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  • Theorising Noncitizenship

    Concepts, Debates and Challenges

    Edited by Katherine Tonkiss, Tendayi Bloom

    ‘Noncitizenship’, if it is considered at all, is generally seen only as the negation or deprivation of citizenship. It is rarely examined in its own right, whether in relation to States, to noncitizens, or citizens. This means that it is difficult to examine successfully the status of noncitizens,…

    Hardback – 2016-10-21 
    Routledge

  • European Social Integration and the Roma

    Questioning Neoliberal Governmentality

    By Cerasela Voiculescu

    In the field of political sociology and European studies, there has long been a discussion on transnational neoliberal development and ethnic groups’ self-governance. Notwithstanding, there has been limited exploration in relation to modes of knowledge production associated with neoliberal…

    Hardback – 2016-10-19 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Citizenship Agendas in and beyond the Nation-State

    Edited by Martijn Koster, Rivke Jaffe, Anouk de Koning

    In today’s world, citizenship is increasingly defined in normative terms. Political belonging comes to be equated with specific norms, values and appropriate behaviour, with distinctions made between virtuous, desirable citizens and deviant, undesirable ones. In this book, we analyze the…

    Hardback – 2016-10-10 
    Routledge

  • Social Research and Royal Commissions (Routledge Revivals)

    Edited by Martin Bulmer

    Social scientists have proposed several different models for the relationship between social science theory, empirical social research and the actual making of public social policy. This book, first published in 1980, seeks to provide a critical analysis of the impact of research on policy through…

    Paperback – 2016-09-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Social Capital and Economics

    Social Values, Power, and Social Identity

    Edited by Asimina Christoforou, John B. Davis

    This volume provides a collection of critical new perspectives on social capital theory by examining how social values, power relationships, and social identity interact with social capital. This book seeks to extend this theory into what have been largely under-investigated domains, and, at the…

    Paperback – 2016-09-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Social Economics

  • Knowledge

    Is Knowledge Power?, 2nd Edition

    By Marian Adolf, Nico Stehr

    As we move through our modern world, the phenomenon we call knowledge is always involved. Whether we talk of know-how, technology, innovation, politics or education, it is the concept of knowledge that ties them all together. But despite its ubiquity as a modern trope we seldom encounter knowledge…

    Paperback – 2016-09-22 
    Routledge
    Key Ideas

  • Gifts of Cooperation, Mauss and Pragmatism

    By Frank Adloff

    This book focuses on the contribution of Marcel Mauss (1872-1950) to social theory and a theory of cooperation. It shows that Mauss’s essay "The Gift" (1925) can be seen as a classic of a pragmatist, interactionist and anti-utilitarian sociology. It critiques the dichotomy of self-interest and…

    Hardback – 2016-06-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Global Cooperation Series

  • Releasing the Commons

    Rethinking the futures of the commons

    Edited by Ash Amin, Philip Howell

    This book moves beyond seeing the commons in the past tense, an entity passed over from the public into the private, to reimagine the commons as a process, a contest of force, a reconstitution, and a site of convening practices. It highlights new spaces of gathering opening up, such as the digital…

    Hardback – 2016-05-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Human Geography

  • 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 – 2016-05-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Power, Politics and the Emotions

    Impossible Governance?

    By Shona Hunter

    How can we rethink ideas of policy failure to consider its paradoxes and contradictions as a starting point for more hopeful democratic encounters? Offering a provocative and innovative theorisation of governance as relational politics, the central argument of Power, Politics and the Emotions is…

    Paperback – 2016-04-21
    Routledge-Cavendish
    Social Justice

  • Social Movements in Violently Divided Societies

    Constructing Conflict and Peacebuilding

    By John Nagle

    Violently divided societies present major challenges to institutions seeking to establish peace in places characterised by ethnic conflict and high levels of social segregation. Yet such societies also contain groups that refuse to be confined within separate forms of ethnic community and instead…

    Hardback – 2016-03-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Understanding Southern Social Movements

    Edited by Simin Fadaee

    Southern social movements have played an important role in shaping world history and politics. Nevertheless, scholarly literature on movements of the global South remains limited and restricted to testing the social movement theory which was developed in the North. This Northern-centric approach…

    Hardback – 2016-02-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

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