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- Springer 2010; US$ 149.99
Social capital is a widely acknowledged candidate for implementing beneficial democratic processes and promoting public health. "Healthy Ties" - Social capital, population health and survival traces the path from the conceptualization to the implementation of social capital. To provide empirical proof of the effects of social capital on public... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 135.00
Drawing on qualitative and quantitative research, this book provides a path-breaking account of civil society in the Philippines. It challenges the widespread belief in political science and development studies literature that civil society in developing countries is an institutional arena in which the poor can challenge and reverse their social,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95
Are the recent developments in Europe bringing countries together or pulling them apart? The leading experts in this book (including Sheila Allen, Marlis Buchmann, Piotr Sztompka, and Patrick Ziltener ) cover a wide range of subjects, including the move towards political democracy and market economy in Central and Eastern societies, the project... more...
- University of California Press 2008; US$ 19.96
Mothers, wives, concubines, entertainers, attendants, officials, maids, drudges. By offering the first comparative view of the women who lived, worked, and served in royal courts around the globe, this work opens a new perspective on the monarchies that have dominated much of human history. Written by leading historians, anthropologists, and archeologists,... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 29.99
Latour is a world famous and widely published French sociologist who has written with great eloquence and perception about the relationship between people, science, and technology. He is also closely associated with the school of thought known as Actor Network Theory. In this book he sets out for the first time in one place his own ideas about Actor... more...
- Taylor and Francis 1999; US$ 57.95
The world is continually changing. As organizations become more diverse, the need to recognize and develop talent within others becomes more critical and more complex. Herein lies the fundamental dilemma that parties to these important relationships face. Based on a recent gathering in Amherst, the contributors of this volume attempted to help each... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 140.00
This book examines issues of organisation in resistance movements, discussing topics including the integration of the world system, the intersection of networks with discourses of identity, and the possibility of social transformation. Drawing on a number of theorists including Deleuze and Guattari, authors Athina Karatzogianni and Andrew Robinson... more...
- LSU Press 2008; US$ 22.95
During the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, natural and social scientists began comparing certain insects to human social organization. Entomologists theorized that social insects--such as ants, bees, wasps, and termites--organize themselves into highly specialized, hierarchical divisions of labor. Using a distinctly human vocabulary that... more...
- Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 62.95
Social Structures is a book that examines how structural forms spontaneously arise from social relationships. Offering major insights into the building blocks of social life, it identifies which locally emergent structures have the capacity to grow into larger ones and shows how structural tendencies associated with smaller structures shape and... more...