China's geo-economic vision is transforming the Eurasian continent. Acclaimed foreign policy experts recount their travels across Central Asia, bearing witness through interviews and personal experience to the growing Chinese influence in the region, and what this means for those both within and beyond the boundaries of its 'inadvertent empire'.
In The Chinese Conundrum, Vince Cable provides an answer to these and many other topical questions of global politics and economy, examining the long history of relationships between China and the West, as well as the change in attitudes on both sides of the divide.
This book offers a new global history of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, exploring the conflict both within and beyond the framework of the Cold War, and focusing on many of the different groups involved in and impacted by the war of the 1980s.
Ban Wang traces the shifting concept of the Chinese state from the late nineteenth century to the present, showing how the Confucian notion of tianxia-"all under heaven"-influences China's dedication to contributing to and exchanging with a common world.
In How Population Will Transform Our World , Sarah Harper looks at fertility rates and age structures of populations in different regions of the world against the backdrop of urbanization and climate change, drawing out the profound implications and challenges for societies, economies, and the environment in the decades to come.
Explores ways of remembering and commemorating the Nakba, dealing with the issue within the context of Palestinian oral history, 'social history from below', narratives of memory and the formation of collective identity.
In 2016 two surprising explosions of popular contempt for the existing order drove Britain into Brexit and paved the way for Trump's presidency of the United States. This is an account of how and why this happened.
* An up-to-date primer and key reference source for students and professionals studying the processes of social change and development in 'third world' countries. * Builds on the success of From Modernization to Globalization, published by the editors in 2000.