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  • The Comparative History of Public Policy

    The Comparative History of Public Policy

    Inbunden - 1989 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780745605180

    This book looks at the public policy profiles of eight advanced capitalist states and asks what makes them distinctive. The volume also examines national policies comparatively by exploring the extent to which each nation fits into patterns establis…

  • Global Europe, Social Europe

    Global Europe, Social Europe

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780745639352

    This book makes an essential contribution to the debate now opening up over the future of Europe in the wake of the demise of the Constitution. Since 1989 much about the European Union has changed, including the very definition of 'Europe' itself. T…

  • Durkheim Reconsidered

    Durkheim Reconsidered
    av Susan Stedman Jones

    Inbunden - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780745616155

    Durkheim is one of the founding fathers of modern sociology and a key figure in the development of social theory. And yet today his work is often misunderstood, since it is commonly viewed through the lens of later authors who used his writings to i…

  • Jacques Delors and European Integration

    Jacques Delors and European Integration
    av George Ross

    Häftad - 1994 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780745612478

    Jacques Delors has been the most successful President of the European Commission in the history of the European Community. The events of his time in Brussels may have constituted the best chance yet to create a new supranational order to consolidate…

  • Social Theory in the Twentieth Century and Beyond

    Social Theory in the Twentieth Century and Beyond
    av Patrick Baert

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780745639819

    This revised edition of Patrick Baert's widely acclaimed Social Theory in the Twentieth Century , now benefitting from the collaboration of Filipe Carreira da Silva has been brought right up-to-date with cutting-edge developments in social theory to…

  • Social Theory in the Twentieth Century and Beyond

    Social Theory in the Twentieth Century and Beyond
    av Patrick Baert

    Inbunden - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780745639802

    This revised edition of Patrick Baert's widely acclaimed Social Theory in the Twentieth Century , now benefitting from the collaboration of Filipe Carreira da Silva has been brought right up-to-date with cutting-edge developments in social theory to…

  • Citizenship, Nationality and Ethnicity

    Citizenship, Nationality and Ethnicity
    av T. K. Ooman

    Häftad - 1996 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780745616209

    Most interpretations of ethnicity concentrate either on particular societies or on specific dimensions of a world societya . This work takes quite a different approach, arguing that variations within and across societies are vital for understanding…

  • Confrontation

    Confrontation
    av Alain Badiou

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780745685700

    Everything in their respective positions divides them: Alain Badiou is the thinker of a revitalized communism and Alain Finkielkraut the mournful observer of the loss of values. The two opponents, gathered here for their first-ever debate, have irre…

  • Confrontation

    Confrontation
    av Alain Badiou

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780745685694

    Everything in their respective positions divides them: Alain Badiou is the thinker of a revitalized communism and Alain Finkielkraut the mournful observer of the loss of values. The two opponents, gathered here for their first-ever debate, have irre…

  • Economics and Institutions

    Economics and Institutions
    av Geoffrey M. Hodgson

    Häftad - 1989 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780745602776

    Traditionally, economists have attributed consistency and rational calculation to the actions of `economic man'. In a challenge to orthodox thinking, Geoffrey Hodgson maintains that social institutions play a central and essential role in moulding p…

  • Language, Self and Society

    Language, Self and Society

    Häftad - 1994 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780745613413

    This important book examines the role of written and spoken language in shaping our sense of reality, in exchanges of social life, and in fashioning our sense of self. It develops a distinctive, socio--historical approach to these issues, offering a…

  • Gadamer

    Gadamer
    av Georgia Warnke

    Häftad - 1987 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780745605111

    Hans-Georg Gadamer is one of the leading philosophers in the world today. His philosophical hermeneutics has had a major impact in a wide range of disciplines, including the social sciences, literary criticism, theology and jurisprudence. Truth and…

  • Kleinians

    Kleinians
    av Janet Sayers

    Inbunden - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780745621234

    Kleinians is a compelling account of the extraordinary revolution in psychology pioneered by the psychoanalyst Melanie Klein and nine of her colleagues and followers, including Susan Isaacs, Joan Riviere, Wilfred Bion, Frances Tustin and Hanna Segal…

