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Adopting a multidisciplinary approach, Justin Craig and Ken Moores reinforce the positioning of business as a science and remind the reader that those involved in the practice of business are, in fact, social scientists. Showcasing a novel science of business framework, the book is populated with economic, entrepreneurial, accounting, financial, marketing and management discipline perspectives.

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The Power-Knowledge Approach

This prescient book explores how to confront the methodological and ethical challenges in researching deportation. Agnieszka Radziwinowiczówna introduces a ‘power-knowledge’ approach, crucially taking into account the power imbalances that emerge at every stage of the deportation research process.

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Perceived Benefits versus Unintended Consequences, Second Edition

In this thoroughly revised second edition of Publish or Perish, Imad A. Moosa extends and develops his analysis of the continual pressure to publish research which plagues the academic sphere. Perceptive and provocative, the book identifies the duress placed upon academics to either publish their work regularly or face the negative consequences, ranging from a lack of promotion to redundancy.

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In this innovative book, Ilan Kapoor and Gavin Fridell rethink development politics psychoanalytically, investigating its unconscious. Whereas mainstream development politics is organized around stability and rationality, psychoanalysis points to disharmony and irrationality, helping to explain the development subject’s often self-defeating behaviour.

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Laying down the foundations of a critical sociological approach to the interdisciplinary domain of public policy, this insightful book presents the first systematic reflection on the use of Bourdieu’s theory of social fields to analyse policy processes. Engaging with theoretical dimensions, it provides innovative methodological tools, both quantitative and qualitative in nature. Bringing together an array of eminent contributors and case studies from across the globe, it presents theoretical and methodological insights, as well as empirical information on national cases and policy sectors.

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Applying the Multiple Streams Framework (MSF) to a global range of case studies, this pioneering Modern Guide addresses how policymakers decide what issues to attend to and which choices to make or implement. In doing so it outlines that, far from being the exception, ambiguity and timing are integral parts of every comparative explanation of the policy process.

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Insights from Remote and Peripheral Areas
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Looking beyond urban immigration, this ground-breaking book explores how immigrants can become a part of local communities in remote regions. Contributors argue that immigrant integration is place-dependent, and develop new theories, methodologies, and policies that address the specific dynamics of immigration to peripheral areas.

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This invaluable and timely book provides a comprehensive “Conflict Prevention and Friction Analysis (CPFA) Model” for researching comparative law in our increasingly technology-led legal and economic order. It provides an in-depth examination of practical case studies, showcasing the real-world application of quantitative methods and theoretical approaches for analysing legal issues.

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Interlinkages between the Sustainable Development Goals explores the complex relationships between the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by 193 United Nations Member States in 2015. The book provides an in-depth analysis of the interconnections between the economic, social, and environmental dimensions of sustainable development and the five pillars of the SDGs: peace, people, planet, prosperity, and partnerships. This title contains one or more Open Access chapters.

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This original book fills a significant gap in legal literature by providing an exploration of research methodologies in public law; a field of research in which research methods are becoming increasingly prominent and sophisticated. Featuring thoughtful chapters written by leading scholars in the field, this book provides a thorough explanation of the key features, characteristics, and challenges of distinct methodological approaches to public law research.

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