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The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Political Sociology / Edition 1
     

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Political Sociology / Edition 1

by Edwin Amenta, Kate Nash, Alan Scott
 

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ISBN-10: 1444330934

ISBN-13: 9781444330939

Pub. Date: 04/24/2012

Publisher: Wiley

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.

The essays, from an international, interdisciplinary group of leading scholars, build on each other, each including concepts, theories and case studies to investigate a topic

Overview

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.

The essays, from an international, interdisciplinary group of leading scholars, build on each other, each including concepts, theories and case studies to investigate a topic and provide an overview of scholarship in the field. The book examines the full range of contributions to political sociology as never before.

The Companion has been completely revised and expanded, to reflect advances in conceptual frameworks, and to deal in greater depth with topics related to globalization, social movements, and citizenship. New chapters reflect conceptual advances in the field, taking full account of developments over the last decade.

Sociologists take various positions on the roots and consequences of political action, and the interdisciplinary nature of their debates make this an invaluable entry point into mapping and evaluating contemporary politics.

Challenging in content, the volume is nevertheless accessible, containing abstracts for each chapter, further reading lists, and a consolidated bibliography, making this both an excellent guide and complete reference for students and scholars.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781444330939
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/24/2012
Series:
Wiley Blackwell Companions to Sociology Series , #33
Pages:
636
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors ix

Introduction Edwin Amenta Kate Nash Alan Scott xxi

Part I Approaches to Power and Politics

1 Marxist Approaches to Power Bob Jessop 3

2 Weber and Political Sociology Peter Breiner 15

3 Durkheim and Durkheimian Political Sociology Kenneth Thompson 27

4 Foucaultian Analysis of Power, Government, Politics Barry Hindess 36

5 Historical Institutionalism Edwin Amenta 47

6 Sociological Institutionalism and World Society Evan Schofer Ann Hironaka David John Frank Wesley Longhofer 57

7 Studying Power John Scott 69

8 Comparative Political Analysis: Six Case-Oriented Strategies Charles C. Ragin Garrett Andrew Schneider 78

Part II States and Governance

A Formation and Form

9 Theories of State Formation Gianfranco Poggi 95

10 State Desmond King Patrick Le Gales 107

11 Political Legitimacy David Beetham 120

12 Political Corruption Donatella della Porta Alberto Vannucci 130

B Governance and Political Process

13 Parties and Interest Intermediation Herbert Kitschelt 144

14 Interest Groups and Pluralism David Knoke Xi Zhu 158

15 Elections Jeff Manza 168

C Violence and States

16 War Antoine Bousquet 180

17 Terrorism Jeff Goodwin 190

18 Globalization and Security Didier Bigo 204

19 Incarceration as a Political Institution Sarah Shannon Christopher Uggen 214

Part III The Political and the Social

A States and Civil Society

20 Culture, State and Policy Brian Steensland Christi M. Smith 229

21 Civil Society and the Public Sphere Larry Ray 240

22 Trust and Social Capital Arnaldo Bagnasco 252

23 The Media and Politics John B. Thompson 263

B The Politics of Identity and Action

24 Imagined Communities Alan Finlayson 273

25 Gender, Power, Politics Jonathan Dean 283

26 Class, Culture and Politics Mike Savage 294

27 The Politics of Ethnicity and Identity Aletta J. Norval 305

28 Race and Politics John D. Skrentny René Patnode 315

29 Nationalism: Its Role and Significance in a Globalized World John Schwarzmantel 325

30 Religion and Political Sociology Valérie Amiraux 336

31 Body Politics Roberta Sassatelli 347

C Citizenship

32 Citizenship and Welfare: Politics and Social Policies Sven Hort Göran Therborn 360

33 Citizenship and Gender Ruth Lister 372

34 Post-national Citizenship: Rights and Obligations of Individuality Yasemin Nuhoglu Soysal 383

Part IV Democracy and Democratization

A Social Movements

35 Protest and Political Process David S. Meyer 397

36 Global Social Movements and Transnational Advocacy Valentine M. Moghadam 408

37 Global Governance and Environmental Politics Brenda Holzinger Gabriela Kütting 421

38 Rural Social Movements Marc Edelman 431

B Structures of Participation

39 Towards a Political Sociology of Human Rights Kate Nash 444

40 Democratization Dietrich Rueschemeyer 454

41 Feminism and Democracy Judith Squires 466

42 Democracy and Capitalism in the Wake of the Financial Crisis Colin Crouch 478

References 491

Index 565

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