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  • Policy Worldsby Cris Shore; Susan Wright; Davide Pero

    Berghahn Books 2011; US$ 34.95

    There are few areas of society today that remain outside the ambit of policy processes, and likewise policy making has progressively reached into the structure and fabric of everyday life. An instrument of modern government, policy and its processes provide an analytical window into systems of governance themselves, opening up ways to study power... more...

  • Politics and Ethnicityby Joseph Rudolph

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 38.00

    A comparative look at the issue of ethnic politics and conflict using the case studies of France, Czechoslovakia, and Nigeria. more...

  • Race and Ethnicityby Stephen Spencer

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 63.95

    Broad-ranging and comprehensive, this incisive new textbook examines the shifting meanings of 'race' and ethnicity and collates the essential concepts in one indispensable companion volume. From Marxist views to post-colonialism, this book investigates the attendant debates, issues and analyses within the context of global change. Using international... more...

  • Rethinking Ethnicityby Richard P Jenkins

    SAGE Publications 2008; US$ 45.00

    "A welcome and brilliantly crafted overview of this field. It represents a major advance in our understanding of how ethnicity works in specific social and cultural contexts. The second edition will be an invaluable resource for both students and researchers alike." - John Solomos, City University, London The first edition of Rethinking... more...

  • The Samburuby Paul Spencer

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 50.95

    Samburu society is a gerontocracy in which power rests with the older men; men under thirty may not marry or otherwise assert their personal independence. This nomadic tribe from the arid regions of northern Kenya cling to their traditional way of life despite the rapid change throughout Africa. The author spent more than two years during the 1960's... more...

  • Separation, Assimilation, or Accommodation: Contrasting Ethnic Minority Policiesby Terrence Cook

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 88.00

    Ethnic violence is rampant, but avoidable. Cook compares and contrasts all major options in ethnic minority policy, including forms of separation, assimilation, or accommodation typically favored by subordinate ethnic groups. Topics include segregation and genocide, emigrations and secessionist struggles, attempts at cultural annihilation, assimilating... more...

  • The Social Psychology of Ethnic Identityby Maykel Verkuyten

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    In contrast to other disciplines, social psychology has been slow in responding to the questions posed by the issue of ethnicity. The Social Psychology of Ethnic Identity demonstrates the important contribution that psychology can make. The central aim of this book is to show, on the one hand, that social psychology can be used to develop a better... more...

  • Soul, Self, and Society: The New Morality and the Modern Stateby Edward L. Rubin

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Political and social commentators regularly bemoan the decline of morality in the modern world. They claim that the norms and values that held society together in the past are rapidly eroding, to be replaced by permissiveness and empty hedonism. But as Edward Rubin demonstrates in this powerful account of moral transformations, these prophets of doom... more...

  • Sovereign Bodiesby Thomas Blom Hansen; Finn Stepputat

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 38.95

    9/11 and its aftermath have shown that our ideas about what constitutes sovereign power lag dangerously behind the burgeoning claims to rights and recognition within and across national boundaries. New configurations of sovereignty are at the heart of political and cultural transformations globally. Sovereign Bodies shifts the debate on sovereign... more...

  • Soziale Normen und die Wohlfahrt einer Gesellschaft: Eine experimentell-ökonomische Studie zur Bedeutung von sozialen Normen für die Höhe und Verteilung der gesellschaftlichen Wohlfahrtby Wilhelm Klat

    Diplomica Verlag 2014; US$ 32.40

    Ungeschriebene Gesetze, sog. ?Soziale Normen? spielen für das Zusammenleben von Menschen und für menschliches Verhalten in ökonomischen Situationen eine entscheidende Rolle. Neben der neoklassischen Figur des homo economicus, die von instrumenteller Rationalität gesteuert ist, entdecken die Wirtschaftswissenschaften in jüngerer Zeit die kontrastierende... more...