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  • Human Rights Education and the Politics of Knowledge

    By Joanne Coysh

    Around the world there are a myriad of NGOs using human rights education (HRE) as a tool of community empowerment with the firm belief that it will help people improve their lives. One way of understanding these processes is that they translate universal human rights speak using messages and…

    Hardback – 2017-02-06 
    Routledge Research in Human Rights Law

  • Politics and Big Data

    Nowcasting and Forecasting Elections with Social Media

    By Andrea Ceron, Luigi Curini, Stefano Maria Iacus

    The importance of social media as a way to monitor an electoral campaign is well established. Day-by-day, hour-by-hour evaluation of the evolution of online ideas and opinion allows observers and scholars to monitor trends and momentum in public opinion well before traditional polls. However, there…

    Hardback – 2017-02-02 

  • The New Global Politics

    Global Social Movements in the Twenty-First Century

    Edited by Harry E. Vanden, Peter N. Funke, Gary Prevost

    Over the past decade there has been an unprecedented mobilization of street protests worldwide from the demonstrations that helped bring progressive governments to power in Latin America to the Arab Spring to Occupy movements in the United States and Europe to democracy protests in China. This…

    Hardback – 2017-02-01 
    Rethinking Globalizations

  • Routledge International Handbook of Gender and Environment

    Edited by Sherilyn MacGregor

    Variously labelled ecofeminism, feminist environmentalism and eco-gender studies, the common denominator of this body of scholarship is the analysis of the links between gender and the environment. Emerging from a critical position on the margins of such mainstream disciplines as philosophy,…

    Hardback – 2017-01-31 
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Routledge Handbook of Human Trafficking

    Edited by Ryszard Piotrowicz, Conny Rijken, Baerbel Heide Uhl

    Trafficking in human beings (THB) has been described as ‘modern slavery’. It is a serious criminal activity that has significant ramifications for the human rights of the victims. It poses major challenges to the State, society and individual victims. THB is not a static given but a constantly…

    Hardback – 2017-01-31 
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Tolerating Terrorism in the West

    An International Study

    Edited by Noemi Gal-Or

    Has terrorism lost the power to shock and appal? Have liberal democracies learned to tolerate terrorism? Using case studies of governments’ and societies’ responses to terrorism, this book, first published in 1991, shows how attitudes towards terrorism have developed. Five western countries with…

    Paperback – 2017-01-31 
    Routledge Revivals

  • Food Security and Development

    Country Case Studies

    Edited by Udaya Sekhar Nagothu

    The global food system is characterized by large numbers of people experiencing food insecurity and hunger on the one hand, and vast amounts of food waste and overconsumption on the other. This book brings together experiences from different countries addressing the challenges associated with food…

    Paperback – 2017-01-31 

  • Values and Identities in Europe

    Evidence from the European Social Survey

    Edited by Michael J. Breen

    Contrary to what is suggested in media and popular discourses, Europe is neither a monolithic entity, nor simply a collection of nation states. It is, rather, a union of millions of individuals who differ from one another in a variety of ways, while also sharing many characteristics associated with…

    Hardback – 2017-01-25 
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Social Entrepreneurship and Citizenship in China

    The rise of NGOs in the PRC

    By Carolyn L. Hsu

    Over the last thirty years, social entrepreneurship has boomed in the People’s Republic of China. Today there are hundreds of thousands of legally registered NGOs, and millions more unregistered, working in the areas of the environment, education, women’s issues, disability services, community…

    Hardback – 2017-01-20 
    Routledge Research on the Politics and Sociology of China

  • Resolving Structural Conflicts

    How Violent Systems can be Transformed

    By Richard E. Rubenstein

    This book analyses how certain types of social systems generate violent conflict and discusses how these systems can be transformed in order to create the conditions for positive peace. Resolving Structural Conflicts addresses a key issue in the field of conflict studies: what to do about violent…

    Paperback – 2017-01-17 
    Routledge Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution

  • Environmental Crime and Social Conflict

    Contemporary and Emerging Issues

    Edited by Avi Brisman, Nigel South, Rob White

    This impressive collection of original essays explores the relationship between social conflict and the environment - a topic that has received little attention within criminology. The chapters provide a systematic and comprehensive introduction and overview of conflict situations stemming from…

    Paperback – 2017-01-11 
    Green Criminology

  • The Routledge International Handbook to Welfare State Systems

    Edited by Christian Aspalter

    Developing countries may not have full-fledged welfare states like those we find in Europe, but certainly they have welfare state systems. For comparative social policy research the term "welfare state systems" has many advantages, as there are numerous different types/models of welfare state…

    Hardback – 2017-01-10 
    Routledge International Handbooks

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