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  • Sociology and Military Studies

    Classical and Current Foundations, 1st Edition

    By Joseph Soeters

    This book examines the connection between sociology and the challenges faced by the modern military. Military sociology has received little attention in the broader academic world, and is mostly focused on civil-military relations. This book seeks to address this gap and combines ideas, theories…

    Paperback – 2018-03-23
    Routledge
    Cass Military Studies

  • Reframing Latin American Development

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ronaldo Munck, Raul Delgado Wise

    Since the year 2000 Latin America has been at the forefront of a series of diverse experiments with alternative forms, pathways and models of economic development and at the cutting edge of the international theoretical and political debates that surround these experiments. Reframing Latin American…

    Hardback – 2018-03-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Development Studies

  • Releasing the Commons

    Rethinking the futures of the commons, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2018-02-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Human Geography

  • European Citizenship and Social Integration in the European Union

    1st Edition

    By Jürgen Gerhards, Holger Lengfeld

    Since 2008, the European Union has been affected by one of the most severe crises in the history of Europe. This book builds on the work of Jürgen Habermas to answer the key question: is Europe strong enough to overcome the recent crisis? Arguing that recovery can only take place if the citizens of…

    Paperback – 2018-01-03
    Routledge

  • Understanding Southern Social Movements

    1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2018-01-03
    Routledge

  • Ideocracies in Comparison

    Legitimation – Cooptation – Repression, 1st Edition

    Edited by Uwe Backes, Steffen Kailitz

    Ideocracies, or ideological dictatorships, such as the "Third Reich", the Soviet Union and the People’s Republic of China have, much more than any other kinds of autocracy, characterized the history of the 20th century. Despite their undeniable loss of significance, ideocracies have not disappeared…

    Paperback – 2017-12-21
    Routledge
    Extremism and Democracy

  • Gifts of Cooperation, Mauss and Pragmatism

    1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-12-21
    Routledge

  • Uncovering Social Life

    Critical Perspectives from Sociology, 1st Edition

    By Chris Shilling, Philip A. Mellor

    In an era when rapid social change, the disappearance of traditional communities, the rise of political populism and the threat posed by radical religious movements makes it appear that ‘all that is solid melts into air’, the classical sociological problem of how peaceable societies can be created…

    Paperback – 2017-12-07
    Routledge

  • The New Humanitarians in International Practice

    Emerging actors and contested principles, 1st Edition

    Edited by Zeynep Sezgin, Dennis Dijkzeul

    As humanitarian needs continue to grow rapidly, humanitarian action has become more contested, with new actors entering the field to address unmet needs, but also challenging long-held principles and precepts. This volume provides detailed empirical comparisons between emerging and traditional…

    Paperback – 2017-12-04
    Routledge

  • Un-making Environmental Activism

    Beyond Modern/Colonial Binaries in the GMO Controversy, 1st Edition

    By Doerthe Rosenow

    Much environmental activism is caught in a logic that plays science against emotion, objective evidence against partisan aims, and human interest against a nature that has intrinsic value. Radical activists, by contrast, play down the role of science in determining environmental politics, but read…

    Hardback – 2017-11-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Place, Space and Politics

  • Engagement and Disengagement

    Class, Authority, Politics, and Intellectuals, 1st Edition

    By Howard G. Schneiderman

    Part dialogue, part debate between Howard Schneiderman and a small number of social theorists, Engagement and Disengagement represents the culmination of a life’s work in social theory. On the one hand, it is about cohesive social, cultural, and intellectual forces, such as authority, community,…

    Paperback – 2017-10-13
    Routledge

  • Song and Democratic Culture in Britain

    An Approach to Popular Culture in Social Movements, 1st Edition

    By Ian Watson

    Originally published in 1983. Song has always been a natural way to record everyday experiences – an expression of celebration, commiseration, complaint and protest. This innovative book is a study of popular and working-class song combining several approaches to the subject. It is a history of…

    Paperback – 2017-09-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Folk Music

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