Contemporary Issues in Social Science

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Contemporary Issues in Social Science is an interdisciplinary, international series, which provides a forum for disseminating and enhancing theoretical, empirical and/or pragmatic research across the social sciences and related disciplines. Reflecting the objectives of the Academy of Social Sciences, it emphasises the publication of work that engages with issues of major public interest and concern across the world, and highlights the implications of that work for policy and professional practice.

  • Crime and Society book cover

    Crime and Society

    Edited by Donna Youngs

    Much of a society’s resources are devoted to dealing with, or preparing for the possibility of, crime. The dominance of concerns about crime also hint at the broader implications that offending has for many different facets of society. They suggest that rather than being an outlawed subset of…

    Hardback – 2018-01-29 
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  • Exploring Social Inequality in the 21st Century: New Approaches, New Tools, and Policy Opportunities book cover

    Exploring Social Inequality in the 21st Century

    New Approaches, New Tools, and Policy Opportunities

    Edited by Jennifer Jarman, Paul Lambert

    In a world where the effects of inequality occupy an increasingly prominent place on the public agenda, this book provides up-to-date and thorough analysis from the perspective of a group of researchers at the forefront of social stratification analysis. Exploring Social Inequality in the 21st…

    Hardback – 2017-10-16 
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  • Civic Engagement book cover

    Civic Engagement

    Edited by Robin G. Milne

    Civic engagement in this book is understood to include attendance at booked National Health Service appointments; compulsory attendance at school; the take-up of a variety of State benefits in cash and kind, such as Pension Credit and free school meals; and attendance at work. This book is the…

    Hardback – 2017-08-29
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  • The People and the State: Twenty-First Century Protest Movement book cover

    The People and the State

    Twenty-First Century Protest Movement

    Edited by Thomas O'Brien

    Protest has proliferated in the early part of the twenty-first century, forcing change in political systems and challenging established patterns of behaviour. The factors driving these protests range from religion and inequality through to the effectiveness of the state and its role in protecting…

    Hardback – 2017-08-15
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  • The Olympic Legacy: Social Scientific Explorations book cover

    The Olympic Legacy

    Social Scientific Explorations

    Edited by Alan Tomlinson

    This comprehensive collection provides an overview of social scientific perspectives on Olympic legacy, using specialist analyses and selected cases to illuminate the recurring anthropological, political, and sociological dimensions of the legacy debate. Drawing upon research conducted on the…

    Paperback – 2017-06-07
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  • Alcohol and Public Policy book cover

    Alcohol and Public Policy

    Edited by Thom Brooks

    Alcohol and its consumption is a major topic for public policy-making. Growing awareness of alcohol-related health problems among the general public has led to high levels of interest in alcohol consumption and its impact on society. This innovative collection of new perspectives on this critically…

    Paperback – 2017-06-07
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  • Revisiting the Self: Social Science Perspectives book cover

    Revisiting the Self

    Social Science Perspectives

    Edited by Charalambos Tsekeris

    Who am I? Or, even more curiously, who are you? These are questions about the self – that aspect of who we are that we believe defines, or at least describes, each of us. The self is not merely an internal creation, however. Family, friends, colleagues, and acquaintances all contribute to who we…

    Paperback – 2017-06-07
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  • Knowledge Mobilisation and the Social Sciences: Research Impact and Engagement book cover

    Knowledge Mobilisation and the Social Sciences

    Research Impact and Engagement

    Edited by Jon Bannister, Irene Hardill

    The essays presented in this volume examine knowledge mobilisation and its relation to research impact and engagement. The social sciences matter because they can help us to understand and address the complex challenges confronting society. This is particularly true in an era of significant…

    Paperback – 2017-06-07
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  • Protest, Movements, and Dissent in the Social Sciences: A multidisciplinary perspective book cover

    Protest, Movements, and Dissent in the Social Sciences

    A multidisciplinary perspective

    Edited by Giovanni A. Travaglino

    Drawing on a wide range of social science disciplines and approaches, each chapter in this book offers a comprehensive analysis of social protest, political dissent and collective action. The distinguished scholars contributing to the book discuss some of the key theoretical and methodological…

    Paperback – 2017-06-07
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  • Social Science Perspectives on Climate Change book cover

    Social Science Perspectives on Climate Change

    Edited by David Canter

    Although it is generally accepted that the climate is changing for the worse and that human activities are a major contributing factor in that change, there is still only marginal response to the challenge posed by climate change. The reasons behind this limited response are becoming clearer…

    Paperback – 2017-05-16
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  • Social Death: Questioning the life-death boundary book cover

    Social Death

    Questioning the life-death boundary

    Edited by Jana Králová, Tony Walter

    Social death occurs when the social existence of a person or group ceases. With an individual, it can occur before or after physical death. Scholars in a wide range of disciplines have applied the concept to very diverse issues – including genocide, slavery, dementia, hospitalisation, and…

    Hardback – 2016-11-23
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  • International and Interdisciplinary Insights into Evidence and Policy book cover

    International and Interdisciplinary Insights into Evidence and Policy

    Edited by Linda Hantrais, Ashley Thomas Lenihan, Susanne MacGregor

    Contributors to this highly original book address the many questions raised by researchers and policymakers about the complex and often uneasy relationship between evidence and policy from an international and interdisciplinary perspective. They explore both the institutions acting as evidence…

    Hardback – 2016-05-04
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  • Crowds in the 21st Century: Perspectives from contemporary social science book cover

    Crowds in the 21st Century

    Perspectives from contemporary social science

    Edited by John Drury, Clifford Stott

    Crowds in the 21st Century presents the latest theory and research on crowd events and crowd behaviour from across a range of social sciences, including psychology, sociology, law, and communication studies. Whether describing the language of the crowd in protest events, measuring the ability of…

    Paperback – 2015-06-09
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  • Biologising the Social Sciences: Challenging Darwinian and Neuroscience Explanations book cover

    Biologising the Social Sciences

    Challenging Darwinian and Neuroscience Explanations

    Edited by David Canter, David Turner

    You can hardly open a paper or read an academic journal without some attempt to explain an aspect of human behaviour or experience by reference to neuroscience, biological or evolutionary processes. This ‘biologising’ has had rather a free ride until now, being generally accepted by the public at…

    Paperback – 2015-06-09
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  • The Social Dynamics of Web 2.0: Interdisciplinary Perspectives book cover

    The Social Dynamics of Web 2.0

    Interdisciplinary Perspectives

    Edited by Charalambos Tsekeris, Ioannis Katerelos

    Within only a few years, Facebook, Wikipedia, Twitter, You Tube and other social media have become an intimate part of everyday life. Web 2.0, the collective term for all forms of interactive online communication, is characterized by the overwhelming ability of users to collaboratively create…

    Paperback – 2015-06-09
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