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Sociology: An Introductory Textbook and Reader

by Daniel Nehring & Ken Plummer

This groundbreaking new introduction to sociology is an innovative hybrid textbook and reader. Combining seminal scholarly works, contextual narrative and in-text didactic materials, it presents a rich, layered...


Indo-Us Nuclear Deal: Seeking Synergy in Bilateralism

by P R Chari

This book interrogates the Indo-US civil nuclear agreement from its inception in July 2005 to its conclusion in the latter part of 2008 through 12 articles, each of which focuses on different aspects of the...


Rethinking Capitalist Development: Primitive Accumulation, Governmentality and Post-Colonial Capitalism

by Kalyan Sanyal

In this book, Kalyan Sanyal reviews the traditional notion of capitalism and propounds an original theory of capitalist development in the post-colonial context.

In order to substantiate his theory, concepts...


A Collection of Chinese Maxims

by To Be Announced

A beautiful collection of Chinese maxims now available in both the original Chinese and in English translation. They cover such diverse topics as government, learning, cultivation of character, affections, and...


A Panormic View of Chinese Culture

by Wu Dingming

A Panoramic View of Chinese Culture is an accessible introduction to the beautiful, vibrant world of Chinese customs, history, and civilization. Written for English speakers, with simplified Chinese translations...


Why Obamacare Is Wrong for America

by James C. Capretta, Thomas P. Miller, Robert E. Moffit & Grace-Marie Turner

Most people initially had high hopes for health reform. There clearly are problems that must be fixed. The president had promised that if reform passed, everyone would be able to get health insurance, costs...


Sciences du territoire – Tome 2

by Martin Robitaille, Marc-Urbain Proulx & Capitol Reader

This ebook consists of a summary of the ideas, viewpoints and facts presented by Clyde V. Prestowitz in his book “Three Billion New Capitalists: The Great Shift of Wealth and Power to the East”. This summary...


The Trouble with Europe: Why the EU Isn't Working - How it Can Be Reformed - What Could Take Its Place

by Roger Bootle

A radical look at the relevance of the European Union in modern times – for Europe and for the world.


The Rhetoric of Black Mayors: In Their Own Words

by Deborah F. Atwater

This book explores rhetorical and practical efforts of Black mayors in building coalitions to win elections and govern cities. Atwater discusses and analyzes the process of creating coalitions by each mayor...


Food, Power, and Resistance in the Andes: Exploring Quechua Verbal and Visual Narratives

by Alison Krögel

Food, Power, and Resistance explores the ways in which artistic representations of food and cooks often convey subversive meanings that resist attempts to locate indigenous Andeans-and Quechua women in particular-at...


American Politics, Then & Now: And Other Essays

by James Q. Wilson

James Q. Wilson is one of AmericaOs most distinguished public policy scholars. This quintessential volume brings together decades of his writing and thinking on all facets of American culture, society, and government....


Positivism, Presupposition and Current Controversies  (Theoretical Logic in Sociology)

by Jeffrey C. Alexander

This volume begins by challenging the bases of the recent scientization of sociology. Then it challenges some of the ambitious claims of recent theoretical debate. The author not only reinterprets the most important...


Praxis and Method (RLE: Gramsci): A Sociological Dialogue with Lukacs, Gramsci and the Early Frankfurt School

by Richard Kilminster

This sociological critique of the 'philosophy of praxis' looks at the importance of the concept in the social theory of leading influential Western Marxists such as Lukács, Gramsci, Korsch, Horkheimer, Marcuse...


The Sociology of Political Praxis (RLE: Gramsci): An Introduction to Gramsci's Theory

by Leonardo Salamini

This volume analyses the philosophical nature of Gramsci's Marxism and its Hegelian source, the radical critique of the economistic tradition and the original analyses of the role of superstructures, ideology,...


Crop Chemophobia: Will Precaution Kill the Green Revolution?

by Jon Entine

In Crop Chemophobia, Jon Entine and his coauthors examine the 'precautionary principle' that underlies the EU's decision and explore the ban's potential consequences-including environmental degradation, decreased...


Regulating Low-Skilled Immigration in the United States

by Gordon H. Hanson

In Regulating Low Skilled Immigration in the United States, Gordon H. Hanson contends that efforts to curtail illegal entry will fail unless policymakers design a system that is responsive to market signals...


The Changing Policy-Making Process in Greater China: Case research from Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong

by Bennis Wai Yip So & Yuang-kuang Kao

This book explores how the policy-making process is changing in the very volatile conditions of present day mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. It considers the overall background conditions - the need to...


UNRWA and Palestinian Refugees: From Relief and Works to Human Development

by Sari Hanafi, Leila Hilal & Lex Takkenberg

Exploring the evolution of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), this book fills a lacuna in literature on the agency.

UNRWA and Palestinian Refugees employs...


Adaptive Cross-scalar Governance of Natural Resources

by Grenville Barnes & Brian Child

Natural resource governance is critical for linking poverty reduction and sustainable natural resource use. This book brings together authors from various disciplines with extensive field experience to promote...


Punk in Russia: Cultural mutation from the "useless" to the "moronic"

by Ivan Gololobov, Hilary Pilkington & Yngvar B Steinholt

Punk culture is currently having a revival worldwide and is poised to extend and mutate even more as youth unemployment and youth alienation increase in many countries of the world. In Russia, its power to have...