E-books: Social Sciences

  • Social Movements and Organised Labour: Passions and Interests book cover

    Social Movements and Organised Labour

    Passions and Interests

    By Jürgen R. Grote, Claudius Wagemann

    This book is about the building of alliances and about joint activities between two groups of social movement actors ascribed increasing relevance for the functioning and the eventual amendment of democratic capitalism. The chapters provide a well-balanced mix of theoretical and empirical accounts…

    AeBook – 2018-06-30 
    The Mobilization Series on Social Movements, Protest, and Culture

  • Resilience book cover


    By Kevin Grove

    Is resilience simply a fad, or is it a new way of thinking about human–environment relations, and the governance of these relations, that has real staying power? Is resilience a dangerous, depoliticizing concept that neuters incipient political activity, or the key to more empowering, emancipatory,…

    eBook – 2018-04-25 
    Key Ideas in Geography

  • Routledge Handbook of Genomics, Health and Society book cover

    Routledge Handbook of Genomics, Health and Society

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Sahra Gibbon, Barbara Prainsack, Stephen Hilgartner, Janelle Lamoreaux

    The Handbook provides an essential resource at the interface of Genomics, Health and Society, and forms a crucial research tool for both new students and established scholars across biomedicine and social sciences. Building from and extending the first Routledge Handbook of Genetics and Society,…

    eBook – 2018-04-10 
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Revival: The Interpreter Geddes (1928): The Man and His Gospel book cover

    Revival: The Interpreter Geddes (1928)

    The Man and His Gospel

    By Amelia Defries

    From Book’s Foreward What so strongly attracted me in Patrick Geddes when I came to know him in India was, not his scientific achievements, but, on the contrary, the rare fact of the fullness of his personality rising far above his science. Whatever subjects he has studies and mastered have become…

    eBook – 2018-01-16

  • Global Aging and Challenges to Families book cover

    Global Aging and Challenges to Families

    Edited by Vern Bengtson

    The recent explosion in population ageing across the globe represents one of the most remarkable demographic changes in human history. Population ageing will profoundly affect families. Who will care for the growing numbers of tomorrows very old members of societies? Will it be state governments?…

    eBook – 2018-01-16

  • Liberty and the News book cover

    Liberty and the News

    By Walter Lippmann

    This little gem of a book, which first appeared in 1920, was written in Walter Lippmann's thirtieth year. He was still full of the passionate faith in democracy that was evident in his writings before the First World War.  From today's point of view, Lippmann's argument seems unusually…

    eBook – 2018-01-16

  • Incorrect Thoughts: Notes on Our Wayward Culture book cover

    Incorrect Thoughts

    Notes on Our Wayward Culture

    Edited by John Leo

    A volume of political essays and social commentary, providing an alternative to the slant of much political journalism. John Leo offers his views of what is going on in law, education, advertising, television, the news media, language and various liberation movements in the USA.…

    eBook – 2018-01-16

  • Immigrant Women book cover

    Immigrant Women

    By Rita J. Simon

    The obstacles to assimilation and treatment of immigrant women are major issues confronting the leading immigrant-receiving nations today-the United States, Canada, and Australia. This volume provides a range of perspectives on the concerns, the sources of problems, how issues might be addressed,…

    eBook – 2018-01-16

  • Law without Force: The Function of Politics in International Law book cover

    Law without Force

    The Function of Politics in International Law

    By Gerhart Niemeyer, Michael Henry

    Law Without Force is a landmark in political and social philosophy. It proposes nothing less than a completely new basis for international law. As relevant today as when it was first published nearly sixty years ago, it commands the attention of all concerned with what the future may bring to the…

    eBook – 2018-01-16

  • How Societies Learn book cover

    How Societies Learn

    By Daniel Yankelovich

    The theme of Daniel Yankelovich's Zetterberg Lecture is timely and urgent: how do societies learn? We know that individuals can learn, but can collectivities do likewise? More specifically, how can complex political systems adapt to a changing world? Yankelovich focuses specifically on the severe…

    eBook – 2018-01-16

  • Frames of Justice: Implications for Social Policy book cover

    Frames of Justice

    Implications for Social Policy

    By Leroy H. Pelton

    This work is devoted to analyzing three major frames of justice--group justice, individual desert, and life affirmation--and their implications for social policy as well as their reflections in contemporary social policies. Pelton finds that all three frames of justice are reflected in the Bible…

    eBook – 2018-01-16

  • Knowledge, Power, and Participation in Environmental Policy Analysis book cover

    Knowledge, Power, and Participation in Environmental Policy Analysis

    By Rob Hoppe

    This volume probes practical dilemmas and competing re- search perspectives in environmental policy analysis. Scholars working in different fields, research traditions, societies, and policy domains offer significant insights into the processes and consequences of environmental policy making.Part 1…

    eBook – 2018-01-16

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