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  1. Philosophers on Education.Roger Straughan & John Wilson (eds.) - 1987 - Barnes & Noble.
  2. Strategic Interaction and Markets.Jean J. Gabszewicz - 1998 - Oxford University Press UK.
    Perfect competition provides the model of a frictionless economy, in which price-setting economic agents behave independently of each other, abandoning to the market the coordination of their individual decisions. The implications of this model are extensively presented in the traditional price theory textbooks. Imperfect competition is the paradigm that develops as soon as economic agents interact in a conscious manner, which is the rule when competition takes place amongst a restricted number of agents. In this system, agents act strategically, taking (...)
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  3. Economics Beyond the Millennium.Alan P. Kirman & Louis-André Gérard-Varet (eds.) - 1998 - Oxford University Press UK.
    Economics: Beyond the Millennium contains articles by leading authorities in various fields of economic theory and econometrics, each of whom gives an account of the current state of the art in their own field and indicate the direction that they think it will take in the next ten years. The fields covered are grouped into three categories: the microfoundations of macroeconomics, where Malinvaud evaluates the theory of resource allocation and Hildenbrand examines the empirical content of economic thories; markets and and (...)
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  4. The Economics of Order and Disorder: The Market as Organizer and Creator.Jacques Lesourne - 1992 - Oxford University Press UK.
    Jacques Lesourne uses rigorous modelling to analyse the emergentc, working, and dissolution of institutions in economics.
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  5. Managing Teaching and Learning in Further and Higher Education.Kate Ashcroft - 1994 - Falmer Press.
    This handbook covers ways of managing the teaching, learning and assessment process to improve students' learning.
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  6. Anthropological Theory: An Introductory History.R. Jon McGee - 2003 - Mcgraw-Hill.
    A comprehensive and accessible survey of the history of theory in anthropology, this anthology of classic and contemporary readings contains in-depth commentary in introductions and notes to help guide students through excerpts of seminal anthropological works. The commentary provides the background information needed to understand each article, its central concepts, and its relationship to the social and historical context in which it was written.
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  7. Knowledge and Politics: Case Studies in the Relationship Between Epistemology and Political Philosophy.Marcelo Dascal & Ora Gruengard (eds.) - 1989 - Westview Press.
  8. Dilemmas in Economic Theory: Persisting Foundational Problems in Microeconomics.Michael Mandler - 1998 - Oxford University Press USA.
    By examining the development of economics in the 20th century, this book argues that the breakthroughs of post WWII general equilibrium theory and its rejection of utilitarianism and marginal productivity have been misunderstood. Mandler maintains that although earlier neoclassicism deserved criticism, current theory does not adequately address the problems the discarded concepts were designed to solve, and that intractable dilemmas therefore appear.
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  9. A History and Philosophy of Sport and Physical Education: From Ancient Civilizations to the Modern World.Robert A. Mechikoff (ed.) - 2006 - Mcgraw-Hill.
    This engaging and informative text will hold the attention of students and scholars as they take a journey through time to understand the role that history and philosophy have played in shaping the course of sport and physical education in Western and selected non-Western civilizations. Using appropriate theoretical and interpretive frameworks, students will investigate topics such as the historical relationship between mind and body; what philosophers and intellectuals have said about the body as a source of knowledge; educational philosophy and (...)
  10. Laboratory Experimentation in Economics: Six Points of View.Alvin E. Roth (ed.) - 1987 - Cambridge University Press.
    Testing economic propositions in laboratory experiments has proven a very fruitful research endeavor in recent years. This volume brings together the major contributors to experimental economics. The papers present their views on the way experiments should be done, on the power and limitations of the techniques, and on the areas in which experimentation could contribute substantially to our understanding of economic behavior. This book distills the main lessons from great experience in experimental work. It will be essential reading for all (...)
  11. Dilemmas in Economic Theory: Persisting Foundational Problems of Microeconomics.Michael Mandler - 2001 - Oxford University Press USA.
