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  • 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

  • Values, Economic Crisis and Democracy

    1st Edition

    Edited by Mălina Voicu, Ingvill C. Mochmann, Hermann Dülmer

    For the past decade European countries have undergone a severe economic crisis, with severe consequences both for individuals and for governments. Unemployment and rising poverty have compelled individuals to reconsider their own priorities and goals, while governments have been forced to rethink…

    Hardback – 2016-02-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • The Social after Gabriel Tarde

    Debates and Assessments, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Matei Candea

    Gabriel Tarde was a highly influential figure in 19th century French sociology: a prolific and evocative writer whose understanding of the social differed radically from that of his younger opponent Emile Durkheim. Whereas Durkheimian sociology went on to become the core of the social scientific…

    Hardback – 2015-12-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Rethinking the Politics of Absurdity

    Albert Camus, Postmodernity, and the Survival of Innocence, 1st Edition

    By Matthew H. Bowker

    What does it mean to describe something or someone as absurd? Why did absurd philosophy and literature become so popular amidst the violent conflicts and terrors of the mid- to late-twentieth century? Is it possible to understand absurdity not as a feature of events, but as a psychological posture…

    Paperback – 2015-12-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

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