Theory & Political Sociology Products

  • Planet Utopia

    Utopia, Dystopia, and Globalisation, 1st Edition

    By Mark Featherstone

    The key figure of the capitalist utopia is the individual who is ultimately free. The capitalist’s ideal society is designed to protect this freedom. However, within Planet Utopia: Utopia, Dystopia, Globalisation, Featherstone argues that capitalist utopian vision, which is most clearly expressed…

    Hardback – 2017-03-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

  • Routledge Revivals: Understanding Interaction in Central Australia (1985)

    An Ethnomethodological Study of Australian Aboriginal People, 1st Edition

    By Kenneth Liberman

    First published in 1985, this book gives an intimate account of the cultural-political conflict between Australian Aboriginal people and Anglo-Australians, presenting the Australian social world from the perspective of the Aboriginal person. Adopting a rigorous ethnomethodological analysis and the…

    Hardback – 2017-02-24
    Routledge
    Directions in Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis

  • Atoms, Bytes and Genes

    Public Resistance and Techno-Scientific Responses, 1st Edition

    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 – 2016-12-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • International Institutions in World History

    Divorcing International Relations Theory from the State and Stage Models, 1st Edition

    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 – 2016-12-13
    Routledge
    Worlding Beyond the West

  • Social Research and Royal Commissions (Routledge Revivals)

    1st Edition

    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 – 2016-12-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Time, Globalization and Human Experience

    Interdisciplinary Explorations, 1st Edition

    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 – 2016-11-17
    Routledge
    Rethinking Globalizations

  • Social Capital and Economics

    Social Values, Power, and Social Identity, 1st Edition

    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 – 2016-11-11
    Routledge
    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 – 2016-10-21
    Routledge
    Key Ideas

  • 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
    Routledge
    Key Ideas

  • The Decent Society

    Planning for Social Quality, 1st Edition

    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?, 1st Edition

    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, 1st Edition

    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

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