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The Strategic Implications of China's Energy Needs

by Philip Andrews-Speed, Xuanli Liao & Roland Dannreuther

China is frequently described as a threat to regional and global stability and its rapidly rising demand for imported energy is seens as one cause of this threat.  This book shows that domestic politics and...


Media Ethics

by Matthew Kieran

Media Ethics brings together philosophers, academics and media professionals to debate pressing ethical and moral questions for journalists and the media and to examine basic notions such as truth, virtue, privacy,...


Deleuze and Guattari's Anti-Oedipus: Introduction to Schizoanalysis

by Eugene W. Holland

Eugene W. Holland provides an excellent introduction to Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari's Anti-Oedipus which is widely recognized as one of the most influential texts in philosophy to have appeared in the...


Professionalism, Boundaries and the Workplace

by Nigel Malin

Professionalism, Boundaries and the Workplace is a practical text that examines a range of sensitive issues concerned with managing and maintaining professional boundaries between worker and client. It uses...


Atlantis Destroyed

by Rodney Castleden

Plato's legend of Atlantis has become notorious among scholars as the absurdest lie in literature. Atlantis Destroyed explores the possibility that the account given by Plato is historically true.

Rodney Castleden...


Interpersonal Communication

by Peter Hartley

This fully revised and updated second edition:

* outlines the main components and distinctive characteristics of interpersonal communication

* offers detailed analysis of communication structures, considering...


The New Institutional Politics: Outcomes and Consequences

by Svante Ersson & Jan-Erik Lane

The New Institutional Politics is a comparative study of the impact of political institutions upon outcomes, and covers some of the major themes in the new institutionalism. It looks at how various democratic...


European Union and United States Democracy Promotion: EU, US, and Russia in the South Caucasus

by Nelli Babayan

Although "democracy promotion" has become a popular term for policy makers and scholars, democratization is rarely a smooth or linear transition. While some countries quickly democratize, others lag behind despite...


Online Evaluation of Creativity and the Arts

by Hiesun Cecilia Suhr

Social media have dramatically popularized practices of evaluation, especially of cultural products and artistic expressions. The practices of "liking" and rating any shared contents such as music to blogs,...


Masculinity in Contemporary New York Fiction

by Peter Ferry

Masculinity in Contemporary New York Fiction is an interdisciplinary study that presents masculinity as a key thematic concern in contemporary New York fiction. This study argues that New York authors do not...


The Politics of Abolition Revisited

by Thomas Mathiesen

Originally published in 1974 and the recipient of the Denis Carroll Book Prize at the World Congress of the International Criminology Society in 1978, Thomas Mathiesen's The Politics of Abolition is a landmark...


The Russian Presidency of Dimitri Medvedev, 2008-2012: The Next Step Forward or Merely a Time Out?

by J. L. Black

The term "tandem" was used to describe the Putin-Medvedev combination which ruled Russia from 2008 to 2012, when Medvedev was president and Putin prime minister. Many people saw Putin as the real wielder of...


Explorations in Structural Analysis: Dual and Multiple Networks of Social Interaction

by Ronald L. Breiger

At a time when most of the innovative techniques in empirical sociology concern themselves with networks of relations among variables (such as indices of occupational prestige, education and income), the central...


The Flaneur (Rle Social Theory)

by Keith Tester

Timely and original, this collection of essays from the leading figures in their fields throws new and valuable light on the significance and future of flânerie. The flâneur is usually identified as the 'man...


Sociological Theory in Use

by Kenneth Menzies

Central to most sociologists' self-image is the claim that their theories are based on research. However, using a random sample of 680 articles appearing in major American, British and Canadian journals, Dr...


Environmental Security and Gender

by Nicole Detraz

Over the past 20 years scholars, policymakers, and the media have increasingly recognized the links between both traditional and non-traditional security issues and the changing condition of the global environment....


Africa and the Expansion of International Society: Surrendering the Savannah

by Jr, John Anthony Pella

This book explores the West-Central African role in, and experience during, the expansion of international society.

Building upon theoretical contributions from the English School of international relations,...


Advances in Social Theory and Methodology: Toward an Integration of Micro- and Macro-Sociologies

by Karin Knorr Cetina & A.V. Cicourel

After a period in which sociology was torn apart by the polarized claims of micro- and macro-methodology, an increasing number of sociologists are now attempting a fusion of the two approaches. In this volume,...


Agency and Structure: Reorienting Social Theory

by Piotr Sztompka

A striking feature of the human condition is its dual, contradictory, inherently split character; on the one hand, autonomy and freedom; on the other, constraint and dependence on social structure. This volume...


Animals and Society (Rle Social Theory): The Humanity of Animal Rights

by Keith Tester

Animals and Society uses a variety of historical sources and a coherent social theory to tell the story of the invention of animal rights. It moves from incidents like the medieval execution of pigs to a discussion...