The Blackwell Companion to Political Sociology

Author: Kate Nash,Alan Scott

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470695323

Category: Social Science

Page: 496

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The Blackwell Companion to Political Sociology brings together thirty-eight original essays covering the wide inter-disciplinary field of political sociology. Represents the most comprehensive overview available in the field of political sociology Covers traditional questions as well as emerging topics including recent debates on gender, citizenship, and political identity Includes detailed editorial introduction, abstracts, further reading lists, and a consolidated bibliography.

Contemporary Political Sociology

Globalization, Politics and Power

Author: Kate Nash

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444320770

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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This fully revised and updated introduction to political sociology incorporates the burgeoning literature on globalization and shows how contemporary politics is linked to cultural issues, social structure and democratizing social action. New material on global governance, human rights, global social movements, global media New discussion of democracy and democratization Clearly lays out what is at stake in deciding between alternatives of cosmopolitanism, imperialism and nationalism Includes additional discussion of the importance of studying culture to political sociology

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Political Sociology

Author: Edwin Amenta,Kate Nash,Alan Scott

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444355074

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

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The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Political Sociology is a complete reference guide, reflecting the scope and quality of the discipline, and highlighting emerging topics in the field. Global in focus, offering up-to-date topics from an interdisciplinary, international set of scholars addressing key issues concerning globalization, social movements, and citizenship The majority of chapters are new, including those on environmental politics, international terrorism, security, corruption, and human rights Revises and updates all previously published chapters to include new themes and topics in political sociology Provides an overview of scholarship in the field, with chapters working independently and collectively to examine the full range of contributions to political sociology Offers a challenging yet accessible and complete reference guide for students and scholars

The Routledge Handbook of Japanese Politics

Author: Alisa Gaunder

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136818375

Category: Political Science

Page: 464

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The Routledge Handbook of Japanese Politics is an advanced level reference guide which surveys the current state of Japanese politics, featuring both traditional topics and cutting edge research. The volume is divided into five sections covering: domestic politics civil society social policy political economy and international relations/security The first four sections begin with an overview chapter that provides historical background information on the section’s overarching topic. The chapters that follow explore more specific topics in the sub-area. In the final section, historical background information is contained in the individual chapters which cover the diverse areas of international political economy, security and foreign policy. Offering a complete overview of the full spectrum of Japanese politics, the Handbook is an invaluable resource for academics, researchers, policy analysts, graduate and undergraduate students studying this ever-evolving field.

Place and Politics (Routledge Library Editions: Political Geography)

The Geographical Mediation of State and Society

Author: John A. Agnew

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317630610

Category: Social Science

Page: 282

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The first part of the book is concerned with developing the place perspective. Three dimensions of place are put forward: locale and sense of place describe the objective and subjective dimensions of local social arrangements within which political behaviour is realized; location refers to the impact of the ‘macro-order’, to the fact that a single place is one among many and that the social life of a place is embedded in theworkings of the state and the world economy. The second part of the book provides detailed examinations of American and Scottish politics, using the place perspective. Contrary to the view that place or locality is important only in ‘traditional societies’, this book argues that place is of continuing significance in even the most ‘advanced’ societies.

Classic and Contemporary Readings in Sociology

Author: Ian Marsh,Rosie Campbell,Mike Keating

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317882024

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

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Classic and Contemporary Readings in Sociology introduces the reader to sociological issues, theories and debates, providing extracts of primary source material, from both classical and contemporary theorists. Theorists are examined within their historical and sociological framework and the text provides an analysis of developments in sociological thought and research. The text is divided into four main sections: Part One, Origins and Concepts, surveys the history of the discipline of sociology and examines key themes which have influenced sociological theorising and investigation, in particular, social control, culture and socialisation. Parts Two and Four, Sociological Theories and Sociological Research, include a number of readings from the founding theorists and investigators, including Auguste Comte, Emile Durkheim, Karl Marx, Max Weber and Charles Booth, and also include more recent theoretical writing and research approaches. The focus on theory and research is extended by a selection of readings centred around the theme of Differences and Inequalities (Part Three); these readings provide students with examples of work from an area where sociological theorising and research has been widely applied.

