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  • The Elephant in the Roomby Eviatar Zerubavel

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 13.99

    Taking on the concept of denial, this work explains the ways in which people, both as individuals and collectively, consciously refrain from acknowledging things of which they are quite clearly aware. more...

  • Embracing Riskby Tom Baker; Jonathan Simon

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 32.00

    For much of the twentieth century, industrialized nations addressed social problems, such as workers' compensation benefits and social welfare programs, in terms of spreading risk. But in recent years a new approach has emerged: using risk both as a way to conceive of and address social problems and as an incentive to reduce individual claims on collective... more...

  • The Ephemeral Civilizationby Graeme Snooks

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    The Ephemeral Civilization is an astonishing intellectual feat in which Graeme Snooks develops an original and ground-breaking analysis of changing sociopolitical forms over the past 3,000 years. Snooks challenges the prevailing theories of social evolutionism with an innovative approach which also looks ahead to the twenty-first century. The Ephemeral... more...

  • Forecasting, Warning and Responding to Transnational Risksby Chiara de Franco; Christoph O. Meyer

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 110.00

    Assembling a high profile group of scholars and practitioners, this book investigates the interplay of forecasting; warnings about, and responses to, known and unknown transnational risks. It challenges conventional accounts of 'failures' of warning and preventive policy in both the academic literature and public debate. more...

  • The Functions of Role-Playing Gamesby Sarah Lynne Bowman

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 35.00

    This study takes an analytical approach to the world of role-playing games, providing a theoretical framework for understanding their psychological and sociological functions. Sometimes dismissed as escapist and potentially dangerous, role-playing actually encourages creativity, self-awareness, group cohesion and "out-of-the-box" thinking.... more...

  • If I had a Sonby Jack Cashill

    WND Books 2013; US$ 19.95

    If I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon, President Barack Obama said in March 2012 about the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin four weeks earlier.  In so saying, Obama gave the White House imprimatur to a politically irresistible campaign, one that both stoked the grievances of his racially sensitive base and energized his party's... more...

  • Imagology Revisitedby Waldemar Zacharasiewicz

    Editions Rodopi 2010; US$ 160.00

    Imagology Revisited brings together in one volume essays written over a forty-year period on the perception and representation of foreign countries and peoples, the “other”. The book traces the emergence of national and ethnic stereotypes in the early modern age and studies their evolution and multiple functions in a wide range of texts from... more...

  • Innovative Thinking in Risk, Crisis, and Disaster Managementby Dr Simon Bennett

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 149.95

    Risk is an enduring theme of modern life. It permeates the political, economic and environmental domains. Some risks are unavoidable. Others are not. Innovative Thinking in Risk, Crisis, and Disaster Management provides ideas and action plans for risk, crisis, and disaster management in a risk society, based on late-modern approaches such as technological... more...

  • Interculturality, Rationality and Dialogueby Matthias Lutz-Bachmann; Michael Sievernich SJ

    Echter Verlag 2012; US$ 28.38

    This work is a philosophical investigation into the argumentative conditions for intercultural dialogue in Latin America. Through a critical discussion of some key theories of argumentation and intercultural dialogue and a thoughtful analysis of the Latin-American context of diversity, this book develops an intercultural model of argumentation based... more...

  • Laws of Fearby Cass R. Sunstein

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 28.00

    A major statement from one of the most influential political and legal theorists writing today. more...