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            The Seychelles: Unquiet Islands
             

            The Seychelles: Unquiet Islands (Hardback)

            By Franda, Marcus

            • RRP: $271.00
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            This book traces the historical background of the Seychelles from their first settlements through independence from Britain in 1976 and into the early 1980s. It focuses on the issues of environment, social and race relations, economic and strategic forces, and domestic and intern...ational politics.
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            ISBN 9780367295769
            Released NZ 31 May 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            High Altitude Tropical Biogeography
             

            High Altitude Tropical Biogeography (Hardback)

            Edited by Vuilleumier, Francois; Monasterio, Maximina

            • RRP: $262.99
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            High altitude mountain regions, where the climate is cool and dry rather than hot and humid, occur throughout the tropics of Central and South America, Africa, and Malaysia. As a consequence of these conditions, the animals and plants of this unique life zone more closely resembl...e their counterparts thousands of miles to the north or south than comparable species in the lowland jungles only a few thousand metres below. These ecological islands pose interesting questions of physiological adaptation, biogeography, and evolutionary relationship that have only recently gained a significant place in tropical ecology. The editors of this book have brought together leading researchers in a wide-ranging monograph on the climate and origin, ecology, and evolution of the animals and plants of this ecological zone, drawing on specific well-studied examples.
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            ISBN 9780195036251
            Released NZ 2 Apr 1987
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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            Slavery In South Africa: Captive Labor On The Dutch Frontier

            Slavery In South Africa: Captive Labor On The Dutch Frontier (Hardback)

            By Eldredge, Elizabeth; Morton, Fred

            • RRP: $271.00
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            South African slavery differs from slavery practiced in other frontier zones of European settlement in that the settlers enslaved indigenes as a supplement to and eventually as a replacement for imported slave labor. On the expanding frontier, Dutch-speaking farmers increasingly ...met their labor needs by conducting slave raids, arming African slave
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            ISBN 9780367287351
            Released NZ 31 May 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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            Political Reform In Francophone Africa

            Political Reform In Francophone Africa (Hardback)

            By Clark, John F.; Gardinier, David

            • RRP: $271.00
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            Most African states experienced only a few fleeting years of democratic rule after independence before succumbing to authoritarianism. During the 1970s and 1980s, Africans and Westerners alike came to view dictatorship to be as much a part of the region's social landscape as its ...grinding poverty. Yet the end of the Cold War and the sharpening of th
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            ISBN 9780367317348
            Released NZ 17 Jul 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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            Trade and the Environment: A New Zealand Perspective
             

            Trade and the Environment: A New Zealand Perspective (Hardback)

            Edited by Ratnayake, Ravi

            • RRP: $212.00
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            Published in 1997, this book is about the link between trade and the environment which has become a very important national issue for all countries, in particular, those countries which have been undergoing lengthy periods of trade and investment liberalization programmes recentl...y. This has also become an international issue of tremendous current interest given its implications on the global environment and trading system. International organizations such as WTO, OECD, the UN and regional trading arrangements such as NAFTA, EEC and APEC have been actively involved in the policy debate. Despite the critical importance of trade-environment issues, less is known about the linkages between the two. This book presents a New Zealand perspective as a case-study of global interest for two reasons: firstly, many countries, both developed and developing, are taking the New Zealand economic reforms as a model for restructuring their economies. Secondly, New Zealand is going to become a member of APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation), together with 17 other countries in the area by 2010 (developed countries) and 2020 (developing countries). The book is expected to contribute significantly to the current debate and to assist in the process of reconciliation of trade and environmental policies for sustainable development within the context of APEC integration.
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            ISBN 9781138367876
            Released NZ 21 Feb 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Revivals
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            Fundamentals of World Regional Geography, International Edition
             

            Fundamentals of World Regional Geography, International Edition (Paperback, 3rd edition)

            By Hobbs, Joseph J.

