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  • Atoms, Bytes and Genes

    Public Resistance and Techno-Scientific Responses

    By Martin W. Bauer

    "Atom," "byte" and "gene" are metonymies for techno-scientific developments of the 20th century: nuclear power, computing and genetic engineering. Resistance continues to challenge these developments in public opinion. This book traces historical debates over atoms, bytes and genes which raised…

    Paperback – 2016-12-21 
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • International Institutions in World History

    Divorcing International Relations Theory from the State and Stage Models

    By Laust Schouenborg

    This book presents a case for a basic reorientation of International Relations away from the state and towards the study of social institutions in the sense of patterned practices, ideas and norms/rules. IR has always suffered from a parochial occupation with the state and the Western system of…

    Hardback – 2016-12-07 
    Worlding Beyond the West

  • Time, Globalization and Human Experience

    Interdisciplinary Explorations

    Edited by Paul Huebener, Susie O'Brien, Tony Porter, Liam Stockdale, Yanqiu Rachel Zhou

    This edited volume focuses on the intersection of time and globalization, as manifested across a variety of economic, political, cultural, and environmental contexts. Since David Harvey’s influential characterization of globalization as "time-space compression", ample research has looked at the…

    Hardback – 2016-11-30 
    Rethinking Globalizations

  • 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 – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge Advances in Social Economics

  • Social Capital

    3rd Edition

    By John Field

    The term ‘social capital’ is a way of defining the intangible resources of community, shared values and trust upon which we draw in daily life. It has achieved considerable international currency across the social sciences through the very different work of Pierre Bourdieu in France and James…

    Paperback – 2016-10-27
    Key Ideas

  • 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 – 2016-10-18

  • 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 – 2016-10-18

  • 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 – 2016-10-06
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • 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 Revivals

  • 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 – 2016-09-19
    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 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 Studies in Human Geography

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