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Abortion Services

Drew Halfmann.

in Doctors and Demonstrators

November 2011; published online September 2013.

Chapter. Subjects: social movements and social change. 9961 words.

This chapter examines the organization, funding, and quality of abortion services in each country in the years following their respective reforms. By quality, the author refers to factors...

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Academics and policy analysis: tension between epistemic and practical concerns

Renate Mayntz.

in Policy analysis in Germany

July 2013; published online January 2014.

Chapter. Subjects: social movements and social change. 3640 words.

Academics are involved in policy analysis in diverse ways. While policy analysis in the service of special interests must avoid making false factual statements, it still serves the...

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Adolescence

Melissa R. Herman.

in Sociology

Published online April 2012.

Article. Subjects: sociology; comparative and historical sociology; economic sociology; gender and sexuality; health, illness, and medicine; population and demography; race and ethnicity; social movements and social change; social stratification, inequality, and mobility; social theory. 13786 words.

The sociology of adolescence focuses on biological, social, economic, and psychological development of youth during the period between childhood and adulthood. In this period, typical youth...

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Advocacy and Democratic Participation in a Changing Environment: Room for Challenge?

Linda Milbourne.

in Voluntary sector in transition

June 2013; published online January 2014.

Chapter. Subjects: social movements and social change. 9023 words.

Successive governments have turned to voluntary sector organisations to address concerns about civic and civil participation and this chapter examines voluntary sector advocacy work. The...

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African Americans

Alford A. Young, Jr..

in Sociology

Published online October 2013.

Article. Subjects: sociology; comparative and historical sociology; economic sociology; gender and sexuality; health, illness, and medicine; population and demography; race and ethnicity; social movements and social change; social stratification, inequality, and mobility; social theory. 7641 words.

African Americans have been the focus of wide-ranging studies in sociology for more than a century. Research on this group has been central to the formation of the sociological subfields of...

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African Societies

Linda Semu.

in Sociology

Published online August 2013.

Article. Subjects: sociology; comparative and historical sociology; economic sociology; gender and sexuality; health, illness, and medicine; population and demography; race and ethnicity; social movements and social change; social stratification, inequality, and mobility; social theory. 9466 words.

African societies are complex and diverse, requiring an interdisciplinary approach to evaluate and understand the continent’s economic, political, social, and cultural institutions and...

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Afterword

Malcolm Torry.

in Money for everyone

June 2013; published online January 2014.

Chapter. Subjects: social movements and social change. 249 words.

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Aging

Peter Uhlenberg.

in Sociology

Published online July 2011.

Article. Subjects: sociology; comparative and historical sociology; economic sociology; gender and sexuality; health, illness, and medicine; population and demography; race and ethnicity; social movements and social change; social stratification, inequality, and mobility; social theory. 10173 words.

Although the sociology of aging focuses primarily on the later years of life, it is grounded in an understanding that aging of individuals is a lifelong process of growing up and growing...

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Alliances, contention and oppositional consciousness: can public participation generate subversion?

Marian Barnes.

in Subversive citizens

July 2009; published online March 2012.

Chapter. Subjects: social movements and social change. 6416 words.

This chapter deals with the potential of participative spaces in which alliances may be built and the ‘citizen-official’ binary may be undermined. It addresses the way in which...

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Alternatives to a Citizen's Income

Malcolm Torry.

in Money for everyone

June 2013; published online January 2014.

Chapter. Subjects: social movements and social change. 3865 words.

Three alternative reforms are discussed. Genuine Tax Credits: (Current ‘Tax Credits’ are a means-tested benefit, and are not true Tax Credits.) Tax Credits ascribe an amount of money to...

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