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  1. New Developments in Environmental Sociology

    New Developments in Environmental Sociology

    Edited by Michael R. Redclift, Graham Woodgate
    This outstanding collection, which is a fully up to date companion to the title The Sociology of the Environment, published in 1995, represents a landmark in a field of academic research that is increasingly important for wider policy questions. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 350.00   Web: $ 315.00
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  2. The Ecological Economics of Consumption

    The Ecological Economics of Consumption

    Edited by Lucia A. Reisch, Inge Røpke
    Research on consumption from an environmental perspective has exploded since the late 1990s. This important new volume cuts across disciplines to present the latest research in the field. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  3. Sustainable Consumption

    Sustainable Consumption

    Edited by Dale Southerton, Heather Chappells, Bas Van Vliet
    Sustainable Consumption is unique, not just in its inter-disciplinary and substantive subject matter (changing networks of utility consumption and production), but because it examines empirically the key theoretical debates underpinning the social sciences at the beginning of the 21st century. This book shifts the focus of sustainable consumption away from the individual consumer and their lifestyles, and examines how existing systems of provision constrain how people consume and how sustainability is conceived in popular and policy-related discourses. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  4. Identity in the Age of the New Economy

    Identity in the Age of the New Economy

    Edited by Torben Elgaard Jensen, Ann Westenholz
    Identity in the Age of the New Economy is a multi-faceted view of contemporary employment and identity that questions a number of the myths related to the so-called new economy, knowledge society or network society. It argues that one of the most striking things about much contemporary theorizing on work and identity is the epochalist terms in which it is framed: changing forms of identity and subjectivity are assumed to be consequences of a shift to an entirely new economic, social and cultural era, signalled by concepts such as postmodernity, risk society, network society or new economy. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  5. Creative Knowledge Environments

    Creative Knowledge Environments

    Edited by Sven Hemlin, Carl Martin Allwood, Ben R. Martin
    Although there is an ever increasing demand for new technology and innovations in the economy and society in general, we currently know little about the conditions for stimulating creativity in relation to research and innovative activity. This book fills a significant gap in the literature by examining the environmental factors that encourage creative working processes for research and innovation. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  6. The Network Society

    The Network Society

    Edited by Manuel Castells
    Manuel Castells – one of the world’s pre-eminent social scientists – has drawn together a stellar group of contributors to explore the patterns and dynamics of the network society in its cultural and institutional diversity. The book analyzes the technological, cultural and institutional transformation of societies around the world in terms of the critical role of electronic communication networks in business, everyday life, public services, social interaction and politics. The contributors demonstrate that the network society is the new form of social organization in the Information age, replacing the Industrial society. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 199.00   Web: $ 179.10
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  7. What Has Happened to the Quality of Life in the Advanced Industrialized Nations?

    What Has Happened to the Quality of Life in the Advanced Industrialized Nations?

    Edited by Edward N. Wolff
    The contributors to this volume investigate to what extent welfare has increased in the United States over the postwar period and provide a rigorous examination of both conventional measures of the standard of living, as well as more inclusive indices. The chapters cover such topics as: race, home ownership and family structure; the status of children; the consumer price index; a historical perspective on the standard of living; worker rights and labor strength in advanced economies. In addition, they explore two economic systems delivering the goods – the free enterprise system of the United States and the European social welfare state. They then present international comparisons and highlight the relative advantages and disadvantages of these two systems. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 173.00   Web: $ 155.70
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  8. The International Handbook of Social Impact Assessment

    The International Handbook of Social Impact Assessment

    Edited by Henk A. Becker, Frank Vanclay
    This important Handbook presents an indispensable overview of the range of new methods and of the conceptual advances in Social Impact Assessment (SIA). Recent increased attention to social considerations has led to substantial development in the techniques useful to, and the thinking in, SIA. A distinguished group of contributors provides an up-to-date and comprehensive account of the cutting-edge in SIA development. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 215.00   Web: $ 193.50
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  9. The Dynamics of Social Exclusion in Europe

    The Dynamics of Social Exclusion in Europe

    Edited by Eleni Apospori, Jane Millar
    Issues of poverty and social exclusion are high on the European policy agenda. The Dynamics of Social Exclusion in Europe reports findings from a study funded by the European Commission, using data from the European Community Household Panel, with a multi-dimensional approach to international comparisons of poverty and social exclusion. The research, building upon that of the preceding book – Poverty and Social Exclusion in Europe – compares four groups who are anticipated to be at particular risk of poverty and social exclusion; young adults, lone parents, the sick or disabled, and those retired from employment. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  10. Negotiating Environmental Change

    Negotiating Environmental Change

    Edited by Frans Berkhout, Melissa Leach, Ian Scoones
    This book by leading researchers presents a critical review of debates in environmental social science over the past decade. Three broad areas are covered in ten chapters: the problems of scientific uncertainty and its role in shaping environmental policy and decisions; the development of institutional frameworks for governing natural resources; and the link between economic and technological change and the environment. The book begins with an overview essay examining how perspectives across environmental social science have shifted over the past decade and looking forward to the emergence of new research agendas. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  11. Exploring the Tomato

    Exploring the Tomato

    Mark Harvey, Stephen Quilley, Huw Beynon
    Exploring the Tomato engages with an apparently simple fruit in order to reveal major changes to society and economy. It treats the tomato as an object of fascination and as a probe into major historical changes in twentieth century capitalism. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  12. The Economics of Sin

