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  • Public Policy Praxis

    A Case Approach for Understanding Policy and Analysis, 4th Edition

    By Randy S. Clemons, Mark K McBeth

    Public administration and policy analysis education have long emphasized tidiness, stages, and rationality, but practitioners frequently must deal with a world where objectivity is buffeted by, repressed by, and sometimes defeated by value conflict. Politics and policy are "messy" and power…

    Paperback – 2020-02-26 
    Routledge

  • War and Religion in the Secular Age

    Faith and Interstate Armed Conflict Onset, 1st Edition

    By Davis Brown

    Is religion a factor in initiating interstate armed conflict, and do different religions have different effects? Breaking new ground in political science, this book explores these questions both qualitatively and quantitively, concluding that the answer is yes. Previous studies have focused on…

    Hardback – 2019-12-06 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion and Politics

  • The Politics and Policies of Big Data

    Big Data, Big Brother?, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ann Rudinow Sætnan, Ingrid Schneider, Nicola Green

    Big Data, gathered together and re-analysed, can be used to form endless variations of our persons - so-called ‘data doubles’. Whilst never a precise portrayal of who we are, they unarguably contain glimpses of details about us that, when deployed into various routines (such as management, policing…

    Paperback – 2019-09-30
    Routledge

  • Secrecy and Methods in Security Research

    A Guide to Qualitative Fieldwork, 1st Edition

    Edited by Marieke De Goede, Esmé Bosma, Polly Pallister-Wilkins

    This book analyses the challenges of secrecy in security research, and develops a set of methods to navigate, encircle and work with secrecy. How can researchers navigate secrecy in their fieldwork, when they encounter confidential material, closed-off quarters or bureaucratic rebuffs? This is a…

    Paperback – 2019-08-27
    Routledge

  • Social Synthesis

    Finding Dynamic Patterns in Complex Social Systems, 1st Edition

    By Philip Haynes

    How is it possible to understand society and the problems it faces? What sense can be made of the behaviour of markets and government interventions? How can citizens understand the course that their lives take and the opportunities available to them? There has been much debate surrounding what…

    Paperback – 2019-07-17
    Routledge
    Complexity in Social Science

  • Researching Far-Right Movements

    Ethics, Methodologies, and Qualitative Inquiries, 1st Edition

    Edited by Emanuele Toscano

    As extreme and far right movements become increasingly widespread in many countries, the sociology of social movements is called to confront them. This book addresses the specific challenges entailed by the empirical study of such movements, presenting case studies from Japan, Thailand, England,…

    Hardback – 2019-01-31
    Routledge
    Social Movements in the 21st Century: New Paradigms

  • Re-Envisioning Conflict Resolution

    Vision, Action and Evaluation in Creative Conflict Engagement, 1st Edition

    By Jay Rothman

    This book explores the process of assessing success in the field of conflict resolution, with a focus on the Action Evaluation method pioneered by the author. Since the early days of the field of conflict resolution, researchers and practitioners have been trying to determine how to define and…

    Paperback – 2019-01-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution

  • Researching Non-state Actors in International Security

    Theory and Practice, 1st Edition

    Edited by Andreas Kruck, Andrea Schneiker

    This volume provides researchers and students with a discussion of a broad range of methods and their practical application to the study of non-state actors in international security. All researchers face the same challenge, not only must they identify a suitable method for analysing their research…

    Paperback – 2019-01-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Security Studies

  • The Radical Left and Social Transformation

    Strategies of Augmentation and Reorganization, 1st Edition

    Edited by Robert Latham, Karen Bridget Murray, Julian von Bargen, A.T. Kingsmith

    This comprehensive collection draws upon and reengages with a long history of Marxian-anchored thought to analyze the potential for social transformation through a reinvigorated radical Left, all within the context of the ascendance of an increasingly ethnonationalist, patriarchal, and…

    Hardback – 2018-12-04
    Routledge

  • Societal Complexity

    System Effects and the Problem of Prediction, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jeffrey Friedman

    The complexity of the modern world makes it difficult to predict the effects of political actions. In his 1992 book, System Effects, Robert Jervis underscored this difficulty by pointing to various sources of complexity when people interact. For example, they may misperceive each other’s…

    Paperback – 2018-08-23
    Routledge

  • Political Science Research in Practice

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Akan Malici, Elizabeth S. Smith

    Nothing rings truer to those teaching political science research methods: students hate taking this course. Tackle the challenge and turn the standard research methods teaching model on its head with Political Science Research in Practice. Akan Malici and Elizabeth S. Smith engage students first…

    Paperback – 2018-08-14
    Routledge

  • The Organization of the Expert Society

    1st Edition

    Edited by Andreas werr, Staffan Furusten

    It is often claimed that we live in an expert society, a society where more and more individuals take expert roles in increasingly narrow fields. In contrast to more traditional experts most of these new experts lack generally accepted mechanisms for the certification and legitimation of their…

    Paperback – 2018-08-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Management, Organizations and Society

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