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Social systems

  • 117 Daysby Ruth First; Angela Davis

    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...

  • Accountability without Democracyby Lily L. Tsai

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 28.00

    How citizens get government officials to provide them with public services in rural China. more...

  • The Ashgate Research Companion to Multiculturalismby Duncan Ivison

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 170.00

    This Companion brings together a collection of new essays by leading and emerging scholars in the humanities and social sciences on some of the key issues facing multiculturalism today. It offers scholars and students a clear account of the leading theories and critiques of multiculturalism that have developed over the past twenty-five years and a... more...

  • Children and Citizenshipby Antonella Invernizzi; Jane Williams

    SAGE Publications 2007; US$ 57.00

    `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...

  • Collective Beingsby Gianfranco Minati; Eliano Pessa

    Springer 2006; US$ 179.00

    Collective behaviors play a fundamental role in many scientific and technical disciplines. This book introduces the concept of Collective Being as a Multiple System established by processes of emergence and self-organization of the same agents simultaneously or dynamically interacting in different ways. 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...

  • Der selbständige Mensch und die Konstruktion seiner eigenen Welt.by Klaus-Peter Reuthal; Harry Reinhardt

    Duncker & Humblot 2013; US$ 24.57

    Die Autoren lassen mit Hilfe unterschiedlicher Theorien wie Konstruktivismus, System- und Kommunikationstheorie ein konsistentes Bild der menschlichen Wahrnehmung entstehen. Ziel ist es zu zeigen, dass die individuelle Wahrnehmung eine eigene Welt kreiert, die man jedoch durch eine andere Wahrnehmung jederzeit ändern kann. Werden hierfür im ersten... more...

  • Drift into Failureby Sidney Dekker

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; 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...

  • Gesellschaftstheorie zwischen Autologie und Ontologieby Michael Beetz

    transcript 2014; US$ 29.26

    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...

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

    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...