Contemporary Readings in Sociology

Author: Kathleen Odell Korgen

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 1412944732

Category: Social Science

Page: 270

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This reader was developed to be used in numerous courses taught in sociology. It is appropriate for an introductory course, as well as a social problems or special topics course. The readings have been selected from numerous well respected sociology journals and they have been edited to make them more “user friendly” for the undergraduate student. This reader allows undergraduate students to read about the major topics in sociology in the words of the original authors. The reader includes a topic guide to help the instructor better integrate the material into their course and well-crafted section openers place each article in context for the student. This series of readings has been vetted by an Advisory Board of sociology instructors to ensure quality.

Autonomy and Community

Readings in Contemporary Kantian Social Philosophy

Author: Jane Kneller,Sidney Axinn

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791437438

Category: Philosophy

Page: 334

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Shows how Kant's basic position applies to and clarifies present-day problems of war, race, abortion, capital punishment, labor relations, the environment, and marriage.

Contemporary Readings in Globalization

Author: Scott R. Sernau

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 1412944716

Category: Political Science

Page: 226

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This reader was developed to be used in numerous courses taught in sociology, anthropology, history, political science and global studies. This book will fit into any course that is focused on contemporary global issues. It is appropriate for an introductory course, as well as for more specialised upper level courses. The readings have been selected from numerous well respected journals (including numerous SAGE journals) as well as from the popular press. The journal articles have been edited to make them more 'user friendly' for the undergraduate student. The reader includes a topic guide to help the instructor better integrate the material into their course and well-crafted section openers place each article in context for the students .

A Companion to Contemporary Political Philosophy

Author: Thomas Pogge

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444350870

Category: Philosophy

Page: 912

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This new edition of A Companion to Contemporary Political Philosophy has been extended significantly to include 55 chapters across two volumes written by some of today's most distinguished scholars. New contributors include some of today’s most distinguished scholars, among them Thomas Pogge, Charles Beitz, and Michael Doyle Provides in-depth coverage of contemporary philosophical debate in all major related disciplines, such as economics, history, law, political science, international relations and sociology Presents analysis of key political ideologies, including new chapters on Cosmopolitanism and Fundamentalism Includes detailed discussions of major concepts in political philosophy, including virtue, power, human rights, and just war

Power in Contemporary Politics

Theories, Practices, Globalizations

Author: Henri Goverde,Philip G Cerny,Mark Haugaard,Howard H Lentner

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446234509

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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This major book provides an up-to-date and state-of-the-art overview of the contemporary theory and practice of the most central concept in political science: power. The concept of political power is introduced within a three-part framework: contemporary theories of power; applications of power processes and practices; and the implications of modern power flows across the globe today. The book explores the many structures of power in the contemporary world from theories of its construction and use, to its operation in policy networks, and its wider exercise at different levels in the political process, from the local to the global. Amongst the many themes explored are the reproduction and the legitimization of power, the dynamics of resistance and coercion, the concepts of private and public power, and the impact of globalization processes and subsequent shifting power arrangements. Combining diverse perspectives and different tools of analysis, this book represents the most comprehensive treatment of political power published in the last fifteen years. It will be essential reading for academics and students alike across political science, international studies and political sociology.

Politics, Sociology and Social Theory

Encounters with Classical and Contemporary Social Thought

Author: Anthony Giddens

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745677177

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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Built upon a series of critical encounters with major figures in classical and present-day social and political thought, this volume offers not only a challenging critique of major traditions of social and political analysis, but unique insights into the ideas which Giddens has developed over the past two decades.

Society and Politics

Readings in Political Sociology

Author: Richard G. Braungart

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

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Political Sociology

A Critical Introduction

Author: Keith Faulks

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814727096

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

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This volume introduces the key conceptual debates and approaches in contemporary political sociology. It explores the relationship between the state and civil society, globalization, new social movements and citizenship.

Contemporary Readings in Social Problems

Author: Anna Leon-Guerrero,Kristine Zentgraf

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 1412965306

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

View: 4968

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This reader was developed to be used in several courses taught in sociology; it can be used in an introductory social problems course as well as a theory or special topics course. It can also be used in an introduction to sociology course where social problems are stressed as well as in a global issues course. The readings have been selected from numerous, well-respected sociology journals and they have been edited to make them more "user friendly" for the undergraduate student. Numerous articles from SAGE social science journals are included.