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David Sciulli, Texas A&M University
Written for social theorists and general readers (including undergraduates), David Sciulli's book is the first to explain not only how but also why Amitai Etzioni’s publications evolved from his dissertation to Active Society and Socio-Economics to Communitarianism.
Edited by Leonardo Morlino, Istituto Italiano di Scienze Umane, Florence and Gianluigi Palombella, Università di Parma and New York University
Through a reappraisal of rule of law and democracy the contributors provide for a fresh set of inquiries, from the State, consolidated and transitional democracies, to interstate, European and global scenarios. They converge in tackling empirical and normative questions, and suggest further ...
Edited by Thomas Scheffer, Humboldt University Berlin and Jörg Niewöhner, Humboldt University Berlin
In ethnographic inquiry, comparing is fraught with difficulties, never complete and often fails. Yet it remains a strangely productive mode of working. Thick comparison develops and reflects on the production of comparability as a fruitful process in ethnographic research.
Edited by Alfons Bora, Bielefeld University and Heiko Hausendorf, University of Zurich
Drawing on comparative and interdisciplinary research in the regulation of science and technology, this book offers a critical examination of participatory governance in legal procedure and an inquiry in the institutional and procedural possibilities of democratic participation in law.
Edited by Heinrich Best, University of Jena, Germany and John Higley, University of Texas
This book reconsiders Joseph Schumpeter's democratic elitism in light of the directions that recent theories of democracy have taken, and it analyzes democratic elitism's workings in western and eastern European states early in the 21st century.
David Sciulli, Texas A&M University
The sociology of professions has come full circle, leaving behind Parsons, his critics, and two generations of received wisdom. David Sciulli demonstrates compellingly that the sociology of professions advances the comparative study of civil society, democracy and rule of law.
Edited by Masamichi Sasaki, Chuo University, Japan
Elites come in many forms, as reflected by this collection. From overview to comparative studies in diverse contexts, this work is both historical and contemporary, encompassing case studies of elite individuals as well as elites in nations and political environments.
Edited by Richard B. Day, University of Toronto and Joseph Masciulli, St. Thomas University, Fredericton, NB, Canada
This book measures the current institutional and political realities surrounding globalization against philosophical ideals. Though the contributors share no particular orthodoxy, they do share the conviction that human responsibility is possible in circumstances that often appear to deny human ...
Edited by Eva Nieuwenhuys, Leiden University
This book pays attention to poverty, to the increasing subordination of political, social, cultural and ecological domains within society to the economic domain, and to tasks and powers that should be allotted to governments, non-governmental organisations and international corporations.
S.N. Eisenstadt, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
This book attempts to analyze the civilizational and historical context of the development of the modern revolutions — of the Great Revolutions and of their relations to modernity, to the civilization of modernity, its dynamics and tribulations.
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