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  • The Problem of Social Inequality

    Why It Destroys Democracy, Threatens the Planet, and What We Can Do About It

    By Scott G. McNall

    Within and among nations, rising levels of social inequality threaten our collective future. Currently, upwards of 80% of people’s life chances are determined by factors over which they have absolutely no control. Social inequality threatens the democratic project because it destroys the trust on…

    Paperback – 2015-12-18 
    Routledge

  • The Social after Gabriel Tarde

    Debates and Assessments, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Matei Candea

    Gabriel Tarde was a highly influential figure in 19th century French sociology: a prolific and evocative writer whose understanding of the social differed radically from that of his younger opponent Emile Durkheim. Whereas Durkheimian sociology went on to become the core of the social scientific…

    Hardback – 2015-12-18 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Panarchy

    Political Theories of Non-Territorial States

    Edited by Aviezer Tucker, Gian Piero de Bellis

    Panarchy is a normative political meta-theory that advocates non-territorial states founded on actual social contracts that are explicitly negotiated and signed between states and their prospective citizens. The explicit social contract, or a constitution, sets the terms under which a state may use…

    Hardback – 2015-12-16 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

  • Song and Democratic Culture in Britain

    An Approach to Popular Culture in Social Movements

    By Ian Watson

    Originally published in 1983. Song has always been a natural way to record everyday experiences – an expression of celebration, commiseration, complaint and protest. This innovative book is a study of popular and working-class song combining several approaches to the subject. It is a history of…

    Hardback – 2015-12-16 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Folk Music

  • Introducing Peace Museums

    By Joyce Apsel

    This volume examines peace museums, a small and important (but often overlooked) series of museums whose numbers have multiplied world-wide in recent decades. They relate stories and display artifacts—banners, diaries, and posters for example about such themes as: art and peace, antiwar histories,…

    Hardback – 2015-12-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Museum Studies

  • Sustainable Urban Energy Policy

    Heat and the city

    By David Hawkey, Janette Webb, Heather Lovell, David McCrone, Margaret Tingey, Mark Winskel

    Minimising the most severe risks of climate change means ending societal dependence on fossil fuels, and radically improving the efficiency with which we use all energy sources. Such deliberate transformative change is, however, without precedent. Sustainable Urban Energy Policy debates the major…

    Paperback – 2015-12-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Energy Policy

  • Identity, Contestation and Development in Northeast India

    Edited by Komol Singha, M. Amarjeet Singh

    India’s Northeast has long been riven by protracted armed conflicts for secession and movements for other forms of autonomy. This book shows how the conflicts in the region have gradually shifted towards inter-ethnic feuds, rendered more vicious by the ongoing multiplication of ethnicities in an…

    Hardback – 2015-12-08 
    Routledge India

  • The Politics of Controlling Organized Crime in Greater China

    By Sonny Shiu-Hing Lo

    In China, the central government has the political will to control organized crime, which is seen as a national security threat. The crux of the problem is how to control local governments that have demonstrated lax enforcement without sufficient regulation from the provincial governments. The…

    Hardback – 2015-12-02 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Israel's Colonial Project in Palestine

    Brutal Pursuit

    By Elia Zureik

    Colonialism has three foundational concerns - violence, territory, and population control - all of which rest on racialist discourse and practice. Placing the Zionist project in Israel/Palestine within the context of settler colonialism reveals strategies and goals behind the region’s rules of…

    Paperback – 2015-12-02 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies on the Arab-Israeli Conflict

  • Critical Realism, Environmental Learning and Social-Ecological Change

    Edited by Leigh Price, Heila Lotz-Sistka

    Southern Africa, where most of these book chapters originate, has been identified as one of regions of the world most at risk of the consequences of environmental degradation and climate change. At the same time, it is still seeking ways to overcome the century long ravages of colonial and…

    Hardback – 2015-12-02 
    Routledge
    Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

  • Consumption, Media and Culture in South Africa

    Perspectives on Freedom and the Public

    Edited by Mehita Iqani, Bridget Kenny

    This book is the first of its kind to bring together a collection of critical scholarly work on consumer culture in South Africa, exploring the cultural, political, economic, and social aspects of consumption in post-Apartheid society. From sushi and Japanese diplomacy to Queen Sophie’s writhing…

    Hardback – 2015-12-02 
    Routledge

  • Urban Informatics

    Collaboration at the nexus of policy, technology and design, people and data

    Edited by Kristene Unsworth, Andrea Forte, Richardson Dilworth

    Information shapes urban spaces in ways that most people rarely stop to consider. From data-driven planning to grassroots activism to influencing the routes we walk, bike, and drive, new information technologies are helping city dwellers to leverage information in new ways. These technologies shape…

    Hardback – 2015-12-02 
    Routledge

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