Contemporary Political Sociology: Globalization, Politics and Power / Edition 2 by Kate Nash | 2901444330754 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Contemporary Political Sociology: Globalization, Politics and Power / Edition 2

Contemporary Political Sociology: Globalization, Politics and Power / Edition 2

by Kate Nash
     
 

ISBN-10: 1444330756

ISBN-13: 2901444330754

Pub. Date: 03/02/2010

Publisher: Wiley

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

Overview

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901444330754
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/02/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition ix

1 Changing Definitions of Politics and Power 1

1.1 The Marxist Tradition of Political Sociology 4

1.2 The Weberian Tradition of Political Sociology 9

1.3 The Durkheimian Tradition of Political Sociology 15

1.4 Focauldian Definitions of Power and Politics 20

1.5 Cultural Politics 30

2 Politics in a Small World 43

2.1 Explaining Globalization 47

2.2 State Transformation and Imperialism 63

2.3 We are the World? 78

3 Social Movements 87

3.1 Resource Mobilization Theory and Beyond 91

3.2 New Social Movement Theory: Conflict and Culture 106

3.3 Toward a Synthesis: the Definition of "Social Movement" 118

3.4 Global Social Movements 123

4 Citizenship 131

4.1 T. H. Marshall: Citizenship, Social Class, and the Nation-State 135

4.2 Citizenship, Wealth, and Poverty 140

4.3 Citizenship, Sex, and Sexuality 148

4.4 Citizenship, Racialization, and Ethnicity 159

4.5 Post-National Citizenship? 176

5 Globalization and Democracy 193

5.1 Democracy in Crisis: Political Parties and Elections 197

5.2 Democracy, Human Rights, and International Political Institutions 202

5.3 Global Civil Society 213

5.4 Democracy and Cultural Politics 231

Glossary 237

References 241

Index 265

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