"Contemporary Sociology and Policy Analysis" introduces students to theoretical and methodological developments in sociology and social theory. A feature of the book is that importance is attached to the connections between sociology, contemporary social theory and public policy analysis.
Table of Contents: Core concerns in social theory; anti reductionist sociology and theory; the institutional framework of government and politics; the policy process; the "new sociology" of public policy; conclusion.
The past three or four decades have seen a steep rise in the number of cross-border operations taking place throughout the world, as measured in terms of trade flows (imports-exports), FDI (foreign direct investment), or joint venture initiatives. The scope and depth of today’s international business operations would suggest that cross-border contacts are inevitable for all but a small minority of companies. If we accept this premise, then it surely follows that those companies that wish to operate competitively should be prepared to adapt their operations accordingly.
This text offers comprehensive coverage of the A Level syllabuses for the main examining bodies. It covers the basic principles of sociology and should be an ideal introduction for anyone who has no previous knowledge of the subject.
Alastair Arnott explores a deeper understanding of failure and a new theory to be applied in your own world.
The author has approached this work with the aim of providing a manageable length and accessible introduction to sociology. This text concentrates more heavily than conventional texts on developing the psychological and intellectual qualities that are
necessary to effectively approach the subject. It is pitched at GCE A Level and is aimed at the sociology student or general reader who is looking for an alternative to the standard texts.
The text focuses more on guiding the reader into thinking sociologically than providing a comprehensive grounding in the academic content of the subject. The idea for this type of text originated from a perceived need for such an alternative in teaching Access to Higher Education students and is modelled on an approach that has been applied successfully in working with such groups.
In The Great Education Controversy the author raises and comments on issues arising from the changes made to schools since the 1944 Act with the intention of bringing people to question what we have and to ask if it is what they want.
This volume of essays originated from a conference held at the then Maastricht (now Middelburg) Centre for Transatlantic Studies in 2006. MCTS is a consortium of U.S., Mexican, and European institutions that brings together students and faculty in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences to study issues and developments that both unite and separate countries on either side of the Atlantic. These papers explore the range of shared and sometimes confl icting concerns not just in international relations (although that is an important part of the collection), but also on historical, cultural, and political issues. In doing so, they highlight the variety of different ways in which transatlantic studies can offer insights into experiences that cross simple national and physical boundaries both in the past and present day.
From Oscar Wilde to John McVicar, Jimmy Boyle to Jeffrey Archer and Noel ‘Razor’ Smith, Unlocking The Prison Muse: The inspirations and effects of prisoners' writing in Britainexamines the history, the inspirations and the effects of prisoners’ writing in Britain – on rehabilitation, on wider society, on penal policy and on victims.
This book follows on from the highly popular ‘Interacting With Statistics’, by looking at the various sources and methods available to social researchers. The book is illustrated with some interesting and informative examples of the various methods, together with a critique on how those methods have been used or illustrated by some researchers. The book also looks as how the role of social research is itself, subject to social trends, over and above the social problems it seeks to address.