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  • Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Changeby Patrick G Coy

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2007; US$ 117.99

    Careful readers of this volume are likely to conclude that it is an uncommonly strong collection of theoretically rich and data-driven papers which address a series of interrelated questions that are at the forefront of today’s social movement scholarship. For example, political opportunity theory has been justly criticized for privileging structure... more...

  • Surveillance and Securityby Torin Monahan

    CRC Press 2006; US$ 33.95

    This is a volume of original contributions from scholars in 8 different humanities and social science disciplines. The aim of the book is to present a range of surveillance technologies used everyday life and investigate the politics of their use. It is truly an interdisciplinary project that will find purchase in courses on security studies and the... more...

  • Society at a Glanceby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2007; US$ 33.00

    Social problems rarely have a single cause. For example, tackling social exclusion involves simultaneously addressing barriers to labour market integration, health problems and low education. Coping with an ageing society requires new approaches to health care and employment, as well as to pensions. Social indicators provide the broad perspective needed... more...

  • Critical Theoryby Alan How

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2003; US$ 39.95

    This volume examines the intellectual contribution made by Frankfurt School Critical Theory to our understanding of modern life. Thematically organized and offering a strong mix of historical and contemporary material, it considers the work of both the first and second generation. more...

  • What Are You Optimistic About?by John Brockman

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.24

    The nightly news and conventional wisdom tell us that things are bad and getting worse. Yet despite dire predictions, scientists see many good things on the horizon. John Brockman, publisher of Edge (www.edge.org), the influential online salon, recently asked more than 150 high-powered scientific thinkers to answer a vital question for our frequently... more...

  • Deconstructing Pierre Bourdieuby Jeannine Verdes-Leroux

    Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 28.95

    World-famous in sociology and philosophy circles, Pierre Bourdieu has been untouchable - until now. Witty, sharp and rigorous, author Verdes-Lerroux paints a highly charged portrait, denouncing his militancy, hypocrisy, elitism and shallowness. more...

  • New Modes of Governance in Activation Policies - 1by Rik van Berkel; Vando Borghi

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2007; US$ 199.00

    This e-book is the first of a set of two special issues on new modes of governance in activation policies. Nowadays, the concept of "governance" is widely used by social scientists from a variety of disciplines. Reforming governance has become a part of the strategies that governments develop to cope with processes of social change. This... more...

  • New Modes of Governance in Activation Policies - 2by Rik van Berkel; Vando Borghi

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2007; US$ 199.00

    This is the second e-book of the International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy dedicated to the discussion and analysis of the introduction of new modes of governance in activation or reintegration policies. While the introduction of the previous issue focused on the concepts of "governance" and "activation", their multiple... more...

  • Who Benefits from Global Violence and Warby Marc Pilisuk

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2007; US$ 50.00

    Provides a detailed description of violence that flows from a social order that requires war, poverty and injustice, herntifying institutions and people who propel this system while hiding their power from the masses. more...

  • Social Capitalby John Field

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    The term ?social capital? is a way of defining the intangible resources of community, shared values and trust upon which we draw in daily life. It has achieved considerable international currency across the social sciences through the very different work of Pierre Bourdieu in France and James Coleman and Robert Putnam in the United States, and has... more...