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  1. Gender in Refugee Law

    From the Margins to the Centre

    Edited by Efrat Arbel, Catherine Dauvergne, Jenni Millbank

    Series: Routledge Research in Asylum, Migration and Refugee Law

    Questions of gender have strongly influenced the development of international refugee law over the last few decades. This volume assesses the progress toward appropriate recognition of gender-related persecution in refugee law. It documents the advances made following intense advocacy around the...

    Published April 17th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Refashioning Secularisms in France and Turkey

    The Case of the Headscarf Ban

    By Amelie Barras

    Series: Islamic Studies Series

    Over the past few years, secularism has become an intrinsic component of discussions on religious freedom and religious governance. The question of whether states should restrict the wearing of headscarves and other religious symbols has been particularly critical in guiding this thought...

    Published April 15th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The American Welfare State

    A Practical Guide

    By Brian Glenn

    Through a practical introduction to the policies of the American welfare state—a wide-ranging subject much discussed but seldom described—this concise volume details the four main areas of social welfare policy: housing assistance, nutrition assistance, income assistance, and medical assistance. In...

    Published April 15th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Money, Time and Rationality in Max Weber

    Austrian Connections

    By Stephen Parsons

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

    This unique study into the roots of Max Weber's Political Economy, is an intriguing read and a valuable contribution to the Weberian literature. Parsons argues that Weber's analysis is highly influenced by the Austrian School of Economics and the relationship between his critique of centrally...

    Published April 15th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Migrations, Myth and Magic from the Gilbert Islands

    Early Writings of Sir Arthur Grimble

    Edited by Rosemary Grimble

    This book is a collection of Arthur Grimble's field notes and early writings, brought together in book form with linking pieces and a large number of illustrations. There are chapters on cannibalism and head hunting, on astronomy and on many aspects of the lives of the Gilbertese people from birth...

    Published April 15th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Other Cultures

    Aims, Methods and Achievements in Social Anthropology

    By John Beattie

    The first part of this book considers what kind of study social anthropology is, the types of questions social anthropologists ask and how they go about obtaining the answers. The second part discusses the more important fields in which social anthropologists have advanced our knowledge of other...

    Published April 15th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Leopards and Leaders

    Constitutional Politics among a Cross River People

    By Malcolm Ruel

    This study of politics and government among a West African people, the Banyang of the Upper Cross River, covers the end of the period of Colonial administration. The book: · Shows the inter-relationship between the structure of the small forest communities and the highly autonomous processes by...

    Published April 15th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Moral Economy of Welfare States

    Britain and Germany Compared

    By Steffen Mau

    Series: Routledge/EUI Studies in the Political Economy of the Welfare State

    This book investigates why people are willing to support an institutional arrangement that realises large-scale redistribution of wealth between social groups of society. Steffen Mau introduces the concept of 'the moral economy' to show that acceptance of welfare exchanges rests on moral...

    Published April 15th 2014 by Routledge

  9. The Making of Criminal Justice Policy

    By Sue Hobbs, Christopher Hamerton

    This new textbook will provide students of criminology with a better understanding of criminal justice policy and, in doing so, offers a framework for analysing the social, economic and political processes that shape its creation. The book adopts a policy-oriented approach to criminal justice,...

    Published April 14th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Systems Thinking, Critical Realism and Philosophy

    A Confluence of Ideas

    By John Mingers

    Series: Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

    Systems Thinking, Critical Realism and Philosophy: A Confluence of Ideas seeks to re-address the whole question of philosophy and systems thinking for the twenty first century and provide a new work that would be of value to both systems and philosophy. This is a highly opportune time when...

    Published April 14th 2014 by Routledge