Power

A Radical View

Author: Steven Lukes

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230802575

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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This second edition of a seminal work includes the original text, first published 30 years ago, alongside two major new chapters. Power, Freedom and Reason assesses the main debates about how to conceptualize and study power, including the influential contributions of Michel Foucault. Power Revisited reconsiders Steven Lukes' own views in light of these debates and of criticisms of his original argument. With a new introduction and bibliographical essay, this book will consolidate its reputation as a classic work and a major reference point within social and political theory.
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Racism and Education

Structures and Strategies

Author: Dawn Gill,Barbara Mayor,Maud Blair

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780803985780

Category: Social Science

Page: 326

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This broad-ranging text offers a timely overview of both the social basis of racism in education, and the policies that have attempted to combat it. Focusing mainly on the effectiveness or otherwise of multicultural and antiracist policies, the book situates racism at school in the widest context, from the experience of individuals to the social and institutional background. A successful balance of important recent articles and substantial contributions specially written for this text, Racism and Education is essential reading for teachers, students and all those concerned with discrimination and with antiracist policy. An Open University Reader for the course `Race', Education and Society.
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Compromise, confrontation and coercion

formal and informal dispute resolution in cooperative and hierarchical worksites

Author: Elizabeth A. Hoffmann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 277

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Tribes and Territories in the 21st Century

Rethinking the significance of disciplines in higher education

Author: Paul Trowler,Murray Saunders,Veronica Bamber

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136488510

Category: Education

Page: 312

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The ‘tribes and territories’ metaphor for the cultures of academic disciplines and their roots in different knowledge characteristics has been used by those interested in university life and work since the early 1990s. This book draws together research, data and theory to show how higher education has gone through major change since then and how social theory has evolved in parallel. Together these changes mean there is a need to re-theorise academic life in a way which reflects changed contexts in universities in the twenty-first century, and so a need for new metaphors. Using a social practice approach, the editors and contributors argue that disciplines are alive and well, but that in a turbulent environment where many other forces conditioning academic practices exist, their influence is generally weaker than before. However, the social practice approach adopted in the book highlights how this influence is contextually contingent – how disciplines are deployed in different ways for different purposes and with varying degrees of purchase. This important book pulls together the latest thinking on the subject and offers a new framework for conceptualising the influences on academic practices in universities. It brings together a distinguished group of scholars from across the world to address questions such as: Have disciplines been displaced by inter-disciplinarity, having outlived their usefulness? Have other forces acting on the academy pushed disciplines into the background as factors shaping the practices of academics and students there? How significant are disciplinary differences in teaching and research practices? What is their significance in other areas of work in universities? This timely book addresses a pressing concern in modern education, and will be of great interest to university professionals, managers and policy-makers in the field of higher education.
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Sociology in Perspective

Author: Mark Kirby

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435331603

Category: Sociology

Page: 831

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This text, specifically for AQA specifications, is designed to be easy and encouraging for students to use. The book contains updated material and activities together with a new chapter on study skills. It also indicates clearly where activities meet the new evidence requirements for key skills.
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Possession, Power and the New Age

Ambiguities of Authority in Neoliberal Societies

Author: Mr Matthew Wood

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409477479

Category: Religion

Page: 212

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This book provides a new sociological account of contemporary religious phenomena such as channelling, holistic healing, meditation and divination, which are usually classed as part of a New Age Movement. Drawing on his extensive ethnography carried out in the UK, alongside comparative studies in America and Europe, Matthew Wood criticises the view that such phenomena represent spirituality in which self-authority is paramount. Instead, he emphasises the role of social authority and the centrality of spirit possession, linking these to participants' class positions and experiences of secularisation. Informed by sociological and anthropological approaches to social power and practice, especially the work of Pierre Bourdieu and Michel Foucault, Wood's study explores what he calls the nonformative regions of the religious field, and charts similarities and differences with pagan, spiritualist and Theosophical traditions.
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Power, Second Edition