            • RRP: $279.99
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            Presents interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools along with comprehensive text content for one semester/quarter courses. This title helps you understand the eight world regions, including the historical, cultural, economic, political, and physical aspects that cre...ate regional unity, give them personality, and make them newsworthy.
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            ISBN 9781133113904
            Released NZ 23 Jul 2012
            Publisher Cengage Learning, Inc
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            A History of Intoxication: Opium in Assam, 1800-1959

            A History of Intoxication: Opium in Assam, 1800-1959 (Hardback)

            By Kour, Kawal Deep

            • RRP: $282.00
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            This volume unearths the emerging pattern of consumption of opium in colonial Assam and the creation of drug-dependency in a social context. It analyses the competing forces of the empire which played a key role in the production and distribution of opium; national politics along...side international drug diplomacy and how these together shaped the discourse of opium in Assam; the wider implications of opium production and consumption in the agrarian economy and the narrative of the nationalist critique of intoxication. Please note: Taylor & Francis does not sell or distribute the Hardback in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
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            ISBN 9780367417703
            Released NZ 10 Sep 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Measuring National Income in the Centrally Planned Economies: Why the West Underestimated the Transition to Capitalism

            Measuring National Income in the Centrally Planned Economies: Why the West Underestimated the Transition to Capitalism (Paperback)

            By Jefferies, William

            • RRP: $98.99
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            In 1991 Communism collapsed. The cold war was over and the West had won. Whole cities, Moscow, St Petersburg, Warsaw, Beijing, Budapest and Bucharest, whole countries indeed, were privatised for nothing or next to nothing. This was probably the greatest expansion of the world mar...ket in history. And yet, according to national income measurements of the CIA, OECD, World Bank and IMF, this gigantic expansion of market production, led to a decline in market production in the very countries where it was introduced. How to explain this paradox? This book traces the origin of the West's national income measurements, from their origin in the 1923/4 Balance developed in the USSR, to the USA in the early 1930s via two Soviet exiles, Simon Kuznets and Wassily Leontief, and then back to the USSR again, after a vigorous debate, through a protege of Kuznets, Abram Bergson. The AFC imputed national incomes to a centrally planned economy, based on physical not income measurements. This book provides a detailed assessment of the failure of the AFC method to measure the real growth of actual market production during the transition period. This book provides a detailed account of the application of national income measurements to the centrally planned economies. It assesses all of the major contributors to this debate, including Colin Clark, Naum Jasny, Alexander Gerschenkron, G.Warren Nutter and Abram Bergson. It provides a new much higher, estimate of the expansion of market production during the transition period, based on an estimate of the actual growth of real market production. It discusses the very significant implications of this re-estimate for contemporary theories of globalisation.
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            ISBN 9781138383876
            Released NZ 10 Sep 2018
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Studies in the Modern World Economy
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            At Home in the Hills: Sense of Place in the Scottish Borders

            At Home in the Hills: Sense of Place in the Scottish Borders (Hardback)

            By Gray, John N.

            • RRP: $193.50
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            Gray (anthropology, U. of Adelaide) did fieldwork for his study of the sense of place among hill sheep farmers of the Scottish border country while living in Teviothead, some 60 miles southwest of Edinburgh for several months at a time between 1981 and 1991. His topics include th...e borders as frontie
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            ISBN 9781571817396
            Released NZ 9 Aug 2000
            Publisher Berghahn Books
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Caste in Contemporary India
             

            Caste in Contemporary India (Hardback, 2nd New edition)

            By Jodhka, Surinder S.

            • RRP: $294.00
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            Caste is a contested terrain in India's society and polity. This book explores contemporary realities of caste in rural and urban India. It examines questions of untouchability, citizenship, social mobility, democratic politics, corporate hiring and Dalit activism. Using rich emp...irical evidence from the field across Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and other parts of north India, this volume presents the reasons for the persistence of caste in India from a new perspective. The book offers an original theoretical framework for comparative understandings of the entrenched social differences, discrimination, inequalities, stratification, and the modes and patterns of their reproduction. This second edition, with a new Introduction, delves into why caste continues to matter and how caste-based divisions often tend to overlap with the emergent disparities of the new economy. A delicate balance of lived experience and hard facts, this persuasive work will serve as essential reading for students and teachers of sociology and social anthropology, social exclusion and discrimination studies, political science, development studies and public policy.
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            ISBN 9780815381211
            Released NZ 7 Nov 2017
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
            Interest Age 19+ years
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