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From the Publisher"Putting together a reader or companion in the field of politicalsociology is notoriously difficult. Kate Nash and Alan Scott havedone a splendid job in producing a collection that iscomprehensive, coherent, and up-to-date. The quality of thecontributions is outstanding."
—Krishan Kumar, University of Virginia
"An enormously comprehensive and pluralistic overview ofcontemporary debates in the field of political sociology. Thoughnobody will agree with all the contributors, everybody in the fieldwill learn a lot from this stimulating volume."
—Hans Joas, Freie Universität, Berlin
"The parameters of politics are open and contested as neverbefore. Nash and Scott's collection effectively captures the waycontemporary social forces have disrupted older politicalassumptions. It fulfils the vital task of intellectual preparationfor shaping new political agendas in a globalized and fragmentedworld."
—Martin Albrow, University of Surrey Roehampton
"The book's strong points would appear to be its catholicoutlook in the best sense of the term, and its international,mainly British and European cast of established authors ..."(Canadian Journal of Sociology Online)