The Towers of New Capital

Author: P. Tiwari
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137586265
Format: PDF, Mobi
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With mega townships as the tool, this book analyses the complexity, scale and the challenges associated with the development paradigm in India from various built environment lenses. The Towers of New Capital is an enquiry into how these 'global fixes' are leading to territorial reorganization.

John Benet s Chronicle 1399 1462

Author: Alison Hanham
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 1137589213
Format: PDF
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John Benet's Chronicle, 1399-1462 is the first English translation of a fifteenth-century Latin chronicle which has been much used by medievalists since it was published in 1972. Lively and entertaining, it richly deserves the much wider readership that translation can now attract. The introduction argues that John Benet, vicar of Harlington, was only the — rather inefficient — copyist of a chronicle composed by an unidentified writer. Internal clues suggest that the real author was a Londoner who was exceptionally well-informed about events and people in the period of the Wars of the Roses. He was possibly a clerk to the signet, as this book investigates further.

Zombie Talk

Author: John Edgar Browning
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137567724
Format: PDF, Docs
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Zombie Talk offers a concise, interdisciplinary introduction and deep analytical set of theoretical approaches to help readers understand the phenomenon of zombies in contemporary and modern culture. With essays that combine Humanities and Social Science methodologies, the authors examine the zombie through an array of cultural products from different periods and geographical locations: films ranging from White Zombie (1932) to the pioneering films of George Romero, television shows like AMC's The Walking Dead, to literary offerings such as Richard Matheson's I am Legend (1954) and Seth Grahame-Smith's Pride, Prejudice and Zombies (2009), among others.

Austerity and Political Choice in Britain

Author: H. Clarke
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137524936
Format: PDF, ePub
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This is a comprehensive study of the 2015 general election in Britain designed not only for students and scholars of British politics, but also for the interested reader. It looks at the record of the Coalition government both in terms of its plans and performance, particularly in relation to the economy, as the starting point for understanding what happened. The authors go on to examine the campaign during the run-up to polling day and to explain why people voted the way they did. They also take a close look at the various constituency battlegrounds across the country showing how and why voting patterns varied across Britain. Finally, they discuss the implications of the election outcome for the future of the party system and British politics more generally. This book provides important insights into an election which has permanently changed the political geography of Britain.

Ghost Cities of China

Author: Wade Shepard
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.
ISBN: 178360221X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Featuring everything from sports stadiums to shopping malls, hundreds of new cities in China stand empty, with hundreds more set to be built by 2030. Between now and then, the country's urban population will leap to over one billion, as the central government kicks its urbanization initiative into overdrive. In the process, traditional social structures are being torn apart, and a rootless, semi-displaced, consumption orientated culture rapidly taking their place. Ghost Cities of China is an enthralling dialogue driven, on-location search for an understanding of China's new cities and the reasons why many currently stand empty.

Democracy and Delivery

Author: Udesh Pillay
Publisher: HSRC Press
ISBN: 9780796921567
Format: PDF
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In a series of essays written by leading academics and practitioners, this reference documents and assesses in rigorous detail the formulation, evolution, and implementation of urban policy in South Africa during the first ten years of democracy. The examination includes the policy formulation processes, the role of research, and the influence of international development agencies in assessing successes and failures in policy implementation.

India s Reluctant Urbanization

Author: P. Tiwari
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137339756
Format: PDF
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Through a close examination of India's policies, economic system, social systems and politics, this study explores the numerous perspectives and debates on India's urbanization. The authors link contemporary urban issues with emerging challenges associated with policies and city management.

Rebel Cities From the Right to the City to the Urban Revolution

Author: David Harvey
Publisher: Verso Books
ISBN: 1844678822
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Explores cities as the origin of revolutionary politics, where social and political issues are always at the surface, using examples from such cities as New York City and Mumbai to examine how they can be better ecologically reorganized.

Urban and Regional Planning in India

Author: S. K. Kulshrestha
Publisher: SAGE Publishing India
ISBN: 8132117026
Format: PDF
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The scope of professional practice in planning has now become very vast-in addition to traditional land-use planning at urban, regional and national levels, it includes development management; real-estate development; advice, arbitration and legal services; education and training; and research. In this book, Dr Kulshrestha provides a detailed study of this profession in India, covering such aspects as ethics; scope of work in public, private and joint sectors; procedures for procuring consultancy, engaging contractors, and entering into agreements; calculation of fee charged for rendering the service; establishing offices in India and abroad; and managing personnel. The book presents a comprehensive study to the subject of urban and regional planning in India, detailing the changing role of spatial planners and their professional requirements, and in that sense is a complete guide for those working in the spatial-planning field or aspiring to get into it.

The Silk Roads

Author: Peter Frankopan
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 1101946334
Format: PDF, ePub
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“This is history on a grand scale, with a sweep and ambition that is rare… A proper historical epic of dazzling range and achievement.” —William Dalrymple, The Guardian The epic history of the crossroads of the world—the meeting place of East and West and the birthplace of civilization It was on the Silk Roads that East and West first encountered each other through trade and conquest, leading to the spread of ideas, cultures and religions. From the rise and fall of empires to the spread of Buddhism and the advent of Christianity and Islam, right up to the great wars of the twentieth century—this book shows how the fate of the West has always been inextricably linked to the East. Peter Frankopan realigns our understanding of the world, pointing us eastward. He vividly re-creates the emergence of the first cities in Mesopotamia and the birth of empires in Persia, Rome and Constantinople, as well as the depredations by the Mongols, the transmission of the Black Death and the violent struggles over Western imperialism. Throughout the millennia, it was the appetite for foreign goods that brought East and West together, driving economies and the growth of nations. From the Middle East and its political instability to China and its economic rise, the vast region stretching eastward from the Balkans across the steppe and South Asia has been thrust into the global spotlight in recent years. Frankopan teaches us that to understand what is at stake for the cities and nations built on these intricate trade routes, we must first understand their astounding pasts. Far more than a history of the Silk Roads, this book is truly a revelatory new history of the world, promising to destabilize notions of where we come from and where we are headed next. From the Hardcover edition.