Acting Politics: A Critical Sociology of the Political Field
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Acting Politics: A Critical Sociology of the Political Field

Following Bourdieu, this book seeks ‘to think about politics without thinking politically’, advancing the view that politics as conventionally understood does not take place in a social vacuum, but in the context of a certain topography of society that cannot be reduced to formal spaces (such as a parliament). Engaging with Bourdieu’s theory of fields and focusing specifically on the notion of the ‘political field’, the author analys...

Flexibilität und Sicherheit
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Flexibilität und Sicherheit

Arbeitsmärkte werden flexibler. Doch zugleich benötigen Marktakteure Sicherheiten. Olaf Struck stellt die neuere Entwicklung stabiler und instabiler Beschäftigung vor und verdeutlicht die maßgeblichen Ursachen dieser Entwicklung. Darüber hinaus widmet er sich mit Blick auf Betriebe und zentrale institutionelle Rahmenbedingungender Frage: Wie können Qualifikation, Engagement, Koopperation und soziale Sicherheit auch in flexiblen Besch...

Mixed Legal Systems, East and West
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Mixed Legal Systems, East and West

Advancing legal scholarship in the area of mixed legal systems, as well as comparative law more generally, this book expands the comparative study of the world's legal families to those of jurisdictions containing not only mixtures of common and civil law, but also to those mixing Islamic and/or traditional legal systems with those derived from common and/or civil law traditions.With contributions from leading experts in their fields...

Handbuch soziale Probleme
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Handbuch soziale Probleme

In den Sozialwissenschaften und in der Gesellschaft wächst das Interesse an der theoretischen und praktischen Bewältigung sozialer Probleme. Dennoch ist dieses Forschungsfeld im Hinblick auf theoretische Hintergründe vernachlässigt worden. In diesem Handbuch wird erstmals im deutschsprachigen Raum das disparate Wissen über soziale Probleme gesammelt und systematisch zusammengefasst. Für die Neuauflage wurde das Buch vollständig übera...

Life on the Edge: Second edition
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Life on the Edge: Second edition

From condoms to neutrons, oil slicks to T-shirts, and revolution to odd socks, this collection of insightful cartoons from a leading Australian cartoonist confronts an array of hilarious situations with signature zany wit.

World Population Prospects 2002: Analytical Report (Population Studies)
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World Population Prospects 2002: Analytical Report (Population Studies)

This work presents the analytical report for World Population Prospects: The 2002 Revision, the official UN population estimates and projections. The analytical report is the third volume of a three- volume set; the earlier two published volumes provide tables and sex and age distribution data for all countries of the world. This analytical report employs a different format than previous reports. The first five chapters provide succi...

Encyclopedia of Birth Control
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Encyclopedia of Birth Control

Edited by a noted scholar of health and sexuality, Encyclopedia of Birth Control is a complete report on the historical development and efficacy of contraceptive practices around the world, both past and present. • More than 100 A–Z entries written by scholars in bioethics, history, nursing, sexual medicine, and sociology • Descriptions of the positions of the major religions toward birth control • Country-by-country analysis of curr...

Teaching Fantasy Novels: From The Hobbit to Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
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Teaching Fantasy Novels: From The Hobbit to Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

?Teachers at a loss as to how to teach fantasy literature in the existing curriculum will delight in this book. Each of the twenty referenced books is keyed through meaningful and enjoyable activities to the NCTE/IRA Language Arts Standards....This books is a great way to ensure that the fantasy texts young people love get considered as the excellent literary choices so many of them are. There is substantial material from which to bu...

Smart Methods for Environmental Externalities
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Smart Methods for Environmental Externalities (Urban Planning and Environment)

In recent years, Dutch environmental policy has undergone some pivotal changes, the most significant of which have been decentralization and deregulation, encouraging local communities to develop and deliver policies which are tailor-made to their particular situation. These changes have led to the development of some innovative practical instruments for aiding sustainable environmental spatial policy. This book discusses these new '...

Education Unbound: The Promise and Practice of Greenfield Schooling
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Education Unbound: The Promise and Practice of Greenfield Schooling

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