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  1. The Future of Futures

    The Future of Futures

    Elena Esposito
    This book reconstructs the dynamics of economics, beginning explicitly with the role and the relevance of time: money uses the future in order to generate present wealth. Financial markets sell and buy risk, thereby binding the future. Elena Esposito explains that complex risk management techniques of structured finance produce new and uncontrolled risks because they use a simplified idea of the future, failing to account for how the future reacts to attempts at controlling it. During the recent financial crisis, the future had already been used (through securitizations, derivatives and other tools) to the extent that we had many futures, but no open future available. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 125.00   Web: $ 112.50
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  2. A Practitioner Handbook on Evaluation

    A Practitioner Handbook on Evaluation

    Edited by Reinhard Stockmann
    This comprehensive Handbook serves as an excellent reference manual providing answers to virtually every conceivable question that can arise during the planning and implementation process of an evaluation. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 167.00   Web: $ 150.30
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  3. Social Capital in Business

    Social Capital in Business

    Edited by Kenneth W. Koput, Joseph P. Broschak
    Innovative social investments are key to succeeding in the increasingly connected business environment. Within this authoritative volume, the editors have brought together seminal works which will help managers and entrepreneurs to better understand how to forge investments in social relationships to match the unique needs and circumstances of their business. Rather than comprising a social capital menu from which businesses can order by mimicking others, the selected articles in this volume provide a foundation to grasp the social mechanisms at work in the generation and use of social capital. This important collection provides both scholarly and lay readers an opportunity to weigh the evidence of social capital’s limits as well as its promise. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 317.00   Web: $ 285.30
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  4. Organizational Spaces

    Organizational Spaces

    Edited by Alfons van Marrewijk, Dvora Yanow
    This insightful book poses interesting theoretical and methodological questions for the processes of spatial design and the treatment of workspaces in organizational settings of various kinds. The contributors expertly answer the need for practical field research on spatial settings and materiality in organizations of various sorts. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  5. The International Handbook of Environmental Sociology, Second Edition

    The International Handbook of Environmental Sociology, Second Edition

    Edited by Michael R. Redclift, Graham Woodgate
    This thoroughly revised Handbook provides an assessment of the scope and content of environmental sociology, and sets out the intellectual and practical challenges posed by the urgent need for policy and action to address accelerating environmental change. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 248.00   Web: $ 223.20
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    2011   Paperback Price: $ 66.00   Web: $ 52.80
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  6. Community and the Law

    Community and the Law

    Takao Tanase, Luke Nottage, Leon Wolff
    This important book translates seven landmark essays by one of Japan’s most respected and influential legal thinkers. While Takao Tanase concedes that law might not matter as much in Japan as it does in the United States, in a provocative challenge to socio-legal researchers and comparative lawyers, he asks: why should it? The issue, he contends, is not whether law matters to society; it is how society matters to law. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  7. Migration and Mobility in Europe

    Migration and Mobility in Europe

    Edited by Heinz Fassmann, Max Haller, David Lane
    The enlargement of the European Union has had an enormous impact on migration within Europe. This book addresses the form of these effects, outlining the social, political and economic problems created by the free movement of people within the European Union. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  8. Pioneers of European Integration

    Pioneers of European Integration

    Edited by Ettore Recchi, Adrian Favell
    The free movement of EU citizens is the most visible sociological consequence of the remarkable process of European integration that has transformed the continent since the Second World War. Pioneers of European Integration offers the first systematic analysis of the small but symbolically potent number of Europeans who have chosen to live and work as foreigners in another member state of the EU. Based on an original survey of 5000 people moving to and from the EU’s five largest countries, the book documents the demographic profile, migration choices, cultural adaptation, social mobility, political participation and media use of these pioneers of a transnational Europe, as well as opening a window to the new waves of intra-EU East–West migrations. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 156.00   Web: $ 140.40
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  9. Immigration, Internal Migration, and Local Mobility in the U.S.

    Immigration, Internal Migration, and Local Mobility in the U.S.

    Donald J. Bogue, Gregory Liegel, Michael Kozloski
    This book provides an important assembly of research findings for all who are interested either in changing or reinforcing present immigration policy. Both comprehensive and up-to-date, the study of the demographic, economic, and social interaction between immigration and internal mobility in the U.S. is based on a fresh analysis of the most recent data from all major available sources. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 156.00   Web: $ 140.40
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  10. Handbook of Social Capital

    Handbook of Social Capital

    Edited by Gert Tingaard Svendsen, Gunnar Lind Haase Svendsen
    The Handbook of Social Capital offers an important contribution to the study of bonding and bridging social capital networks, balancing the ‘troika’ of sociology, political science and economics. Eminent contributors, including Nobel Prize winner Elinor Ostrom, explore the different scientific approaches required if international research is to embrace both the bright and the more shadowy aspects of social capital. The Handbook stresses the importance of trust for economies all over the world and contains a strong advocacy for cross-disciplinary work within the social sciences. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 248.00   Web: $ 223.20
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    2010   Paperback Price: $ 68.00   Web: $ 54.40
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  11. Families, Ageing and Social Policy

