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- SAGE Publications 2004; US$ 65.00
'A must have for students and lecturers alike. Students because it gives them model essays on frequently set topics, lecturers because it gives them thumbnail overviews and up to date bibliographies on topics they might not cover in their courses.' - Kevin White Reader in Sociology, Australian National University more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 95.00
This book examines how novel institutional forms emerge when actors creatively reinterpret and reconfigure imported or imposed institutional models, using case studies from East Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. more...
- Springer 2007; US$ 59.99
Intended for social scientists whose primary research intersects with the study of religion: sociologists, economists, medical and health ethicists, educators. This book focuses on various themes: Social Institutions such as Politics, Economics, Education, Health and Social Welfare; Family and the Life Cycle; Inequality; Social Control; and more. more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2007; US$ 99.95
The cultural landscape is often viewed as an emblematic site, and thus a key player in the heritage process. This book explores the overlapping and often complex relationships between identity, memory, heritage and the cultural landscape. It provides an overview of new approaches in the study of these relationships, combined with evidence from Ireland,... more...
- Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 39.50
The analysis of how institutions are formed, how they operate and change, and how they influence behavior in society has become a major subject of inquiry in politics, sociology, and economics. A leader in applying game theory to the understanding of institutional analysis, Elinor Ostrom provides in this book a coherent method for undertaking the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 43.95
This volume analyzes the politics, policy and practice of cultural heritage at the global level, identifying the major directions in which international heritage practice is moving, and exploring the key issues likely to shape the cultural heritage field well into the twenty-first century. It examines the tensions between the universal claims of much... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 155.00
Does culture matter? This question has taken on added significance since fundamentalist revivalism has recently gained ground in different parts of the world. The old controversy between Max Weber and Karl Marx, which centres around the extent to which cultural factors such as social norms and values affect economic growth is of critical importance,... more...