    Mandler argues that post WWII general equilibrium theory, with its rejection of utilitariansim and marginal productivity, does not adequately address the problems earlier neoclassicism - however flawed it may have been - was designed to solve.
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  12. Probability in Economics.Omar Hamouda & Robin Rowley - 2013 - Routledge.
    Notions of probability and uncertainty have been increasingly prominant in modern economics. This book considers the philosophical and practical difficulties inherent in integrating these concepts into realistic economic situations. It outlines and evaluates the major developments, indicating where further work is needed. This book addresses: * probability, utility and rationality within current economic thought and practice * concepts of ignorance and indeterminancy * experimental economics * econometrics, with particular reference inference and estimation.
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  13. Monetary Regimes of the Twentieth Century.Andrew Britton - 2001 - Cambridge University Press.
    economic theory may be timeless and potentially universal in its application, but macroeconomics has to be seen in its historical context. The nature of the policy regime, the behaviour of the economy and the beliefs of professional economists all interact, and influence each other. This short historical account of monetary regimes since 1900 shows how the role of policy has changed, and how this has related to experience of inflation and the real economy, as well as to changes in political (...)
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  14. Understanding Social Science: Philosophical Introduction to the Social Sciences.Roger Trigg - 2000 - Wiley-Blackwell.
    In this lucid and engaging introductory volume on the nature of society, Roger Trigg examines the scientific basis of social science and shows that philosophical presuppositions are a necessary starting point for the study of society.
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  15. The Ethics of Asking: Dilemmas in Higher Education Fund Raising.Deni Elliott (ed.) - 1995 - Johns Hopkins University Press.
    & A college development officer is offered a generous gift by a donor whose identity would embarrass the institution. Should the development officer accept? & A volunteer lies about his level of giving, but classmates believe him and match his "gift." Should donors be told the truth? & A development officer must explain to a donor the difference between naming an endowed chair and selecting the person to fill the chair. Where is the line between reasonable donor expectations and intrusion? (...)
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  16. The Empowered Self: Law and Society in the Age of Individualism.Thomas Franck - 2000 - Oxford University Press UK.
    This book examines the historic trend to individualism and shows why it is both irreversible and unthreatening to our sense of community. As people become free to choose the multiple components of their identity---religion, nationality, profession, sexuality-they take advantage of their new freedom, and the communications revolution, to form a freely chosen affiliations. While these may no longer be based primarily on geography and genetics, they nevertheless generate powerful new imagined communities that will affect the way we live, work, and (...)
  17. Logic on the Track of Social Change.David Braybrooke & Bryson Brown - 1995 - Clarendon Press.
    The book sets out a new logic of rules, developed to demonstrate how such a logic can contribute to the clarification of historical questions about social rules. The authors illustrate applications of this new logic in their extensive treatments of a variety of accounts of social changes, analysing in these examples the content of particular social rules and the course of changes in them.
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  18. The New School Counselor: Strategies for Universal Academic Achievement.Rita Schellenberg - 2008 - R&L Education.
    The New School Counselor provides school administrators and school counselor practitioners with a unified understanding of the new roles and functions of the school counselor by introducing standards blending, a systems-focused, integrated, and student-centered approach that directly aligns school counseling programs with academic achievement missions. The included CD includes an innovative electronic school counseling data reporting system.
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  19. A History and Theory of the Social Sciences: Not All That is Solid Melts Into Air.Peter Wagner - 2001 - Sage Publications.
    Divided into two parts this book examines the train of social theory from the 19th century, through to the `organization of modernity', in relation to ideas of social planning, and as contributors to the `rationalistic revolution' of the `golden age' of capitalism in the 1950s and 60s. Part two examines key concepts in the social sciences. It begins with some of the broadest concepts used by social scientists: choice, decision, action and institution and moves on to examine the `collectivist alternative': (...)