  • Kleinians

    Kleinians
    av Janet Sayers

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780745621241

    Janet Sayers tells the story of the revolution in psychology pioneered by psychoanalyst Melanie Klein through an account of the personal and public lives of its main architects, their families and patients. The result is a mixture of biography, psyc…

  • Ecological Ethics

    Ecological Ethics
    av Patrick Curry

    Inbunden - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780745651255

    In this thoroughly revised and updated second edition of the highly successful Ecological Ethics, Patrick Curry shows that a new and truly ecological ethic is both possible and urgently needed. With this distinctive proposition in mind, Curry introd…

  • Can Modernity Survive?

    Can Modernity Survive?
    av Agnes Heller

    Inbunden - 1990 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780745607986

    The chief concerns of this book are with the "vulnerability" of modernity. It addresses a series of questions including economic and moral institutions established by the West meet the immense challenges now posed in the late 20th century? Are we li…

  • The State

    The State
    av Gianfranco Poggi

    Häftad - 1990 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780745608792

    This book offers a fresh, accessible and original interpretation of the modern state, concentrating particularly on the emergence and nature of democracy. Poggi presents an extensive conceptual portrait of the state, distinguishing its early charact…

  • Education and Society

    Education and Society
    av Rob Moore

    Inbunden - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780745617084

    This new book is a lively and highly accessible introduction to the sociology of education. Written in a clear and comprehensible way, it introduces students to the key theoretical perspectives and conceptual frameworks in the sociology of education…

  • Education and Society

    Education and Society
    av Rob Moore

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780745617091

    This new book is a lively and highly accessible introduction to the sociology of education. Written in a clear and comprehensible way, it introduces students to the key theoretical perspectives and conceptual frameworks in the sociology of education…

  • Representations of Youth

    Representations of Youth
    av Christine Griffin

    Häftad - 1993 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780745602806

    Representations of Youth examines the various constructions of 'youth' and 'adolescence' in recent British and North American research. Mainstream and radical approaches have presented a series of 'crises' about young people in relation to, among ot…

  • Closing the Gender Gap

    Closing the Gender Gap
    av Madeleine Arnot

    Häftad - 1999 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780745618845

    The education gender gap is closing. Since the 1980s examination results have changed dramatically, as girls have "caught up" and, in some cases, overtaken boys. This text discusses whether the gender gap in education and society is closing or not.

  • Ordinary Knowledge

    Ordinary Knowledge
    av Michel Maffesoli

    Inbunden - 1996 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780745611181

    In this important and stylish book, Michel Maffesoli argues that it is impossible to reduce knowledge to a conception of science inherited from the nineteenth century. Instead, he argues, we must go beyond intellectual conformities based on limited…

  • European Welfare Futures

    European Welfare Futures
    av Giuliano Bonoli

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780745618111

    An analysis of developments in social policy in the main EU member states. It provides a systematic account of welfare retrenchment and assesses the competing explanations of this process.

  • Freud

    Freud
    av J. N. Isbister

    Häftad - 1985 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780745600147

    Many of Freud's views were forged out of a reflection on his own experience. It follows that an adequate understanding of the man and his work can be reached only by studying both aspects in conjunction with one another. Drawing upon both published…

  • Sovereignty, Rights and Justice

    Sovereignty, Rights and Justice
    av Chris Brown

    Inbunden - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780745623023

    Sovereignty, Rights and Justice surveys the relationship between international relations theory and political theory, showing the way in which these two discourses, once considered separate, are now intertwined. In the first part of the book an hist…

  • Love

    Love
    av Barbara H. Rosenwein

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781509531837

  • The End of Illusions

    The End of Illusions
    av Andreas Reckwitz

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781509545698

    We live in a time of great uncertainty about the future. Those heady days of the late 20th century, when the end of the Cold War seemed to be ushering in a new and more optimistic age, now seem like a distant memory. During the last couple of decade…

  • The Adventure of Difference

    The Adventure of Difference
    av Gianni Vattimo

    Inbunden - 1993 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780745604978

