The Bureaucratic Leviathan The Bureaucratic Leviathan

Maria Hirszowicz

Издател: Martin Robertson

This book analyses the central feature of communist societies in Eastern Europe: their complete subordination to a bureaucratic apparatus and effectively controls every aspect of social life. The evolution of bureaucracy in the East, its impact upon society and its complex networks of social control form the focus of this important study.

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The Dream and the Nightmare The Dream and the Nightmare

Myron Magnet

Издател: William Morrow and Company, Inc.

Myron Magnet's The Dream and the Nightmare argues that the radical transformation of American culture that took place in the 1960s brought today's underclass-overwhelmingly urban, dismayingly minority-into existence. Lifestyle experimentation among the white middle class produced often catastrophic changes in attitudes toward marriage and

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The Pleasures of Sociology The Pleasures of Sociology

Lewis A. Coser

Издател: Signet

“The papers in this volume have been grouped under eight chapter headings, from Social Types to Social Interaction, from Social Definitions to Sociological Whimsy, from Crime and Deviance to Work and Leisure, from Social Groups to Age and Sex. These are only primitive ordering devices; many of the papers overlap formal categories of

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The Selfish Gene The Selfish Gene

Richard Dawkins

Издател: Oxford University Press

Richard Dawkins wrote The Selfish Gene in 1976. This book discusses the ideas of evolution and how the trait of being selfish is passed on. He then goes on to mention the possibility of overcoming these selfish tendencies. Dawkins states that the purpose of his book is to “examine the biology of selfishness and altruism”. From the very

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The State in Modern Society The State in Modern Society

Roger King

Издател: Chatham House Publishers

Political sociology as a subject has changed beyond recognition in the last ten years but until now textbooks have lagged behind. Roger's King important book takes as its starting point the fragmentation of the discipline and introduces a range of recent Marxist and other critical writing on the state showing how these can be related to and

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The Structure of Social Action, Volume II The Structure of Social Action, Volume II

Talcott Parsons

Издател: Тhe Free Press

First published in 1937, this book is a remarkable scholarly achievement and it richly deserves the status of a classic. It is not an easy read, partly on account of its genuine depth and partly because Parsons was never content with one word where ten or twelve would do. Parsons offers a voluntarist theory of action described as a synthesis of

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The True Believer The True Believer

Eric Hoffer

Издател: HarperCollins Publishers

The True Believer: Thoughts On The Nature Of Mass Movements is a 1951 social psychology book by Eric Hoffer that discusses the psychological causes of fanaticism. The book analyzes and attempts to explain the motives of the various types of personalities that give rise to mass movements; why and how mass movements start, progress and end; and the

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The Virtue of Civility The Virtue of Civility

Edward Shils

Издател: Liberty Fund

Edward Shils (1910–1995) was one of the leading intellectual defenders of freedom in the twentieth century. Learned in history, politics, literature, economics, theology, and legal history, he taught for many years at the University of Chicago's Committee on Social Thought and at Peterhouse College, Cambridge. In these nine essays, Shils

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Антикапиталистическото мислене Антикапиталистическото мислене

Лудвиг фон Мизес

Издател: Сиела софт енд паблишинг

„Антикапиталистическото мислене" представя в блестяща, сбита и ярко полемична форма основни идеи на големия австрийски мислител Лудвиг фон Мизес. Книгата прави силно впечатление и няма да

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Експертите на прехода Експертите на прехода

Достена Лаверн

Издател: Издателство "Изток-Запад"

"Експертите на прехода, българските think-tanks на прехода и глобаните мрежи за влияние" е своеобразно алтернативно изследване, през погледа на човек, живеещ във Франция, на т.нар. български преход

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