A Radical View

Author: Steven Lukes

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780333420928

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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Steven Lukes' Power: A Radical View is a seminal work still widely used some 30 years after publication. The second edition includes the complete original text alongside two major new essays. One assesses the main debates about how to conceptualize and study power, including the influential contributions of Michel Foucault. The other reconsiders Steven Lukes' own views in light of these debates and of criticisms of his original argument. With a new introduction and bibliographical essay, this book will consolidate its reputation as a classic work and a major reference point within social and political theory.
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The Power

Author: Cynthia Roberts

Publisher: Novels

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Retail They say that love conquers all, but what if love isn’t enough? What if love was stolen from you by death? What if love came back to you, a miracle, but unseen threats mean to rob you of it all over again? Wouldn’t you protect that love, fight for it with every part of your body and soul? What if by claiming that love you place it in danger? Could you walk away from it? Would you, or would you take the chance that this time around, love will indeed conquer all? Lillian Saint Rose, by all appearances is a young artist born to wealth and privilege, but she is hiding a dark secret. A recluse and a loner, she lives her world by night, never expecting her lonely existence to change until she meets Detective Jack Stone. Jack is handsome and charming, but that isn’t what sparks Lillian’s interest. No, it’s the fact that he is the mirror image of the love she lost so long ago. Strange, unexplainable things have been happening in New York City. Gruesome murders bring Detective Stone on to the scene, but he finds himself at a loss for at none of the scenes is any evidence left, not hair, not fibers, and certainly not blood, at least, not from the killer. As the city starts to panic and scream serial killer, Jack finds himself falling for the mysterious Lillian Saint Rose. Never in his life has he seen such a woman, met such a person. The attraction is instant and intense, but with the city in chaos, he doesn’t have time for a new relationship. That, of course, doesn’t stop it from happening anyway. He just can’t seem to shake the beautiful woman from his mind. It’s as if an unseen force is always pulling them together and Jack finds that he doesn’t want to fight it at all. No, he wants to surrender. As the body count starts racking up and the FBI is called in, Jack starts to realize that he is dealing with two separate killers. When one makes a kill, it is clean, precise. When the other kills it’s a bloody massacre. He knows how they kill, the vicinity where they kill, but he doesn’t have even one strand of evidence or one clue as to who they really are. As the newly found relationship begins to flourish, Lillian finds she is at conflict with her own emotions. She is determined to walk away from Jack knowing that his life is in danger, but she finds herself unable to do so. Unable to distant herself from Jack, she finds herself longing to tell him everything, but how does someone tell someone else that they haven’t been alive and breathing in over a hundred and fifty years? Once cold, she finds her dead heart reawakening and she knows that it is because of Jack. She knew him once before after all, she loved him once before, and she watched him die, because of her. She knows that she is putting his life in danger by allowing him close to her, but resisting Jack is about as easy as resisting what she was reborn to do. Now, an evil from the past comes back to haunt her, and threatens to do again what he did once before, kill the man that she loves. Times have changed, though. Lillian has grown stronger and this time around, she swears that she will be ready. She vows to protect Jack even at the risk of exposure to her and her kind, but what she fears the most is Jack finding out the truth about her and not accepting what she is, not accepting her. What would he do if he knew that she was one of the two that he was looking for, that she was a killer? Would he understand? Would he accept her, or would he deem her the monster, that inside, she knows she really is?
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Group Politics and Social Movements in Canada, Second Edition

Author: Miriam Smith

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442606975

Category: Political Science

Page: 400

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Group Politics and Social Movements in Canada, Second Edition updates and expands its exploration of a wide range of organized group and social movement activity in Canadian politics. Particularly distinctive is the inclusion of Quebec nationalism and Aboriginal politics. Many other areas of collective activity are also included: the Occupy movement and anti-poverty organizing, ethnocultural political mobilization, disability, lesbian and gay politics, feminism, farmers and organized interests in agriculture, Christian evangelical groups, environment, and health movements. Contributors to the collection employ a number of theoretical perspectives from political science and sociology to describe the evolution of organized groups and movements and to evaluate successes in exercising influence on Canadian politics. Each chapter provides an overview of the group or movement along with an account of its main networks and organizations, strategies, goals, successes, and failures.
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Science, Politics and Morality

