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- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 34.95
What does the collapse of sub-prime lending have in common with a broken jackscrew in an airliner?s tailplane? Or the oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico with the burn-up of Space Shuttle Columbia? These were systems that drifted into failure. While pursuing success in a dynamic, complex environment with limited resources and multiple goal conflicts,... more...
- Open Court 2011; US$ 38.99
What are systems? What is society? What happens to human beings in a hypermodern world? This book is an introduction to Niklas Luhmann's social system theory which explains specific functions like economy and mass media from a cybernetic perspective. Integrating various schools of thought including sociology, philosophy and biology Luhmann Explained... more...
- Algora Publishing 2011; US$ 22.95
Rugged individualism is great for legendary heroes, but does it really shape a society that can endure for the long term? A massive social transformation is underway, driven by technology; it requires and is pushing us toward a cooperative culture. Our American competitive, individualistic culture is outmoded and increasingly ineffective. This book... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 149.95
Emerging traits of late global modernity such as transnationalism, multiculturalism, individualization and supranational contexts of action raise the question of what holds society together. Responses have typically made reference to legitimization, but the modern world presents challenges to such responses, for in such a differentiated, globalized... more...
- Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 159.99 US$ 137.59
The Oxford Handbook of Language and Social Psychology is a unique and innovative compilation of research that lies at the intersection of language and social psychology. Contributors address the role of social processes in language, the linguistic underpinnings of social psychological processes, the creation of meaning, and the important role played... more...
- SAGE Publications 2007; US$ 46.00
`This collection...is outstanding. It has an excellent grasp of the field' - Jens Qvortrup, Professor of Sociology, University of Trondheim This book offers a contemporary and critical approach to notions of children's citizenship. Drawing on different disciplinary perspectives and including contributions by leading scholars in the field,... more...
- OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 194.99 US$ 167.69
The study of social capital is one of the most exciting recent developments in the social sciences. Written by some of the main experts in the field this Handbook is an authoritative, critical, and innovative introduction to the study of social capital. more...
- Springer US 2006; US$ 199.00
Microscopic models 226 The intrinsic limitations of the theory of phase transitions 229 5. 3 Quantum Field Theory 230 5. 4 Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking 239 5. 5 Non-ideal models of emergence 249 5. 5. 1 Neural networks 250 5. 5. 2 Cellular Automata 261 5. 5. 3 Artificial Life 265 5. 6 The role of noise 273 5. 7 The relationships between traditional... more...
- OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 49.99 US$ 42.99
The United States of America and the European Union are the two strongest economic powers in the contemporary world. This volume describes, interprets, and analyzes the key social trends in the EU and the USA over the last 50 years. more...