    Families, Ageing and Social Policy

    Edited by Chiara Saraceno
    This important book offers valuable insights into the way in which social policies and welfare state arrangements interact with family and gender models. It presents the most up-to-date research in the field, based on a variety of national and comparative sources and using different theoretical and methodological approaches. The authors address different forms of support (care, financial, emotional) and employ a bi-directional perspective, exploring both giving and receiving across generations. They illustrate that understanding how generations interact in families helps to reformulate the way issues of intergenerational equity are discussed when addressing the redistributive impact of the welfare state through pensions and health services. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 154.00   Web: $ 138.60
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  12. Transparency in a New Global Order

    Transparency in a New Global Order

    Edited by Christina Garsten, Monica Lindh de Montoya
    This book argues that transparency is a concept that has gained increasing currency and favour as an organizing principle and administrative goal in recent years. Calls for transparency have been directed towards states, markets, corporations and national political processes as well as towards large institutions such as the European Union. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 156.00   Web: $ 140.40
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  13. The Principles of Knowledge Creation

    The Principles of Knowledge Creation

    Edited by Bengt Gustavsson
    The Principles of Knowledge Creation is an essential guide to the various methods of collating, explaining and understanding research data. It provides an overview of the possibilities and opportunities that exist in the research world, and demonstrates the pluralism of scientific approaches and methods. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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  14. Workforce Development Networks in Rural Areas

    Workforce Development Networks in Rural Areas

    Gary Paul Green
    Rural areas face numerous challenges in building a high-wage, high-skilled workforce. In response to these obstacles, many regions have established workforce development networks that provide stronger linkages between employers, schools, training institutions and community-based organizations. Gary Paul Green examines in this book how these networks are organized, why employers and training institutions participate in them and whether they are effective. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  15. Patterns of Work in the Post-Fordist Era

    Patterns of Work in the Post-Fordist Era

    Edited by Huw Beynon, Theo Nichols
    Although the activities of large industrial and financial corporations dominate economies around the world, their impact on the distribution of employment and the use of new production techniques is much disputed. In this two-volume set, the editors examine the changes which have taken place in the organization of work and the nature of employment over the last half century. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 560.00   Web: $ 504.00
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  16. The Fordism of Ford and Modern Management

    The Fordism of Ford and Modern Management

    Edited by Huw Beynon, Theo Nichols
    In an attempt to make sense of changes that have taken place in the workplace worldwide, especially since the last quarter of the twentieth century, the two concepts of Fordism and Post-Fordism are often invoked. These volumes perform a valuable service to social scientists in bringing together important previously published contributions which explore this field. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 560.00   Web: $ 504.00
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  17. Explaining the Economic Success of Singapore

    Explaining the Economic Success of Singapore

    Johnny Sung
    Explaining the Economic Success of Singapore explores the transformation of Singapore in the last three decades, going beyond the conventional explanations. The book argues that there was more to the transformation than a simple ‘right place, right time’ scenario as other developing countries benefited from similar multinational corporation investment and political stability but did not achieve the same success. Johnny Sung illustrates what differentiates Singapore from these other similar countries. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  18. Beyond the Regulation Approach

    Beyond the Regulation Approach

    Bob Jessop, Ngai-Ling Sum
    This book presents a detailed and critical account of the regulation approach in institutional and evolutionary economics. Offering both a theoretical commentary and a range of empirical examples, it identifies the successes and failures of the regulation approach as an explanatory theory, and proposes new guidelines for its further development. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 202.00   Web: $ 181.80
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  19. New Developments in Economic Sociology

    New Developments in Economic Sociology

    Edited by Richard Swedberg
    Economic sociology has gone through an explosive development, both in the United States and in Europe, in recent years. These new developments are well represented in this work. Articles by key economic sociologists, such as Mark Granovetter, Pierre Bourdieu and Viviana Zelizer, have been included as well as studies by members of a new and rising generation. The topics that are covered include several classical ones, which modern economic sociologists have worked on for a long time, such as firms, markets, networks and the economics/sociology interface. During the last few years several studies have also appeared which deal with new areas, such as finance, law and economics, and entrepreneurship. The reader will finally also be able to follow recent advances in the understanding of the classics in economic sociology, including Weber, Schumpeter and Polanyi. The result is a colourful and unorthodox two volume collection which will be of interest to scholars and researchers alike. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 595.00   Web: $ 535.50
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  20. Working Mothers in Europe

    Working Mothers in Europe

    Edited by Ute Gerhard, Trudie Knijn, Anja Weckwert
    Working Mothers in Europe combines comparative perspectives on social policies with analyses of mothers’ practices as evidenced in macro data and as explored in country based case studies. Social policy research has emphasised the impact of particular welfare systems and their policies on women’s integration into the labour market and the organisation of care and work. However, the authors argue that policies are not the only factor, and, hitherto, we have very little knowledge of the precise interactions between social policies and social practices of individuals and families. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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