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Sociology by Anthony Giddens (£18.50)Publisher: Polity Press — 1996Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9780745611150]Condition: Good. Upper wrap a little curled. A slightly dog-eared copy.Description: Second Edition, Fully Revised & Updated. The new edition has been thoroughly revised using the very latest available empirical data. In addition, there are a number of completely new sections, many covering topics hardly discussed in other introductory textbooks. Contains, for example, extended analyses of the 1989 revolutions in Eastern Europe and Russia, the upsurge in new forms of nationalism and ethnicity, and the debate over the 'end of history' as well as covering all the more orthodox areas of sociological work in a lively and stimulating way.Notes: Size: 9¾" x 6¾". 819 pages. Tags: functionalists geographically specialisation stratification rational-legal relationships socialisation organisations mechanisation phenomenology investigation ethnocentrism powerlessness institutions reductionism epistemology urbanisation surroundings geographical expectations explanations normlessness propositions considerable conservative hierarchical sociological face-to-face behaviourism specifically agricultural consequences anthropology standardised transmission organisation instability disapproved proletariat bourgeoisie objectivity consanguine consequence bureaucracy association determinism delinquency adolescence interaction preliminary formulation
P&P: UK 1st £6.00. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £9.06. EU Air £9.10. ROW Surface £9.06. ROW Air £16.72

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The Efficiency Experts: An Impartial Survey of Management Consultancy by Laura Tatham (£18.00)Publisher: Business Publications — 1964Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges, slightly tanned. A nice copy of a not-so-common title.Description: From the cover: “Are management consultants the answer to a businessman’s prayer? Or are they unprincipled rogues who, for an exorbitant fee, tell a company nothing it does not already know and saddle it with a lot of elaborate, unnecessary and expensive procedures?

To answer these extreme questions and many more between, Laura Tatham has obtained first-hand evidence from dozens of consultants and from as many clients, both satisfied and dissatisfied. This book is the result of her inquiries.

An impartial survey, The Efficiency Experts examines in detail what management consultants are, how they work and what they set out to accomplish. It suggests ways in which the businessman can make best use of consultants, and how he can assess whether or not a firm is likely to do a good job. A number of case histories describe both successful and unsuccessful consulting assignments.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [IX] 211 pages. Tags: abilities ability academic accept achieving acorn acquisition actionable active administrative affiliations agendas aggressive allocating almanac analysis analyst analytical annual anxiety application applying approach arriving articles asking assertiveness assessing assistants associates attitude averages baker bellyaches boards boiling bonding boss bosses brainstorming breaking brevity buy-in candidates chain changes characteristics charts checks choosing cities
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22

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The Authority of Reason by Jean E. Hampton (£14.50)Publisher: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press — 1998Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0521556147]Condition: Very Good. Description: From the cover: “The Authority of Reason argues against much contemporary orthodoxy in philosophy and the social sciences by showing why objectivity in the domain of ethics is really no different from the objectivity of scientific knowledge.

Many philosophers and social scientists have challenged the idea that we act for objectively authoritative reasons. They have argued that there is no place for such objectively authoritative reasons in a scientific account of the world. For them, the only acceptable reasons are those that operate through a person’s contingent desires and preferences.

Jean Hampton takes up the challenge by undermining two central assumptions of this contemporary orthodoxy — that one can understand instrumental reasons without appeal to objective authority, and that the adoption of the scientific worldview requires no such appeal. Rejection of these assumptions opens the way for a postnaturalist theory of the objective authority of reasons. In the course of the book, Jean Hampton examines moral realism, the general nature of reason and norms, internalism and externalism, instrumental reasoning, and the expected utility model of practical reasoning. I Jean Hampton’s untimely death in 1996 prevented her from completing two of the chapters, which have been left in the form of sketches. The work has been edited for publication by Richard Healey. Even in this slightly incomplete form, the book will prove to be a seminal work in the theory of rationality that will be read by a broad swathe of philosophers and social scientists.”
Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9" x 6"). [XII] 310 pages. Tags: naturalism moral reasons, instrumental reason, utility theory consequentialism, ethics moral philosophy epistemology, theory knowledge, philosophy logic, books written jean hampton, books edited richard healey
P&P: UK 1st £3.92. UK 2nd £2.30. EU Surface £6.46. EU Air £6.60. ROW Surface £6.46. ROW Air £11.72

