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The Algebra of Warfare-WelfareA Long View of India's 2014 Election

The Algebra of Warfare-Welfare: A Long View of India's 2014 Election

Irfan Ahmad and Pralay Kanungo (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780199489626
eISBN:
9780199097548
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199489626.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Electoral democracy combines the ideas and practices of warfare and welfare, where both work in tandem as near synonyms. India’s robust electoral democracy exemplifies this combination in diverse ... More

Algeria ModernFrom Opacity to Complexity

Algeria Modern: From Opacity to Complexity

Luis Martinez and Rasmus Alenius Boserup (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190491536
eISBN:
9780190638542
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190491536.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

For decades, Algeria has been depicted as an inaccessible, opaque, rentier state and under the control of secret intelligence agencies and inaccessible “cartels” and “clans”. While that analysis is ... More

The Ambivalent StatePolice-Criminal Collusion at the Urban Margins

The Ambivalent State: Police-Criminal Collusion at the Urban Margins

Javier Auyero and Katherine Sobering

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190915537
eISBN:
9780190915575
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190915537.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Law, Crime and Deviance

Over the past few decades, debates about policing in poor urban areas have shifted from analyzing the state’s neglect and abandonment to documenting its harsh interventions and punishing presence. ... More

American DiscontentThe Rise of Donald Trump and Decline of the Golden Age

American Discontent: The Rise of Donald Trump and Decline of the Golden Age

John L. Campbell

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190872434
eISBN:
9780190872465
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190872434.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This book is about how Donald Trump, who had no prior public service, became president of the United States. It argues that Trump capitalized on a wave of increasing public discontent that stemmed ... More

The British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, 1838–1956A History

The British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, 1838–1956: A History

James Heartfield

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190491673
eISBN:
9780190662981
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190491673.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This is the first comprehensive history of the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society (BFASS), from its founding in 1838. The Society, set up by Quaker Joseph Sturge and Lord Henry Brougham after ... More

Caring for Our OwnWhy There is No Political Demand for New American Social Welfare Rights

Caring for Our Own: Why There is No Political Demand for New American Social Welfare Rights

Sandra R. Levitsky

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199993123
eISBN:
9780199378906
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199993123.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Aging populations and changes in health care, household structure, and women’s labor force participation over the last half century have created a “crisis in care”: demand for care of the old and ... More

Climate Change and the Future of Himalayan Farming

Climate Change and the Future of Himalayan Farming

Tor H. Aase (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780199475476
eISBN:
9780199097739
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199475476.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Science, Technology and Environment

The book asks to what extent Himalayan farmers and their institutions are prepared to face a future when external production conditions change. Because farming is particularly sensitive to climate, ... More

Contentious RitualsParading the Nation in Northern Ireland

Contentious Rituals: Parading the Nation in Northern Ireland

Jonathan S. Blake

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190915582
eISBN:
9780190915612
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190915582.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Sociology of Religion

Why do people participate in controversial symbolic events that drive wedges between groups and occasionally spark violence? This book examines this question through an in-depth case study of ... More

Curated StoriesThe Uses and Misuses of Storytelling

Curated Stories: The Uses and Misuses of Storytelling

Sujatha Fernandes

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190618049
eISBN:
9780190618087
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190618049.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Culture

In the contemporary era we have seen a proliferation of storytelling activities, from the phenomenon of TED talks and Humans of New York to a plethora of story-coaching agencies and consultants. ... More

Darjeeling ReconsideredHistories, Politics, Environments

Darjeeling Reconsidered: Histories, Politics, Environments

Townsend Middleton and Sara Shneiderman (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780199483556
eISBN:
9780199097692
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199483556.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Science, Technology and Environment

Darjeeling occupies a special place in the South Asian imaginary with its Himalayan vistas, lush tea gardens, and brisk mountain air. Thousands of tourists, domestic and international, annually flock ... More

Delivering Public Services EffectivelyTamil Nadu and Beyond

Delivering Public Services Effectively: Tamil Nadu and Beyond

Vivek S.

