Class and Stratification
Author: Rosemary Crompton
Price: £55.00 and £17.99
ISBN 9780745638690 and 8706
This edition has been extensively revised, expanded and updated, incorporating discussions of contemporary economic and social change. Crompton, professor of sociology at City University London, includes discussions of political and economic neoliberalism and its impacts as well as developments in social theory, such as the emphasis on "individualisation" and the "cultural turn". New to this edition is a chapter focusing on "cultural" approaches to class analysis, which with established approaches are used to explore new developments in social mobility, educational opportunity and social polarisation.
Spanish Politics: Democracy after Dictatorship
Author: Omar G. Encarnacion
Price: £50.00 and £15.99
ISBN 9780745639925 and 9932
Encarnacion, associate professor of political studies and director of the political studies programme at Bard College, shows how a post-transition settlement anchored on intra-party consensus and collaboration made possible Spain's smooth transition from authoritarian to democratic rule, a modern and competitive economy and a multicultural identity.
Editor: Daniele Caramani
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Caramani, professor of comparative politics at the University of St Gallen, Switzerland, includes a wide range of countries and covers methods and theories, the nation-state and its institutions, processes and policies, and deals with recent changes such as globalisation and democratisation in Africa and the Middle East.
Author: Torbjorn Tannsjo
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Price: £40.00 and £12.99
ISBN 9780748634989 and 4996
The idea of a sovereign world government, as defended by Bertrand Russell and A.C. Ewing, has been eclipsed by less radical ideas such as peaceful co-operation between sovereign states. Tannsjo, who holds a chair in practical philosophy at Stockholm University and who has donated his royalties from this work to Oxfam, argues that such solutions cannot be effective. Not only is world government necessary to solve global problems, he says, it is desirable in its own right.
The Irish Voter: The Nature of Electoral Competition in the Republic of Ireland
Authors: Michael Marsh, Richard Sinnott, John Garry and Fiachra Kennedy
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Price: £60 and £19.99
ISBN 9780719077319 and 7326
This work, by Dublin- and Belfast-based academics, contains reports on the first-ever Irish election study and claims to be the first comprehensive academic survey of the motives, outlook and behaviour of the Irish voter and the impact of the economy on electoral behaviour.
The Gender Question in Globalization
Authors: Tine Davids and Francien van Driel
This book seeks to deconstruct the orthodox view that globalisation has the same features and impact everywhere. Davids and van Driel, both of the Centre for International Development Issues Nijmegen, use a "gender lens" to join debates in international labour, sexuality, identity, feminism, peace studies and migration.
The New Economic Diplomacy: Decision-Making and Negotiation in International Economic Relations
Authors: Nicholas Bayne and Stephen Woolcock
Price: £60.00 and £19.99
ISBN 9780754670476 and 0483
Bayne and Woolcock, senior academics at the London School of Economics, explain how states conduct their external economic relations in the 21st century. It is suitable for students interested in the decision-making processes of foreign economic policy.
The Globalization Reader
Authors: Frank J. Lechner and John Boli
This edition seeks to make sense of globalisation by conveying its complexity, importance and contentiousness from diverse vantage points to the undergraduate. Lechner and Boli, respectively associate professor of sociology and professor of sociology at Emory University, offer broad coverage of political, economic, cultural and individual dimensions.
Ideology and Politics
Author: John Schwarzmantel
The author, a senior lecturer in politics at the University of Leeds, presents an account of a new era of ideological politics, where the dominant neo-liberalism has spawned a diverse global range of "ideologies of opposition".