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  1. Research Handbook on the Sociology of Education

    Research Handbook on the Sociology of Education

    Edited by Rolf Becker
    Presenting original contributions from the key experts in the field, the Research Handbook on the Sociology of Education explores the major theoretical, methodological, empirical and political challenges and pressing social questions facing education in current times. Learn More
    2019   Hardback Price: $ 330.00   Web: $ 297.00
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  2. Dependent Self-Employment

    Dependent Self-Employment

    Colin C. Williams, Ioana A. Horodnic
    Dependent self-employment is widely perceived as a rapidly growing form of precarious work conducted by marginalised lower-skilled workers subcontracted by large corporations. Unpacking a comprehensive survey of 35 European countries, Colin C. Williams and Ioana Alexandra Horodnic map the lived realities of the distribution and characteristics of dependent self-employment to challenge this broad and erroneous perception. Learn More
    2019   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  3. Advanced Introduction to Social Innovation

    Advanced Introduction to Social Innovation

    Frank Moulaert, Diana MacCallum
    Social innovation (SI) has, in the last decade or so, become an important idea and concept in policy, practice and scholarship surrounding human development. It is often seen as an antidote to narrowly defined technological and market-oriented modes of innovation. Its historical significance and development, tied to centuries of struggles for social change, remain under-appreciated and unacknowledged. This Advanced Introduction explores the historical and contemporary meanings of social innovation and its relationship with political and social movements. It develops an understanding of SI as a form of ethical practice for meeting needs, transforming social relations, and collectively empowering communities to shape the future. Additionally, it proposes that ethical research should aim to be socially innovative in this sense and provides concrete suggestions of how this concern can be embodied in action-research and community development methodologies. Learn More
    2019   Hardback Price: $ 99.95   Web: $ 89.96
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  4. Citizenship in Times of Turmoil?

    Citizenship in Times of Turmoil?

    Edited by Devyani Prabhat
    This innovative book considers the evolution of the contemporary issues surrounding British citizenship, integrating the social aspects and ideas of identity and belonging alongside the legal elements. With contributions from renowned lawyers and academics, it challenges the view that there are immutable values and enduring rights associated with citizenship status. Learn More
    2019   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  5. Precarious Work

    Precarious Work

    Edited by Jeff Kenner, Izabela Florczak, Marta Otto
    This discerning book provides a wide-ranging comparative analysis of the legal and social policy challenges posed by the spread of different forms of precarious work in Europe, with various social models in force and a growing ‘gig economy’ workforce. It not only considers the theoretical foundations of the concept of precarious work, but also offers invaluable insight into the potential methods of addressing this phenomenon through labour regulation and case law at EU and national level. Learn More
    2019   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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  6. Research Handbook on International Refugee Law

    Research Handbook on International Refugee Law

    Edited by Satvinder Singh Juss
    In an age of ethnic nationalism and anti-immigrant rhetoric, the study of refugees can help develop a new outlook on social justice, just as the post-war international order ends. The global financial crisis, the rise of populist leaders like Trump, Putin, and Erdogan, not to mention the arrival of anti-EU parties, raises the need to interrogate the refugee, migrant, citizen, stateless, legal, and illegal as concepts. This insightful Research Handbook is a timely contribution to that debate. Learn More
    2019   Hardback Price: $ 270.00   Web: $ 243.00
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  7. Globalizing Welfare

    Globalizing Welfare

    Edited by Stein Kuhnle, Per Selle, Sven E.O. Hort
    From the welfare state’s origins in Europe, the idea of human welfare being organized through a civilized, institutionalized and uncorrupt state has caught the imagination of social activists and policy-makers around the world. This is particularly influential where rapid social development is taking place amidst growing social and gender inequality. This book reflects on the growing academic and political interest in global social policy and ‘globalizing welfare’, and pays particular attention to developments in Northern European and North-East Asian countries. Learn More
    2019   Hardback Price: $ 160.00   Web: $ 144.00
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  8. Social Policy in the Middle East and North Africa

    Social Policy in the Middle East and North Africa

    Edited by Rana Jawad, Nicola Jones, Mahmood Messkoub
    This book presents a state of the art in the developing field of social policy in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. It offers an up-to-date conceptual analysis of social policy programmes and discourses in the MENA region by critically reviewing the range of social insurance and social assistance schemes that are currently in existence there. It also analyses and offers suggestions on which of these policies can positively impact the region’s advancement in terms of human development and in addressing social and economic inequalities and exclusion. Learn More
    2019   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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  9. Governance Analysis

    Governance Analysis

    Edited by Emma Carmel
    This state-of-the-art book develops the parameters of ‘governance analysis’ as a critical mode of enquiry. From a synthesis of theoretical approaches to public policy and governance, it offers a critical analytical perspective for empirical research and the development of theories of governance. This perspective is applied to seven detailed examples, from local to international and comparative public policy. Both innovative and unique, Governance Analysis shows that the messy real life of policymaking and its implications can be analysed systematically and insightfully without retreating to outdated ‘models’ of public policymaking or case-specific critique. Learn More
    2019   Hardback Price: $ 130.00   Web: $ 117.00
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  10. Elgar Introduction to Theories of Human Resources and Employment Relations

    Elgar Introduction to Theories of Human Resources and Employment Relations

    Edited by Keith Townsend, Kenneth Cafferkey, Aoife M. McDermott, Tony Dundon
    This Elgar Introduction provides an overview of some of the key theories that inform human resource management and employment relations as a field of study. Learn More
    2019   Hardback Price: $ 170.00   Web: $ 153.00
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  11. Handbook of the Sharing Economy