Scientific Uncertainty and Decision Making

Author: R. von Schomberg

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401581436

Category: Science

Page: 236

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Current environmental problems and technological risks are a challenge for a new institutional arrangement of the value spheres of Science, Politics and Morality. Distinguished authors from different European countries and America provide a cross-disciplinary perspective on the problems of political decision making under the conditions of scientific uncertainty. cases from biotechnology and the environmental sciences are discussed. The papers collected for this volume address the following themes: (i) controversies about risks and political decision making; (ii) concepts of science for policy; (iii) the use of social science in the policy making process; (iv) ethical problems with developments in science and technology; (v) public and state interests in the development and control of technology.
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The Oxford Handbook of Political Leadership

Author: R. A. W. Rhodes,Paul 't Hart

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191645869

Category: Political Science

Page: 800

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Political leadership has made a comeback. It was studied intensively not only by political scientists but also by political sociologists and psychologists, Sovietologists, political anthropologists, and by scholars in comparative and development studies from the 1940s to the 1970s. Thereafter, the field lost its way with the rise of structuralism, neo-institutionalism, and rational choice approaches to the study of politics, government, and governance. Recently, however, students of politics have returned to studying the role of individual leaders and the exercise of leadership to explain political outcomes. The list of topics is nigh endless: elections, conflict management, public policy, government popularity, development, governance networks, and regional integration. In the media age, leaders are presented and stage-managed—spun—as the solution to almost every social problem. Through the mass media and the Internet, citizens and professional observers follow the rise, impact, and fall of senior political officeholders at closer quarters than ever before. This Handbook encapsulates the resurgence by asking, where are we today? It orders the multidisciplinary field by identifying the distinct and distinctive contributions of the disciplines. It meets the urgent need to take stock. It brings together scholars from around the world, encouraging a comparative perspective, to provide a comprehensive coverage of all the major disciplines, methods, and regions. It showcases both the normative and empirical traditions in political leadership studies, and juxtaposes behavioural, institutional, and interpretive approaches. It covers formal, office-based as well as informal, emergent political leadership, and in both democratic and undemocratic polities.
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Introduction to Politics and Society

Author: Shaun Best

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761971313

Category: Social Science

Page: 275

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Introduction to Politics and Society draws on examples from popular political culture in order to convey how politics operates in the contemporary world. Examples illustrate the meaning of theories and show the relevance of central theoretical debates. Planned and developed with an eye to the needs of students, the book is an extraordinary resource for undergraduate teaching and study needs. It will be required reading for undergraduate students in sociology, politics and social policy.
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Japan's China Policy

A Relational Power Analysis

Author: Linus Hagström

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134278705

Category: History

Page: 256

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Japan's China Policy understands Japan's foreign policy in terms of power - one of the most central concepts of political analysis. It contributes a fresh understanding to the subject by developing relational power as an analytical framework and by applying it to significant issues in Japan's China policy: the negotiations for a bilateral investment protection treaty and the disputed Pinnacle (Senkaku/Diaoyu) Islands. Hagström demonstrates that Japan exerted power over China in such divergent empirical settings for the most part by using civilian instruments positively, defensively and through non-action. Given that Japan's foreign policy is often portrayed rather enigmatically in terms of power, the unique contribution of Japan's China Policy is to demonstrate how to analyze power aspects of Japan's foreign policy in a more coherent fashion. This revealing approach to Japan's foreign policy will be of huge interest to anyone studying Japanese politics, foreign policy or international relations.
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The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Political Sociology

Author: Edwin Amenta,Kate Nash,Alan Scott

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444355074

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

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The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Political Sociology is a complete reference guide, reflecting the scope and quality of the discipline, and highlighting emerging topics in the field. Global in focus, offering up-to-date topics from an interdisciplinary, international set of scholars addressing key issues concerning globalization, social movements, and citizenship The majority of chapters are new, including those on environmental politics, international terrorism, security, corruption, and human rights Revises and updates all previously published chapters to include new themes and topics in political sociology Provides an overview of scholarship in the field, with chapters working independently and collectively to examine the full range of contributions to political sociology Offers a challenging yet accessible and complete reference guide for students and scholars
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Power Games

