Society and Economy

Framework and Principles


Author: Mark Granovetter

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674977831

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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A work of exceptional ambition by the founder of modern economic sociology, this first full account of Mark Granovetter’s ideas stresses that the economy is not a sphere separate from other human activities but is deeply embedded in social relations and subject to the same emotions, ideas, and constraints as religion, science, politics, or law.

India Working

Essays on Society and Economy


Author: Barbara Harriss-White

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521007634

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 316

View: 6255

In this 2002 book, the author describes how the Indian economy works and whether liberalisation has actually helped ordinary Indians.

Early Mesopotamia

Society and Economy at the Dawn of History


Author: Nicholas Postgate

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136788638


Page: N.A

View: 1713

The roots of our modern world lie in the civilization of Mesopotamia, which saw the development of the first urban society and the invention of writing. The cuneiform texts reveal the technological and social innovations of Sumer and Babylonia as surprisingly modern, and the influence of this fascinating culture was felt throughout the Near East. Early Mesopotamia gives an entirely new account, integrating the archaeology with historical data which until now have been largely scattered in specialist literature.

The Ancient Near East

History, Society and Economy


Author: Mario Liverani

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134750919

Category: History

Page: 648

View: 3707

The Ancient Near East reveals three millennia of history (c. 3500–500 bc) in a single work. Liverani draws upon over 25 years’ worth of experience and this personal odyssey has enabled him to retrace the history of the peoples of the Ancient Near East. The history of the Sumerians, Hittites, Assyrians, Babylonians and more is meticulously detailed by one of the leading scholars of Assyriology. Utilizing research derived from the most recent archaeological finds, the text has been fully revised for this English edition and explores Liverani’s current thinking on the history of the Ancient Near East. The rich and varied illustrations for each historical period, augmented by new images for this edition, provide insights into the material and textual sources for the Ancient Near East. Many highlight the ingenuity and technological prowess of the peoples in the Ancient East. Never before available in English, The Ancient Near East represents one of the greatest books ever written on the subject and is a must read for students who will not have had the chance to explore the depth of Liverani’s scholarship.

Before the Industrial Revolution

European Society and Economy 1000-1700


Author: Carlo M. Cipolla

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113487748X

Category: History

Page: 352

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First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Society and Economy in the Eastern Mediterranean, C. 1500-1000 B.C.

Proceedings of the International Symposium Held at the University of Haifa from the 28th of April to the 2nd of May, 1985


Author: Michael Heltzer,Edward Lipiński

Publisher: Peeters Publishers

ISBN: 9789068311358

Category: History

Page: 397

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The actual progress in the study of social and economic structures of Late Bronze Age societies requires a general overview of the historical process in the area of the Eastern Mediterranean as a whole. This was the purpose of the symposium the proceedings of which are collected in the form of articles in the present volume. They are studies dealing with the Mycenaean world, with the Hittite Empire, Nuzi, Emar, Alalakh, Ugarit, the Pharaonic lands in the Izreel Valley. Particular attention is paid to the trade between the Aegean and the Levant, as well as to the Sea-Peoples. The proceedings give a comprehensive view of the social and economic historical process in the Eastern Mediterranean between 1500 and 1000 B.C. and constitute an important contribution to the study of this crucial period in the history of the Ancient Middle East.

Law, Society, and Economy

Centenary Essays for the London School of Economics and Political Science, 1895-1995


Author: Richard Rawlings,London School of Economics and Political Science

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198262282

Category: Law

Page: 385

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This centenary volume of essays explores a number of related themes which differentiate and characterize the approach of the LSE. Central to this, is the assumption that law is one of the social sciences and that law should be studied in context" as a social phenomenon. The contributors have been chosen both for their distinction and for their connection with the LSE, and include such eminent figures as Mrs Justice Arden, Judge Rosalyn Higgins, Sir Stephen Sedley, and Roberto MangabeiraUnger. The essays focus on three main subject areas: Law and Economy; Dimensions of Law; and Courts and Process which are discussed against the broader canvas of the School's approach to Law . Thus, Comaroff, Cohen, Unger and Teubner adopt an interdisciplinary approach to the subject, stressing both legal and social theory, while the contributions of Cranston, Cornish and others stress an internationalist approach. A characteristic LSE focus on the dynamic nature of law runs through the work of Collins, Higgins and Lord Wedderburn, while a reformist tradition (allied with concern for the practical) is explored alongside the introduction of new legal subjects into the curriculum. Fascinating and thought provoking, this volume is an accesible summary of current thought and debate presented by today's leading scholars and practioners. Law, Society and Economy will be of enduring interest to scholars and practioners worldwide, akin to Ginsberg's celebrated and widely cited volume of essays which marked the School's fiftieth anniversary."