  20. All Work and No Play--: How Educational Reforms Are Harming Our Preschoolers.Sharna Olfman (ed.) - 2003 - Praeger.
    This book also spotlights a program at Yale University that, in response to the dearth of play in preschool curricula, emphasized learning through play for ...
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  21. Science Teaching: The Role of History and Philosophy of Science.Michael R. Matthews - 1994 - Routledge.
    History, Philosophy and Science Teaching argues that science teaching and science teacher education can be improved if teachers know something of the history and philosophy of science and if these topics are included in the science curriculum. The history and philosophy of science have important roles in many of the theoretical issues that science educators need to address: the goals of science education; what constitutes an appropriate science curriculum for all students; how science should be taught in traditional cultures; what (...)
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  22. Models of Man: Explorations in the Western Educational Tradition.Paul Nash - 1968 - R.E. Krieger Pub. Co..
  23. Cause and Meaning in the Social Sciences.Ernest Gellner - 2003 - Routledge.
    This volume focuses on key conceptual issues in the social sciences, such as Winch's idea of a social science, structuralism, Malinowski and Evans-Pritchard, and the concept of kinship. In particular it deals with such problems as the relationship of nature and culture, the relevance of concepts drawn from within a given society to its understanding, and the relation of theory to time.
  24. Fact and Method: Explanation, Confirmation and Reality in the Natural and the Social Sciences.Richard W. Miller - 1987 - Princeton University Press.
  25. Understanding Social Science: A Philosophical Introduction to the Social Sciences.Roger Trigg - 2001 - Blackwell Publisers.
    In this lucid and engaging introductory volume on the nature of society, Roger Trigg examines the scientific basis of social science and shows that philosophical presuppositions are a necessary starting point for the study of society.
  26. Values & Ethics in Social Work: An Introduction.Chris Beckett - 2005 - Sage Publications.
    In social work there is seldom an uncontroversial `right way' of doing things. So how will you deal with the value questions and ethical dilemmas that you will be faced with as a professional social worker? This lively and readable introductory text is designed to equip students with a sound understanding of the principles of values and ethics which no social worker should be without. Bridging the gap between theory and practice, this book successfully explores the complexities of ethical issues, (...)
  27. Cause and Meaning in the Social Sciences.Ernest Gellner - 2003 - Routledge.
    This volume focuses on key conceptual issues in the social sciences, such as Winch's idea of a social science, structuralism, Malinowski and Evans-Pritchard, and the concept of kinship. In particular it deals with such problems as the relationship of nature and culture, the relevance of concepts drawn from within a given society to its understanding, and the relation of theory to time.
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  28. An Introduction to Philosophy of Education.Robin Barrow - 2006 - Routledge.
    In the 4th edition of this best-selling textbook, the authors introduce students to the business of philosophizing, thereby inducting them into the art of reasoning and analyzing key concepts in education. This introductory text, continuously in print for more than thirty years, is a classic in its field. It shows, first and foremost, the importance of philosophy in educational debate and as a background to any practical activity such as teaching. What is involved in the idea of educating a person (...)
  29. On the Reliability of Economic Models Essays in the Philosophy of Economics.Daniel Little - 1995
  30. Illusions of Prosperity: America's Working Families in an Age of Economic Insecurity.Joel Blau - 2001 - Oxford University Press USA.
    "Blau not only charts how the American government's embrace of laissez-faire ideology has wreaked havoc...he tells us what can be done to undo the damage. Must reading for anyon who cares about what's happening to the average American."--Charles Noble, Professor of Political Science, CSU Long Beach.
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  31. The Puzzle of Modern Economics: Science or Ideology?Roger E. Backhouse - 2010 - Cambridge University Press.
    Does economics hold the key to everything or does the recent financial crisis show that it has failed? This book provides an assessment of modern economics that cuts through the confusion and controversy on this question. Case studies of the creation of new markets, the Russian transition to capitalism, globalization, and money and finance establish that economics has been very successful where problems have been well defined and where the world can be changed to fit the theory, but that it (...)