    In this highly original book the author addresses the question of how we are to conceive of human reasoning in a situation where there are no global, privileged points of view. Drawing on the work of Nietzsche and Heidegger, Vattimo proposes a conce…

  • The Information Society

    The Information Society
    av Christopher T. May

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780745626857

    This text surveys some of the most important writings that declare we are entering a new information age. It suggests that while there have been some important changes prompted by the information technology revolution, these are often changes only i…

  • On Love

    On Love
    av Luc Ferry

    Inbunden - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780745670171

    All the great ideals that gave life meaning in earlier societies - God, the nation, revolution, freedom, democracy - are in disarray today, questioned by many and rejected by those who have lost faith in them. But there is another value, rooted in t…

  • Children and Television

    Children and Television
    av Bob Hodge

    Häftad - 1987 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780745605050

    There are insights of interest and value to all in these pages. This book develops a fresh and insightful approach to the questions of children and television. Drawing on recent work in linguistics and semiotics, Hodge and Tripp analyse the rich and…

  • Correspondence 1930-1940

    Correspondence 1930-1940
    av Gretel Adorno

    Inbunden - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780745636696

    We must see to it that we put the best of ourselves in our letters; for there is nothing to suggest that we shall see each other again soon. So wrote Walter Benjamin to Gretel Adorno in spring 1940 from the south of France, shortly before he took hi…

  • The Media and Democracy

    The Media and Democracy
    av John Keane

    Häftad - 1991 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780745608044

    In this essay, John Keane rethinks the relationship between the media and democracy. He opens up and explores a cluster of vital questions: where did the modern ideals of republican democracy and a liberty of the pressa originate? Have they been des…

  • Visions of Infancy

    Visions of Infancy
    av Ben S. Bradley

    Häftad - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780745602455

    An introductory text on child psychology discussing different theoretical perspectives by analysing major figures' work on the mental life of babies. It looks at Darwin, Freud, Piaget, Skinner, Chomsky, Bowlby and others, thus appraising the origins…

  • Jean Baudrillard

    Jean Baudrillard

    Inbunden - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780745624518

    Jean Baudrillard, alternately provocative and astonishing, is one of the leading theorists of media and culture. Regarded by many as the chief prophet of postmodernism, his writings raise important issues about the changing nature of social and poli…

  • Democracy and Economic Planning

    Democracy and Economic Planning
    av Pat Devine

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780745634791

    This book is a wide-ranging analysis of the nature of economic planning in both capitalist and statist societies. It seeks to establish an alternative to market forces as a means of coordinating decentralized economic decisions.Devine begins with an…

  • The Climate Coup

    The Climate Coup
    av Mark Alizart

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781509546138

    Inaction by governments in the face of climate change is often attributed to a lack of political will or a denial of the seriousness of the situation, but as Mark Alizart argues in this provocative book, we shouldn't exclude the possibility that par…

  • The Climate Coup

    The Climate Coup
    av Mark Alizart

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781509546145

    Inaction by governments in the face of climate change is often attributed to a lack of political will or a denial of the seriousness of the situation, but as Mark Alizart argues in this provocative book, we shouldn't exclude the possibility that par…

  • Postcolonial Criticism: History, Theory and the Work of Fiction

    Postcolonial Criticism: History, Theory and the Work of Fiction
    av Nicholas Harrison

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780745621821

    An accessible and practical guide to postcolonial criticism. Combines innovative insights with clear and practical definitions of key concepts. Tackles the 'biga questions in postcolonial studies in a common--sense manner that avoids jargon and exce…

  • The Phenomenal Woman

    The Phenomenal Woman
    av Christine Battersby

    Inbunden - 1998 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780745615547

    This original book enters the undeveloped territory of feminist metaphysics and offers a bold and unusual contribution to debates about identity, essence and self. Using a diverse range of theories - from Kant to chaos theory, from Kierkegaard to De…

  • The New Agenda for International Relations

    The New Agenda for International Relations

    Inbunden - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780745628608

    There have been significant political eras which have shaped not only the structure of world politics but the way in which it has been studied. The geopolitical and ideological contours of the Cold War period, for example, had an impact on almost ev…

  • Models of Capitalism

    Models of Capitalism
    av David Coates

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780745620596

    The contemporary debate on economic policy is dominated by the issue of 'which model of capitalism works best'.

