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New and Published Books

  1. Social Research and Royal Commissions (Routledge Revivals)

    Edited by Martin Bulmer

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Social scientists have proposed several different models for the relationship between social science theory, empirical social research and the actual making of public social policy. This book, first published in 1980, seeks to provide a critical analysis of the impact of research on policy through...

    Published February 13th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Social Movements, Law and the Politics of Land Reform

    By George Meszaros

    Series: Law, Development and Globalization

    Social Movements, Law and the Politics of Land Reform investigates how rural social movements are struggling for land reform against the background of ambitious but unfulfilled constitutional promises evident in much of the developing world. Taking Brazil as an example, Social Movements, Law and...

    Published January 7th 2015 by Routledge-Cavendish

  3. Atoms, Bytes and Genes

    Public Resistance and Techno-Scientific Responses

    By Martin W. Bauer

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    "Atom," "byte" and "gene" are metonymies for techno-scientific developments of the 20th century: nuclear power, computing and genetic engineering. Resistance continues to challenge these developments in public opinion. This book traces historical debates over atoms, bytes and genes which raised...

    Published December 19th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Ways of Knowing about Human Rights in Asia

    Edited by Vera Mackie

    This innovative multidisciplinary collection brings together the latest research on human rights issues in the Asian region, by leading scholars with a deep familiarity with the languages and cultures of the region. The contributors bring a range of disciplinary approaches, or ‘ways of knowing’ to...

    Published December 5th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Parties and Political Change in South Asia

    Edited by James Chiriyankandath

    Over the past seven decades and more, political parties have become an essential feature of the political landscape of the South Asian subcontinent, serving both as a conduit and product of the tumultuous change the region has experienced. Yet they have not been the focus of sustained scholarly...

    Published November 20th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Authority, Experience and the Life of Power

    Edited by Claire Blencowe, Julian Brigstocke, Leila Dawney

    Taking up the challenge of understanding power in its complexity, this volume returns to and revitalises the concept of ‘authority’. It provides a powerful analysis of the ways that relationships of trust, attachment, governance and inequality become possible when subjectivities and bodies are...

    Published October 29th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Precariat: Labour, Work and Politics

    Edited by Matthew Johnson

    In his recent work, Guy Standing has identified a new class which has emerged from neo-liberal restructuring with, he argues, the revolutionary potential to change the world: the precariat. This, according to Standing, is ‘a class-in-the-making, internally divided into angry and bitter factions’...

    Published October 21st 2014 by Routledge

  8. Domination, Migration and Non-Citizens

    Edited by Iseult Honohan, Marit Hovdal-Moan

    Does the concept of domination cast new light on issues that arise in the context of migration and citizenship? If citizenship is a status that provides protection from domination, understood as subjection to arbitrary interference, are non-citizens - whether outside or inside the state -...

    Published September 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  9. Diversity in Europe

    Dilemnas of differential treatment in theory and practice

    Edited by Gideon Calder, Emanuela Ceva

    From bans on religious symbols in public spaces, to the provision of abortion by doctors, recent cases across Europe have highlighted acute dilemmas about how best to respond to the claims of individuals or groups feeling that their values or beliefs are not treated fairly by the law. Diversity in...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Bourdieu's Theory of Social Fields

    Concepts and Applications

    Edited by Mathieu Hilgers, Eric Mangez

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Bourdieu’s theory of social fields is one of his key contributions to social sciences and humanities. However, it has never been subjected to genuine critical examination. This book fills that gap and offers a clear and wide-ranging introduction to the theory. It includes a critical discussion of...

    Published August 4th 2014 by Routledge