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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 52 new and published books in the subject of Social & Political Theory — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. A Theory of Ecological Justice

    By Brian Baxter

    Series: Environmental Politics

    In A Theory of Ecological Justice, Baxter argues for ecological justice - that is, for treating species besides homo sapiens as having a claim in justice to a share of the Earth's resources. It explores the nature of justice claims as applied to organisms of various degrees of complexity and...

    Published April 28th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Science, Technology, and Social Change (Routledge Revivals)

    By Steven Yearley

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1988, this book provides students with a way to increase their understanding of the role of science and technology in society. Steven Yearley draws on and develops ideas from research in the sociology and politics of science to address, in particular: the nature of scientific...

    Published April 17th 2014 by Routledge

  3. International Aid and the Making of a Better World

    Reflexive Practice

    By Rosalind Eyben

    Series: Rethinking Development

    How can international aid professionals manage to deal with the daily dilemmas of working for the wellbeing of people in countries other than their own? A scholar-activist and lifelong development practitioner seeks to answer that question in a book that provides a vivid and accessible insight into...

    Published April 15th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Communism and Development (Routledge Revivals)

    By Robert Bideleux

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1985, this book provides a comprehensive reappraisal of the diverse Communist development strategies that shaped the twentieth century. Robert Bideleux emphasises the appalling human and economic costs of the most widely adopted ‘Stalinist’ strategies of forced industrialisation...

    Published March 19th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Green Case (Routledge Revivals)

    A Sociology of Environmental Issues, Arguments and Politics

    By Steven Yearley

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1991, this title provides a comprehensive and objective account of the basis of ‘green’ arguments and their social and political implications. By the beginning of the 1990s, environmental awareness had become widespread, popular, and fashionable throughout the West, adopted by...

    Published January 15th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The German Bourgeoisie (Routledge Revivals)

    Essays on the Social History of the German Middle Class from the Late Eighteenth to the Early Twentieth Century

    Edited by David Blackbourn, Richard J Evans

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1991, this collection of original studies by British, German and American historians examines the whole range of modern German bourgeoisie groups, including professional, mercantile, industrial and financial bourgeoisie, and the bourgeois family. Drawing on original research, the...

    Published December 12th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Handbook of Human Rights

    Edited by Thomas Cushman

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    In mapping out the field of human rights for those studying and researching within both humanities and social science disciplines, the Handbook of Human Rights not only provides a solid foundation for the reader who wants to learn the basic parameters of the field, but also promotes new thinking...

    Published December 5th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Nature's Saviours

    Celebrity Conservationists in the Television Age

    By Graham Huggan

    Today's celebrity conservationists, many of whom made their reputations through television and other visual media, play a major role in drawing public attention to an increasingly threatened world. This book, one of the first to address this contribution, focuses on five key figures: the English...

    Published August 13th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Gambling, Work and Leisure (Routledge Revivals)

    A Study Across Three Areas

    By David Downes, D. M. Davies, M. E. David, P. Stone

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Since the legalisation of off-course cash betting in 1960, and the rise of varying forms of gambling, the British have come to be known as a nation of gamblers. Until this study was published in 1976, barely any evidence existed against which to assess the claim that gambling had become a major...

    Published July 26th 2013 by Routledge

  10. International Encyclopedia of Social Policy

    3-volume set

    Edited by Tony Fitzpatrick, Nick Manning, James Midgely, Huck-ju Kwon, Gillian Pascall

    This milestone work is the first to offer in-depth treatment of all aspects of the discipline and practice of social policy globally. Supported by a distinguished international advisory board, the editors have compiled almost 900,000 words across 734 entries written by 284 leading specialists to...

    Published November 30th 2012 by Routledge