A Critical Sociology of Sport

Author: John Sugden,Alan Tomlinson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136402055

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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Critical and radical perspectives have been central to the emergence of the sociology of sport as a discipline in its own right. This ground-breaking new book is the first to offer a comprehensive theory and method for a critical sociology of sport. It argues that class, political economy, hegemony and other concepts central to the radical tradition are essential for framing, understanding and changing social and political relations within sport and between sport and society. The book draws upon the disciplines of politics, sociology, history and philosophy to provide a critical analysis of power relations throughout the world of sport, while offering important new case studies from such diverse sporting contexts as the Olympics, world football, boxing, cricket, tennis and windsurfing. In the process, it addresses key topics such as: * nations and nationalism * globalisation * race * gender * political economy. Power Games can be used as a complete introduction to the study of sport and society. And will be essential reading for any serious student of sport. At the same time, it is a provocative book that by argument and example challenges those who research and write about sport to make their work relevant to social and political reform.
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Rumor and Communication in Asia in the Internet Age

Author: Greg Dalziel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135044414

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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New communication technology has transformed the way in which news about key events is communicated. For example, in the immediate aftermath of catastrophic events such as the Mumbai attacks or the Japanese tsunami, partial accounts, accurate and inaccurate facts, rumour and speculation are now very rapidly disseminated across the globe, often ahead of official announcements and formal news reporting. Often in such situations rumours take hold, and continue to characterise events even after a more complete, more accurate picture eventually emerges. This book explores how such rumours are created, disseminated and absorbed in the age of the internet and mobile communications. It includes a wide range of examples and, besides considering the overall processes involved, engages with scholarly debates in the field of media and communication studies.
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Dogmatism in Science and Medicine

How Dominant Theories Monopolize Research and Stifle the Search for Truth

Author: Henry H. Bauer

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786485744

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 301

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The nature of scientific activity has changed dramatically over the last half century, and the objectivity and rigorous search for evidence that once defined it are being abandoned. Increasingly, this text argues, dogma has taken the place of authentic science. This study examines how conflicts of interest—both institutional and individual—have become pervasive in the science world, and also explores the troubling state of research funding and flaws of the peer-review process. It looks in depth at the dominance of several specific theories, including the Big Bang cosmology, human-caused global warming, HIV as a cause of AIDS, and the efficacy of anti-depressant drugs. In a scientific environment where distinguished experts who hold contrary views are shunned, this book is an important contribution to the examination of scientific heterodoxies.
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The Power of Inaction

Bank Bailouts in Comparison

Author: Cornelia Woll

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801471141

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 200

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Bank bailouts in the aftermath of the collapse of Lehman Brothers and the onset of the Great Recession brought into sharp relief the power that the global financial sector holds over national politics, and provoked widespread public outrage. In The Power of Inaction, Cornelia Woll details the varying relationships between financial institutions and national governments by comparing national bank rescue schemes in the United States and Europe. Woll starts with a broad overview of bank bailouts in more than twenty countries. Using extensive interviews conducted with bankers, lawmakers, and other key players, she then examines three pairs of countries where similar outcomes might be expected: the United States and United Kingdom, France and Germany, Ireland and Denmark. She finds, however, substantial variation within these pairs. In some cases the financial sector is intimately involved in the design of bailout packages; elsewhere it chooses to remain at arm’s length. Such differences are often ascribed to one of two conditions: either the state is strong and can impose terms, or the state is weak and corrupted by industry lobbying. Woll presents a third option, where the inaction of the financial sector critically shapes the design of bailout packages in favor of the industry. She demonstrates that financial institutions were most powerful in those settings where they could avoid a joint response and force national policymakers to deal with banks on a piecemeal basis. The power to remain collectively inactive, she argues, has had important consequences for bailout arrangements and ultimately affected how the public and private sectors have shared the cost burden of these massive policy decisions.
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