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  • When Prisoners Come Homeby Joan Petersilia

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 15.99 US$ 13.75

    Drawing on dozens of interviews with inmates, former prisoners, and prison officials, Joan Petersilia convincingly shows us how the current system is failing to help the enornmous numbers of jailed Americans reenter society. Unwilling merely to sound the alarm, Petersilia explores the harsh realities of prisoner reentry and offers specific solutions... more...

  • Social arvby Bente Jensen

    Aarhus University Press 2008; US$ 5.72


  • 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...

  • Social Capitalby John Field

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 39.95

    The term 'social capital' is a way of conceptualizing the intangible resources of community, shared values and trust upon which we draw in daily life. It has achieved considerable currency in the social sciences through the very different work of Bourdieu in France, and James Coleman and Robert Putnam in the States, and has been taken up within politics... more...

  • Key Problems of Sociological Theoryby John Rex

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Methods for Testing and Evaluating Survey Questionnairesby Stanley Presser; Jennifer M. Rothgeb; Mick P. Couper; Judith T. Lessler; Elizabeth Martin; Jean Martin; Eleanor Singer

    Wiley 2004; US$ 100.95 US$ 87.49

    The definitive resource for survey questionnaire testing and evaluation Over the past two decades, methods for the development, evaluation, and testing of survey questionnaires have undergone radical change. Research has now begun to identify the strengths and weaknesses of various testing and evaluation methods, as well as to estimate the methods’... more...

  • Society at a Glanceby Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2005; US$ 33.00

    Social problems are both diverse and interlinked. For example, tackling social exclusion involves simultaneously addressing barriers to labour market integration, health care issues and education. Coping with an ageing society requires new approaches to health care and employment, as well as to pensions. more...

  • Into a World of Hateby Nick Ryan

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 50.00

    Nick Ryan spent six arduous years traveling amongst a huge array of right-wing extremists. Winning the trust of the men and women at the heart of these movements - from bombers to presidential candidates, across Europe and the USA - Into A World Of Hate is the tale of his gripping odyssey. more...

  • The Problem of Sociologyby David Lee; Howard Newby

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 59.95

    First Published in 1983. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Global Movementsby Kevin McDonald

    Wiley 2016; US$ 88.95 US$ 77.09

    Over the past decade we have witnessed the extraordinary rise of new global movements that throw into question the way we think about culture, power and action in a globalizing world. Examines three of the most significant global social movements of the last decade: anti-globalization, new Islamic movements, and the Falun Gong in China. ... more...