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- Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 125.00
Rather than a ranking system based on occupational prestige, this book explains social stratification through political events and decisions. Using analyses of Russia, France, the United States and England, Burrage claims that class stems from the habitual relationship between state and civil society and, remarkably, is undermined by free markets. more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 124.95
Based on the premise that the dynamics caused by modernization, globalization, migration and social change affect the structuring of social fabric and space, this book examines the interrelations between social and spatial mobilities in terms of inequality and space. more...
- Wiley 2009; US$ 85.00
A timely guide for financial professionals looking to tap intothe lucrative world of the ultra-affluent The ultra affluent–defined here as those having $50million or more in liquid assets–are an elite class whoexpect their financial advisors to not only preserve and grow theirassets, but also help them with "soft" issues such as philanthropyand... more...
- Mangalam Publishers 2009; US$ 45.00
Atmospheric events like windstorms, hurricanes flooding drought, avalanches and forest fires are common occurrant but windstorms and flooding are most common. Increase in Natural Disaster in developing countries and lack of capacities of these countries to manage the risks have been jeopardizing the process of development. The book carries out analytical... more...
- The Edwin Mellen Press 2010; US$ 169.95
This work examines how the landed elite openly absorbed a regular flow of new members to the ruling class. It examines the transition of Britain from aristocratic rule to democracy through a study of the Whig Party. more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 114.95
Class, race and gender (dis)advantages are situated in relation to urban-rural contrasts, where 'future selves' are reconfigured in and through 'local' and 'global' sites: people inhabit shifting times and places, from industrial landscapes of the 'past', to a current present and (imagined) 'cosmopolitan' 'regenerated'... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 124.95
Presenting the latest empirical case studies from Canada, the USA and Australia, this volume explores the challenges and difficulties involved in conducting research amongst the rich and elite, whilst shedding light on the manner in which power is harnessed, protected and controlled to manage and manipulate resources. A demonstration of the importance... more...