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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...
Location-Based Gaming: Play in Public Space
Location-Based Gaming: Play in Public Space
Location-based games emerged in the early 2000s following the commercialisation of GPS and artistic experimentation with ‘locative media’ technologies. Location-based games are played in everyday public spaces using GPS and networked, mobile technologies to track their players’ location. This book traces the...
Barriers to Entry: Overcoming Challenges and Achieving Breakthroughs in a Chinese Workplace
Barriers to Entry: Overcoming Challenges and Achieving Breakthroughs in a Chinese Workplace
This book offers a unique perspective on the challenges that non-Chinese employed by Chinese companies face and provides insight into the issues foreign employees working for Chinese management encounter. As its source of content the book analyzes the experiences of those currently working for Chinese companies both inside and outside...
Muslim Volunteering in the West: Between Islamic Ethos and Citizenship (New Directions in Islam)
Muslim Volunteering in the West: Between Islamic Ethos and Citizenship (New Directions in Islam)

This edited volume explores various facets of Muslims’ civic engagement in Western post-secular societies, fundamentally challenging simplistic boundaries between Islamic ethical conduct and liberal-democratic norms and practice.

Bringing together scholars from sociology, anthropology, and Islamic theology, the...

Democracy Beyond Elections: Government Accountability in the Media Age (Challenges to Democracy in the 21st Century)
Democracy Beyond Elections: Government Accountability in the Media Age (Challenges to Democracy in the 21st Century)
This book provides the analytical framework for understanding the relationship between media scandals, executive accountability and the crisis of democracy. The empirical findings are based on an original database of 6000 media allegations and investigations in Russia, Germany and Bulgaria. Observations gained from the case studies are then...
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...
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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