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  • 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...

  • Scoping the Socialby Anthony Woodiwiss

    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...

  • 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 (, the influential online salon, recently asked more than 150 high-powered scientific thinkers to answer a vital question for our frequently... 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...

  • 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...

  • Clinical Topics in Addictionby Ed Day

    The Royal College of Psychiatrists 2007; US$ 48.00

    This work brings together 23 papers from the College's popular journal 'Advances in Psychiatric Treatment', which are then updated to give systematic, authoritative and well-referenced accounts of key clinical topics relating to substance misuse. It includes papers on various substances of misuse: opioids, stimulants, hallucinogens, alcohol and nicotine.... 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...

  • Participation - From Tyranny to Transformationby Samuel Hickey; Giles Mohan

    Zed Books 2004; US$ 36.95

    Participation is a popular approach to project implementation, policy-making and governance in both developing and developed countries. Recently, however, it has become fashionable to dismiss participation as more rhetoric than substance, and subject to manipulation by those intent on pursuing their own agendas under cover of community consent. This... 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...