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Experts and the Will of the People: Society, Populism and Science
Experts and the Will of the People: Society, Populism and Science
The rise of populism in the West has led to attacks on the legitimacy of scientific expertise in political decision making. This book explores the differences between populism and pluralist democracy and their relationship with science. Pluralist democracy is characterised by respect for minority choices and a system of checks and balances that...
Rating Professors Online: How Culture, Technology, and Consumer Expectations Shape Modern Student Evaluations (Marketing and Communication in Higher Education)
Rating Professors Online: How Culture, Technology, and Consumer Expectations Shape Modern Student Evaluations (Marketing and Communication in Higher Education)

This book explores the emerging trends and patterns in online student evaluations of teaching and how online reviews have transformed the teacher-student relationship as developments in technology have altered consumer behaviors. While consumers at large rely more and more on web-based platforms to purchase commercial products and...

Enabling Sustainable Energy Transitions: Practices of legitimation and accountable governance
Enabling Sustainable Energy Transitions: Practices of legitimation and accountable governance
This open access book reframes sustainable energy transitions as being a matter of resolving accountability crises. It demonstrates how the empirical study of several practices of legitimation can analytically deconstruct energy transitions, and presents a typology of these practices to help determine whether energy...
EU Influence Beyond Conditionality: Turkey Plus/Minus the EU
EU Influence Beyond Conditionality: Turkey Plus/Minus the EU
This book presents an in-depth analysis of the role played by the EU accession process in Turkey’s democratic evolution and in the empowerment of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) in the early 2000s. Often moving against the grain of consolidated analytical positions, the author finds that the accession process can have a critical...
Fantasies of Time and Death: Dunsany, Eddison, Tolkien
Fantasies of Time and Death: Dunsany, Eddison, Tolkien
This book reveals the unique contribution made by the three founding fathers of British fantasy?Lord Dunsany, E. R. Eddison and J. R. R. Tolkien?to our culture’s perennial reassessment of the meanings of time, death and eternity. It traces the poetic, philosophical and theological roots of the striking preoccupation with mortality and...
Spontaneous Play in the Language Classroom: Creating a Community
Spontaneous Play in the Language Classroom: Creating a Community

This book investigates the importance of humour and play in the establishment of individual and group identities among adult language learners on an intensive business English course. The enclosed setting allows the emergent nature of community building and identity projection to be traced, foregrounding the important role of...

Biomedicine, Healing and Modernity in Rural Bangladesh
Biomedicine, Healing and Modernity in Rural Bangladesh
This book provides an ethnographic account of the ways in which biomedicine, as a part of the modernization of healthcare, has been localized and established as the culturally dominant medical system in rural Bangladesh. Dr Faruk Shah offers an anthropological critique of biomedicine in rural Bangladesh that explains how the existing social...
Transnational Identities on Okinawa’s Military Bases: Invisible Armies
Transnational Identities on Okinawa’s Military Bases: Invisible Armies

This book considers the role of civilian workers on U.S. bases in Okinawa, Japan and how transnational movements within East Asia during the Occupation period brought foreign workers, mostly from the Philippines, to work on these bases. Decades later, in a seeming “reproduction of base labour”, returnees of both Okinawan...

Socio-Economic Development in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region: Disparities and Power Struggle in China’s North-West
Socio-Economic Development in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region: Disparities and Power Struggle in China’s North-West

In an unprecedented exploration of space and power in rural Xinjiang, a Chinese region home to the Muslim population of the Uyghurs, this book adopts a grounded theory approach and a trans-ethnic perspective into the complex and sensitive topic of land issues and agricultural land evictions in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. By...

Systems Analysis: A Beginner's Guide
Systems Analysis: A Beginner's Guide
This book teaches the key techniques used in SSADM and is an ideal
starting text for first-year undergraduate computing students or those at
Foundation or HND level. It is not intended to be an SSADM manual;
instead, it strips SSADM down to the key techniques and explains these in
simple terms without the common repetition and
...
Stabilising the Contemporary Middle East and North Africa: Regional Actors and New Approaches (Middle East Today)
Stabilising the Contemporary Middle East and North Africa: Regional Actors and New Approaches (Middle East Today)
This book examines the changing dynamics of stabilisation efforts in the Middle East and North Africa. Written by recognised scholars and practitioners in the field, this volume provides a rich overview of the broader spectrum of stabilisation. The topics range from a comprehensive set of lessons learned in Afghanistan and Iraq to transitional...
Location-Based Gaming: Play in Public Space
Location-Based Gaming: Play in Public Space
Location-based games emerged in the early 2000s following the commercialisation of GPS and artistic experimentation with ‘locative media’ technologies. Location-based games are played in everyday public spaces using GPS and networked, mobile technologies to track their players’ location. This book traces the...
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