Contemporary Political Sociology: Globalization, Politics, and Power / Edition 1

Contemporary Political Sociology: Globalization, Politics, and Power / Edition 1

by Kate Nash
     
 

Political sociology has traditionally taken the relationship between society and the state as its focus. However, theoretical and empirical changes mean that the nation-state has been displaced as the center of political activity. Contemporary Political Sociology provides an overview of developments in the field associated with these changes. There is growingSee more details below

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Political sociology has traditionally taken the relationship between society and the state as its focus. However, theoretical and empirical changes mean that the nation-state has been displaced as the center of political activity. Contemporary Political Sociology provides an overview of developments in the field associated with these changes. There is growing interest in the politicization of social life, including the activities of social movements; challenges to citizenship rights as enacting exclusionary norms; and the elaboration of transnational and international political practices and institutions which have implications for an "internationalizing state."

The book focuses throughout on substantive areas of research. There are separate chapters on definitions of power and politics; economic, cultural, and political globalization; social movements; citizenship and the politics of "difference"; and democracy and democratization. In each chapter, these topics are integrated through the development of a new model of politics informed by post-structuralist and recent sociological theory. It is designed for undergraduate and postgraduate students in sociology and political theory, as well as making an original contribution to the redefinition of political sociology.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631206613
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/04/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
0.67(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

1. INTRODUCTION: CHANGING DEFINITIONS OF POLITICS AND POWER IN POLITICAL SOCIOLOGY.

1.1 The Marxist Tradition of Political Sociology.

1.2 The Weberian Tradition of Political Sociology.

1.3 Discourse Theory, Power, and Politics.

1.4 Cultural Politics and New Political Sociology.

2. POLITICS IN A SMALL WORLD: GLOBALIZATION AND THE DISPLACEMENT OF THE SOVEREIGN NATION-STATE.

2.1 Aspects of Globalization.

2.2 Globalization, Modernity, and Postmodernity.

2.3 Global Culture: Globalization as Postmodernization.

2.4 Cultural Politics and Disjunctures in Global "Scapes.

3. THE POLITICIZATION OF THE SOCIAL: SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND CULTURAL POLITICS.

3.1 Social Movements: What’s New?.

3.2 Resource Mobilization Theory and Beyond.

3.3 New Social Movement Theory: Conflict and Culture.

3.4 Toward a Synthesis: the Definition of "Social Movement".

3.5 Social Movements and Globalization.

4. CONTESTING RIGHTS: CONTESTING UNIVERSALISM.

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

4.2 Citizenship, Sex, and Sexuality.

4.3 Citizenship, "Race," and Ethnicity.

4.4 Citizenship and Poverty: the "Underclass" and "Social Exclusion".

4.5 Post-national Citizenship.

5. DEMOCRACY AND DEMOCRATIZATION.

5.1 Complexity and Democracy.

5.2 Postmodernity and Radical Democracy.

5.3 Democratizing Globalization.

5.4 Democracy and Cultural Politics.

Glossary.

References.

Index.

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