Prison walls

Sociologist’s probe of prison gangs wins top award

Jan. 6, 2021

CU Boulder’s David Pyrooz and Arizona State University colleague win the outstanding book award from Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.

United Nations

Good news: U.N. peacekeepers do, in fact, reduce conflict

Sept. 16, 2020

Filling a scholarly vacuum, CU Boulder political scientist and co-authors measure the efficacy of peacekeeping missions.

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Narrating Nature: Wildlife Conservation and Maasai Ways of Knowing

July 13, 2020

The current environmental crises demand that we revisit dominant approaches for understanding nature-society relations. Narrating Nature brings together various ways of knowing nature from differently situated Maasai and conservation practitioners and scientists into lively debate.

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Electromagnetism and the Metonymic Imagination

July 13, 2020

How does the imagination work? How can it lead to both reverie and scientific insight? In this book, Kieran M. Murphy sheds new light on these perennial questions by showing how they have been closely tied to the history of electromagnetism.

Close to home

Close to Home: Local Ties and Voting Radical Right in Europe

July 13, 2020

Who votes for radical right parties and why? This book argues that the increasing popularity of the radical right in Europe originates in community bonds: strong ties to one's locality motivate support for the radical right.

What Is a Family? Answers from Early Modern Japan

What Is a Family? Answers from Early Modern Japan

April 7, 2020

'What Is a Family?' explores the histories of diverse households during the Tokugawa period in Japan (1603–1868)

The Athlete as National Symbol Critical Essays on Sports in the International Arena

The Athlete as National Symbol Critical Essays on Sports in the International Arena

April 7, 2020

About the book : Examining the phenomenon of nationalism in the world of sport, this collection of new essays identifies moments when athletes became national symbols through their actions on and off the field. Since the break-up of the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia, and related global events of the 1980s...

Critical Sports Studies A Document Reader

Critical Sports Studies A Document Reader

April 7, 2020

About the book : Critical Sports Studies: A Document Reader provides students with a selection of essays that examine social problems in sport. Readers are challenged to critically consider various topics to better understand how the global phenomenon of sport can lead to challenges both on and off the field...

Politics and Sustainability: Perspectives from Environmental Political Theory

April 7, 2020

About the book : This review examines the relationships between politics, sustainability, and development. Following an overview of sustainability thinking across different traditions, the politics of resources and the influence of scarcity narratives on research, policy and practice are explored. This highlights the politics of transformations and the way these...

The Ethics of Precaution Uncertain Environmental Health Threats and Duties of Due Care

The Ethics of Precaution Uncertain Environmental Health Threats and Duties of Due Care

April 7, 2020

About the book : There are thousands of substances manufactured in the United States to which the public is routinely exposed and for which toxicity data are limited or absent. Some insist that uncertainty about the severity of potential harm justifies implementing precautionary regulations, while others claim that uncertainty justifies...

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