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Contemporary Issues in Social Science

Series Editor: David Canter

Contemporary Issues in Social Science is an interdisciplinary, international series, which provides a forum for disseminating and enhancing theoretical, empirical and/or pragmatic research across the social sciences and related disciplines. Reflecting the objectives of the Academy of Social Sciences, it emphasises the publication of work that engages with issues of major public interest and concern across the world, and highlights the implications of that work for policy and professional practice.

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  1. Crowds in the 21st Century

    Perspectives from contemporary social science

    Edited by John Drury, Clifford Stott

    Series: Contemporary Issues in Social Science

    Crowds in the 21st Century presents the latest theory and research on crowd events and crowd behaviour from across a range of social sciences, including psychology, sociology, law, and communication studies. Whether describing the language of the crowd in protest events, measuring the ability of...

    Published June 9th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Biologising the Social Sciences

    Challenging Darwinian and Neuroscience Explanations

    Edited by David Canter, David Turner

    Series: Contemporary Issues in Social Science

    You can hardly open a paper or read an academic journal without some attempt to explain an aspect of human behaviour or experience by reference to neuroscience, biological or evolutionary processes. This ‘biologising’ has had rather a free ride until now, being generally accepted by the public at...

    Published June 9th 2015 by Routledge

  3. The Social Dynamics of Web 2.0

    Interdisciplinary Perspectives

    Edited by Charalambos Tsekeris, Ioannis Katerelos

    Series: Contemporary Issues in Social Science

    Within only a few years, Facebook, Wikipedia, Twitter, You Tube and other social media have become an intimate part of everyday life. Web 2.0, the collective term for all forms of interactive online communication, is characterized by the overwhelming ability of users to collaboratively create...

    Published June 9th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Knowledge Mobilisation and the Social Sciences

    Research Impact and Engagement

    Edited by Jon Bannister, Irene Hardill

    Series: Contemporary Issues in Social Science

    The essays presented in this volume examine knowledge mobilisation and its relation to research impact and engagement. The social sciences matter because they can help us to understand and address the complex challenges confronting society. This is particularly true in an era of significant...

    Published November 28th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Alcohol and Public Policy

    Edited by Thom Brooks

    Series: Contemporary Issues in Social Science

    Alcohol and its consumption is a major topic for public policy-making. Growing awareness of alcohol-related health problems among the general public has led to high levels of interest in alcohol consumption and its impact on society. This innovative collection of new perspectives on this critically...

    Published October 21st 2014 by Routledge

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Social Science Perspectives on Climate Change
    Edited by David Canter
    To Be Published August 14th 2015
  2. Protest, Movements, and Dissent in the Social Sciences: A Multidisciplinary Perspective
    Edited by Giovanni A. Travaglino
    To Be Published September 2nd 2015
  3. Revisiting the Self: Social Science Perspectives
    Edited by Charalambos Tsekeris
    To Be Published November 2nd 2015
  4. The Olympic Legacy: Social Scientific Explorations
    Edited by Alan Tomlinson
    To Be Published November 9th 2015

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