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Muslim Politics in Bihar: Changing Contours

by Mohammad Sajjad

This book studies the engagement of various Muslim communities with Bihar politics from colonial times to present-day India. It debunks several myths in highlighting Muslim resistance to the Two-Nation theory,...


Asylum Seeking and the Global City

by Francesco Vecchio

Asylum seeking and the global city are two major contemporary subjects of analysis to emerge both in the literature and in public and official discourses on human rights, urban socioeconomic change and national...


Learning and Calamities: Practices, Interpretations, Patterns

by Heike Egner & Marén|Voss, Martin Schorch

It is widely assumed that humanity should be able to learn from calamities (e.g., emergencies, disasters, catastrophes) and that the affected individuals, groups, and enterprises, as well as the concerned (disaster-)...


State-Business Alliances and Economic Development: Turkey, Mexico and North Africa

by Isik Özel

This book argues that a key dynamic behind economic development in the emerging markets is the coordination between the state and businesses. Exploring the links between institutions, state--business alliances...


The Heart of Japan (Routledge Revivals): Glimpses of Life and Nature Far From the Travellers' Track in the Land of the Rising Sun

by Brownell Clarence Ludlow

This collection of commentaries and reflections on Japanese culture, first published in 1904, was written shortly after the return of two English aristocrats from five years spent immersed in the 'Land of the...


Industrial Heritage Sites in Transformation: Clash of Discourses

by Harald A. Mieg & Heike Oevermann

The management of industrial heritage sites requires rethinking in the context of urban change, and the issue of how to balance protection, preservation/conservation, and development becomes all the more crucial...


Democracy, Participation and Contestation: Civil society, governance and the future of liberal democracy

by Emmanuelle Avril & Johann N Neem

The establishment of democracy on both sides of the Atlantic has not been a smooth evolution towards an idealized presumed endpoint. Far from it, democratization has been marked by setbacks and victories, a...


Bourdieu's Theory of Social Fields: Concepts and Applications

by Mathieu Hilgers & Éric Mangez

Bourdieu's theory of social fields is one of his key contributions to social sciences and humanities. However, it has never been subjected to genuine critical examination. This book fills that gap and offers...


Mobility and Locative Media: Mobile Communication in Hybrid Spaces

by Adriana de Souza e Silva & Mimi Sheller

Mobilities has become an important framework to understand and analyze contemporary social, spatial, economic and political practices. Especially as mobile media become seamlessly integrated into transportation...


Place in Research: Theory, Methodology, and Methods

by Eve Tuck & Marcia McKenzie

Bridging environmental and Indigenous studies and drawing on critical geography, spatial theory, new materialist theory, and decolonizing theory, this dynamic volume examines the sometimes overlooked significance...


Sceptical Sociology (RLE Social Theory)

by John Carroll

John Carroll contends that since 1918 sociology has distinguished itself by making society appear as dull as it is at its worst. Using barbaric jargon, legalistic syntax and vacuous statistical tables, and driven...


Science and the Sociology of Knowledge (RLE Social Theory)

by Michael Mulkay

How far is scientific knowledge a product of social life? In addressing this question, the major contributors to the sociology of knowledge have agreed that the conclusions of science are dependent on social...


The Shaping of Socio-Economic Systems (RLE Social Theory): The application of the theory of actor-system dynamics to conflict, social power, and insti

by Thomas Baumgartner, Tom R. Burns & Philippe DeVille

Actor-systems dynamics is an innovative, multidisciplinary methodology for investigating and analyzing social struggles over economic resources and the related interplay between economic and socio-political...


Social Philosophy (RLE Social Theory)

by Hans Fink

The programmes of political parties and movements are attempts to formulate policies or guidelines in relation to social change. Social philosophy concerns the fundamental issues on which those programmes divide....


Social Theory and Christian Thought (RLE Social Theory): A study of some points of contact. Collected essays around a central theme

by Werner Stark

Almost all the great religious thinkers of the past have developed a social as well as theological doctrine, but their sociology was as a rule merely implicit in their work or at best half formulated so that...


A Sociological Approach to Social Problems (RLE Social Theory)

by Noel Timms

The topics covered in this book are directly related to much of the misunderstanding of what sociology is about. It is usual nowadays to label as sociological any discussion concerned, however loosely, with...


Sociological Theory in Transition (RLE Social Theory)

by Mark L. Wardell & Stephen P. Turner

Current sociological theories appear to have lost their general persuasiveness in part because, unlike the theories of the 'classical era', they fail to maintain an integrated stance toward society, and the...


Self-Determination and Secession in Africa: The Post-Colonial State

by Redie Bereketeab

This book provides a unique comparative study of the major secessionist and self-determination movements in post-colonial Africa, examining theory, international law, charters of the United Nations, and the...


Egypt's Long Revolution: Protest Movements and Uprisings

by Maha Abdelrahman

The millions of Egyptians who returned to the heart of Cairo and Egypt's other major cities for 18 days until the eventual toppling of the Mubarak regime were orderly without an organisation, inspired without...


Contemporary Spanish Foreign Policy

by David Garcia & Ramon Pacheco Pardo

This book examines the evolution of Spanish foreign policy since 1975, through five different presidencies, spanning its transformation from a dictatorial political system and backward economy to a modern European...