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  • The Progress Paradoxby Gregg Easterbrook

    Random House Publishing Group 2003; US$ 14.95

    In The Progress Paradox , Gregg Easterbrook draws upon three decades of wide-ranging research and thinking to make the persuasive assertion that almost all aspects of Western life have vastly improved in the past century--and yet today, most men and women feel less happy than in previous generations. Why this is so and what we should do about it is... more...

  • panther, rotfuchs & Co.by Corinna Norrick-Rühl

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 65.37

    Buchverlage können zeitnah gesellschaftliche Bewegungen aufnehmen; sie können Themen gezielt aufarbeiten und in den Medien platzieren. Gerade die Debatten der Studentenbewegung in den 1960er- und 1970er-Jahren wurden maßgeblich durch ? neue oder neu positionierte ? Verlage beeinflusst und befördert, unter anderem durch linke oder ?antiautoritäre? Kinder-... more...

  • Radical Democracy and Collective Movements Todayby Alexandros Kioupkiolis; Giorgos Katsambekis

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    The ‘Arab spring’, the Spanish ‘Indignados’, the Greek ‘Aganaktismenoi’ and the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ movement all share a number of distinctive traits. Similar features have marked collective resistances from the Zapatistas and the Seattle protests onwards, giving rise to theoretical and practical debates over... more...

  • Global Movementsby Kevin Mcdonald

    Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 2005; US$ 84.95

    Surveys global movements, and explores some of the significant ones, including anti-globalization and the Islamic movements. This book explores key dimensions of these movements, the tensions they confront, and the crises to which they are subject. It will provide a useful text for students on globalization and social movements. 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...

  • What Are You Optimistic About?by John Brockman

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    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...

  • Living and Functioning in the e-Societyby Mike Cushman; Rachel McLean

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2008; US$ 199.00

    Information Systems researchers have long been aware of the risks posed by the ever wider adoption of information and communication technologies (ICTs). However most recognition of problems has largely been confined to disruption in the workplace and the risk to organisational effectiveness posed by poorly designed or implemented systems. There has... more...

  • Mouvements sociaux et changements institutionnelsby Louis Guay; Pierre Hamel; Dominique Masson

    Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 2005; US$ 42.75

    Que revendiquent les mouvements sociaux? Pourquoi acceptent-ils aujourd'hui d'intervenir sur le terrain des institutions? Dans quelle mesure leur action parvient-elle à transformer la vie sociale dans le sens d'une démocratisation de son fonctionnement et de sa gestion?Les auteurs explorent sous des angles complémentaires... more...

  • Standardisierung - Kanonisierungby Johannes Bilstein

    Springer Fachmedien 2009; US$ 39.99

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  • Interventionskulturby Thorsten Bonacker

    Springer Fachmedien 2010; US$ 39.99

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