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  32. The Sandbox Investment: The Preschool Movement and Kids-First Politics.David L. Kirp - 2007 - Harvard University Press.
    Introduction : before school -- Small miracles -- Life way after preschool -- The futures market -- The imprimatur of science -- Who cares for the children? -- Jump-starting a movement -- The politics of the un-dramatic -- English lessons -- Kids-first politics.
  33. Images of Schoolteachers in America.Pamela Bolotin Joseph & Gail E. Burnaford (eds.) - 2000 - Routledge.
    This book explores images of schoolteachers in America from the beginning of the 20th century to the present, using a wide range of approaches to scholarship and writing. It is intended for both experienced and aspiring teachers to use as a springboard for discussion and reflection about the teaching profession and for contemplating these questions: _ What does it mean to be a teacher? What has influenced and sustained our beliefs about teachers? New in the second edition_ * The focus (...)
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  34. Contextualising Difficulties in Literacy Development: Exploring Politics, Culture, Ethnicity, and Ethics.Janet Soler, Janice Wearmouth & Gavin Reid (eds.) - 2002 - Routledgefalmer.
    This book provides a range of interdisciplinary and international perspectives on difficulties in literacy development. The high-profile team of contributors provide ethical and policy discussions, as well as contextualizing individual and collective strategies to addressing difficulties in literacy development. The chapters break new ground by encompassing a wide range of perspectives related to critical literacy, socio-cultural, cognitive, and psychological viewpoints, to help inform practice, policy and research into literacy difficulties. This book will be of interest to postgraduate students, teachers, researchers, (...)
  35. The Global Age: State and Society Beyond Modernity.Martin Albrow - 1996 - Stanford University Press.
    Taking issue with those who see recent social transformations as an extension of modernity, the author contends that social theory must confront an epochal change from the modern era to a new era of globality, in which human beings can conceive of forces at work on a global scale, and in which they espouse values that take the globe as their reference point. The book begins by assessing the problems of writing about modernity, showing how narratives of an endlessly self-perpetuating (...)
  36. Hope and Education: The Role of the Utopian Imagination.David Halpin - 2003 - Routledgefalmer.
    In this uplifting book, David Halpin suggests ways of putting the hope back into education, exploring the value of and need for utopian thinking in discussions of the purpose of education and school policy.
  37. Readings in Applied Microeconomics: The Power of the Market.Craig Newmark (ed.) - 2009 - Routledge.
    A central concern of economics is how society allocates its resources. Modern economies rely on two institutions to allocate: markets and governments. But how much of the allocating should be performed by markets and how much by governments? This collection of readings will help students appreciate the power of the market. It supplements theoretical explanations of how markets work with concrete examples, addresses questions about whether markets actually work well and offers evidence that supposed "market failures" are not as serious (...)
  38. History and Theory in Anthropology.Alan Barnard - 2000 - Cambridge University Press.
    Anthropology is a discipline very conscious of its history. Alan Barnard has written a clear, detailed overview of anthropological theory that brings out the historical contexts of the great debates, tracing the genealogies of theories and schools of thought. His book covers the precursors of anthropology; evolutionism in all its guises; diffusionism and culture area theories, functionalism and structural-functionalism; action-centered theories; processual and Marxist perspectives; the many faces of relativism, structuralism and poststructuralism; and recent interpretive and postmodernist viewpoints. This is (...)
  39. New Inequalities: The Changing Distribution of Income and Wealth in the United Kingdom.John Hills (ed.) - 1996 - Cambridge University Press.
    It is recognised that the gap between rich and poor in Britain is widening faster than in any comparable country. This important issue is attracting increasing attention after long neglect. Economists and others concerned with problems linked with inequality are investigating factors contributing to the situation. Based on results of the first recent major research programme in this area, this book, first published in 1996, examines wealth distribution in the United Kingdom over the last two decades. Leading specialists in the (...)
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  40. The Contemporary Relevance of History: A Study in Approaches and Methods.Salo Wittmayer Baron - 1986 - Columbia University Press.
