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  • Decentralisation, Local Governance and Development: An Aspect of Developmentby Akampurira Abraham

    Diplomica Verlag 2014; US$ 32.40

    Communities need a holistic approach to address the problems that affect the people at the grass root. The planning of the direct beneficiaries involves decentralization in order to allow the lower power centers to widely take part in the development of society. Concerns of the grass root people form the need for decentralization and local governance.... more...

  • Max Weberby Dirk Kaesler

    C.H. Beck 2014; US$ 29.62

    Max Weber ist einer der einflussreichsten Denker des 20. Jahrhunderts, doch er war nicht unser Zeitgenosse. Wer ihn verstehen will, muss eintauchen in die bürgerlichen Lebenswelten einer vergangenen Zeit. Dirk Kaesler zeigt in seiner lang erwarteten, glänzend erzählten Biographie den Menschen Max Weber in seiner Epoche ? den Jahren zwischen der Gründung... more...

  • Special Issue on Replicationby Ka Mok; Sonny Lo; Sheng-Ju Chan; Wang Li; Shoko Yamada

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2014; US$ 199.00

    Replication is recognized universally throughout science as a necessity for ensuring that results are generalizable across different populations, particularly if our research is to provide real insight to today’s managers. In the social sciences, the call for replication began as early as Smith (1970), with current authors and editors repeatedly... more...

  • The Meaning of Space in Sign Languageby Gemma Barberà Altimira

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    Bringing together sign language linguistics and the semantics-pragmatics interface, this book focuses on the use of signing space in Catalan Sign Language (LSC). On the basis of small-scale corpus data, it provides an exhaustive description of referential devices dependent on space. The book provides insight into the study of meaning in... more...

  • The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justiceby Stephen Leacock

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Canadian writer Stephen Leacock shot to literary acclaim as a satirist and humorist. However, many of his fans were unaware of the fact that Leacock was formally trained as a political scientist and economist and published widely in both disciplines. This incisive volume summarizes Leacock's views on several of the most crucial social, political,... more...

  • Safeguarding, Child Protection and Abuse in Sportby Melanie Lang; Mike Hartill

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    The safeguarding of children and young people participating in sport has become an increasingly prominent concern in policy-making and research communities around the world. Major organisations such as the IOC and UNICEF now officially recognize that children in sport can be at risk of exploitation and abuse, and this concern has led to the emergence... more...

  • Proposed Roads to Freedomby Bertrand Russell

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 4.99

    Prodigiously talented and prolific British philosopher Bertrand Russell is credited with many important contributions to the discipline, including playing a key role in the development of analytic philosophy. However, instead of focusing his energies solely on academic pursuits, Russell often turned his incisive intellect toward political matters of... more...

  • How Was Life?by OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2014; US$ 73.00

    How was life in 1820, and how has it improved since then? What are the long-term trends in global well-being? Views on social progress since the Industrial Revolution are largely based on historical national accounting in the tradition of Kuznets and Maddison. But trends in real GDP per capita may not fully re­flect changes in other dimensions... more...

  • Gestalt und Gestalten der Soziologie in Hamburgby Rainer Waßner

    Traugott Bautz 2014; US$ 16.09

    Die Geschichte der Soziologie in Hamburg beginnt nicht erst mit der offiziellen Universitätsgründung 1919.1 Der Vorhang zu einer modernen, gleichermaßen empirischen wie theoretisch fundierten und problemorientierten Soziologie hebt sich schon ein Vierteljahrhundert zuvor. Ein junger Sozialphilosoph aus Schleswig-Holstein, Ferdinand Tönnies, wollte... more...