Society and Economy in Modern Britain 1700-1850


Author: Richard Brown

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134982763

Category: History

Page: 496

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For both contemporaries and later historians the Industrial Revolution is viewed as a turning point' in modern British history. There is no doubt that change occurred, but what was the nature of that change and how did affect rural and urban society? Beginning with an examination of the nature of history and Britain in 1700, this volume focuses on the economic and social aspects of the Industrial Revolution. Unlike many previous textbooks on the same period, it emphasizes British history, and deals with developments in Wales, Scotland, and Ireland in their own right. It is the emphasis on the diversity, not the uniformity of experience, on continuities as well as change in this crucial period of development, which makes this volume distinctive. In his companion title Richard Brown completes his examination of the period and looks at the changes that took place in Britain's political system and in its religious affiliations.

Society and Economy in Colonial Connecticut


Author: Jackson Turner Main

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400857716

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 414

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A pioneer in American social history, Jackson Turner Main presents the first continuous and detailed picture of the economic and social structure of an American colony from its founding up to the Revolution. Originally published in 1985. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

State, Society and Economy in Saudi Arabia (RLE Saudi Arabia)


Author: Tim Niblock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317539966

Category: Social Science

Page: 316

View: 9373

Saudi Arabia is one of the most important countries in the modern world. Not only does it possess some 25 per cent of the world’s proven oil reserves, it also plays a crucial role in the wider Gulf region where over 50 per cent of proven reserves are located. Developments in Saudi Arabia will inevitably affect the economic well-being of the Western industrialised world, Japan and much of the Third World. At the same time, Saudi Arabia is ruled in a traditional way by an all-powerful king and royal family, and is one of the key countries of Islam, the Holy City of Mecca being within the country’s boundaries. The inroad of modern Western forces into this traditional Islamic society is underlined by the fact that may key posts are filled with imported Western workers. This book, first published in 1982, containing contributions by the world’s leading Middle Eastern experts, provides a comprehensive overview of important social, political and economic developments in Saudi Arabia. The opening chapters consider the formation of the Saudi State, and the bulk of the book surveys key themes such as political opposition, the oil industry, energy policy, banking, external relations and the future direction of development.

The Land of Ionia

Society and Economy in the Archaic Period


Author: Alan M. Greaves

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119062349

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

View: 8758

Incorporating over a century of archaeological research, Greaves offers a reassessment of Archaic Ionia that attempts to understand the region within its larger Mediterranean context and provides a thematic overview of its cities and people. Seeks to balance the Greek and Anatolian cultural influences at work in Ionia in this important period of its history (700BC to the Battle of Lade in 494BC) Organised thematically, covering landscape, economy, cities, colonisation, warfare, cult, and art Accesses German and Turkish scholarship, presenting a useful point of entry to the published literature for academics and students

The Making of a Hinterland

State, Society, and Economy in Inland North China, 1853-1937


Author: Kenneth Pomeranz

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520913196

Category: History

Page: 368

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This wholly original reassessment of critical issues in modern Chinese history traces social, economic, and ecological change in inland North China during the late Qing dynasty and the Republic. Using many new sources, Kenneth Pomeranz argues that the development of certain regions entailed the systematic underdevelopment of other regions. He maps changes in local finance, farming, transportation, taxation, and popular protest, and analyzes the consequences for different classes, sub-regions, and genders. Pomeranz attributes these diverse developments to several causes: the growing but incomplete integration of North China into the world economy, the state's abandonment of many hinterland areas and traditional functions, and the effect of local social structures on these processes. He shows that hinterlands were made, not merely found, and were powerfully shaped by the strategies of local groups as well as outside forces.

Conflicts in Jammu and Kashmir

Impact on Polity, Society and Economy


Author: V R Raghavan

Publisher: Vij Books India Pvt Ltd

ISBN: 938257333X

Category: Political Science

Page: 300

View: 1535

The problem in Jammu and Kashmir, having caused three major wars between India and Pakistan, has since late 1980's become a serious internal security problem. This is a politico-religious conflict reflecting elements of secession, self rule and greater economic control. Its effects are not only across the border but also global, with its potential to lead to war between two nuclear weapon states. The CSA study focuses on the consequences since causes remain historical while consequences are realities which societies and the government have to face. In long lasting internal conflicts, consequences tend to influence the conflict and even become the drivers of conflict. The generation which has been born and brought up facing the consequences also develops stakes in them. This volume focuses external and internal consequences of the conflict exploring the impact on governance, economy, interprovincial and interreligious relations, and specific segments of the society. It comprises of twelve research papers presented at the seminar held in Jammu in September 2010 in collaboration with the Department of Strategic and Regional Studies (DSRS), University of Jammu.

