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Twenty-First Century Intelligence

by Wesley K. Wark

Twenty-First Century Intelligence collects the thinking of some of the foremost experts on the future of intelligence in our new century. The essays contained in this volume are set against the backdrop of the...


Southeast Asia: A Region in Transition: A Region in Transition

by Jonathan Rigg

Southeast Asia: A Region in Transition, first published in 1991, is a contemporary human geography of the 'market' economies of the region usually defined by membership of the Association of Southeast Asian...


Urban Geography: An Introductory Guide: An Introductory Guide

by David Clark

This book, first published in 1982, addressed the need for a fresh and comprehensive guide to the rapidly expanding area of urban geography. Drawing on examples from cities in a number of countries, including...


Urban Decline

by David Clark

In the twentieth century, urban growth was one of the most powerful catalysts of geographical, social and demographic change in the Western world. When this book was first published in 1989, however, a massive...


Inequality, Crime, and Public Policy

by John Braithwaite

First published in 1979, Inequality, Crime, and Public Policy integrates and interprets the vast corpus of existing research on social class, slums, and crime, and presents its own findings on these matters....


Negotiating for Peace in the Middle East

by Ismail Fahmy

Ismail Fahmy was Minister of Foreign Affairs and Deputy Premier of Egypt, but resigned in protest against President Sadat's visit to Jerusalem in 1977. This book, published in 1983, presents the first portrait...


Governance and Elites in China

by Xiaowei Zang & Chien-wen Kou

This book reveals the complex relationship between elite perceptions and behaviour, and governance, in China. It moves away from existing scholarship by focusing on functionaries, grass-roots elites, leading...


The International Anarchy

by G. Lowes Dickinson

This volume, a classic of its time, discusses the tragic evolution of European politics from 1870-1914. The main part of the book describes the development of the relations between France, Germany, Russia and...


Sociology in Action: A Critique of Selected Conceptions of the Social Role of the Sociologist: A Critique of Selected Conceptions of the Social Role o

by Christopher G. A. Bryant

This book, first published in 1976, discusses four classical paradigms for sociology - the positivism of Saint-Simon and Comte, Durkheim, Marx and Weber - and four contemporary developments or revisions of them...


The Soviet Union Under Gorbachev: Prospects for Reform: Prospects for Reform

by David A. Dyker

Gorbachev's accession to General Secretary promised great changes to the Soviet Union and its relationship with the rest of the world. This book, first published in 1987, discusses the problems faced by Gorbachev...


Leisure and the Changing City 1870 - 1914

by Helen Meller

By the late nineteenth century, the city had become the dominant social environment of Britain, with the majority of the population living in large cities, often with over 100, 000 inhabitants. The central concern...


Sociological Impressionism: A Reassessment of Georg Simmel\'s Social Theory: A Reassessment of Georg Simmel's Social Theory

by David Frisby

When Sociological Impressionism was first published in 1981, it was the first comprehensive study on Simmel's social theory to appear in English since 1925. A pioneering work, it did much to bring about the...


Crime and Inequality

by Chris Grover

This book examines key relationships between material circumstances and crime, and analyzes the areas of social policy - in particular social security and labour market policy - that are most important in terms...


Systemic Racism: A Theory of Oppression

by Joe Feagin

In this book, Feagin develops a theory of systemic racism to interpret the highly racialized character and development of this society. Exploring the distinctive social worlds that have been created by racial...


Boundaries of Dissent: Protest and State Power in the Media Age

by Bruce D'Arcus

Boundaries of Dissent looks at the way that political protest, as it is shaped through the space-time collapsing power of media, questions national identity and state authority. Through this lens of protest...


Sparta PB

by Michael Whitby

This volume introduces the reader to every important aspect of the society of Sparta, the dominant power in southern Greece from the seventh century B.C. and the great rival of Athens in the fifth and fourth...


Taking Food Public: Redefining Foodways in a Changing World

by Carole Counihan & Psyche Williams Forson

The field of food studies has been growing rapidly over the last thirty years and has exploded since the turn of the millennium. Scholars from an array of disciplines have trained fresh theoretical and methodological...


Racial Stereotyping and Child Development

by D.T. Slaughter-Defoe

In contemporary societies children's racial identity is co-constructed in response to racial stereotyping with extended family, peers and teachers, and potent media sources. The studies in this volume take cognizance...


Violence against Women and Mental Health

by A. Riecher-Rössler & C. García-Moreno

Violence against women is a global problem that includes domestic violence, sexual abuse of girls and women, trafficking of women, violence in humanitarian crisis settings, violence against female patients including...


The Impact of Immigration on Children's Development

by C. Garcia Coll

All over the world families migrate, and with them so do their children. Probing the question of what 'being an immigrant' means, this publication brings together theory and empirical findings to highlight the...