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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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Abye Tasse, 2016

Gurid Aga Askeland and Malcolm Payne.

in Internationalizing Social Work Education

July 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative and Historical Sociology. 5300 words.

This chapter contains a brief biography and transcript of an interview with Abye Tasse, a leader in African social work education, who was awarded the Katherine Kendall Award of the...

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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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Adherents and constituents

Nicholas Owen.

in Other People's Struggles

September 2019; p ublished online July 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative and Historical Sociology; Social Movements and Social Change; Political Sociology. 7362 words.

Chapter 2 develops a new definition, based on motivations rather than expected outcomes, renaming the conscience constituent as the adherent. An adherent puts resources into the movement in...

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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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The administration of transformation: a case study of implementing welfare reform in the UK

Sharon Wright.

in Administering welfare reform

March 2006; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative and Historical Sociology. 7900 words.

This chapter aims to provide a microlevel analysis of the unemployment policy that assesses the significance, extent, and character of change. This analysis uses the perspectives of...

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Adolescence

Melissa R. Herman.

in Sociology

P ublished 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...

Adult Lives

Rebecca E. Klatch.

in A Generation Divided

October 1999; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative and Historical Sociology. 20738 words.

This chapter examines the adult lives of activists during the 1980s and 1990s, analyzing the ways that libertarians and leftists followed different trajectories from traditionalists in...

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African Americans

Alford A. Young, Jr..

in Sociology

P ublished 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...

African Societies

Linda Semu.

in Sociology

P ublished 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...

Ageing and intergenerational relations in Britain

Alan Walker and Kristiina Martimo.

in Comparing social policies

February 2003; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative and Historical Sociology. 10493 words.

This chapter examines the implications of population ageing for relations between the generations. It focuses on intergenerational caring relationships between kin rather than the...

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Ageing and intergenerational relations in Japan

Misa Izuhara.

in Comparing social policies

February 2003; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative and Historical Sociology. 8995 words.

The ageing of the population has affected many industrial societies, upsetting the existing balance of financial, material and instrumental resources across generations. The remarkable...

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Agent-Based Modeling

Edmund Chattoe-Brown.

in Sociology

P ublished online May 2017 .

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. 6909 words.

Agent-Based Modeling is a research method that represents theories of social behavior as computer programs of a particular kind, rather than narratives (as ethnography does) or equations...