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Social Forces

Journal. Subjects: Social Sciences.

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revealed-preference theory

Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences.

The economic study of consumer tastes as determined by actual choices rather than assumptions about underlying preferences. The advantage of this approach is that consumer choices are...

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reintegrative shaming

Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences.

An approach to reintegrating criminals back into society after they have been punished for their crimes. Developed by John Braithwaite in Crime, Shame and Reintegration (1989),...

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republic

Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences.

A state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president rather than a monarch. The Republic is the English...

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David Riesman

Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences.

(1909 –2002)

Primarily a sociologist, Reisman was one of the most influential analysts of American culture in the 1950s and early 1960s. He is best known for his popular and ...

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right

Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences.

Political ideas, movements, and parties of a conservative or reactionary character. Following the example of the nobility at the time of the French Revolution (1789), members of legislative...

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repatriation

Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences.

1 The return of a person to his or her country of origin.

2 The return of capital from a foreign investment to investment in the country from which it...

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public–private partnership

Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences.

(PPP)

In the UK, any of various schemes devised to bring private-sector investment and expertise into the provision of public services. Examples include the private-finance...

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public sphere

Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences.

The modern public sphere has two related meanings: it refers both to the open discussion among members of a collectivity about their common concerns and to the activities of the ...

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praetorianism

Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences.

Originally descriptive of military rule in ancient Rome, the term now refers more generally to military intervention in politics. Modern praetorianism usually develops where political and...

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