International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0028661176
  • ISBN-13: 9780028661179
  • DDC: 300.3
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade - College Senior
  • 4000 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released December 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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The entirely new International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences covers scholarship and fields that have emerged and matured since the publication of the original international edition. Like its predecessors, the set meets the needs of high school and college students, researchers inside and outside academia, and lay readers in public libraries.

The new set highlights the expanding influence of economics in social science research and features nearly 3,000 entirely new articles and important biographies contributed by thousands of scholars (including several Nobel prize winners) from around the world on a wide array of global topics, including: achievement testing, censorship, personality measurement, aging, income distribution, foreign aid (political and economic aspects), food (world problems, consumption patterns), cultural adaptation, comparative health-care systems, terrorism, political correctness, agricultural innovation, legislation of morality, sexual violence and exploitation, white collar crime.

The new 2nd edition also features biographical profiles of the major contributors to the study of the social sciences, past and present.

Highlights of the new set include:

  • 2,990 articles contributed by a team of international scholars, including hundreds of entries covering the increasingly influential fields of economics and statistics
  • Written for researchers inside and outside academia; perfect for advanced high school and college students as well as teachers, lay readers and professionals
  • Also available in eBook format, providing full search capabilities 24/7 access; no special readers of hardware required

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 0028659651 | ISBN-13: 9780028659657


"Every one of the 2,990 articles of this encyclopedia was newly commissioned and composed by an expert in the field...with its broader topics and an aim for the general reader, the new IESS, is a more suitable introductory tool for high school and public library audiences. Yet with its scholarly coverage of a wide range of topics, from alpha males and the American dream to zero population growth and Zionism, the IESS is also an excellent, affordable option for academic libraries." --Lawrence Looks at Books, July 2008

— Lawrence Looks at Books

"An extensive general index is included in the final volume. The encyclopedia includes a larger number of 'see' references than is typical, which will probably aid readers in locating their topics. --Reference & Research Book News, February 2008

— Reference & Research Book News