    This book explores the puzzling phenomenon of new veiling practices among lower middle class women in Cairo, Egypt.
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  41. Discourse, Power, and Resistance: Challenging the Rhetoric of Contemporary Education.Elizabeth Atkinson, Jerome Satterthwaite & Ken Gale (eds.) - 2003 - Trentham Books.
  42. Education, Science and Truth.Rasoul Nejadmehr - 2009 - Routledge.
    What is the main problem of contemporary education? Rasoul Nejadmehr argues that the cardinal problem with education is that it does not have an adequate notion of truth underpinning it. Thinkers mainly tend to veer towards two poles - absolutism and relativism. While a one-sided tendency toward absolutism leads to reified categories of thought and alienation, a tendency toward relativism leads to lack of universality and nihilism. Education, Science and Truth suggests a way out by bridging not only divides between (...)
  43. Critical Essays on Piero Sraffa's Legacy in Economics.Heinz D. Kurz (ed.) - 2000 - Cambridge University Press.
    This collection offers a critical assessment of the published works of Piero Sraffa, one of the leading economists of the twentieth century, and their legacy for the economics profession. The topics covered explore Sraffa's interpretation of the classical economists; his theory of value and distribution; his critique of partial and general neoclassical equilibrium theory; his focus on the problem of capital; and his critique of Hayek's monetary overinvestment theory of the business cycle. Specific issues investigated include intertemporal general equilibrium theory (...)
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  44. Higher Ground: Ethics and Leadership in the Modern University.Nannerl O. Keohane - 2006 - Duke University Press.
    Ringing throughout this volume is a deep commitment to the fundamental values of the academy.
  45. Game Theory and Economic Modelling.David M. Kreps - 1992 - Oxford University Press UK.
    Over the past two decades, academic economics has undergone a mild revolution in methodology. The language, concepts and techniques of noncooperative game theory have become central to the discipline. This book provides the reader with some basic concepts from noncooperative theory, and then goes on to explore the strengths, weaknesses, and future of the theory as a tool of economic modelling and analysis. The central theses are that noncooperative game theory has been a remarkably popular tool in economics over the (...)
  46. Economic Theories in a Non-Walrasian Tradition.Takashi Negishi - 1985 - Cambridge University Press.
    This book covers a broad range of topics in the history of economics that have relevance to economic theories. The author believes that one of the tasks for a historian of economics is to analyze and interpret theories currently outside the mainstream of economic theory, in this case non-Walrasian economics. By doing so, he argues, new directions and new areas for research can be developed that will extend the current theories. Familiar topics covered include: the division of labor, economies of (...)
  47. The Quest for Quality: Sixteen Forms of Heresy in Higher Education.Sinclair Goodlad - 1995 - Society for Research Into Higher Education & Open University Press.
  48. The Politics of Constructionism.Irving Velody & Robin Williams (eds.) - 1998 - Sage Publications.
    The Politics of Constructionism presents a broadranging and critical overview of the many themes of social constructionism and its relevance to contemporary social and political issues. Clearly structured and bringing together leading international contributors from across the social sciences, it offers an invaluable may through this rich body of literature. Major questions and topics explored in its critique and application of constructionist ideas include the theory and practice of scientific method, the development of social and political policy, the use of (...)
  49. Configurations of Power: Holistic Anthropology in Theory and Practice.John S. Henderson & Patricia Netherly (eds.) - 1993 - Cornell University Press.
  50. Social Theory in the Real World.Steven Miles - 2001 - Sage Publications.
    Social Theory in the Real World is concerned with illustrating the practical benefits of social theory. Many students find it hard to relate the real insights provided by social theory to their real life experiences, and many lecturers struggle to demonstrate the relevance of social theory to everyday life. This book offers an accessible, non-patronizing solution to the problem demonstrating that social theory need not be remote and obscure, but if used in imaginative ways, it can be indispensable in challenging (...)
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