    Handbook of the Sharing Economy

    Edited by Russell W. Belk, Giana M. Eckhardt, Fleura Bardhi
    With the radical growth in the ubiquity of digital platforms, the sharing economy is here to stay. This Handbook explores the nature and direction of the sharing economy, interrogating its key dynamics and evolution over the past decade and critiquing its effect on society. Learn More
    2019   Hardback Price: $ 255.00   Web: $ 229.50
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  12. Handbook of the Politics of Labour, Work and Employment

    Handbook of the Politics of Labour, Work and Employment

    Edited by Gregor Gall
    Providing a thorough overview of the political nature and dynamics of the world of work, labour and employment, this timely Handbook draws together an interdisciplinary range of top contributors to explore the interdependent relationship between politics and labour, work and employment. The Handbook explores the purpose, roles, rights and powers of employers and management, workers and unions, states and governments in the age of globalised neo-liberalism. Learn More
    2019   Hardback Price: $ 290.00   Web: $ 261.00
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  13. Understanding Emotions in Post-Factual Politics

    Understanding Emotions in Post-Factual Politics

    Anna Durnová
    Post-factual politics has united scientists and civil society in a public defence of truth, however, the battle may already have been lost to a binarity of facts and emotions. Analysing and comparing scientists’ protests against the Trump presidency with famous scientific controversies in modern medicine, this innovative book redefines truth as a negotiation in public discourse between the interplay of values, beliefs and facts. It shows that in order to understand post-factual politics we must unveil emotion’s role in knowledge-making. Learn More
    2019   Hardback Price: $ 115.00   Web: $ 103.50
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  14. A Companion to Transport, Space and Equity

    A Companion to Transport, Space and Equity

    Edited by Robin Hickman, Beatriz Mella Lira, Moshe Givoni, Karst Geurs
    With social inequity in urban spaces becoming an increasing concern in our modern world, The Elgar Companion to Transport, Space and Equity explores the relationships between transport and social equity. Transport systems and infrastructure investment can lead to inequitable travel behaviours, with certain socio-demographic groups using particular parts of the transport system and accessing particular activities and opportunities. Learn More
    2019   Hardback Price: $ 230.00   Web: $ 207.00
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  15. The Invention of Technological Innovation

    The Invention of Technological Innovation

    Benoît Godin
    This timely book provides an intellectual and conceptual history of a key representation of innovation: technological innovation. Tracing the history of the discourses of scholars, practitioners and policy-makers, and exploring how and why innovation became defined as technological, Benoît Godin studies the emergence of the term, its meaning, and its transformation and use over time. Learn More
    2019   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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  16. European Welfare States and Globalization

    European Welfare States and Globalization

    Ali Hajighasemi
    This timely book assesses how Europe’s welfare states have dealt with the challenges of globalisation and the financial crisis. It asks whether the European Union has adopted a general strategy for dealing with four major threats to the sustainable development of European societies: the employability of a growing number of redundant workers, an aging population, low birth rates and the persistent problem of gender inequality. The book will be an important read for social policy scholars, particularly those focusing on European welfare states, how they differ and lessons to be learnt from them. It also highlights key lessons from a broad range of case studies to help policymakers in understanding how and where improvements may be made in the future. Learn More
    2019   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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  17. A Research Agenda for Migration and Health

    A Research Agenda for Migration and Health

    Edited by K. Bruce Newbold, Kathi Wilson
    Evidenced by Europe’s refugee crisis and the movement of undocumented workers into the US, international migration has emerged as one of the most pressing issues faced by national and regional governments. The health impacts of migration can be significant and multifaceted, with access to health care often denied or limited, with immigrants experiencing declining health. The health of more vulnerable groups, including women and the disabled, is further compromised. A Research Agenda for Migration and Health provides insight into key research directions and scholarship, with topics including food security, disability, cultural safety, and health care access. Learn More
    2019   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  18. Big Data

    Big Data

    Edited by John S. Pedersen, Adrian Wilkinson
    Big data and 'the package' of the digital society is de-mystified in this important book. A group of international experts frame the debates around big data and analyse its impact in different sectors in practice. They also examine whether big data and the digital society can deliver on its promises. Learn More
    2019   Hardback Price: $ 175.00   Web: $ 157.50
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  19. Research Handbook on Interdisciplinary Approaches to Law and Religion

    Research Handbook on Interdisciplinary Approaches to Law and Religion

    Edited by Russell Sandberg, Norman Doe, Bronach Kane, Caroline Roberts
    Following 9/11, increased attention has been given to the place of religion in the public sphere. Across the world, Law and Religion has developed as a sub-discipline and scholars have grappled with the meaning and effect of legal texts upon religion. The questions they ask, however, cannot be answered by reference to Law alone therefore their work has increasingly drawn upon work from other disciplines. This Research Handbook assists by providing introductory but provocative essays from experts on a range of concepts, perspectives and theories from other disciplines, which can be used to further Law and Religion scholarship. Learn More
    2019   Hardback Price: $ 270.00   Web: $ 243.00
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  20. Capitalism in Transformation

    Capitalism in Transformation

    Edited by Roland Atzmüller, Brigitte Aulenbacher, Ulrich Brand, Fabienne Décieux, Karin Fischer, Birgit Sauer
    Presenting a profound and far-reaching analysis of economic, ecological, social, cultural and political developments of contemporary capitalism, this book draws on the work of Karl Polanyi, and re-reads it for our times. The renowned authors offer key insights to current changes in the relations between the economy, politics and society, and their ecological and social effects. Learn More
    2019   Hardback Price: $ 155.00   Web: $ 139.50
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