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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Institutions of Advanced Societiesby Arnold M. Rose

    University of Minnesota Press 1958; US$ 90.00

    The Institutions of Advanced Societies was first published in 1958. By perceiving the similarities and differences between various societies, social scientists are better able to understand the complexities of social structure itself. This volume makes a substantial contribution to the field of comparative sociology by providing sociological descriptions... more...