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- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95
Innovation is the creation of new, technologically feasible, commercially realisable products and processes and, if things go right, it emerges from the ongoing interaction of innovative organisations such as universities, research institutes, firms, government agencies and venture capitalists. Innovation in Complex Social Systems uses a "hard... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 114.95
From a variety of theoretical and empirical perspectives, this book explores the manner in which legitimization can be constructed by people, groups or institutions under the contemporary pressures and possibilities of modern world society. Drawing on cosmopolitan theory, postcolonial sociology, systems theory, and historical sociology, it engages... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 225.00
World-systems analysis has developed rapidly over the past thirty years. Today's students and junior scholars come to world-systems analysis as a well-established approach spanning all of the social sciences. The best world-systems scholarship, however, is spread across multiple methodologies and more than half a dozen academic disciplines. Aiming... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2000; US$ 35.99
This book brings together some of the most influential research from the world-systems perspective. The authors survey and analyze new and emerging topics from a wide range of disciplinary perspectives, from political science to archaeology. Each analytical essay is written in accessible language so that the volume serves as a lucid introduction both... more...
- transcript 2014; US$ 29.19
Anhand des spannungsreichen Wechselspiels von »Autologie« und »Ontologie« arbeitet dieses Buch Konvergenzen und Konfliktlinien des gesellschaftstheoretischen Diskurses heraus. Ausgehend vom ersten expliziten Begründungsversuch der Soziologie durch Auguste Comte problematisiert Michael Beetz die zwischen Sozialtechnologie und soziologischer Aufklärung... more...
- VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2012; US$ 39.99
Der prominent besetzte Band versammelt Beiträge zu den Funktionssystemen der Gesellschaft und diskutiert auf diese Weise die Aktualität der Luhmannschen Systemtheorie. Mit Beiträgen u.a. von Uwe Schimank, Karl-Siegbert Rehberg, Alois Hahn und Hartmut Esser. more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2008; US$ 194.99
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. - ;Social capital is a relatively new concept in the social sciences. In the last twenty or so years... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 29.95
This book explores complexity theory and systems thinking to better understand how complex systems drift into failure. It studies sensitive dependence on initial conditions, unruly technology, tipping points, diversity - and finds that failure emerges opp more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2009; US$ 14.00
An unforgettable account of defiance against political terror by one of South Africa's pioneering anti-apartheid activists An invaluable testimonial of the excesses of the apartheid system, 117 Days presents the harrowing chronicle of journalist Ruth First's isolation and abuse at the hands of South African interrogators after her arrest in 1963.... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2001; US$ 127.00
In an effort to shed light on recent developments in sociocybernetic research, this volume represents recent and advanced thinking in this rapidly developing field. The authors address the core problems in social science caused by increasing societal complexity and analyze the inadequacy of many of the methodological tools still used for grappling... more...