Remittances, Gender and Development

Albania's Society and Economy in Transition


Author: Julie Vullnetari,Russell King

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1848854870

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

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Migration in the modern world, rather than being seen as a symptom or result of underdevelopment, is now understood more as a route towards development and a strategy for alleviating poverty. This study of Albania is particularly significant in this new debate on migration and development as, since the fall of communism, remittances have been a major supporter of the Albanian economy, sustaining many Albanian families, especially in rural areas. The authors thus focus on the socio-cultural context of remittances, and explore how gender emerges as a powerful facet in the processes of development. It will therefore be of interest to scholars and students in Migration Studies, Development Studies, Gender Studies, Geography, and Anthropology, as well as offering vital analysis for policy-makers, donors, and civil society activists engaged in development planning and migration management.

Society and Economy

Models of Social Man


Author: Per Otnes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788256014491

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 128

View: 2308

This book confronts a major institution of recent decades â?? neo-liberalism and its exaggerated pro-market views. It examines two of its Game Theory models: The Prisonerâ??s Dilemma and The Tragedy of the Commons. Both are shown to be basically unstable; they may change into several quite distinct games at any phase. Market economics has a base in Game Theory much in the same way as mathematics in formal logic.

Comparative National Development

Society and Economy in the New Global Order


Author: A. Douglas Kincaid,Alejandro Portes

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9780807844502

Category: Political Science

Page: 245

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What does it mean to speak of 'national development' in the 1990s? As a result of the tumultuous changes in global economic and political structures, scholars and policymakers specializing in the study of national development must reassess the interpretive models they have relied upon in the past. This book brings together essays by a distinguished group of social scientists that address the dilemmas facing development theory today. These essays, grounded in sociological research, reclaim the important role once played by sociological theory in development studies. The collection provides an overview of traditional theories of development, assessing their strengths and weaknesses, and identifies the new actors, issues, and processes that future analysis must address. The essays discuss the impact of technological innovations in production and commerce, the changing relations of states and markets, regional development inequalities, and the emergence of new social groups as participants in development processes. from the book Contents: 'Sociology and Development in the 1990s: Critical Challenges and Empirical Trends,' by A. Douglas Kincaid and Alejandro Portes 'Rethinking Development Theory: Insights from East Asia and Latin America,' by Gary Gereffi 'The New Dependency: Technological Change and Socioeconomic Restructuring in Latin America,' by Manuel Castells and Roberto Laserna 'Predatory, Developmental, and Other Apparatuses: A Comparative Political Economy Perspective on the Third World State,' by Peter B. Evans 'Regional Development Theory and the Subordination of Extractive Peripheries,' by Stephen G. Bunker 'Broadening the Scope: Gender and International Economic Development,' by M. Patricia Fernndez Kelly 'Path Dependence and Privatization Strategies in East Central Europe,' by David Stark 'Urbanization, Development, and the Household,' by Bryan R. Roberts

Caribbean Slave Society and Economy

A Student Reader


Author: Hilary Beckles,Verene Shepherd

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781565840850

Category: History

Page: 496

View: 799

Because the institution of slavery has exerted such momentous force in shaping the socioeconomic and political history of the Caribbean, much of the region's historical writing has focused on slavery. Caribbean Slave Society and Economy brings together into one volume the main themes of the recent research on slavery, and explores the patterns and forms of socioeconomic life and activity that molded the region's heterogeneous slave societies.

Sericulture society and economy


Author: H. G. Hanumappa

Publisher: N.A


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 140

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Contributed articles with reference to Karnataka.

Society and Economy in Egypt and the Eastern Mediterranean, 1600-1900

Essays in Honor of André Raymond


Author: Nelly Hanna,Raʼūf ʻAbbās Ḥāmid,Raouf Abbas

Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9789774249372

Category: History

Page: 245

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A collection of studies by leading scholars in Egypt, the United States, and Europe, this book offers a selection of research in Ottoman-era Egypt and the Middle East, and serves as a tribute to author's own work. It includes an investigation of European attitudes toward the Orient through the travel accounts of Russian pilgrims to the Levant.