Introducing a variety of social science methodologies through an integrated approach, this textbook is applicable to a range of advanced undergraduate and postgraduate social and political science courses, including politics, sociology, communications, business, management and economics.
While work-related insecurities and worker vulnerability induced by neoliberal globalization are undeniably affecting an increasing number of workers around the world, crossing the Divide reveals that the history and legacy of colonialism is shaping the response of the Global South in ways that are quite different from that of the North.
This new edition includes important new research into community development and 'alternative visions' for a sustainable, just future. It draws on principles of social justice, and post-Enlightenment and Indigenous perspectives to advance holistic approaches to community development. It remains an essential resource for students and professionals.
Facets of Power is the first comprehensive account of the emergence, meaning and profound impact of Chiadzwa's diamonds. Drawing on new fieldwork and published sources, the contributors present a graphic and accessibly written narrative of corruption and greed, as well as resistance by those who have suffered.
This substantially revised edition of Jon Elster's acclaimed book exploring the nature of social behavior features a wholly new chapter and a new conclusion. Proposing choice as the central concept of the social sciences, this book will greatly interest upper-level students and undergraduates of political philosophy, economics, psychology and social theory.
From 2003-2006, Patricia Henderson lived in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal, where she recorded the experiences of people living with HIV/AIDS. In this illumination study, she recounts the concerns of rural people and explores local repertoires through which illness was folded into everyday life.
Different types of freedom have different impacts on happiness, as socioeconomic circumstances change. As the economy grows, happiness depends more on non-intrusive institutions that do not constrain people's political and economic possibility of self-expression. The implications for policy cannot be underestimated: maximizing freedom is a major goal in the pursuit of happiness.
Capital cities today remain central to both nations and states. They host centres of political power, not only national, but in some cases regional and global as well, thus offering major avenues to success, wealth and privilege.