book argues how the emerging strategic alliance among Russia, Iran, China and Pakistan has not only constrained US options in the region but has also constricted the US role and influence in South Asia, Afghanistan, and Central Asia. South Asian Conundrum further illustrates how the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a part of Beijing’s mega Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), constitutes a direct challenge to economic and security interests of India and the United States in the region.
44.  Sri Lanka, human rights and the united nations: a scrutiny into the International human rights engagement with a third wold state / Aanthavinayagan, Thamil Venthan - New York: Springer, 2019
Abstract: This book examines the engagement between the United Nations’ human rights machinery and the respective governments since Sri Lanka (then Ceylon) joined the United Nations.Sri Lanka has a long and rich history of engagement with international human rights instruments. However, despite its active membership in the UN, the country’s post-colonial trials and tribulations are emblematic of the limited influence the international organisation has exerted on this country in the Global South.Assessing the impact of this international engagement on the country’s human rights infrastructure and situation, the book outlines Sri Lanka’s colonial and post-colonial development. It then considers the development of a domestic human rights infrastructure in the country.  
45.  Super Continent: the logic of Eurasian integration / Calder, Kent E. - California: Stanford University Press, 2019
Abstract: A Eurasian transformation is underway, and it flows from China. With a geopolitically central location, the country's domestic and international policies are poised to change the face of global affairs. The Belt and Road Initiative has called attention to a deepening Eurasian continentalism that has, argues Kent Calder, much more significant implications than have yet been recognized. In Super Continent, Calder presents a theoretically guided and empirically grounded explanation for these changes. He shows that key inflection points, beginning with the Four Modernizations and the collapse of the Soviet Union; and culminating in China's response to the Global Financial Crisis and Crimea's annexation, are triggering tectonic shifts.
46.  The sword arm: military forces in the twenty-first century / Kainikara, Sanu - New Delhi: Vij Books India, 2019
Abstract: Military forces have long been the arbiters of national security and continues to be at the vanguard of assuring the sovereignty and stability of a nation. This is an enduring fact. However, in the past few decades, the role of the military forces have undergone an evolutionary change and now spans a much broader spectrum of activities than ever before. Accordingly, the responsibilities placed on the military forces, especially in democratic nations, have also undergone an upward revision. These changes have altered the status and stature of military forces. This book analyses the changing position of military forces and their relationship with other elements of national power vis-à-vis the need to ensure national security.
47.  Syria after the uprising: the political economy of state resilience / Daher, Joseph - London: Pluto Press, 2019
Abstract: Syria has been at the center of world news since 2011, following the beginnings of a popular uprising in the country and its subsequent violent and murderous repression by the Assad regime. Eight years on, Joseph Daher analyzes the resilience of the regime and the failings of the uprising, while also taking a closer look at the counter revolutionary processes that have been undermining the uprising from without and within.
48. Transforming tajikistan: state-building and Islam in post-soviet central Asia / Thibault, Helene - London: I. B. Tauris, 2018
Abstract: Tajikistan is a key state in Central Asia, and will become crucial to the regional power balance as it transitions away from Soviet government systems and responds to the rise of Chinese financial power alongside the continuing presence of Russian military might and instability in neighboring Afghanistan. This book demonstrates how the Soviet atheist legacy continues to influence current state structures, the regulation of religion, the formation of national identities, and the understanding of the place of religion in society. Helene Thibault focuses on the differences between secular nationhood in Tajikistan, and an increasingly popular and influential Muslim identity.
49. Ved Pandrah din / Pole, Prashant - New Delhi: Gyan Ganga, 2019
उन पंद्रह दिनों के प्रत्येक चरित्र का, प्रत्येक पात्र का भविष्य भिन्न था! उन पंद्रह दिनों ने हमें बहुत कुछ सिखाया। माउंटबेटन के कहने पर स्वतंत्र भारत में यूनियन जैक फहराने के लिए तैयार नेहरू हमने देखे। लाहौर अगर मर रहा है, तो आप भी उसके साथ मौत का सामना करो'' ऐसा जब गांधीजी लाहौर में कह रहे थे, तब राजा दाहिर की प्रेरणा जगाकर, हिम्मत के साथ, संगठित होकर जीने का सूत्र' उनसे मात्र 800 मील की दूरी पर, उसी दिन, उसी समय, राष्ट्रीय स्वयंसेवक संघ के प्रमुख श्रीगुरुजी' हैदराबाद (सिंध) में बता रहे थे। कांग्रेस य की पत्नी सुचेता कृपलानी कराची में सिंधी महिलाओं को बता रही थी कि ‘आपके मैकअप के कारण, लो कट ब्लाउज के कारण मुसलिम गुंडे आपकोछेड़ते हैं। तब कराची में ही राष्ट्र सेविका समिति की मौसीजी हिंदू महिलाओं को संस्कारित रहकर बलशाली, सामर्थ्यशाली बनने का सूत्र बता रही थीं ! जहाँ कांग्रेस के हिंदू कार्यकर्ता, पंजाब, सिंध छोड़कर हिंदुस्थान भागने में लगे थे और मुसलिम कार्यकर्ता मुसलिम लीग के साथ मिल गए थे, वहीं संघ के स्वयंसेवक डटकर, जान की बाजी लगाकर, हिंदू सिखों की रक्षा कर रहे थे। उन्हें सुरक्षित हिंदुस्थान में पहुँचाने का प्रयास कर रहे थे। फर्क था, बहुत फर्क था-कार्यशैली में, सोच में, विचारों में सभी में। स्वतंत्रता प्राप्ति 15 अगस्त, 1947 से पहले के पंद्रह दिनों के घटनाक्रम और अनजाने तथ्यों से परिचित करानेवाली पठनीय पुस्तक।से परिचित करानेवाली पठनीय पुस्तक
 
 
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