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Social systems

  • The Oxford Handbook of Language and Social Psychologyby Thomas M. Holtgraves

    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...

  • Funktionssysteme der Gesellschaftby Gunter Runkel; Günter Burkart

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2012; US$ 39.34

    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...

  • The Radical Luhmannby Hans-Georg Moeller

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 27.99

    In The Radical Luhmann, Hans-Georg Moeller focuses on Luhmann's paradigm shift from philosophy to theory, which introduced new perspectives on the contemporary world. Boldly breaking with the heritage of Western thought, Luhmann denied the central role of humans in social theory, particularly the possibility of autonomous agency. In this way, after... more...

  • The Dawning Age of Cooperationby Gordon E. Moss

    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...

  • Luhmann Explainedby Hans-Georg Moeller

    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...

  • Innovation in Complex Social Systemsby Petra Ahrweiler

    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...

  • Inklusion und Exklusion: Analysen zur Sozialstruktur und sozialen Ungleichheitby Rudolf Stichweh; Paul Windolf

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2009; US$ 33.84

    Inklusion und Exklusion sind elementare Kategorien der Soziologie. Beide Begriffe verweisen auf paradoxe Konsequenzen, die die empirische Forschung inspiriert haben. Inklusion in eine begrenzte Zahl von Subsystemen bedeutet gleichzeitig Exklusion aus allen anderen Subsystemen. Exklusion aus einem Unternehmen (Arbeitslosigkeit) hat gleichzeitig eine... more...

  • Territory, Authority, Rightsby Saskia Sassen

    Princeton University Press 2008; US$ 39.95 US$ 31.96

    Where does the nation-state end and globalization begin? In Territory, Authority, Rights , one of the world's leading authorities on globalization shows how the national state made today's global era possible. Saskia Sassen argues that even while globalization is best understood as "denationalization," it continues to be shaped, channeled, and enabled... more...

  • The Handbook of Social Capitalby Dario Castiglione; Jan W. van Deth; Guglielmo Wolleb

    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...

  • Children and Citizenshipby Antonella Invernizzi; Jane Williams

    SAGE Publications 2007; US$ 46.00

    `This 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...