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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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