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  • Measuring the Impact of Information on Developmentby Michel J. Menou

    International Development Research Centre 1993; US$ 30.00

    Although we have witnessed a steady growth in the provision of information services in developing countries, a number of fundamental questions remain unanswered. The people of these countries question the relevance and appropriateness of the services offered. Development assistance agencies are concerned about problems of sustainability. The extent... more...

  • The Decomposition of Sociologyby Irving Louis Horowitz

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 64.99

    Sociology, writes Irving Louis Horowitz, has changed from a central discipline of the social sciences to an ideological outpost of political extremism. As a result, the field is in crisis. Some departments have been shut down, others cut back, research programs have dried up, and the growth of professional organizations and student enrollments have... more...

  • Toward a Critical Sociologyby Norman Birnbaum

    Oxford University Press 1973; US$ 114.99

    Norman Birnbaum has contributed to Toward a Critical Sociology as an author.Norman Birnbaum is University Professor at Georgetown University Law School and the author of The Crisis of Industrial Society and Toward a Critical Sociology (both from OUP). A founding editor of New Left Review, he has served on the board of Partisan Review and The Nation... more...

  • Reflections on Researchby Nina Hallowell; Julia Lawton; Susan Gregory

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 46.00

    This book is concerned with the day-to-day realities of doing social science research. It is based upon the reflections and experiences of a wide range of established social researchers, the majority of whom undertake research in the field of health care. By drawing upon their anecdotal accounts of setting up research projects, negotiating access,... more...

  • Interviewing and Representation in Qualitative Researchby John F. Schostak

    McGraw-Hill Education 2005; US$ 47.00

    In posing the question, ''what is research for?'', this book explores the processes of interviewing as itself a project intimately involved in contemporary debates around knowledge, freedom, power, ethics, modernism postmodernism, and globalisation. more...

  • The Future of Market Transitionby Kevin T Leicht

    Elsevier Science 2002; US$ 143.00

    The collapse of the state-controlled economies of the former Eastern Bloc will certainly change the way the global economy operates. Bringing together scholars from a wide variety of theoretical perspectives, different nations and different empirical research traditions, this title examines the ongoing transition and the implications of market transitions... more...

  • Sociology Australiaby Judith Bessant; Rob Watts

    Allen & Unwin 2007; US$ 50.00

    A thoroughly revised and expanded third edition of this widely used introductory text which shows how to develop a sociological perspective on what is happening in Australia today. more...

  • Insurance Statistics Yearbook 1995-2004by OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2007; US$ 168.00

    The insurance industry is a key component of the economy by virtue of the amount of premiums it collects, the scale of its investment and, more fundamentally, the essential social and economic role it plays in covering personal and business risks. This annual publication provides major official insurance statistics for all OECD countries. Data for... more...

  • Southern Theoryby Raewyn Connell

    Allen & Unwin 2007; US$ 22.27

    In Southern Theory leading sociologist Raewyn Connell presents the case for a new 'world social science' - one that is inclusive of many voices - by arguing for a more democratic global recognition of social theory from societies outside the dominant European and North American metropole. more...

  • Extending Social Researchby Gayle Letherby; Paul Bywaters

    McGraw-Hill Education 2006; US$ 42.00

    Aimed at social researchers, students and research commissioners, this book is about the application, implementation and publication of social research. It focuses on the tasks of making findings available and ensuring that applied social research makes a difference to people's lives. more...