Contemporary Political Sociology: Globalization, Politics, and Power / Edition 1by Kate Nash
Pub. Date: 12/04/2007
This book thoroughly reviews recent work in political sociology, expanding the field to deal with globalization, social movements, and citizenship in terms of the "postmodern turn." This makes it very useful as a textbook. It is also a contribution to political sociology, effectively redefining the field. It argues that an understanding of cultural politics is necessary to appreciate both how the nation-state has been displaced as the center of political activity and how it is now being reformed as the internationalized state. An understanding of cultural politics enables political sociology to grasp existing potential for the democratization of contemporary social practices.
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Table of Contents
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.
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