    The Economics of Sin

    Samuel Cameron
    The Economics of Sin examines the definition and evolution of sin from the perspective of rational choice economics, yet is conscious of the limitations of such an approach. The author argues that because engaging in activities deemed to be sinful is an act of choice, it can therefore be subject to the logic of choice in the economic model. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  13. Making Ends Meet in Contemporary Russia

    Making Ends Meet in Contemporary Russia

    Simon Clarke
    This book reviews the available data to analyse the forms, scale and incidence of these phenomena. The author finds that so-called ‘survival strategies’ merely represent a continuation of traditional soviet practices. He demonstrates that they disproportionately benefit the better off and that they do not provide a means by which those who have suffered misfortune can compensate for a fall in their earnings. Instead, he illustrates that most Russian households have adapted simply by cutting expenditure rather than by finding new sources of income. The author concludes by arguing that the notion of a ‘household survival strategy’ is inappropriate for the study of post-soviet society Learn More
    2002   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  14. Competing Capitalisms: Institutions and Economies

    Competing Capitalisms: Institutions and Economies

    Edited by Richard Whitley
    This authoritative collection brings together the leading contributions to the comparative study of forms of capitalism. An introductory essay presents the context in which these contributions developed, discusses the major issues raised by such comparative work, and suggests likely future developments. Learn More
    2002   Hardback Price: $ 574.00   Web: $ 516.60
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  15. Beyond Rules in Society and Business

    Beyond Rules in Society and Business

    Verner C. Petersen
    This provocative book challenges traditional tenets about behavioral regulation in society as well as in business. Verner Petersen asserts that attempts to solve ethical problems by creating explicit guidelines, codes and rules discourage individual reflection and responsibility. Likewise, attempts to put important aspects of human life into tabular form, by devising schemes for counting everything that matters, have serious flaws, leading to further erosion of individual responsibility and insight. Learn More
    2002   Hardback Price: $ 168.00   Web: $ 151.20
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  16. The Social Impact of the Asian Financial Crisis

    The Social Impact of the Asian Financial Crisis

    Edited by Yun-Peng Chu, Hal Hill
    This volume presents a scholarly insider’s perspective on the Asian economic crisis, examining the social, economic and political consequences of the crisis in six influential Asian economies: Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Thailand. Each chapter contains an analysis of the events leading up to and during the crisis, the social impacts and an assessment of possible futures for these countries. The contributors expertise and use of up-to-date data ensures an integrated approach by which the process of economic change can be understood. Learn More
    2001   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  17. The End of Marriage?

    The End of Marriage?

    Jane Lewis
    The modern day sees fewer marriages than before, and cohabitation is a major driver of family change. Jane Lewis questions whether this is – as many commentators argue and fear – a sign of ever-increasing individualism. Just as the order in which sex, marriage, cohabitation and childbirth occur can no longer be assumed, nor can the pattern of contributions that men and women make to the household. The End of Marriage? explores both the way in which the old rules have been eroded and what happens as a result. While there may certainly be something of a vacuum, Jane Lewis suggests that in some quarters at least this is being filled by increased negotiation at the household level. This questions the idea that individualism is necessarily selfish and destructive, which in turn raises issues regarding the regulation of the family, an increasingly delicate task for policymakers. Learn More
    2002   Paperback Price: $ 43.00   Web: $ 34.40
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  18. Environment, Society and Natural Resource Management

    Environment, Society and Natural Resource Management

    Edited by Geoffrey Lawrence, Vaughan Higgins, Stewart Lockie
    As greater significance is placed on the relationship between people and their environment it is increasingly acknowledged that few environmental problems can be solved without considering the social context in which they arise. But what does it mean to incorporate the ‘social’ and what types of social sciences are needed? This incisive book critically reviews the theoretical perspectives that underlie social scientific contributions to natural resource management and argues for both a greater social science presence and for conceptual and methodological clarity within the social sciences themselves. Learn More
    2001   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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  19. Regulation Theory and the Crisis of Capitalism

    Regulation Theory and the Crisis of Capitalism

    Edited by Bob Jessop
    This five-volume collection (with individual volumes available separately) provides a comprehensive overview of the regulation approach to capitalism and its crisis-tendencies. Edited by a major British contributor to the approach, the collection includes not only key theoretical and empirical works from leading French regulationists but also representative work from other regulation schools and scholars. It also includes major critiques of the approach. Topics covered include regulationist approaches to the labour process, accumulation regimes (especially Fordism and post-Fordism), modes of social regulation, forms of state intervention, and the crisis tendencies of capitalism. Contributions cover different periods and different countries as well as different sectors and the changing global economy as a whole. The set includes both pioneer works and recent theoretical innovations and also explores the links between regulationism and other approaches, such as institutionalism, radical geography, critical discourse analysis, and feminism. This collection will be an essential reference work in institutional and evolutionary economics, in radical political economy, and in all social science disciplines concerned with capitalism and its crisis-tendencies. Learn More
    2001   Hardback Price: $ 1,484.00   Web: $ 1,335.60
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  20. Capitalism, Socialism, and Radical Political Economy

    Capitalism, Socialism, and Radical Political Economy

    Edited by Robert Pollin
    This book demonstrates the continued vibrancy and relevance of radical political economy as a mode of social scientific analysis. Scholars and students in economics, sociology, history, philosophy and political science will find the essays thought-provoking and informative. Learn More
    2001   Hardback Price: $ 178.00   Web: $ 160.20
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