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Aborted Coups?

Hazem Kandil.

in The Power Triangle

October 2016; p ublished online December 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Movements and Social Change; Comparative and Historical Sociology. 15682 words.

This chapter examines why no coup has been staged by the Turkish military since November 2002. It first discusses the reasons behind the Justice and Development Party's (AKP) ascendancy in...

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About Public Sociology

Orlando Patterson.

in Public Sociology

June 2007; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative and Historical Sociology. 7855 words.

This chapter holds that Burawoy's conception of public sociology and reflexive knowledge is, at the same time, overly categorical—imposing sharp distinctions on a social world and...

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Absolutism Thomas Hobbes (1588–1679)

Vic George.

in Major thinkers in welfare

April 2010; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative and Historical Sociology. 11101 words.

This chapter discusses the two main political ideologies that resulted from the civil war and its aftermath during the mid-17th-century England. The first is the absolutism of Thomas...

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Activation policies and the European Social Model

Joel F. Handler.

in Unwrapping the European social model

July 2006; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative and Historical Sociology. 11239 words.

This chapter starts with a discussion of the factors leading to welfare reform in the US, including the moral and economic crises perceived by both liberal and conservative lawmakers. The...

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Activation policies as reflexive social policies

Rik van Berkel and Maurice Roche.

in Active social policies in the EU

September 2002; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative and Historical Sociology. 12484 words.

This chapter evaluates the research results from an active social policy perspective. Since the development of social policies increasingly takes place in a context of EU policy making,...

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Active social policies in the EU

Edited by Rik van Berkel and Iver Hornemann Moller.

September 2002; p ublished online March 2012 .

Book. Subjects: Comparative and Historical Sociology. 240 pages.

This book challenges the underlying presupposition that regular employment is the royal road to inclusion. Drawing on original empirical research, it investigates the inclusionary and...

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Adaptation

Lee Cronk and Beth L. Leech.

in Meeting at Grand Central

October 2012; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative and Historical Sociology. 12986 words.

This chapter examines the concept of adaptation and how it is applied (and sometimes misapplied) to cooperation. It starts with George C. Williams's idea that adaptation is a “special and...

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Additional Theoretical Reflections

Neil J. Smelser.

in The Odyssey Experience

May 2009; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative and Historical Sociology. 3969 words.

The core value in the odyssey experience is the temporary lifting of routines, punctuated by a phase of less structured threshold, and resulting in a restructuring and re-entry into the...

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Administering global welfare: public management, governance and the new role of INGOs

Gaby Ramia.

in Administering welfare reform

March 2006; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative and Historical Sociology. 9630 words.

This chapter identifies the key changes in the organisational environment that fall mainly within the globalisation of governance institutions in two interrelated areas: public management...

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Administering welfare reform

Edited by Paul Henman and Menno Fenger.

March 2006; p ublished online March 2012 .

Book. Subjects: Comparative and Historical Sociology. 304 pages.

While reforms of welfare policies have been widely analysed, the reform of welfare administration has received far less attention. Using empirical case studies, this book provides...

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