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  • Extremismusby Astrid Bötticher; Miroslav Mareš

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 60.00

    Diese umfassende Einführung in den politischen Extremismus geht über eine reine Schilderung der unterschiedlichen Arten des Extremismus weit hinaus. Vielmehr bieten die Autoren einen systematischen Zugang zur Thematik und untersuchen die wesentlichen Fragestellungen. Die Darstellung der Forschungslandschaft und aktueller Konzepte, Theorien und Methoden... more...

  • Lebenswelt und Kultur der unterständischen Schichten in der Frühen Neuzeitby Robert von Friedeburg

    De Gruyter 2002; US$ 31.00

    Im Deutschland der Frühen Neuzeit besaß der überwiegende Teil der Bevölkerung keine ständischen Herrschaftsrechte. Unterhaltserwerb, Lebensweise und Kultur dieser unterständischen Schichten waren eng auf einander bezogen, ohne sich jedoch zu determinieren. Selbst die Teilhabe der breiten Bevölkerung am religiösen Leben und an profaner... more...

  • The Illusion of Public Opinionby George F. Bishop

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 39.50

    In a rigorous critique of public opinion polling in the U.S., George F. Bishop makes the case that a lot of what passes as 'public opinion' in mass media today is an illusion, an artifact of measurement created by vague or misleading survey questions presented to respondents who typically construct their opinions on the spot. Using evidence from a... more...

  • Eric Hofferby Tom Bethell

    Hoover Institution Press 2013; US$ 6.99

    Drawn from Eric Hoffer's private papers as well as interviews with those who knew him, this detailed biography paints a picture of a truly original American thinker and writer. Author Tom Bethell interviewed Hoffer in the years just before his death, and his meticulous accounts of those meetings offer new insights into the man known as the "Longshoreman... more...

  • The Politics of Volunteeringby Nina Eliasoph

    Wiley 2013; US$ 22.95 US$ 20.66

    Many of us may have participated in grassroots groups, changing the world in small and big ways, from building playgrounds and feeding the homeless, to protesting wars and ending legal segregation. Beyond the obvious fruits of these activities, what are the broader consequences of volunteering for the participants, recipients of aid, and society as... more...

  • China beyond the Headlinesby Timothy B. Weston; Lionel M. Jensen

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2000; US$ 35.00

    This unique book takes the reader 'beyond the headlines' to explore a China few Westerners have seen. The authors argue that the great gap between what specialists understand and the general public believes has led to distorted and potentially dangerous misunderstandings of China. Seeking to bridge that gap, a group of prominent scholars and activists... more...

  • Foundations for Social Changeby Deborah McCarthy Auriffeille; Daniel Faber

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 44.50

    This multi-disciplinary collection blends broad overviews and case studies as well as different theoretical perspectives in a critique of the relationship between United States philanthropic foundations and movements for social change. Scholars and practitioners examine how these foundations support and/or thwart popular social movements and address... more...

  • Principles of Social Reconstructionby Bertrand Russell

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    This book, originally entitled Why Men Fight , is generally seen as the fullest expression of Russell's political philosophy. Russell argues that after the experience of the Great War the individualistic approach of traditional liberalism has reached its limits. Political theory must be based on the motivated forces of creativity and impulse rather... more...

  • Capital and Politics Routledge Library Editions: Political Science Volume 44by Roger King

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    The main theme of this book is the relationship between capital and government in Britain, particularly the practice and organisation of capital in both national and local political processes. The chapters are primarily empirical in focus and deal with such topics as power, policy and the City of London and the role of the CBI in representing capital.... more...

  • Understanding Soviet Societyby Michael Paul Sacks; Jerry G. Pankhurst

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 51.95

    First Published in 1988. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...