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Aid and Global Poverty  

Simon Feeny and Mark McGillivray

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May 2016
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Apr 2017
This article examines the relationship between foreign aid and poverty in developing countries, with the goal of determining whether donor governments are motivated and actively set out to ... More

Analytic Ethnography  

Karen Barkey

Print publication date:
Jan 2011
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Jun 2017
Subject:
Sociology
This article examines the unique contribution that analytic ethnography has made and can make to accomplishing two of the key principles of analytical sociology: developing theoretical ... More

Analytical Sociology and Theories of the Middle Range  

Peter Hedström and Lars Udehn

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Jan 2011
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Jun 2017
Subject:
Sociology
This article locates analytic sociology in the Mertonian tradition of middle-range theory, which focuses on partial explanation of phenomena observed in different social domains through ... More

Analyzing the Socio-Technical Transformation of Energy Systems: The Concept of “Sustainability Transitions”  

Harald Rohracher

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Sep 2018
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Jul 2018
Dealing with the immense societal challenges of climate change and resource depletion requires no less than a fundamental transformation of the energy system, comprising not only ... More

Are We on the Cusp of a Global Renewable Energy Transition?  

Sybille Roehrkasten

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Sep 2018
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Jul 2018
This chapter examines global energy trends, whether a global renewable energy transition is already taking place, and what steps are needed to further accelerate the global deployment of ... More

Asia and the Shift in Marx’s Conception of Revolution and History  

Lin Chun

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Sep 2018
Through a revisit of the evolution of Marx’s ideas about Oriental society and the village community, this chapter explores the methodological meaning of Asia for the Marxist conception of ... More

Australia and People Seeking Asylum who arrive by Boat  

Caroline Fleay

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Sep 2018
Throughout the past forty years various leaders from both major political parties in Australia have categorized the arrival by boat of people seeking asylum as a “crisis” and the people ... More

Beliefs  

Jens Rydgren

Print publication date:
Jan 2011
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Jun 2017
Subject:
Sociology
This article examines the multiple mechanisms by which beliefs are formed — from observation, social influence/socialization, induction, deduction from other beliefs, adaptation to desire ... More

The Biosocial Study of Ethnicity  

Frank Salter

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Apr 2018
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Mar 2018
This chapter reviews behavioral biological analyses of ethnic solidarity and conflict. The universality of ethnic behavior, including frequent altruism, points to evolutionary origins. ... More

Bourdieu and Geometric Data Analysis  

Frédéric Lebaron and Brigitte Le Roux

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Apr 2018
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Apr 2018
Chapter abstract The extent to which the concepts of field and social space are linked to a concrete mode of empirical research—and in particular to a set of original statistical tools—has ... More

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