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Changing Ethnicity: Contemporary Ethno-Politics in China
Changing Ethnicity: Contemporary Ethno-Politics in China
This book investigates the changes in ethnicity in contemporary China by examining the Yi in Liangshan. With a particular focus on cadres, a seemingly highly politicized group, this book tries to contribute to the discussion of ethnopolitics in China and the politicization of ethnicity. This study categorizes cadres into three generations...
EU Influence Beyond Conditionality: Turkey Plus/Minus the EU
EU Influence Beyond Conditionality: Turkey Plus/Minus the EU
This book presents an in-depth analysis of the role played by the EU accession process in Turkey’s democratic evolution and in the empowerment of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) in the early 2000s. Often moving against the grain of consolidated analytical positions, the author finds that the accession process can have a critical...
Spontaneous Play in the Language Classroom: Creating a Community
Spontaneous Play in the Language Classroom: Creating a Community

This book investigates the importance of humour and play in the establishment of individual and group identities among adult language learners on an intensive business English course. The enclosed setting allows the emergent nature of community building and identity projection to be traced, foregrounding the important role of...

Stabilising the Contemporary Middle East and North Africa: Regional Actors and New Approaches (Middle East Today)
Stabilising the Contemporary Middle East and North Africa: Regional Actors and New Approaches (Middle East Today)
This book examines the changing dynamics of stabilisation efforts in the Middle East and North Africa. Written by recognised scholars and practitioners in the field, this volume provides a rich overview of the broader spectrum of stabilisation. The topics range from a comprehensive set of lessons learned in Afghanistan and Iraq to transitional...
Language Teacher Cognition: A Sociocultural Perspective
Language Teacher Cognition: A Sociocultural Perspective
This book explores the topic of teacher cognition, making use of sociocultural theory as a framework to understand what teachers know, think, believe and do in their professional contexts through ‘applied’ conversation analysis. The author examines what teaching and learning mean to teachers by analyzing the interactional work they...
Hiding in Plain Sight: Deceptive Tactics and the Criminal Victimization Process
Hiding in Plain Sight: Deceptive Tactics and the Criminal Victimization Process
This book examines the role of deceptive tactics in the criminal victimization process, showing how various forms of manipulative aggression can help disguise dangerous advances. The author approaches crime victimization as the final stage in a purposeful, predictable, dynamic, and progressively dangerous process involving...
Managing Security Threats along the EU’s Eastern Flanks (New Security Challenges)
Managing Security Threats along the EU’s Eastern Flanks (New Security Challenges)

The book addresses security threats and challenges to the European Union emanating from its eastern neighbourhood. The volume includes the expertise of policy and scholarly contributors coming from North America, Russia and Central Asia, and from across the EU. Themes and issues include the EU’s capacities and actorness,...

International Development Assistance and the BRICS (Governing China in the 21st Century)
International Development Assistance and the BRICS (Governing China in the 21st Century)
This book aims to bring together a series of analyses on international development assistance in the BRICS, the group of countries that includes Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. The BRICS states comprise approximately 3 billion people (~40% of the World’s population) and in terms of GDP account for 16.8 trillion...
Sports, Society, and Technology: Bodies, Practices, and Knowledge Production
Sports, Society, and Technology: Bodies, Practices, and Knowledge Production
Sports, Society, and Technology: Bodies, Practices, and Knowledge Production addresses the complex entanglements of science, technology, and sporting cultures. The collection explores themes around human and non-human actants, knowledge formations and processes, and the materiality and multiplicity of bodies through an...
Leadership Growth Through Crisis: An Investigation of Leader Development During Tumultuous Circumstances (Christian Faith Perspectives in Leadership and Business)
Leadership Growth Through Crisis: An Investigation of Leader Development During Tumultuous Circumstances (Christian Faith Perspectives in Leadership and Business)
This edited collection uses a biblical lens to explore how to lead effectively and grow in a crisis situation. The chapters examine topics such as communicating through crisis, developing organizations and leaders through crisis, personal crisis and leadership development, and ethics and morality in crisis. Case studies include David's...
The Rational Homo Psychologicus: Creating Thoughtful Businesses
The Rational Homo Psychologicus: Creating Thoughtful Businesses

This is a challenger book. It systematically modifies the assumptions of the homo economicus and homo sociologicus by constructing a deeper foundation of human and corporate personhood. The new theory of homo psychologicus probes into a long-forgotten common sense: humans are rationally irrational homo psychologicus, as are...

Tourism, Urbanization, and the Evolving Periphery of the European Union
Tourism, Urbanization, and the Evolving Periphery of the European Union
This book explores travel, tourism, and urban development at the edges of Europe from the 1970s until the present. It compares tourism-spurred urban growth in Spain and Bulgaria, showing how development in Southern Europe after the fall of dictatorships provided a model for integrating post-socialist Europe in the 1990s. It analyzes the...
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