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- Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 37.50
In this completely revised edition of one of the foundational texts of network sociology, Harrison White refines and enlarges his groundbreaking theory of how social structure and culture emerge from the chaos and uncertainty of social life. Incorporating new contributions from a group of young sociologists and many fascinating and novel case studies,... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 122.00
How successful was the EU's Lisbon Strategy? This volume provides the first comprehensive assessment of the Strategy and reflects on its key developments during its 10-year cycle. The volume contains both theoretical and empirical contributions by some of the leading scholars of EU studies across the social sciences. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 50.95
Learn how lesbian couples deal with political, social, and legal issues related to their relationships?and their professions Lesbian Academic Couples is a collection of writings by scholars who examine?in theory and in narrative?issues faced by partners working in the academic field, including the politics of spousal hiring, discrimination in hiring... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 39.95
A very timely and topical volume concerned with the impact of the Lisbon Treaty on the European Unions (EU) capacity to further develop a distinctive foreign policy in accordance with the various policy instruments necessary to fulfill its role as a global actor. This edited volume brings together a host of scholars in the fields of European... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 99.95
This book explores walls as the consequence of a changing web of social relationships. Whether walls are physical objects on the landscape or metaphors for difference among specific groups or communities, the writers consider them as heterotopias, powerful sites around which ways of living together are contested and transformed. They also investigate... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 99.95
By focussing on kidnappings that are putatively connected to the struggle for emancipating the Niger Delta, Oriola makes the case for analysing the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger (MEND) as a social movement organization, rather than a terrorist or criminal gang by showing how political processes shape kidnappings in the Delta. The use of... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 24.95
The literature on governmentality has had a major impact across the social sciences over the past decade, and much of this has drawn upon the pioneering work by Peter Miller and Nikolas Rose. This volume will bring together key papers from their work for the first time, including those that set out the basic frameworks, concepts and ethos of this approach... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2000; US$ 12.00
In a vigorous defense of public life, Senator Joseph Lieberman, one of the most articulate and respected of our politicians, defines the duty, the honor and the privilege of public life in the face of Americans' perennial cynicism about it. Americans have always been suspicious of government and have misunderstood and mistrusted those in public... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 30.00
Growing Public examines the question of whether social policies that redistribute income impose constraints on economic growth. Lindert argues that, contrary to the intuition of many economists and the ideology of many politicians, social spending has contributed to, rather than inhibited, economic growth. more...