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Neuroeconomics

Neuroeconomics

1st Edition

Jack J Vromen, Caterina Marchionni
March 14, 2019

In recent years there has been an astonishing growth in scholarly work at the intersection of economics, neuroscience, and psychology. As neuroeconomics (as this domain is usually known) continues to blossom, this new title from Routledge’s Critical Concepts in the Social Sciences series provides a...

Human-Animal Studies

Human-Animal Studies

1st Edition

Susan McHugh, Garry Marvin
February 22, 2018

Human-Animal Studies is a burgeoning multidisciplinary enterprise. Human-Animal Studies places the relationships humans have with other animals, and the relations other animals have with humans, at the centre of scholarly enquiry, artistic practice, and political critique. It draws from, and...

Childhood Studies

Childhood Studies

1st Edition

Heather Montgomery
August 19, 2016

This landmark publication from Routledge reflects the widespread recognition of Childhood Studies as a significant and mature area of cross-disciplinary study and research. And as serious scholarly work in and around Childhood Studies blossoms as never before, this new four-volume collection from...

Risk

Risk

1st Edition

Ragnar Lofstedt, Frederic Bouder
June 25, 2013

Can we better predict or mitigate the consequences of natural disasters, such as earthquakes and hurricanes? Can we reduce the number of oil spills? And what should be done to clean up the mess when something does goes wrong? Why are people concerned about nuclear plants, but so reckless when they...

Population Studies

Population Studies

1st Edition

Edith Gray, Zhongwei Zhao
November 23, 2012

Demography is the scientific study of human populations. Classical demography has at its core three processes: fertility, migration, and mortality. To be human is to be part of the demographic process, so contemporary studies of population focus not only on the implications of population size and...

Science and Technology Studies

Science and Technology Studies

1st Edition

Michael Lynch
December 15, 2011

Science and Technology Studies has attained a strong international profile in recent decades. Science Studies incorporates work in the History and Philosophy of Science, but emphasizes the social, cultural, and political implications of developments in the natural sciences, mathematics, engineering...

Political Economy

Political Economy

1st Edition

Norman Schofield, Dino Falaschetti, Andrew R. Rutten
May 25, 2011

Until about two hundred years ago, almost everyone faced the prospect of a life that was poor, nasty, brutish, and short, with few if any prospects for betterment. For example, in today’s money, annual average per-capita income during the first millennium was constant at about $500. And most of the...

Social Capital

Social Capital

1st Edition

Nan Lin
September 08, 2010

‘Social capital’ is a major conceptual and theoretical idea that has received in the last three decades much attention across many social-science disciplines. In this relatively short period, it has developed into a major research paradigm guiding voluminous research conducted in North America,...

Cosmopolitanism

Cosmopolitanism

1st Edition

David Inglis, Gerard Delanty
August 04, 2010

A term of antique provenance, ‘cosmopolitanism’ has developed and cohered into a critical concept in contemporary social and cultural analysis. However, the daunting quantity (and variable quality) of the available research exploring the many, often controversial, issues attendant upon...

Migration

Migration

1st Edition

Steven Vertovec
November 24, 2009

Nowadays, migration seems never far from the top of the political agenda. Whether as a consequence of civil and ethnic unrest, or as one response to the widening gulf between the wealthy and poor zones of the world, international population movement for sanctuary or settlement has become as...

Art and Aesthetics

Art and Aesthetics

1st Edition

Marta Herrero, David Inglis
November 25, 2008

Under what social conditions do particular sorts of arts and aesthetics arise and flourish, and under what conditions do they decline and disappear? What types of artistic and aesthetic practices exist outside of museums, galleries, and other high-cultural institutions? In what ways are social...

Sustainable Tourism

Sustainable Tourism

1st Edition

Stephen J. Page, Joanne Connell
December 24, 2007

Edited by two leading scholars in the field, this new title in the Routledge Major Works series, Critical Concepts in the Social Sciences, is a four-volume collection of canonical and cutting-edge research in sustainable tourism. The origins of sustainable tourism as a topic of serious academic...

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