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  • Global Interactions in the Early Modern Age, 1400?1800by Charles H. Parker

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 23.00

    An interdisciplinary introduction to early modern cross-cultural encounters and their influences on the development of world societies. more...

  • Umfrageby Rüdiger Jacob; Andreas Heinz; Jean Philippe Décieux

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 32.33

    Das Buch vermittelt theoretische Grundlagen und praxisnahe Kenntnisse zu wissenschaftlichen Umfragen. Mit Hilfe dieser Kenntnisse soll der Leser Umfragen sowohl kritisch beurteilen als auch selbst nach den gültigen wissenschaftlichen Standards durchführen können. Damit soll dem in den letzten Jahren zunehmenden Problem mangelnder Gültigkeit und Zuverlässigkeit... more...

  • Rules for Radicalsby Saul Alinsky

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.95

    First published in 1971, Rules for Radicals is Saul Alinsky's impassioned counsel to young radicals on how to effect constructive social change and know ?the difference between being a realistic radical and being a rhetorical one.? Written in the midst of radical political developments whose direction Alinsky was one of the first to question, this... more...

  • Affluenzaby John de Graaf; David Wann; Thomas H. Naylor

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2014; US$ 22.95

    NEW EDITION, REVISED AND UPDATED affluenza, n. a painful, contagious, socially transmitted condition of overload, debt, anxiety, and waste resulting from the dogged pursuit of more. We tried to warn you! The 2008 economic collapse proved how resilient and dangerous affluenza can be. Now in its third edition, this book can safely be called prophetic... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Reforming Social Policyby Daniel Morales-Gómez; Necla Tschirgi; Jennifer L. Moher

    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...

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

    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...

  • 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...