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  • The Decent Society

    Planning for Social Quality

    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 – 2016-05-06 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Work, Learning and Transnational Migration

    Opportunities, Challenges, and Debates

    Edited by Shibao Guo

    As the globalisation of migration intensifies, many countries have joined the international competition for the most talented, skilful, and resourceful workers. More recently, migration has shifted from international to transnational, characterised by its multiple and circular flows across…

    Hardback – 2016-05-04 
    Routledge

  • Women, Horseracing and Gender

    Becoming 'One of the Lads'

    By Deborah Butler

    How do the class and gender inequalities found in horse-racing affect the working practices of women within the industry? Drawing on the work of Bourdieu and his concepts of field, capital and habitus, this book shows the inequalities that fracture the racing field, both historically and…

    Hardback – 2016-04-28 
    Routledge

  • The Brazilian Landless Movement

    Critical Dialogues on History, Experiences and Trajectories of a Radical Social Movement

    By Alex Flynn, Elena Calvo-González

    In existence since 1984, Brazil’s Landless Workers’ Movement- the MST (Movimento dos Trabalhadores Sem Terra)- is Latin America’s largest social movement. With 1.5 million members engaged in the struggle for agrarian reform against powerful national and international interests, it has exerted…

    Hardback – 2016-04-28 
    Routledge
    The Mobilization Series on Social Movements, Protest, and Culture

  • Indigenous People and Economic Development

    An International Perspective

    Edited by Katia Iankova, Azizul Hassan

    Indigenous peoples are an intrinsic part of countries like Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Finland, USA, India, Russia and almost all parts of South America and Africa. A considerable amount of research has been done during the twentieth century mainly by anthropologists, sociologists and linguists…

    Hardback – 2016-03-11 
    Routledge

  • Prostitution Research in Context

    Methodology, Representation and Power

    Edited by May-Len Skilbrei, Marlene Spanger

    Hardback – 2016-01-31
    Routledge
    Interdisciplinary Studies in Sex for Sale

  • Malevolent Managers

    Insights using Executive Impression Management

    By Terry A. Sheridan

    Dr Terry A. Sheridan employs a new and unique theoretical perspective to examine how malevolent, tyrannical and mediocre managers commonly use violence in the workplace, not necessarily physical violence, but bullying, overt and covert emotional abuse - all forms of negative behaviour that are…

    Hardback – 2015-12-16
    Routledge

  • Education and Social Mobility

    Edited by Phillip Brown, Diane Reay, Carol Vincent

    The study of education and social mobility has been a key area of sociological research since the 1950s. The importance of this research derives from the systematic analysis of functionalist theories of industrialism. Functionalist theories assume that the complementary demands of efficiency and…

    Hardback – 2015-12-07
    Routledge

  • Cartel Criminality

    The Mythology and Pathology of Business Collusion

    By Christopher Harding, Jennifer Edwards

    Anti-competitive business cartels, engaging in practices such as price fixing, market sharing, bid rigging and restrictions on output, are now subject to strong official censure and rigorous legal control in a large number of jurisdictions across the world. The longstanding condemnation under the…

    Hardback – 2015-11-28
    Routledge

  • Informal Sector Innovations

    Insights from the Global South

    Edited by Mammo Muchie, Saradindu Bhaduri, Angathevar Baskaran, Fayaz Ahmad Sheikh

    It is well documented that the space of informal economic activity is rising across the globe. This rise has been particularly significant in the least developed and developing countries, especially after the onset of neo-liberal policies and withdrawal of welfare state. There has also been a shift…

    Hardback – 2015-11-16
    Routledge

  • The Sociology of Hypocrisy

    An Analysis of Sport and Religion

    By Stephen G. Wieting

    With close attention to the spheres of sport and religion as important sites of moral currency, this book draws on media coverage of major cases of hypocrisy, attending to differing meanings and consequences of hypocrisy within the US, France and Iceland. Instances come from scandals within the…

    Hardback – 2015-11-10
    Routledge

  • The Psychology of Employee Empowerment

    Concepts, Critical Themes and a Framework for Implementation

    By Rozana Ahmad Huq

    The complexities of employee empowerment have been largely underestimated and it is clear that organisations struggle with putting the concept into practice. Rozana Ahmad Huq recognises that effective utilisation of human resources is a strategic issue for organisations. Hierarchical…

    Hardback – 2015-09-28
    Routledge

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