By Thomas Janoski

This guide offers the 1st whole survey of the colourful box of political sociology. half I explores the theories of political sociology. half II specializes in formation, transitions, and regime constitution of the kingdom. half III takes up a number of elements of the country that reply to pressures from civil society.


This guide offers an entire survey of the colourful box of political sociology. Read more...

Show description

Read Online or Download A handbook of political sociology : states, civil societies, and globalization PDF

Best sociology books

Black Wealth / White Wealth: A New Perspective on Racial Inequality

The award-winning Black Wealth / White Wealth bargains a robust portrait of racial inequality in accordance with an research of personal wealth. Melvin Oliver and Thomas Shapiro's groundbreaking study analyzes wealth - overall resources and money owed instead of source of revenue on my own - to discover deep and chronic racial inequality in the United States, and so they exhibit how public guidelines have didn't redress the problem.

First released in 1995, Black Wealth / White Wealth is taken into account a vintage exploration of race and inequality. It supplied, for the 1st time, systematic empirical facts that defined the racial inequality hole among blacks and whites. The 10th Anniversary version comprises completely new and sizeable chapters. those chapters examine the ongoing problems with wealth and inequality in the US and the recent rules which have been introduced long ago ten years. a few were innovative whereas others purely recreate inequality - for instance the notion to dispose of the property tax.

Compelling and in addition informative, Black Wealth / White Wealth is not only pioneering examine. it's also a strong counterpoint to arguments opposed to affirmative motion and an instantaneous problem to present social welfare rules which are tilted in the direction of the wealthy.

The Coming Crisis of Western Sociology

The arriving quandary of Western Sociology by way of Alvin W. Gouldner

Social sensitivity : a study of habit and experience

The writer develops a phenomenological thought of the social constitution of fast event. on the middle of this learn is a thought of recurring sensitivity that originates within the writings of Maurice Merleau-Ponty and John Dewey. the writer develops this concept as a substitute to Schutz's conception of taken-for-granted wisdom, which has had a pervasive impression on how phenomenology has been understood and utilized inside sociology.

Additional info for A handbook of political sociology : states, civil societies, and globalization

Example text

Conceptions of rights in neoliberal, civic republicanism, and Marshallian thinking are all demonstrated to have implications for the different ethic of care that emerges from different political regimes. Hobson shows how the impact of postmodernity and multiculturalism can have surprising counterintuitive effects on universalism in the treatment of women of different racial origins. She concludes by assessing the primary dilemmas for feminist theorizing in political sociology. David R. James and Kent Redding put race theory in the forefront of an expanded conception of how political sociology needs to address theories of the state.

Its precursor, Georg Simmel (1950, 1955), focused on the dyad and triad, and in so doing laid the basis for social exchange theory. , money, approval, esteem, and compliance), norms of reciprocity and fair exchange, and the belief that balanced exchanges in one sphere tend to produce imbalanced exchanges in others. From this, Richard Emerson (1972, 1976) and others developed a microtheory of power based on how much one actor depends on the other. Group exchange theorists, such as Samuel Bacharach and Edward Lawler (1980, 1981), extend this powerdependence analysis to unions/management, political parties, and other groups.

The second makes an even more direct appeal to the sociological imagination by addressing the problem of strategic choice in the context of interaction between two or more actors, each of whom takes account of the anticipated actions of the other (Schotter, 1981). ” An axiomatic theoretical structure that can embolden its practitioners to theorize in diverse domains not only encourages cumulative theory building but also establishes an abstract domain hospitable to universal theoretical claims, namely the logical structure of the theory itself, a kind of laboratory of the mind aloof from the noisy empirical fray.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.51 of 5 – based on 44 votes