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  • War, Sovereignty and Citizenship

    The Evolution of Western European State Forms

    By Lars Bo Kaspersen

    In this ground-breaking book, the author proposes a new theory of state, sovereignty and citizenship. He seeks to move beyond explanations provided by traditional approaches by discussing and presenting alternative state-society and state theories, arguing that the relationship between states has…

    Hardback – 2016-05-28 

  • Sustainability

    By Thomas Pfister, Martin Schweighofer, André Reichel

    Sustainability as a reference frame for dealing with the interconnection of environmental, economic and social issues on a global scale is not only characterized by complex problems and long-term strategies but also by differences and disagreements with regard to its meanings and how they should be…

    Hardback – 2016-05-27 
    Key Ideas

  • Self-Constitution of European Society

    Beyond EU Politics, Law and Governance

    By Ji?í P?ibá?

    Recent social and political developments in the EU have clearly shown the profound structural changes in European society and its politics. Reflecting on these developments and responding to the existing body of academic literature and scholarship, this book critically discusses the emerging notion…

    Hardback – 2016-05-27 
    Applied Legal Philosophy

  • European Posthumanism

    Edited by Stefan Herbrechter, Ivan Callus, Manuela Rossini

    In literary studies and beyond, ‘theory’ and its aftermaths have arguably been over-influenced by US- and UK-based institutions, publishers, journals, and academics. Yet the influence of theory in its Anglo-American forms has remained reliant on Continental European ideas. Similar patterns can be…

    Hardback – 2016-05-26 

  • Origins of Inequality in Human Societies

    By Bernd Baldus

    Since the beginning of social life, human societies have faced the problem how to distribute the results of collaborative activities among the participants. The solutions they found ranged from egalitarian to unequal but also caused more social division and conflict than just about any other social…

    Hardback – 2016-05-15 
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Eurocentrism at the Margins

    Encounters, Critics and Going Beyond

    By Lutfi Sunar

    Eurocentrism remains a prevailing feature of Western-dominated social scientific perspectives, tending to ignore alternative views originating outside the West and thus maintaining a form of scholarly hegemony. As such, there is an urgent need to reconsider Eurocentrism in social science, to ask…

    Hardback – 2016-05-13 
    Global Connections

  • Social Practices, Intervention and Sustainability

    Beyond behaviour change

    Edited by Yolande Strengers, Cecily Maller

    In an era of dramatic environmental change, social change is desperately needed to curb burgeoning consumption. Many calls to action have focused on individual behaviour or technological innovation, with relative silence from the social sciences on other modes and methods of intervening in social…

    Paperback – 2016-05-12 
    Routledge Studies in Sustainability

  • Ideologies of Experience

    Trauma, Failure, Deprivation, and the Abandonment of the Self

    By Matthew H. Bowker

    Matthew H. Bowker offers a novel analysis of "experience": the vast and influential concept that has shaped Western social theory and political practice for the past half-millennium. While it is difficult to find a branch of modern thought, science, industry, or art that has not relied in some way…

    Paperback – 2016-05-05 

  • Creativity, Religion and Youth Cultures

    By Anne M. Harris

    This book explores the rich intersection between faith, religion and performing arts in culture-based youth groups. The co-constitutive identity-building work of music, performance, and drama for Samoan and Sudanese youth in church contexts has given rise to new considerations of diversity,…

    Hardback – 2016-05-01 
    Routledge Advances in Critical Diversities

  • Choice, Rationality and Social Theory (RLE Social Theory)

    By Barry Hindess

    Choice, Rationality and Social Theory is a powerful rebuttal of the remarkably influential theories underlying 'rational choice analysis'. Rational choice analysis maintains that social life is principally to be explained as the outcome of rational choices on the part of individual actors.…

    Paperback – 2016-04-30 
    Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

  • R.D. Laing: His Work and its Relevance for Sociology (RLE Social Theory)

    By Martin Howarth-Williams

    This study, by a sociologist, provides the most rigorous and comprehensive review to appear so far of R. D. Laing's work and theoretical development. Martin Howarth-Williams considers that Laing's insights into such controversial issues as the divided self and the politics of the family are of an…

    Paperback – 2016-04-30 
    Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

  • Talcott Parsons and the Conceptual Dilemma (RLE Social Theory)

    By Hans P.M. Adriaansens

    This systematic analysis of the nature and development of Talcott Parson’s theory of action offers first an introduction to the conceptual paradigm upon which this theory is based – an introduction, that is, which will make Parson’s writing more easily accessible. Second, the book gives an…

    Paperback – 2016-04-30 
    Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

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