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Edited by Le-Yin Zhang

Utilizing a governmentality lens, this timely book offers an explanation for China’s decarbonization performance in the early 21st century. Le-Yin Zhang investigates one of the most ambitious governing projects in history, analyzing the political rationalities of Chinese leaders for decarbonization and the governing techniques and technologies at multiple levels of governance.
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Rodanthi Tzanelli

This unique book considers COVID-19 as one pandemic amongst many, forming an episodic era of ebbing and flowing crises: the Virocene. Investigating COVID-19 in the context of the phenomenology of the crisis, it offers critical exploration of key theses in the study of mobility and futures, travel and citizenship. Through thought-provoking and insightful analysis Rodanthi Tzanelli suggests that COVID-19, and any highly infectious virus that follows, evolves into the new self-governing principle of various forms of movement, acting as an ontological magnet: as mobilities become reshaped by remote technologies, the very order of reality changes.
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Edited by Eszter Hargittai

This cutting-edge Handbook offers fresh perspectives on the key topics related to the unequal use of digital technologies. Considering the ways in which technologies are employed, variations in conditions under which people use digital media and differences in their digital skills, it unpacks the implications of digital inequality on life outcomes.
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Eszter Hargittai

For a term that barely existed two decades ago, digital inequality has certainly made its mark on academic scholarship. In its relatively short life as an academic domain of inquiry, digital inequality has amassed an immense amount of scholarly attention. According to Google Scholar, over ten thousand papers refer specifically to "digital inequality" and tens of thousands of others to variations of the "digital divide." It is not only beyond the scope of any one piece to address every aspect of such a significant body of research, it is beyond the scope of any volume to do so as well. Instead, this Handbook presents important fresh insights about significant aspects of digital inequality that are of enduring value. Digital inequality refers to how people of different backgrounds incorporate the Internet into their lives; how their digital and social contexts, their skills and their uses differ (DiMaggio & Hargittai, 2001), and how the life outcomes associated with these differences vary (Hargittai, 2008). The more common term "digital divide" refers to differences between those who are connected and those who are not, in other words, basic access differences between the information rich and poor (Hoffman & Novak, 1998). While such a divide continues to exist in most parts of the world and deserves continued attention, it is not the topic of this book. The focus of digital inequality scholarship is identifying differences among users.

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Edited by Jürgen Howaldt, Christoph Kaletka and Antonius Schröder

This insightful Research Agenda offers unique perspectives into the different strands of social innovation research, covering the history and theory of this ever-growing research field. Chapters show the range and depth of the social advances that characterize this vibrant and contested subject, and analyse the strong increase in political and public interest in social innovation.
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Jürgen Howaldt, Christoph Kaletka and Antonius Schröder

While the concept of innovation has become more and more important for societies to cope with the great societal challenges, technological and economic innovation encounters limitations in resolving them. To this end, Social Innovation has increasingly been attracting attention in recent years. As a novel approach to address complex problems in global health, social care, education, energy, and environmental policies, Social Innovation has been embraced by stakeholders and communities on the local, regional, and even national level (Franz et al. 2012; Moulaert et al. 2013; Nicholls et al. 2015; Howaldt et al. 2018, 2019; Mulgan 2019).

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The Construction of Social Bonds

A Relational Theory of Globalization, Organizations and Society

Göran Ahrne

This engaging and timely book demonstrates how a deeper understanding of theories about organizations are necessary for the development of a relational sociology and provides an in-depth explanation of globalization and social change. It also examines how social bonds are constructed through combinations of different forms of communication and investigates the bonds of intimate relationships and partially organized relationships such as street gangs, brotherhoods, and social movements.
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Göran Ahrne