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  • Andean Archaeology IIby Helaine Silverman; William H. Isbell

    Springer US 2015; US$ 239.00

    The origins and development of civilization are vital components to the understanding of the cultural processes that create human societies. Comparing and contrasting the evolutionary sequences from different civilizations is one approach to discovering their unique development. One area for comparison is in the Central Andes where several societies... more...

  • Annual Report on Urban Development of China 2013by Jiahua Pan; Houkai Wei

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2015; US$ 129.00

    This book focuses on China?s urban development. In China, the process of allowing more rural migrants to become registered city residents in urban areas remains stagnant despite its importance to the Chinese government and the existence of a national consensus about it. Cities can compulsorily purchase land from farmers at low or even no costs, and... more...

  • The Application of Cybernetic Analysis to the Study of International Politicsby S.D. Bryen

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 99.00

    This study could not have been written before Professor Karl Deutsch made his great contribution to political science in his book, The Nerves of Govern­ ment. In applying the concepts elaborated in that work to the study of inter­ national politics it has been necessary to interpret and, occasionally, add to the concepts developed by Professor Deutsch.... more...

  • Approaches to Sociology (RLE Social Theory)by John Rex

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    These essays, commissioned by John Rex, reflect the state of sociology in Britain today. Leading representatives of the diverse ?schools? provide lucid accounts of their own particular approaches to this complex discipline and in doing so demonstrate the techniques described. Topics covered include the empirical study of stratification, social evolution,... more...

  • Armut, Scham und Stressbewältigungby Kurt Salentin

    Deutscher Universitätsverlag 2013; US$ 79.95

    Auf der Grundlage einer bundesweiten Befragung zeigt der Autor, dass Arme unter sonst gleichen Bildungs- und Altersvoraussetzungen ihre Stressoren ebenso sachadäquat wie der Bevölkerungsdurchschnitt bewältigen und dass der Scham bei der Verarbeitung ökonomischer Probleme eine zentrale Bedeutung zukommt. more...

  • Aspekte des Weber-Paradigmasby Gert Albert; Agathe Bienfait; Steffen Sigmund; Mateusz Stachura

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2007; US$ 69.99

    Die Beiträge des Bandes sind am weberianischen Forschungsprogramm orientiert, das von Wolfgang Schluchter in der Interpretation und der Explikation der verstehenden Soziologie von Max Weber entwickelt wurde. Den ersten Schwerpunkt bilden wissenschaftstheoretische Beiträge zu Fragen der Emergenz, des methodologischen Individualismus, der Idealtypen... more...

  • Bankenregulierung als Cognitive Governanceby Sven Kette

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2009; US$ 59.99

    Im Zuge der dynamischen und teils turbulenten Entwicklungen auf den Finanzmärkten und innerhalb des Bankensystems erprobt die Politik neue Formen der Regulierung und des Umgangs mit Komplexität und Nichtwissen. Für den Bereich der Bankenregulierung arbeitet Sven Kette anhand der Analyse des gewichtigen Regulierungsstandards ?Basel II? die Funktionslogik... more...

  • Biographie, Profession und Migrationby Andrea Braun

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2009; US$ 49.99

    Biographie und Profession sind in der Sozialen Arbeit eng miteinander verknüpft. Andrea Braun arbeitet in rekonstruktiven Fallstudien die biographische Entwicklung der professionellen Orientierungen und Selbstverständnisse von SozialpädagogInnen mit Migrationshintergrund heraus. Die narrationsstrukturelle Analyse der lebensgeschichtlichen Erzählungen... more...

  • Christopher Hitchens and His Criticsby Thomas Cushman; Simon Cottee; Christopher Hitchens

    NYU Press 2008; US$ 22.95

    Christopher Hitchenspolitical journalist, cultural critic, public intellectual and self-described contrarianis one of the most controversial and prolific writers of his generation. His most recent book, God Is Not Great , was on the New York Times bestseller list in 2007 for months. Like his hero, George Orwell, Hitchens is a tireless opponent... more...

  • Core Sociological Dichotomiesby Chris Jenks

    SAGE Publications 1998; US$ 54.00

    In this sociology text the contributors provide an introduction to the subject without over-simplifying or `writing-down' to their audience. The book aims to furnish undergraduates with the knowledge that will help them to understand and practice sociology and also to develop a self-perpetuating sociological imagination to enable them to think through... more...