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  • Evolution and Design of Institutionsby Christian Schubert; Georg Von Wangenheim

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    This book comprises nine papers approaching designed institutions and their interplay with spontaneous institutions from various angles. While the evolution of spontaneous institutions is quite well understood in economic thinking, the development of consciously designed institutions has been examined much less. In new institutional economics,... more...

  • Human Institutionsby Jonathan H. Turner

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 38.99

    In his newest book, leading social theorist Jonathan H. Turner offers a creative, richly grounded reinterpretation of social evolution. more...

  • Branded Nationby James B. Twitchell

    Simon & Schuster 2004; US$ 20.99

    Branding, says James Twitchell, is nothing more than commercial storytelling; brands are the stories that are associated with products. (For example, the special taste of Evian, says Twitchell, is in the brand, not the water.) Branding has become so successful, so ubiquitous that even institutions that we thought were above branding, antithetical... more...

  • Institutions, Globalization and Empowermentby K.C. Roy; J. Sideras

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2006; US$ 40.00

    Examining aspects of social and economic institutions, and exploring their operation as a result of globalisation, this book approaches the issue of globalisation from a perspective of how the forces of globalisation are transforming domestic, social and economic institutions to create greater opportunities for empowerment in individual countries. more...

  • Social Relations and Social Exclusionby Peter Somerville

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 201.00

    Examining the rational individual, this book develops a new approach to the theory of social relations. It explores how far we make sense of society on the assumption that people act as independent and free individuals, exercising rational choice. Re-examining the family, community, workplace and state, the author offers a thorough and original critique... more...

  • Conflict and Cooperationby A. Allan Schmid

    Wiley 2008; US$ 131.95

    Allan Schmid’s innovative text, Conflict and Cooperation: Institutional and Behavioral Economics ,investigates "the rules of the game," how institutions--both formal and informal--affect these rules, and how these rules are changed to serve competing interests. This text addresses both formal and informal institutions and the impact of alternative... more...

  • The Impact of Information Policyby Kirsti Nilsen

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2000; US$ 132.00

    This volume focuses on the effects of information policy. It examines the impact of government-wide information policies on a specific government agency in terms of its dissemination policies. It also studies the effects of the ensuing agency information policies on social science research. more...

  • Social Theory at Workby Marek Korczynski; Randy Hodson; Paul K. Edwards

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 64.99

    This book brings together leading academics from important schools of social and economic theory to make a pressing, spirited, and highly engaging case for the relevance of these particular perspectives in contributing to the analysis of contemporary work.. The schools covered are: Weberian, Marxian, Durkheimian, feminist, neo-classical economics,... more...

  • The Archaeology of Institutional Lifeby April M. Beisaw; James G. Gibb; Owen Lindauer; Eleanor Conlin Casella; Deborah L Rotman; Lu Ann De Cunzo; Lois M Feister; Stephen G Warfel; David R Bush; Susan Piddock; Sherene Baugher

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 28.95

    Institutions pervade social life. They express community goals and values by defining the limits of socially acceptable behavior. Institutions are often vested with the resources, authority, and power to enforce the orthodoxy of their time. But institutions are also arenas in which both orthodoxies and authority can be contested. Between power and... more...

  • Moving the Goalpostsby Martin Polley

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 40.95

    Martin Polley provides a survey of sport in Britain since 1945 and examines sport's place in British culture. He discusses issues of class, gender, race, commerce and politics, as well as analysing contemporary sport. more...