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  • The Formation of Critical Realism

    A Personal Perspective, 1st Edition

    By Roy Bhaskar, Mervyn Hartwig

    This series of interviews, conducted in the form of exchanges between Roy Bhaskar and Mervyn Hartwig, tells a riveting story of the formation and development of critical realism. Three intersecting and interweaving narratives unfold in the course of this unfinished story: the personal narrative of…

    Paperback – 2010-01-18
    Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

  • Explaining Global Poverty

    A Critical Realist Approach, 1st Edition

    By Branwen Gruffydd Jones

    The twenty-first century is characterized by extremes of poverty and wealth, of scarcity and abundance. The vast inequalties of wealth distribution between the developed west and the impoverished developing world is a complex problem. This book recognises that Africa in particular has manifested&…

    Paperback – 2009-12-07
    Routledge Studies in Critical Realism

  • Max Weber and the Dispute over Reason and Value

    1st Edition

    By Stephen P. Turner, Regis A. Factor

    The problem of the nature of values and the relation between values and rationality is one of the defining issues of twentieth-century thought and Max Weber was one of the defining figures in the debate. In this book, Turner and Factor consider the development of the dispute over Max Weber's…

    Paperback – 2009-03-09

  • Cross-National Research Methodology and Practice

    1st Edition

    Edited by Linda Hantrais, Steen Mangen

    Cross-National Research Methodology and Practice offers practical guidance for relative newcomers to cross-national research by analysing and evaluating the research process by focusing strongly on best practice in terms of methods and management. It raises a number of important issues for…

    Paperback – 2009-02-23

  • Max Weber on Capitalism, Bureaucracy and Religion

    1st Edition

    Edited by Stanislav Andreski

    For this important selection from Weber, sections of text from Weber's major works (Gesammelte, Aufsatze Zur Religionssoziologie, including The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism; General Economic History; and The Agrarian Sociology of Ancient Civilisations) have been carefully edited…

    Paperback – 2008-10-10

  • Max Weber, Rationality and Modernity

    1st Edition

    Edited by Sam Whimster, Dr Scott Lash

    This book brings together leading figures in history, sociology, political science, feminism and critical theory to interpret, evaluate, criticize and update Weber's legacy. In a collection of specially commissioned pieces and translated articles the Weberian scholarship recognizes Max Weber as the…

    Paperback – 2008-10-10

  • Risk and the War on Terror

    1st Edition

    Edited by Louise Amoore, Marieke de Goede

    This book offers the first comprehensive and critical investigation of the specific modes of risk calculation that are emerging in the so-called War on Terror. Risk and the War on Terror offers an interdisciplinary set of contributions which debate and analyze both the empirical manifestations of…

    Paperback – 2008-05-30

  • The United States and the Security Council

    Collective Security since the Cold War, 1st Edition

    By Brian Frederking

    This book describes the rules governing international security decision-making and examines the different understandings of collective security in the post-Cold War world. The post-Cold War world has largely been a struggle over which rules govern global security. Discussions and decisions…

    Paperback – 2007-09-20

  • A Social Theory of the Nation-State

    The Political Forms of Modernity Beyond Methodological Nationalism, 1st Edition

    By Daniel Chernilo

    A Social Theory of the Nation-State: the political forms of modernity beyond methodological nationalism, construes a novel and original social theory of the nation-state. It rejects nationalistic ways of thinking that take the nation-state for granted as much as globalist orthodoxy that speaks of…

    Paperback – 2007-07-16
    Critical Realism: Interventions (Routledge Critical Realism)

  • Nations Matter

    Culture, History and the Cosmopolitan Dream, 1st Edition

    By Craig Calhoun

    Craig Calhoun, one of the most respected social scientists in the world, re-examines nationalism in light of post-1989 enthusiasm for globalization and the new anxieties of the twenty-first century. Nations Matter argues that pursuing a purely postnational politics is premature at best and possibly…

    Paperback – 2007-04-19

  • Complexity and Social Movements

    Multitudes at the Edge of Chaos, 1st Edition

    By Graeme Chesters, Ian Welsh

    Fusing two key concerns of contemporary sociology: globalization and its discontents, and the 'complexity turn' in social theory, authors Chesters and Welsh utilize complexity theory to analyze the shifting constellation of social movement networks that constitute opposition to neo-liberal…

    Paperback – 2007-03-22
    International Library of Sociology

  • Conflict and Peace Building in Divided Societies

    Responses to Ethnic Violence, 1st Edition

    By Anthony Oberschall

    This groundbreaking book provides an integrated account of ethnic, nationality and sectarian conflicts in the contemporary world including the role of collective myths, the mass media and the ethnification of identities as contributors to ethnic conflicts and wars. In addition to many examples from…

    Paperback – 2007-02-15

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