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  • Chinese Middle Classesby Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    The formation and characteristics of a nation?s middle class are shaped by historical context and the developmental path that has been followed. However, can the same be said of the ethnic Chinese middle classes in Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, and Macao? Given the divergent political and economic experiences under which the respective middle classes... more...

  • Pfandsammlerby Sebastian J. Moser

    Hamburger Edition HIS 2014; US$ 17.02

    An Bahnhöfen, vor Fußballstadien, in Stadtgärten und Fußgängerzonen, überall trifft man sie an: die Pfandsammler. Es sind Männer und Frauen, alte und junge, und sie gehören spätestens seit der Einführung des Pfandes auf Einweggetränkeverpackungen im Jahre 2006 zum Bild einer jeden deutschen Großstadt. Verdienen kann man mit dem Aufklauben von Dosen... more...

  • Kommunikationsnetze des Ritteradels im Reich um 1500by Joachim Schneider

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 40.08

    <P>Das E-Book nimmt die Ritteradligen im Reich um 1500 in den Blick, Eliten zumeist regionaler Reichweite, die unter übergreifenden Gesichtspunkten noch immer verhältnismäßig wenig erforscht sind. Untersucht werden sowohl die Binnen-Kommunikation des kleineren Adels wie auch diejenige im Umfeld fürstlicher Höfe, mit Städten und dem Kaiser. Gegenstände... more...

  • Property Bureaucracy & Cultureby Michael Savage; James Barlow; Peter Dickens; Tom Fielding

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 66.95

    First published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Strukturen und Wandlungen der ländlichen Herrschaftsformen vom 10. zum 13. Gerhard Dilcher; Cinzio Violante

    Duncker & Humblot 2014; US$ 93.59

    Die Beherrschung der ländlichen Welt stellt bis ins Spätmittelalter die wichtigsten Ressourcen und Fundamente der Herrschaft von Adel, Kirche, Fürsten und Königen. In der Deutschen historiographischen Tradition wird diese Struktur mit dem Begriff "Grundherrschaft" bezeichnet. Der vorliegende Band enthält die nun auch auf deutsch vorliegenden... more...

  • Capital, Labour and the Middle Classes (RLE Social Theory)by John Urry; Nicholas Abercrombie

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    Most recent sociological work on the theory of class is based on a distinction between Weberian and Marxist approaches. For the first part of this volume, the authors use this distinction to review the literature on the middle class, concentrating particularly on the traditions of Marxist theory and of the more empirical work inspired by Max Weber.... more...

  • Hollowed Outby David Madland

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 27.95

    For the past several decades, politicians and economists thought that high levels of inequality were good for the economy. But because America?s middle class is now so weak, the US economy suffers from the kinds of problems that plague less-developed countries. As Hollowed Out explains, to have strong, sustainable growth, the economy needs to work... more...

  • The Middle Class Fights Backby Brian D'Agostino

    ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 53.00

    The Middle Class Fights Back: How Progressive Movements Can Restore Democracy in America presents an unapologetic and coherent analysis of American state capitalism. Is there a way to stop politicians, corporate CEOs, and predatory investors from plunging the entire world further into a new economic dark age? According to author, teacher, and political... more...

  • The Roots of Ill-Governance and Corruptionby V. Santhakumar

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 39.95

    This book provides a comprehensive assessment of the motivation behind corruption and ill-governance in countries, such as India. It presents a sound theoretical structure outlining the journey through various phases of elitism, counter-elitism, competitive populism, and, finally, good governance. The political willingness to bring in good governance,... more...

  • Bourgeoisie, State and Democracyby Graeme Gill

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 134.99

    One of the key questions in social science is the role of the bourgeoisie in creating a democracy. An important issue in contemporary international politics is the trajectory of the current Russian political system. This book brings these questions together by exploring the role played by the bourgeoisie in shaping political outcomes in five countries:... more...