By Subir Bhaumik
This booklet maps the evolution of India s North-East right into a constituent zone of the republic and analyzes the perpetual drawback within the area seeing that Independence. It highlights how linguistic and management concerns have lengthy been the seed of rivalry within the quarter and the way elements like ethnicity, ideology, and faith additional irritate the conflicts. It additionally throws mild at the significant insurgencies, inner displacements, protest pursuits, and the nearby drug and guns exchange within the sector. eventually, it indicates a coverage framework to strive against the crises.
By Nina Caspersen, Gareth Stansfield
Unrecognized states are territories that experience accomplished de facto independence, but have didn't achieve foreign attractiveness as self sustaining states. those territories represent anomalies within the overseas process of sovereign states and sometimes current major demanding situations to coverage makers, as evidenced by way of the struggle in Georgia and the ongoing debate over Kosovo’s independence. This ebook attracts on either idea and case stories to higher comprehend the phenomenon of unrecognized states, demonstrating that the life of such entities is much less strange than formerly assumed. relocating clear of an overt specialize in case experiences, the chapters current numerous issues that hyperlink the emergence, operations, and improvement of unrecognized states and examine how the status quo of states responds to the demanding situations they current: How do unrecognized engage with the overseas procedure of sovereign states? How does it form their emergence, operations and improvement? How do those entities enhance in a context of non-recognition? Are we witnessing a brand new kind of statehood, or are those entities larger understood as states-in-waiting? What are the recommendations to be had for facing unrecognized states? may perhaps power-sharing or autonomy offer an answer or are extra leading edge ideas priceless? With contributions from top students in a few fields, this publication will attraction not just to scholars and students of Political technology, diplomacy, Geography, region experiences, Sociology, and clash answer, but additionally to reporters, executive our bodies and NGOs.
By Ellen Lust
The fourteenth version of the center East brings vital new insurance to this complete, balanced, and beautifully researched textual content. there's extensive assurance of significant advancements similar to the continuing clash in Syria, carrying on with tensions among Israel and Palestine and the manifold repercussions of the Arab Spring uprisings.
By Joshua Lockyer, James R. Veteto
to be able to movement worldwide society in the direction of a sustainable “ecotopia,” strategies needs to be engaged in particular locations and groups, and the authors right here argue for re-orienting environmental anthropology from a problem-oriented in the direction of a solutions-focused recreation. utilizing case reviews from around the globe, the contributors—scholar-activists and activist-practitioners— research the interrelationships among 3 renowned environmental social routine: bioregionalism, a worldview and political ecology that grounds environmental motion and adventure; permaculture, a layout technological know-how for placing the bioregional imaginative and prescient into motion; and ecovillages, the ever-dynamic settings for growing sustainable neighborhood cultures.
By Andrey Makarychev, Alexandra Yatsyk
This e-book makes a speciality of the hot political trajectories in the Baltic Sea area from one of many good fortune tales of regionalism in Europe to a possible region of army disagreement among Russia and NATO. The authors heavily study the next matters: new protection demanding situations for the quarter stemming from Russia’s staunch anti-EU and anti-NATO polices, associations and practices of multi-level governance within the sector, and diverse cultural techniques that nearby actors hire. the typical threads of this leading edge quantity are problems with altering borders and bounds within the zone, and logics of inclusion and exclusion that form its political contours. From diversified disciplinary and methodological positions the authors clarify rules of particular Baltic Sea states, in addition to structural issues that cause them to a area.
By John Agnew
Geopolitics identifies and scrutinizes the imperative good points of geopolitics from the 16th century to the current. The publication specializes in 5 key recommendations of the trendy geopolitical mind's eye: visualizing the realm as an entire; the definition of geographical components as "advanced" or "primitive"; the thought of the nation being the top type of political association; the pursuit of primacy via competing states; the need for hierarchy. The paintings addresses topical matters corresponding to the re-integration of Hong Kong into China and the threatened break-up of states comparable to Canada, Spain, Russia and the united kingdom. John Agnew additionally exhibits how questions of the association of strength mix with these of geographical definition and highlights the an important geopolitical "certainties" from as lately as ten years in the past that are now both long gone or in query.
By Marylin Martin Rhie
The earliest Buddhist paintings of China can merely be understood while noticeable when it comes to a much broader zone comprising significant Asia and India. this is often precisely the goal of the underlying quantity. featuring the earliest Buddhist paintings of China in its wider context of the Bactrian and Southern Silk highway areas in principal Asia (1st to 4th century A.D.), the writer bargains clarifications of the problems and new checks in regards to the cross-cultural and cross-regional interrelationships, resources, courting and chronology in the course of those formative preliminary stages of Buddhism from India to China.
By Lisa Pierce Flores
Drawing on dramatic fresh advancements in study, The historical past of Puerto Rico bargains the main up to date and completely discovered exploration of the island's previous for college kids, tourists, and normal readers alike. The historical past of Puerto Rico levels from the earliest indigenous settlements to the reign of the Taino, from the centuries below Spanish keep an eye on via greater than a hundred years of lifestyles less than the U.S. flag. Insightful and authoritative, the booklet is helping readers comprehend the heritage at the back of Puerto Rico's complex modern political prestige, its special courting with the USA, and the present efforts of Puerto Ricans to reclaim their indigenous and African historical past, leverage their bilingual tradition for monetary achieve, and rejoice their cultural and creative achievements.