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3 Save up to 20% at e-elgar.com I For our electronic content, visit: elgaronline.com SOCIOLOGY & SOCIAL POLICY TITLES, JULY-SEPT 2021 Platform Economy Puzzles A Multidisciplinary Perspective on Gig Work Edited by Jeroen Meijerink, Giedo Jansen and Victoria Daskalova, Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences, Human Resource Management Research Group, University of Twente, the Netherlands ‘Only a level playing field will make the platform economy work for everyone. Getting there requires a deep interdisciplinary understanding of the challenges – and potential solutions – involved. In bringing together a diverse group of scholars from a broad range of disciplines, Platform Economy Puzzles provides a wide range of excellent perspectives of interest to anyone interested in understanding how we got here - and what should happen next.’ – Jeremias Adams-Prassl, Oxford University, UK Aug 2021 256 pp Hardback 978 1 83910 027 7 £95.00 / $140.00 Aug 2021 224 pp Hardback 978 1 83910 484 8 £85.00 / $130.00 The Lifecycle of Trust in Education Leaders as Moral Agents Benjamin Kutsyuruba, Queen’s University and Keith D. Walker, University of Saskatchewan, Canada ‘The Lifecycle of Trust in Education offers comprehensive coverage of leadership and trust that spans classic and contemporary approaches. The book takes leaders on a critical journey through the meanings, shape, and applicability of the ecology and brokering of trust, moral agency, and successful leadership. A must read for those with a vested interest in education.’ – Anthony H. Normore, California State University, Dominguez Hills, US Aug 2021 256 pp Hardback 978 1 80037 131 6£85.00 / $125.00 Defining Public Goods An Institutional Approach to Community-Building and Negotiating Inter-Community Conflict David J. O’Brien, University of Missouri, US Through the lens of an economist’s notion of public goods, David J. O’Brien analyzes the dual problems of declining communities and polarizing conflicts between metropolitan and rural communities. The author describes in detail how seemingly intractable community-level problems and inter-community conflicts have been substantially reduced by framing them in terms of the self-interest of a larger polity. O’Brien’s extensive community-level research experience in urban and rural communities that covers multiple historical periods, will appeal to inter-disciplinary social scientists, development specialists and persons looking for a hopeful, practical approach to solving the challenges of globalization. 2021 176 pp Hardback 978 1 80088 542 4 £75.00 / $105.00 eBook • Elgaronline Civility and Participatory Democracy The Importance of Civil Society and Active Citizenship Thomas P. Boje, Roskilde University, Denmark ‘Bridging reflections on civil society and democracy, Thomas Boje addresses the central questions of the conditions under which civil action improves democratic processes. Covering fundamental debates for normative as well as empirical scholarship, he convincingly argues for the importance of social justice and civility for an active, liberating and participatory society.’ – Donatella Della Porta, Scuola Normale Superiore, Italy 2021 200 pp Hardback 978 1 78990 776 6 £80.00 / $115.00 eBook • Elgaronline Demopathy and the Democratic Malaise Symptoms, Diagnosis andTherapy Luigi Di Gregorio, Tuscia University, Italy ‘This work offers a convincing analysis that stresses the mutual causation between political leadership, citizens, and the media. I am confident that promising (and achievable) cures follow logically from this analysis. Demopathy and the Democratic Malaise is an outstanding book that democrats anywhere should pay close attention to.’ – From the Foreword by Arend Lijphart, University of California, San Diego, US 2021 256 pp Hardback 978 1 80088 150 1 £85.00 / $125.00 eBook • Elgaronline Geographies of Cosmopolitanism Barney Warf, University of Kansas, US ‘Truly an insightful pathbreaking tour de force on an evolving concept related to cultures, politics and economies in the contemporary world. It is a world where empathy, generosity, diversity and understanding are central and the meanings of boundaries, nationalism, identity, territory and distance are contested. Cosmopolitanism as a transdisciplinary theme intersects the social sciences and humanities and merits more research and classroom instruction at all levels.’ – Stanley D. Brunn, University of Kentucky, US 2021 240 pp Hardback 978 1 78990 246 4 £85.00 / $125.00 eBook • Elgaronline The International Geographical Union Series on Contemporary Geographies