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  1. 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 25th 2013 by Routledge

  2. 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 29th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Democracy Building and Civil Society in Post-Soviet Armenia

    By Armine Ishkanian

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series

    This volume considers the challenges of democracy building in post-Soviet Armenia, and the role of civil society in that process. It argues that, contrary to the expectations of Western aid donors, who promoted civil society on the assumption that democratization would follow from the...

    Published February 26th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Beyond Relativism

    Raymond Boudon, Cognitive Rationality and Critical Realism

    By Cynthia Lins Hamlin

    Series: Routledge Studies in Critical Realism (Routledge Critical Realism)

    This book argues that critical realism offers the theory of cognitive rationality a real way of overcoming the limitations of methodological individualism by recognising both the agents' - and the social structure's - causal powers and liabilities. Cynthia Lins Hamlin persuasively argues that...

    Published January 19th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Food, Globalization and Sustainability

    By Peter Oosterveer, David A. Sonnenfeld

    Food is increasingly traded internationally, thereby transforming the organization of food production and consumption globally and influencing most food-related practices. This transition is generating unfamiliar challenges related to sustainability of food provision, the social impacts of...

    Published October 5th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Introducing Sociological Theory

    By Darren O'Byrne

    Introducing Sociological Theory offers a comprehensive, navigable and highly readable introduction to the main schools of thought in sociology, along with the philosophical ideas that underpin them. 8 broad theoretical traditions, or perspectives, are explained helping you to recognize the scope...

    Published June 8th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Political Language and Metaphor

    Interpreting and changing the world

    Edited by Terrell Carver, Jernej Pikalo

    Series: Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

    Until a century ago, a metaphor was just a mere figure of speech, but since the development of discourse analysis a metaphor has become more than merely incidental to the content of the arguments or findings. Students and scholars in political studies know the importance of metaphors in electoral...

    Published February 1st 2011 by Routledge

  8. Social Movements: The Key Concepts

    By Graeme Chesters, Ian Welsh

    Series: Routledge Key Guides

    Social Movements: The Key Concepts provides an insightful, contemporary introduction to some of the frequently encountered terms and groups that are central to the study of collective action and social and political activism. Following an A-Z format, the entries defined and discussed are drawn from...

    Published September 28th 2010 by Routledge

  9. The Spatial Model of Politics

    By Norman Schofield

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Using unique and cutting-edge research, Schofield a prominent author in the US for a number of years, explores the growth area of positive political economy within economics and politics. The first book to explain the spatial model of voting from a mathematical, economics and game-theory...

    Published January 3rd 2010 by Routledge

  10. Ecological Politics and Democratic Theory

    The Challenge to the Deliberative Ideal

    By Mathew Humphrey

    Series: Extremism and Democracy

    This volume examines the reasons why some despair at the prospects for an ecological form of democracy, and challenges the recent ‘deliberative turn’ in environmental political thought. Deliberative democracy has become popular for those seeking a reconciliation of these two forms of politics....

    Published May 20th 2009 by Routledge