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Affluence, Anti-Consumerism, and the Politics of Consumption  

Kim Humphery

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Dec 2018
This chapter explores “anti-consumerist” critique and practice as articulated in a range of Western nations over the last two decades. It surveys the rise of a twenty-first-century ... More

Afghan Experiences of Displacement  

Ruchira Ganguly-Scrase

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Oct 2018
This chapter focuses on research among internally displaced Afghan communities who had fled to Pakistan over the protracted periods of conflict and were then unable to return to their ... More

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

Alienation, or Why Capitalism is Bad for Us  

Dan Swain

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Oct 2018
This chapter considers the significance of Marx’s concept of alienation to his overall criticism of capitalism. At the concept’s core is the idea that while labor is potentially a ... More

Analytic Ethnography  

Karen Barkey

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Jan 2011
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Jun 2017
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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

The Anthropocene Thesis  

Simon Dalby

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Dec 2018
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Dec 2018
The theme of the Anthropocene raises fundamental questions for how world politics is now to be understood. Geopolitics can now no longer take the context of the human drama for granted; ... 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

Art and the Cultural Transmission of Globalization  

Linda Williams

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Dec 2018
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Dec 2018
This chapter assesses how from early modernity to the present day, art has been a significant agent in the cultural transmission of globalization. It is a cultural legacy, however, that ... More

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