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  1. Social Capital and Rural Development in the Knowledge Society

    Social Capital and Rural Development in the Knowledge Society

    Edited by Hans Westlund, Kiyoshi Kobayashi
    Social capital is often considered a key factor for local development. This book analyzes the role of social capital for rural areas’ survival and development in the current age of metropolitan growth – an era in which urban is the norm and where rural areas must adapt to this new situation and build innovative urban-rural relations. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 154.00   Web: $ 138.60
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  2. The International Handbook on Social Innovation

    The International Handbook on Social Innovation

    Edited by Frank Moulaert, Diana MacCallum, Abid Mehmood, Abdelillah Hamdouch
    The contributors provide an overview of theoretical perspectives, methodologies and instructive experiences from all continents, as well as implications for collective action and policy. They argue strongly for social innovation as a key to human development. The Handbook defines social innovation as innovation in social relations within both micro and macro spheres, with the purpose of satisfying unmet or new human needs across different layers of society. It connects social innovation to empowerment dynamics, thus giving a political character to social movements and bottom-up governance initiatives. Together these should lay the foundations for a fairer, more democratic society for all. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 256.00   Web: $ 230.40
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    2014   Paperback Price: $ 65.00   Web: $ 52.00
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  3. Extraordinary Cities

    Extraordinary Cities

    Peter J. Taylor
    In this innovative, ambitious and wide-ranging book, Peter Taylor demonstrates that cities are the epicenters of human advancement. In exploring cities as sites through which economies flourish, by harnessing the creative potential of myriad communication networks, the author considers cities from varying temporal and spatial perspectives. Four stories of cities are told: the origins of city networks; the domination of cities by world-empires; the genesis of a singular modern creative interval in which innovation culminates in today’s globalised cities; and finally, the need for cities to act as centres for human creativity to produce a more resilient global society in the current crisis century. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 168.00   Web: $ 151.20
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    2014   Paperback Price: $ 55.00   Web: $ 44.00
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  4. A World in Emergence

    A World in Emergence

    Allen J. Scott
    Beginning with the recent history of capitalism and urbanization and moving into a thorough and complex discussion of the modern city, this book outlines the dynamics of what the author calls the third wave of urbanization, characterized by global capitalism’s increasing turn to forms of production revolving around technology-intensive artifacts, financial services, and creative commodities such as film, music, and fashion. The author explores how this shift toward a cognitive and cultural economy has caused dramatic changes in the modern economic landscape in general and in the form and function of world cities in particular. Armed with cutting-edge research and decades of expertise, Allen J. Scott breaks new ground in identifying and explaining how the cities of the past are being reshaped into a complex system of global economic spaces marked by intense relationships of competition and cooperation. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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    2014   Paperback Price: $ 29.95   Web: $ 23.96
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  5. Social Capital in Europe

    Social Capital in Europe

    Emanuele Ferragina
    The book investigates the determinants of social capital across 85 European regions capturing the renewed interest among social capital theorists for the importance of active secondary groups in supporting the correct functioning of society and its democratic institutions. Robert Putnam merged quantitative and historical analyses, suggesting that the lack of social capital in the south of Italy was mainly due to a peculiar historical development rather than being the product of a mix of structural socio-economic factors, a conclusion that has been the subject of fierce criticism and debate. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  6. Gendered Lives

    Gendered Lives

    Edited by Jacqueline Scott, Shirley Dex, Anke C. Plagnol
    The focus of the book is on inequalities in production and reproductive activities, as played out over time and in specific contexts. It examines the different forms that gendered lives take in the household and the workplace, and explores how gender equalities may be promoted in a changing world. Gendered Lives offers many novel and sometimes unexpected findings that contribute to new understandings of not only the causes of gender inequalities but also the ongoing implications for economic well-being and societal integration. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 126.00   Web: $ 113.40
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    2013   Paperback Price: $ 46.00   Web: $ 36.80
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  7. New Directions in Social Impact Assessment

    New Directions in Social Impact Assessment

    Edited by Frank Vanclay, Ana Maria Esteves
    This important new book outlines current developments in thinking in the field of Social Impact Assessment (SIA). It advances the theory and practice of SIA, and argues that a dramatic shift is required in the way socioeconomic studies and community participation is undertaken. The book emphasizes that, much more than the act of predicting impacts in a regulatory context, SIA needs to be the process of managing the social aspects of development and that there needs to be a holistic and integrated approach to impact assessment. It stresses that greater attention needs to be given to ensuring that the goals of development are attained and enhanced. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 186.00   Web: $ 167.40
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  8. Handbook on the Economics of Leisure

    Handbook on the Economics of Leisure

    Edited by Samuel Cameron
    Surprisingly, the field of leisure economics is not, thus far, a particularly integrated or coherent one. In this Handbook a wide ranging body of international scholars get to grips with the core issues, taking in the traditional income/leisure choice model of textbook microeconomics and Becker’s allocation of time model along the way. They expertly apply economics to some usually neglected topics, such as boredom and sleeping, work–life balance, dating, tourism, health and fitness, sport, video games, social networking, music festivals and sex. Contributions from further afield by Veblen, Sctivosky and Bourdieu also feature prominently. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 272.00   Web: $ 244.80
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    2013   Paperback Price: $ 70.00   Web: $ 56.00
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  9. Leadership Studies

    Leadership Studies

    Edited by Michael Harvey, Ronald E. Riggio
    This unique, cross-disciplinary volume encourages a new synthesis in the vibrant field of leadership studies. Comprising reflective conversations among scholars from different disciplines, the contributors explore common ground for new research and ideas. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 126.00   Web: $ 113.40
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    2012   Paperback Price: $ 46.00   Web: $ 36.80
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  10. Brands and Branding Geographies

    Brands and Branding Geographies

    Edited by Andy Pike
    Despite overstated claims of their ‘global’ homogeneity, ubiquity and contribution to ‘flattening’ spatial differences, the geographies of brands and branding actually do matter. This vibrant collection provides a comprehensive reference point for the emergent area of brand and branding geographies in a multi-disciplinary and international context. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 159.00   Web: $ 143.10
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    2013   Paperback Price: $ 65.00   Web: $ 52.00
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  11. Housing Markets and the Global Financial Crisis

    Housing Markets and the Global Financial Crisis

    Edited by Ray Forrest, Ngai-Ming Yip
    Housing markets are at the centre of the recent global financial turmoil. In this well-researched study, a multidisciplinary group of leading analysts explores the impact of the crisis within, and between, countries. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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    2012   Paperback Price: $ 46.00   Web: $ 36.80
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  12. 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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  13. 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: $ 189.00   Web: $ 170.10
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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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