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Social Policy

  • The Necessity of Social Controlby Istvan Meszaros; John Bellamy Foster

    Monthly Review Press 2015; US$ 27.20

    As John Bellamy Foster writes in his foreword to the present book, ?István Mészáros is one of the greatest philosophers that the historical materialist tradition has yet produced. His work stands practically alone today in the depth of its analysis of Marx?s theory of alienation, the structural crisis of capital, the demise of Soviet-style post-revolutionary... more...

  • Governing Social Risks in Post-Crisis Europeby C. Crouch

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    In this illuminating book Colin Crouch examines the diverse approaches presented by advanced societies in their attempts to resolve a central dilemma of a capitalist economy: the need to combine buoyant mass consumption with insecure workers, subject to, and responsive to, the fluctuations of an unregulated global economy. He demonstrates that the... more...

  • The European External Action Service and National Foreign Ministriesby Rosa Balfour; Caterina Carta; Kristi Raik

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 44.95

    Based on extensive empirical work by a cross-European group of researchers, this book assesses the impact of the creation of the European External Action Service (EEAS) on the national foreign policy-making processes and institutions of the EU member states. As such, the contributions cover both the involvement of the national diplomatic and foreign... more...

  • Governing Urban Regions Through Collaborationby Joël Thibert

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    This book critically re-evaluates the fundamental premise of the New Regionalism, which is that regional problems can be solved without regional/higher government. More specifically, this research concentrates on the effect of bottom-up, state-mandated and functional collaboration, the moderating role of regional awareness, governmental initiative... more...

  • Gramsci and Foucaultby David Kreps

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Mapping the resonances, dissonances, and linkages between the thought of Gramsci and Foucault to uncover new tools for socio-political and critical analysis for the twenty-first century, this book reassesses the widely-held view that their work is incompatible. With discussions of Latin American revolutionary politics, indigenous knowledges, technologies... more...

  • The Neighbours of the European Union's Neighboursby Sieglinde Gstöhl; Erwan Lannon

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 124.95

    What instruments does the EU have at its disposal and how can it link them in order to respond to the challenges and overcome the current fragmentation? How can the EU create bridges between the neighbours of its neighbours? This timely book takes stock of the state of the EU’s co-operation with these regions and explores how the concept might... more...

  • Global Inequalities Beyond Occidentalismby Manuela Boatca

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Based on theoretical developments in research on world-systems analysis, transnational migration, postcolonial and decolonial perspectives, whilst considering continuities of inequality patterns in the context of colonial and postcolonial realities, Global Inequalities Beyond Occidentalism proposes an original framework for the study of the long-term... more...

  • An Introduction to European Intergovernmental Organizationsby Marc Cogen

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 134.95

    An Introduction to European Intergovernmental Organizations provides an up-to-date and accessible reference to European intergovernmental organizations other than the European Union. The specialized character of these organizations adds value to cooperation in Europe as a whole, creates permanent channels of communication regardless of EU membership... more...

  • The Transformation of Politicised Religionby Hartmut Elsenhans; Rachid Ouaissa; Sebastian Schwecke; Mary Ann Tétreault

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Including the contributions of leading scholars from Algeria, France, Germany, India and the United States, this book traces the rise and turn to moderation of the New Cultural Identitarian Political Movements, often labelled in the West as fundamentalists. The Transformation of Politicised Religion traces the rise of these movements to the changes... more...

  • Entrepreneurship in the Polisby Inga Narbutaité Aflaki; Evangelia Petridou; Lee Miles

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    In this volume, as is reflected in the book title, the editors make the conscious choice to use ‘political’ as the umbrella modifier for all entrepreneurship which takes place in the polis. The editors and contributors fill a lacuna in the political science literature by conceptually enhancing the term ‘political entrepreneurship’... more...