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Social structure

  • Children’s Rights and the Capability Approachby Daniel Stoecklin; Jean-Michel Bonvin

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    This volume addresses the conditions allowing the transformation of specific children?s rights into capabilities in settings as different as children?s parliaments, organized leisure activities, contexts of vulnerability, children in care. It addresses theoretical questions linked to children?s agency and reflexivity, education, the life cycle perspective,... more...

  • Rethinking Food Systemsby Nadia C.S. Lambek; Priscilla Claeys; Adrienna Wong; Lea Brilmayer

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    Taking as a starting point that hunger results from social exclusion and distributional inequities and that lasting, sustainable and just solutions are to be found in changing the structures that underlie our food systems, this book examines how law shapes global food systems and their ongoing transformations. Using detailed case studies, historical... more...

  • European Societiesby Thomas Boje; Bart Van Steenbergen; Sylvia Walby

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Are the recent developments in Europe bringing countries together or pulling them apart? The leading experts in this book (including Sheila Allen, Marlis Buchmann, Piotr Sztompka, and Patrick Ziltener ) cover a wide range of subjects, including the move towards political democracy and market economy in Central and Eastern societies, the project... more...

  • Civil Society in the Philippinesby Gerard Clarke

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    Drawing on qualitative and quantitative research, this book provides a path-breaking account of civil society in the Philippines. It challenges the widespread belief in political science and development studies literature that civil society in developing countries is an institutional arena in which the poor can challenge and reverse their social,... more...

  • Paying Out-of-Pocket for Drugs, Diagnostics and Medical Servicesby Moneer Alam

    Springer 2013; US$ 129.00

    ¿ In India there is a high incidence of morbidity and malnutrition coupled with low standards of public health and expensive medical care. Despite several policy initiatives and many attempts to promote a healthy society, health remains an issue of concern. Policy-makers recognise that the country suffers unacceptably high levels of disease and premature... more...

  • Discriminatory Bullyingby Esoh Elamé

    Springer 2013; US$ 179.00

    This book is devoted to the relation between bullying at school and ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and disability. In examining the interactions between bullying and discrimination, the authors set out from the premise that the current practice of intercultural education does not systematically address the issue of bullying, as evidenced by... more...

  • Social Structure and Emotionby Jody Clay-Warner; Dawn T. Robinson

    Elsevier Science 2011; US$ 86.95

    As a reference that contains original and innovative research on the sociology of emotion, this book will not only appeal to sociologists but also to scholars of psychology, psychiatry, anthropology, history, social work, and business/management. With contributions from experts in the field, this text examines the role and influence of emotion in... more...

  • Healthy Tiesby Markku T. Hyyppa

    Springer 2010; US$ 219.00

    Social capital is a widely acknowledged candidate for implementing beneficial democratic processes and promoting public health. "Healthy Ties" - Social capital, population health and survival traces the path from the conceptualization to the implementation of social capital. To provide empirical proof of the effects of social capital on public... more...

  • Power, Resistance and Conflict in the Contemporary Worldby Athina Karatzogianni; Andrew Robinson

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 48.95

    This book examines issues of organisation in resistance movements, discussing topics including the integration of the world system, the intersection of networks with discourses of identity, and the possibility of social transformation. Drawing on a number of theorists including Deleuze and Guattari, authors Athina Karatzogianni and Andrew Robinson... more...

  • Social Structuresby John Levi Martin

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 31.95

    Social Structures is a book that examines how structural forms spontaneously arise from social relationships. Offering major insights into the building blocks of social life, it identifies which locally emergent structures have the capacity to grow into larger ones and shows how structural tendencies associated with smaller structures shape and... more...