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  • Bourdieu's Theory of Social Fields

    Concepts and Applications, 1st Edition

    Edited by Mathieu Hilgers, Eric Mangez

    Bourdieu’s theory of social fields is one of his key contributions to social sciences and humanities. However, it has never been subjected to genuine critical examination. This book fills that gap and offers a clear and wide-ranging introduction to the theory. It includes a critical discussion of…

    Paperback – 2015-06-25
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • The Crimes of the Economy

    A Criminological Analysis of Economic Thought, 1st Edition

    By Vincenzo Ruggiero

    Economists have often paid visits to the field of criminology, examining the rational logic of offending. When economists examine criminal activity, they imply that offenders should be treated like any other social actor making rational choices. In The Crimes of the Economy, Vincenzo Ruggiero turns…

    Paperback – 2015-05-22
    Organizational Crime

  • Regime Change and Succession Politics in Africa

    Five Decades of Misrule, 1st Edition

    Edited by Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi, Shadrack Wanjala Nasong’o

    Bringing together scholars from a wide array of disciplines - including anthropology, economics, history, sociology, and political science - this volume addresses the problems of the regime change and state failure in Africa in the context of the global economy, but from a specifically African…

    Paperback – 2015-05-21
    Routledge African Studies

  • Mapping Transatlantic Security Relations

    The EU, Canada and the War on Terror, 1st Edition

    Edited by Mark B. Salter

    This book examines how legal, political, and rights discourses, security policies and practices migrate and translate across the North Atlantic. The complex relationship between liberty and security has been fundamentally recast and contested in liberal democracies since the start of the 'global…

    Paperback – 2015-04-10

  • Social Movements, Law and the Politics of Land Reform

    1st Edition

    By George Meszaros

    Social Movements, Law and the Politics of Land Reform investigates how rural social movements are struggling for land reform against the background of ambitious but unfulfilled constitutional promises evident in much of the developing world.  Taking Brazil as an example, Social Movements, Law and…

    Paperback – 2015-01-07
    Law, Development and Globalization

  • Diversity in Europe

    Dilemnas of differential treatment in theory and practice, 1st Edition

    Edited by Gideon Calder, Emanuela Ceva

    From bans on religious symbols in public spaces, to the provision of abortion by doctors, recent cases across Europe have highlighted acute dilemmas about how best to respond to the claims of individuals or groups feeling that their values or beliefs are not treated fairly by the law. Diversity in…

    Paperback – 2014-09-12

  • Eurocentrism: a marxian critical realist critique

    1st Edition

    By Nick Hostettler

    The political and social structures of modernity are dominated by really eurocentric forms and relations, yet the theorisation of the eurocentricity of modernity remains barely developed. At the same time, modern political and social theory is fundamentally eurocentric, yet the critique of…

    Paperback – 2014-05-19
    Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

  • Re-reading Foucault

    On Law, Power and Rights, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ben Golder

    Re-reading Foucault: On Law, Power and Rights is the first collection in English fully to  address the relevance of Michel Foucault’s thought for law.  Foucault is the best known and most cited of the late twentieth-century’s ‘theory’ academics. His work continues to animate a range of different…

    Paperback – 2014-03-25

  • Neoliberalism and the Global Restructuring of Knowledge and Education

    1st Edition

    By Steven C. Ward

    This book examines the influence of neoliberal ideas and practices on the way knowledge has been conceptualized, produced, and disseminated over the last few decades at different levels of public education and in various national contexts around the world.…

    Paperback – 2014-02-14
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • The Politics of Education

    Challenging Multiculturalism, 1st Edition

    Edited by Christos Kassimeris, Marios Vryonides

    Education is a thoroughly political enterprise. The process of determining the purpose of education has always been highly controversial. It has resulted in disputes that have not only divided people philosophically, but also on the basis of religion, region, class, race, and ethnicity. As a result…

    Paperback – 2014-02-14
    Routledge Research in Education

  • Baltic Biographies at Historical Crossroads

    1st Edition

    Edited by Aili Aarelaid-Tart, Li Bennich-Björkman

    This book brings together life stories from five generations of Balts, living through the diverse and recurring transformations of the twentieth century: occupations, war, independence, totalitarianism, and democratic rule and market economy. The twentieth century history of the Baltic…

    Paperback – 2014-01-10
    Studies in European Sociology

  • Mobilizing Regions, Mobilizing Europe

    Expert Knowledge and Scientific Planning in European Regional Development, 1st Edition

    By Sebastian M. Buettner

    Regional development strategies are becoming more similar all around Europe, even though regional differences are more pronounced than ever and many European regions have become more autonomous actors. This thesis of a peculiar standardized diversification of sub-national space in the modern…

    Paperback – 2014-01-10
    Studies in European Sociology

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