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Politics UK by Bill Jones; Dennis Kavanagh; Michael Moran; Philip Norton; (£12.50)Publisher: Longman — 2001Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0582423333]Condition: Very Good. Lightly rubbed at the tips of the wraps with a light crease to the top corner of the upper wrap. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: 4th Edition. From the cover: “With additional material from Barrie Axford, Simon Bulmer, Peter Byrd, Colin Copus, Andrew Flynn, Robert Pyper and Jonathan Tonge. Completely revised, extended and thoroughly updated, the fourth edition of this best-selling and highly respected textbook is the best yet. Politics UK 4/e covers all of the core elements of an introductory undergraduate and A-level British politics course — the constitution, social context, political ideology, parliament, Prime Minister and departments, elections and voting behaviour, the media, pressure groups, local government and the judiciary as well as the major policy areas. The material is presented in a consistently clear and lively style, constantly challenging the student and raising thought-provoking issues.”Notes: Size: 9¾" x 7¼". 722 pages. Tags: abolition absenteeism abstention accounts acts administration advising agriculture alliance all-night areas assessment associations atlantic automation ballot basis behaviour blair boarding boroughs boundary brain britain bureaucracy butskelism by-elections cabinet cabinets calibre candidates chamber chancellor changing chiefs citizen civil coal coalition commission committee committees commons commonwealth communication compulsory concepts confederation conservative constituencies constitution
P&P: UK 1st £6.00. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £9.06. EU Air £9.10. ROW Surface £9.06. ROW Air £16.72

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Living Sociology: A Critical Introduction by Deena & Michael Weinstein (£11.50)Publisher: David McKay — 1974Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0679302522]Condition: Very Good. Upper wrap a little curled, slightly dog-eared. A more than acceptable reading or reference copy.Description: An introduction to the theories of sociology. 488ppTags: functionalists geographically specialisation stratification rational-legal relationships socialisation organisations mechanisation phenomenology investigation ethnocentrism powerlessness institutions reductionism epistemology urbanisation surroundings geographical expectations explanations normlessness propositions considerable conservative hierarchical sociological face-to-face behaviourism specifically agricultural consequences anthropology standardised transmission organisation instability disapproved proletariat bourgeoisie objectivity consanguine consequence bureaucracy association determinism delinquency adolescence interaction preliminary formulation
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22

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The Government We Deserve by Colin R. Coote (£10.50)Publisher: Eyre & Spottiswoode — 1969Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0413264408]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Dustwrapper a little rubbed at the edges with a ½" closed tear at the foot of the spine, a little tanned. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the flap: “There has been much talk in recent years of the need for reform in all our parliamentary institutions as they face the pressures of modern society, and it is in response to these questions that Sir Colin considers the many varied aspects of the democratic system of government both in Britain and abroad. In a wide-ranging approach he covers the problem of electoral reform — whether there is a need to introduce some form of proportional representation, or Primary elections on the American model — the reform of the franchise and reduction of the number of constituencies.”Notes: Jacket designed by Craig Dodd. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 255 pages. Tags: nationalization professionalism representation constituencies confederation rack-renting associations proportional by-elections conservative suffragettes nationalized transferable wage-earners commonwealth devaluation legislative nationalist agriculture objectivity absenteeism hooliganism maintenance syndicalism resignation favouritism politicians bureaucracy corporation ministries chancellor opposition punishment government privileges parliament committees immigrants industries principles abstention industrial candidates compulsory automation preference commission butskelism practices overlords expansion
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72

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Central Government: An Introduction to the British System by M. R. Curtis (£9.50)Publisher: Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons — 1966Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper edgeworn and faded with heavier fading to the spine. Price Clipped. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Later Printing. From the cover: “WRITTEN by a Professor of Political Science, this lively and critical book not only introduces the reader to the study of the British Constitution, but also presents a shrewd and provocative discussion of both the virtues and dangers of the English system. In his survey, Dr. Curtis deals with each of the organs of government from the Crown to the Commons, examining their merits and defects and making many suggestions for improvement. He has included as well chapters on the Voter and Public Opinion, the Commonwealth, Public Corporations, and a particularly stimulating section on the Civil Service, a much neglected branch of government. The author has kept descriptive and historical elements to a minimum and has tabulated his discussion so that the book is a model of directness. Many diagrams, illustrating the distribution of power and the administrative functions, are included for easy reference. This book will prove of especial use to students taking the Diploma in Public Administration and similar examinations. It will also be invaluable to anyone wishing to study our system of government, providing them with a handbook which is also sound critical analysis.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [V] + pages. Tags: abolition absenteeism abstention accounts actors acts administration advising agriculture alliance all-night assessing associations atlantic automation ballot basis boarding boroughs boundary brain britain bureaucracy butskelism by-elections cabinets calibre candidates central chamber chancellor changing chiefs citizen citizenship civics civil coal coalition commission committees commons commonwealth compulsory confederation conservative constituencies constitution constitutional consumers corporation
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72
The ABC of Sociology by Martin Slattery (£5.50)Publisher: Nelson — 1992Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0174385412]Condition: Very Good. A slightly dog-eared copy.Description: Notes: Size: Other / Oversized Paperback. Tags: functionalists geographically specialisation stratification rational-legal relationships socialisation organisations mechanisation phenomenology investigation ethnocentrism powerlessness institutions reductionism epistemology urbanisation surroundings geographical expectations explanations normlessness propositions considerable conservative hierarchical sociological face-to-face behaviourism specifically agricultural consequences anthropology standardised transmission organisation instability disapproved proletariat bourgeoisie objectivity consanguine consequence bureaucracy association determinism delinquency adolescence interaction preliminary formulation
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72

 
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