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  1. Theories of Political Protest and Social Movements

    A Multidisciplinary Introduction, Critique, and Synthesis

    By Karl-Dieter Opp

    Political protest and social movements are ubiquitous phenomena. This book focuses on the current theoretical approaches that aim at explaining them: the theory of collective action, the resource mobilization perspective, political opportunity structure theory, the identity approach, the framing...

    Published April 5th 2009 by Routledge

  2. Democracy, States, and the Struggle for Social Justice

    Edited by Heather D. Gautney, Neil Smith, Omar Dahbour, Ashley Dawson

    Democracy, States, and the Struggle for Social Justice draws on the fields of geography, political theory, and cultural studies to analyze experiments with novel forms of democracy, highlighting the critical issue of the changing nature of the state and citizenship in the contemporary...

    Published March 5th 2009 by Routledge

  3. Democracy and the Role of Associations

    Political, Strutural and Social Contexts

    Edited by Sigrid Rossteutscher

    Series: Routledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science

    Voluntary associations have been presented as a solution to political apathy and cynicism towards representative democracy. The authors collected in this volume, however, argue that these claims require more robust substantiation and seek to critically examine the crucial link between the...

    Published March 4th 2009 by Routledge

  4. Emergentist Marxism

    Dialectical Philosophy and Social Theory

    By Sean Creaven

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

    In tackling emergentist Marxism in depth, this well-written volume demonstrates that critical realism and materialist dialectics are indispensable to theorizing the functioning of complex social and physical systems. Author Sean Creaven investigates Marx’s dialectics of being and consciousness,...

    Published January 29th 2009 by Routledge

  5. From Max Weber

    Essays in Sociology

    By Max Weber

    Series: Routledge Classics in Sociology

    Max Weber (1864-1920) was one of the most prolific and influential sociologists of the twentieth century. This classic collection draws together his key papers. This edition contains a new preface by Professor Bryan S. Turner....

    Published January 15th 2009 by Routledge

  6. Biosocial Criminology

    New Directions in Theory and Research

    Edited by Anthony Walsh, Kevin M Beaver

    Series: Criminology and Justice Studies

    Ideal for use, either as a second text in a standard criminology course, or for a discrete course on biosocial perspectives, this book of original chapters breaks new and important ground for ways today's criminologists need to think more broadly about the crime problem....

    Published September 30th 2008 by Routledge

  7. Families in Today's World

    A Comparative Approach

    By David Cheal

    An international textbook designed as a quick introduction for students from around the world studying sociology of family, this text provides comprehensive coverage of the major topics in the sociology of family life. Written in an easy access style it opens with a chapter on defining...

    Published May 22nd 2008 by Routledge

  8. Social Capital

    2nd Edition

    By John Field

    Series: Key Ideas

    The term ‘social capital’ is a way of defining the intangible resources of community, shared values and trust upon which we draw in daily life. It has achieved considerable international currency across the social sciences through the very different work of Pierre Bourdieu in France and James...

    Published April 28th 2008 by Routledge

  9. The Transnational Studies Reader

    Intersections and Innovations

    Edited by Peggy Levitt, Sanjeev Khagram

    In recent years, 'transnationalism' has become a key analytical concept across the social sciences. While theoretical approaches to the study of global social phenomena have traditionally focused on the nation-state as the central defining framework, transnational studies views social experience as...

    Published November 26th 2007 by Routledge

  10. The Politics of Rights

    Dilemmas for Feminist Praxis

    Edited by Andrea Cornwall, Maxine Molyneux

    Series: ThirdWorlds

    Since the late 1990s, development institutions have increasingly used the language of rights in their policy and practice. This special issue on feminist perspectives on politics of rights explores the strategies, tensions and challenges associated with ‘rights work’ in a variety of settings....

    Published October 10th 2007 by Routledge