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  • Emergent Brazilby Jeffrey D. Needell

    University Press of Florida 2015; US$ 79.95

    For decades, scholars and journalists have hailed the enormous potential of Brazil, which has been one of the world's largest economies for the last twenty years. But its promise has too often been curtailed by dictatorship, racism, poverty, and violence. Offering an interdisciplinary approach to the critical issues facing Brazil, the contributors... more...

  • Rural Communitiesby Cornelia Butler Flora; Jan L. Flora; Stephen P. Gasteyer

    Westview Press 2015; US$ 33.99

    Combines an essential theoretical framework with illustrative stories to show the dynamics of stability and change in America?s rural communities. more...

  • On Community Civil Disobedience in the Name of Sustainabilityby The Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund

    PM Press 2015; US$ 2.99

    This short primer from the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund explores and describes the philosophy and underpinnings of the community rights movement that has emerged in the United States?a movement of nonviolent civil disobedience based on municipal lawmaking. Humanity stands at the brink of global environmental and economic collapse. We... 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$ 94.95

    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$ 99.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • Social Movements and Cultureby Hank Johnston; Bert Klandermans

    University of Minnesota Press 1995; US$ 67.50

    Reflecting the recent surge of interest in culture, this volume brings together top researchers in the field of social movements whose work represents the major approaches to movement analysis from a cultural perspective. The contributors address such issues as approaches to culture; how movements are affected by the culture of the larger society in... more...