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Routledge Major Works has a strong international focus and each of the sets is edited by a leading expert in their field. This publishing programme continues to grow with new book series being created all the time.

Titles published by Routledge Major Works cover an abundance of literature on leading and influential figures, key concepts, topics and sub-disciplines across the social sciences, humanities, behavioural sciences and law.

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  1. Voluntary Action (Works of William H. Beveridge)

    A Report on Methods of Social Advance

    By William H. Beveridge

    Series: The Works of William H. Beveridge

    It is the author’s contention that an abundance of voluntary action outside the citizen’s home, both individually and collectively, for bettering his own and his fellows’ lives, are the distinguishing marks of a truly free society. This volume is a study of how such action can be kept alive in the...

    Published November 26th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Evidence for Voluntary Action (Works of William H. Beveridge)

    Being Memoranda by Organisations and Individuals and other Material Relevant to Voluntary Action

    Edited by William H. Beveridge, A. F. Wells

    Series: The Works of William H. Beveridge

    This supplementary volume to Beveridge’s important work Voluntary Action sets out some of the important material on which the Report is based, and amplifies it by giving views and statements of fact submitted by many experts in the fields covered by his Inquiry....

    Published November 26th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The London School of Economics (Works of William H. Beveridge)

    And Its Problems 1919-1937

    By William H. Beveridge

    Series: The Works of William H. Beveridge

    The eighteen years when William Beveridge was Director of the LSE, saw some of the School’s greatest expansion. The years between the wars presented a number of problems discussed in this book, such as those of finding space in the heart of London, of the proper scope and method of economics, of...

    Published November 26th 2014 by Routledge

  4. A Beveridge Reader (Works of William H. Beveridge)

    Edited by Karel Williams, John Williams

    Series: The Works of William H. Beveridge

    The editors have chosen substantial extracts to illustrate the major themes and ideas in Beveridge’s writing over a period of more than four decades, ranging from his book Unemployment, published in 1909, to the Beveridge Report of 1942 and beyond. Sections cover his social philosophy; the crucial...

    Published November 26th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Full Employment in a Free Society (Works of William H. Beveridge)

    A Report

    By William H. Beveridge

    Series: The Works of William H. Beveridge

    Beveridge defined full employment as a state where there are slightly more vacant jobs than there are available workers, or not more than 3% of the total workforce. This book discusses how this goal might be achieved, beginning with the thesis that because individual employers are not capable of...

    Published November 26th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Identity, 4-vol. set

    Edited by Anthony Elliott

    Series: Critical Concepts in Sociology

    A term of antique provenance, ‘identity’ has developed and cohered into a critical concept in contemporary social and cultural analysis. However, the daunting quantity (and variable quality) of the available research exploring the many, often controversial, issues attendant upon identity—and the...

    Published October 9th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Youth and Young Adulthood

    Edited by Andy Furlong, Dan Woodman

    Series: Critical Concepts in Sociology

    The parameters within which young people live their lives have changed radically. In particular, rapid and dizzying changes to education systems and labour markets around the world have dramatically increased the complexity of the so-called ‘youth phase’. While ‘youth’ and ‘young adulthood’ have...

    Published October 9th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory brings together as one set and as individual volumes a series of previously out-of-print classic titles from a variety of academic imprints. With books ranging from Advances in Social Theory and Methodology to Capital,...

    Published August 8th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Advances in Social Theory and Methodology (RLE Social Theory)

    Toward an Integration of Micro- and Macro-Sociologies

    Edited by Karin Knorr Cetina, A.V. Cicourel

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    After a period in which sociology was torn apart by the polarized claims of micro- and macro-methodology, an increasing number of sociologists are now attempting a fusion of the two approaches. In this volume, some of the most distinguished sociologists set out possible resolutions of the debate....

    Published August 8th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Agency and Structure (RLE Social Theory)

    Reorienting Social Theory

    By Piotr Sztompka

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

    A striking feature of the human condition is its dual, contradictory, inherently split character; on the one hand, autonomy and freedom; on the other, constraint and dependence on social structure. This volume addresses this central problem of the linkage between human action and social structure...

    Published August 8th 2014 by Routledge