  • Ideology and Cultural Identity

    Ideology and Cultural Identity
    av Jorge Larrain

    Häftad - 1994 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780745613161

    In this book Jorge Larrain discusses three of the most important concepts in the social sciences: ideology, reason and cultural identity.

  • Society and Culture in Early Modern France

    Society and Culture in Early Modern France
    av Natalie Zemon Davis

    Häftad - 1988 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780745605326

    This classic collection of essays has already established itself as a rich source of material for students of sixteenth and seventeenth--century France. Natalie Davis focuses on the lower social orders -- peasants, artisans, the poor generally -- an…

  • Globalization

    Globalization
    av Zygmunt Bauman

    Inbunden - 1998 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780745620121

    a Globalizationa is a word that is currently much in use. This book is an attempt to show that there is far more to globalization than its surface manifestations. Unpacking the social roots and social consequences of globalizing processes, this book…

  • Gender and Knowledge

    Gender and Knowledge
    av Susan J. Hekman

    Häftad - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780745610481

    After the success of the hardback, students and academics will welcome the publication of this book in paperback. The aim of the book is to explore the connection between two perspectives that have had a profound effect upon contemporary thought: po…

  • German National Identity after the Holocaust

    German National Identity after the Holocaust
    av Mary Fulbrook

    Häftad - 1999 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780745610450

    An analysis of patterns of historical and national consciousness in East and West Germany. Fulbrook presents a theory of the nation as a constructed community of shared legacy and shows how the conditions for the construction of any such identity ha…

  • Local Government from Thatcher to Blair

    Local Government from Thatcher to Blair
    av Hugh Atkinson

    Inbunden - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780745622033

    This accessible text summarizes and explains the structure of British local government, focusing on key changes introduced during the Thatcher/Major years and initiatives implemented by the current Labour administration. While offering a detailed di…

  • The Postnational Constellation

    The Postnational Constellation
    av Jurgen Habermas

    Inbunden - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780745623511

    Does a global economy render the traditional nation--state obsolete? Does globalization threaten democratic life, or offer it new forms of expression? What are the implications of globalization for our understanding of politics and of national and c…

  • Christian Theology

    Christian Theology
    av Gareth Jones

    Häftad - 1991 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780745610634

    This text shows students how to think theologically: how they can respond, both creatively and intelligently to the issues and challenges that face them today. It helps students construct theological arguments, which can be socially and politically…

  • Contemporary Critique of Historical Materialism

    Contemporary Critique of Historical Materialism
    av Anthony Giddens

    Häftad - 1987 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780745600321

    The social sciences have long been based upon contrasts drawn between the militaristic societies of the past, and the capitalist or a industrial societies of the present. But how valid are such contrasts, given that the current era is one stamped by…

  • The Abuse of Evil

    The Abuse of Evil
    av Richard J. Bernstein

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780745634944

    Since 9/11 politicians, preachers, conservatives and the media are all speaking about evil. In the past the dicourse about evil in our religious, philosophic and literary traditions has provoked thinking, questioning and inquiry. But today the appea…

  • Nations without States

    Nations without States
    av Montserrat Guibernau

    Häftad - 1999 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780745618012

    This text provides an analysis of Western substate nationalism by drawing on a range of case studies. Drawing on a comparative framework, it offers a typology of the different political scenarios in which substate nationalism emerges and develops, r…

  • British Politics Today

    British Politics Today

    Inbunden - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780745623184

    Written by a distinguished group of internationally renowned scholars, this volume provides a comprehensive and contemporary overview of the major issues dominating British politics. The book not only maps the current political agenda, but actively…

  • Early Modern English Literature

    Early Modern English Literature
    av Jason Scott-Warren

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780745627526

    When we engage with the writings of Shakespeare and his contemporaries, we encounter a culture radically unfamiliar to us at the start of the twenty-first century. The past is a foreign country, and so too are many of its texts. This readable and pr…