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  • Claus Offe and the Critical Theory of the Capitalist State

    By Jens Borchert, Stephan Lessenich

    Back in 1972, German political sociologist Claus Offe published a book on the Structural Problems of Late Capitalism which, for almost two decades, inspired and stimulated an international and transdisciplinary debate on the role of the state in contemporary capitalism. An academic debate which,…

    Hardback – 2016-05-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

  • Social Transformation in Post-conflict Nepal

    A Gender Perspective

    By Punam Yadav

    The concept of social transformation has been increasingly used to study significant political, socio-economic and cultural changes affected by individuals and groups. This book uses a novel approach from the gender perspective and from bottom up to analyse social transformation in Nepal, a country…

    Hardback – 2016-05-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research on Gender in Asia Series

  • On the Greek Origins of Biopolitics

    A Reinterpretation of the History of Biopower

    By Mika Ojakangas

    This book explores the origins of western biopolitics in ancient Greek political thought. Ojakangas’s argues that the conception of politics as the regulation of the quantity and quality of population in the name of the security and happiness of the state and its inhabitants is as old as…

    Hardback – 2016-05-19 
    Routledge
    Interventions

  • Civil Society Regionalization in Southern Africa

    The Cases of Trade and HIV/AIDS

    By Andréas Godsäter

    This book investigates civil society regionalization in Southern Africa. The point of departure is the study of ‘new regionalism’, which refers to the wave of regional integration globally since the 1980s. However, whilst the current regionalism studies undoubtedly contributes to a deeper…

    Hardback – 2016-05-19 
    Routledge
    The International Political Economy of New Regionalisms Series

  • Neoliberalism

    The Key Concepts

    By Matthew Eagleton-Pierce

    Neoliberalism: The Key Concepts provides a critical guide to a vocabulary that has become globally dominant over the past forty years. The language of neoliberalism both constructs and expresses a particular vision of economics, politics, and everyday life. Some find this vision to be appealing,…

    Paperback – 2016-05-18 
    Routledge
    Routledge Key Guides

  • Negotiating Civil-Military Space

    Redefining Roles in an Unpredictable World

    By Marcia Byrom Hartwell

    This book begins discussion at a point where many civil-military conversations end. Hartwell identifies underlying dynamics, key issues, and challenges that civilian and military organizations encounter when negotiating their roles in real and virtual volatile environments. These include managing…

    Hardback – 2016-05-18 
    Routledge

  • Social Mobilization, Global Capitalism and Struggles over Food

    A Comparative Study of Social Movements

    By Renata Motta

    This book explores the transformation of Brazil and Argentina into two of the world’s largest producers of genetically modified (GM) crops. Systematically comparing their stories in order to explain their paths, differences, ruptures and changes, the author reveals that the emergence of the two…

    Hardback – 2016-05-18 
    Routledge

  • Accounting for Ethnic and Racial Diversity

    The Challenge of Enumeration

    Edited by Patrick Simon, Victor Piché

    By the end of the 20th century, the ethnic question had resurfaced in public debate. Every country had been affected by what is commonly known as cultural pluralism, as a result of conflicts interpreted from an ethnic perspective, for instance, in the Balkans and central Africa; nationalist…

    Paperback – 2016-05-15 
    Routledge
    Ethnic and Racial Studies

  • Latino Identity in Contemporary America

    Edited by Martin Bulmer, John Solomos

    This edited collection brings together original research papers that explore an important aspect of race and ethnic studies, namely the processes that are shaping the making of Latina and Latino identities in contemporary America. This is a question that has received much attention in the USA over…

    Paperback – 2016-05-15 
    Routledge
    Ethnic and Racial Studies

  • Culture, Ethnicity and Migration After Communism

    The Pontic Greeks

    By Anton Popov

    This book addresses the issue of emerging transnationalism in the conditions of post-socialism through focussing on migrants’ identity as a social construction resulting from their experience of the ‘transnational circuit of culture’ as well as from post-Soviet shifts in political and…

    Hardback – 2016-05-12 
    Routledge

  • Rethinking Economic Policy for Social Justice

    The radical potential of human rights

    By Radhika Balakrishnan, James Heintz, Diane Elson

    The dominant approach to economic policy has so far failed to adequately address the pressing challenges the world faces today: extreme poverty, widespread joblessness and precarious employment, burgeoning inequality, and large-scale environmental threats. This message was brought home forcibly by…

    Paperback – 2016-05-06 
    Routledge
    Economics as Social Theory

  • The Decent Society

    Planning for Social Quality

    By Pamela Abbott, Claire Wallace, Roger Sapsford

    The search for ‘the Decent Society’ – a fit place in which to live – has informed policy at both governmental and international level. This book analyses its nature and devises a consistent way of measuring the concept world-wide on the basis of a coherent theory of agency within social structure.…

    Hardback – 2016-05-06 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

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