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199451326
eISBN:
9780199084494
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199451326.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

There is a wide diversity in the provision of public services in India. In some states one can go miles without seeing a functional school or a public health centre, where roads are poorly ... More

Democracy and Its Institutions

Democracy and Its Institutions

André Béteille

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198080961
eISBN:
9780199082049
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198080961.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Democracy was inspired by the lofty ideals of the French Revolution: liberty, equality, and fraternity. These ideals led many countries to challenge the absolutist monarchies of the past. In Europe, ... More

Democracy in the MakingHow Activist Groups Form

Democracy in the Making: How Activist Groups Form

Kathleen M. Blee

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199842766
eISBN:
9780199951161
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199842766.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Democracy in the Making looks at how activist groups form. By closely observing the dynamics of 60 emerging activist efforts on the left and right over a three year period in Pittsburgh, ... More

Democratic PracticeOrigins of the Iberian Divide in Political Inclusion

Democratic Practice: Origins of the Iberian Divide in Political Inclusion

Robert M. Fishman

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190912871
eISBN:
9780190912918
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190912871.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This book offers a new way to conceptualize and study differences among democracies, focusing on political conduct and interaction as well as related taken-for-granted assumptions. With an empirical ... More

Denial of ViolenceOttoman Past, Turkish Present, and Collective Violence against the Armenians, 1789-2009

Denial of Violence: Ottoman Past, Turkish Present, and Collective Violence against the Armenians, 1789-2009

Fatma Muge Gocek

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199334209
eISBN:
9780199395774
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199334209.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

To this day, the Turkish state officially denies that what happened to the Armenians in 1915 was genocide, while the Western scholarly community is almost in full agreement that what happened to the ... More

Dispossession without DevelopmentLand Grabs in Neoliberal India

Dispossession without Development: Land Grabs in Neoliberal India

Michael Levien

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190859152
eISBN:
9780190872830
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190859152.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Since the mid-2000s, India has been beset by widespread farmer protests against “land grabs.” Dispossession without Development argues that beneath these conflicts lay a profound transformation in ... More

Do-It-Yourself DemocracyThe Rise of the Public Engagement Industry

Do-It-Yourself Democracy: The Rise of the Public Engagement Industry

Caroline W. Lee

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199987269
eISBN:
9780190218683
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199987269.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Science, Technology and Environment

Citizen participation has undergone a radical shift since anxieties about “bowling alone” seized the nation in the 1990s. Many pundits and observers have cheered America’s twenty-first-century civic ... More

The Dynamics of RadicalizationA Relational and Comparative Perspective

The Dynamics of Radicalization: A Relational and Comparative Perspective

Eitan Y. Alimi, Lorenzo Bosi, and Chares Demetriou

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199937707
eISBN:
9780190236601
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937707.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Social Movements and Social Change

This book advances a theoretical synthesis to explaining radicalization. Treating radicalization as a process along which a member organization of a broad social movement shifts from predominantly ... More

Empire's LegacyRoots of a Far-Right Affinity in Contemporary France

Empire's Legacy: Roots of a Far-Right Affinity in Contemporary France

John W.P. Veugelers

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190875664
eISBN:
9780190875695
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190875664.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Building on the idea of latent political potential, this book offers an alternative interpretation of the contemporary far right. Its main thesis is that relations between colonizers and colonized ... More

The Fiscalization of Social PolicyHow Taxpayers Trumped Children in the Fight Against Child Poverty

The Fiscalization of Social Policy: How Taxpayers Trumped Children in the Fight Against Child Poverty

Joshua T. McCabe

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190841300
eISBN:
9780190841331
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190841300.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Population and Demography

This book challenges the conventional wisdom on American exceptionalism, offering the first and only comparative analysis of the politics of child and in-work tax credits. This comparative approach, ... More

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