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- International Development Research Centre 1999; US$ 25.00
The 20th century has been a remarkable age of material advancement and sociopolitical transformation. In all parts of the world, people have witnessed profound changes in their conditions of life: infant mortality rates and adult illiteracy have dropped as dramatically as primary school enrollment and life expectancy have increased. Nevertheless, despite... more...
- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2005; US$ 112.99
Presents papers that analyze tactical and strategic innovations in movement organizing. Perhaps the most fertile area of social movement research examines the increasingly complex and busy intersection of collective identity issues with social movement membership and mobilization. This title presents three papers representing this theorizing. more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 46.00
*Provides a clear, yet panoramic analysis of how the concept of social control has been used by different theoretical traditions in the social sciences. *Connects contemporary changes in areas such as policing, penal systems and surveillance, with wider and deeper changes in the constitution of society. *Employs empirical examples to illustrate key... more...
- 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...
- International Development Research Centre 2000; US$ 15.00
Le trouble est évident. On le pressent aux échecs quotidiens des gouvernements. L'insécurité économique, la pollution, le quatrième pouvoir qui transfigure la scène internationale, les conflits qui couvent entre peuples et territoires, tous ces maux accablent l'État et l'empêchent, si puissant soit-il, de gouverner seul, même lorsqu'il s'agit de problèmes... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2005; US$ 46.00
Social theory is central to the disciplines of sociology, cultural studies, criminology, and media studies. Treating theory as a variety of visual work, and with the help of diagrams and quotations, this book provides an introduction to different ways of practicing social theory. It is for students and researchers in sociology and related fields. more...
- 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 todays social movement scholarship. For example, political opportunity theory has been justly criticized for privileging structure... more...
- 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...
- 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...