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  • Reconfiguring Institutions across Time and Spaceby Rudra Sil; Dennis Galvan

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 105.00

    This book examines how novel institutional forms emerge when actors creatively reinterpret and reconfigure imported or imposed institutional models, using case studies from East Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. more...

  • Institutions and the Path to the Modern Economyby Avner Greif

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 36.00

    This 2006 book presents a unifying concept of the term institution. more...

  • Handbook of Religion and Social Institutionsby Helen Rose Ebaugh

    Springer US 2007; US$ 61.18

    Handbook for Religion and Social Institutions is written for sociologists who study a variety of sub-disciplines and are interested in recent studies and theoretical approaches that relate religious variables to their particular area of interest. The handbook focuses on several major themes: - Social Institutions such as Politics, Economics, Education,... more...

  • Social Theory at Workby Marek Korczynski; Randy Hodson; Paul K. Edwards

    OUP Oxford 2006; US$ 74.99

    This book brings together leading academics from important schools of social and economic theory to make a pressing, spirited, and highly engaging case for the relevance of these particular perspectives in contributing to the analysis of contemporary work.. The schools covered are: Weberian, Marxian, Durkheimian, feminist, neo-classical economics,... more...

  • Citizenship in the Arab Worldby Gianluca P. Parolin

    Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 45.00

    Offers a broder legal perspective to the multifaceted reality of nationality and citizenship more...

  • Understanding Institutional Diversityby Elinor Ostrom

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 39.95 US$ 36.35

    The analysis of how institutions are formed, how they operate and change, and how they influence behavior in society has become a major subject of inquiry in politics, sociology, and economics. A leader in applying game theory to the understanding of institutional analysis, Elinor Ostrom provides in this book a coherent method for undertaking the... more...

  • Heritage and Globalisationby Sophia Labadi; Colin Long

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 47.95

    This volume analyzes the politics, policy and practice of cultural heritage at the global level, identifying the major directions in which international heritage practice is moving, and exploring the key issues likely to shape the cultural heritage field well into the twenty-first century. It examines the tensions between the universal claims of much... more...

  • Culture, Institutions, and Developmentby Jean-Philippe Platteau; Robert Peccoud

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95

    Does culture matter? This question has taken on added significance since fundamentalist revivalism has recently gained ground in different parts of the world. The old controversy between Max Weber and Karl Marx, which centres around the extent to which cultural factors such as social norms and values affect economic growth is of critical importance,... more...

  • The Shock of the Newsby Brian A. Monahan

    NYU Press 2010; US$ 27.00

    How did the events of September 11, 2001 come to be thought of as 9/11? The Shock of the News is an authoritative account of post-9/11 political and social processes, offering an in-depth analysis of the media coverage of this momentous event. Brian Monahan demonstrates how 9/11 has been transformed into a morality tale centered on patriotism, victimization,... more...

  • Heritage and Social Mediaby Elisa Giaccardi

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95

    Heritage and Social Media explores how social media reframes our understanding and experience of heritage. Through the idea of ‘participatory culture’ the book begins to examine how social media can be brought to bear on the encounter with heritage and on the socially produced meanings and values that individuals and communities ascribe to it. ... more...