Political Sociology for the 21st Century

Author: Betty A. Dobratz,Tim Buzzell,Lisa K. Waldner

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780762308651

Category: Political sociology

Page: 345

View: 1364

Posted in Political sociology

Politics and Public Policy

Author: Harland Prechel

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1848551789

Category: Political Science

Page: 150

View: 4914

Focuses on one of the central themes in political sociology: the relationship between political power and the policy formation process. This work examines the exercise of power in two arenas: the interlocking networks among policy-planning organizations, and the effects of PACs on the voting behavior of elected officials in Canada and the US.
Posted in Political Science

The Handbook of Political Sociology

States, Civil Societies, and Globalization

Author: Thomas Janoski,Robert R. Alford,Alexander M. Hicks,Mildred A. Schwartz

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139443579

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

View: 3416

This Handbook provides a complete survey of the vibrant field of political sociology. Part I explores the theories of political sociology. Part II focuses on the formation, transitions, and regime structure of the state. Part III takes up various aspects of the state that respond to pressures from civil society.
Posted in Social Science

Sociological Abstracts

Author: Leo P. Chall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sociology

Page: N.A

View: 5333

CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.
Posted in Sociology

American Sociological Review

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sociology

Page: N.A

View: 7028

Includes sections "Book reviews" and "Periodical literature."
Posted in Sociology

Beiträge zur Wissenssoziologie, Beiträge zur Religionssoziologie / Contributions to the Sociology of Knowledge Contributions to the Sociology of Religion

Author: Peter Gross,Werner Stark,Jakob Rösel,Alexandre Métraux,Bernhard Waldenfels,Enno Schwanenberg,J. E. Bernhart,John F. Miller,Roger O’Toole,Samuel R. Friedman

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3322841286

Category: Social Science

Page: 205

View: 1431

Posted in Social Science

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Political Sociology

Author: Edwin Amenta,Kate Nash,Alan Scott

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444355074

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

View: 1843

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. Global in focus, offering up-to-date topics from an interdisciplinary, international set of scholars addressing key issues concerning globalization, social movements, and citizenship The majority of chapters are new, including those on environmental politics, international terrorism, security, corruption, and human rights Revises and updates all previously published chapters to include new themes and topics in political sociology Provides an overview of scholarship in the field, with chapters working independently and collectively to examine the full range of contributions to political sociology Offers a challenging yet accessible and complete reference guide for students and scholars
Posted in Social Science

Latino Politics en Ciencia Política

The Search for Latino Identity and Racial Consciousness

Author: Tony Affigne,Evelyn Hu-DeHart,Marion Orr

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814763871

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 6382

More than 53 million Latinos now constitute the largest, fastest-growing, and most diverse minority group in the United States, and the nation’s political future may well be shaped by Latinos’ continuing political incorporation. In the 2012 election, Latinos proved to be a critical voting bloc in both Presidential and Congressional races; this demographic will only become more important in future American elections. Using new evidence from the largest-ever scientific survey addressed exclusively to Latino/Hispanic respondents, Latino Politics en Ciencia Política explores political diversity within the Latino community, considering how intra-community differences influence political behavior and policy preferences. The editors and contributors, all noted scholars of race and politics, examine key issues of Latino politics in the contemporary United States: Latino/a identities (latinidad), transnationalism, acculturation, political community, and racial consciousness. The book contextualizes today’s research within the history of Latino political studies, from the field’s beginnings to the present, explaining how systematic analysis of Latino political behavior has over time become integral to the study of political science. Latino Politics en Ciencia Política is thus an ideal text for learning both the state of the field today, and key dimensions of Latino political attitudes. Instructor's Guide
Posted in Political Science

Towards a New Development Paradigm in Twenty-first Century China

Economy, Society and Politics

Author: Éric Florence,Pierre Defraigne

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415532124

Category: Social Science

Page: 226

View: 3152

This book argues that the current state of China requires an important paradigm shift in the way the party-state manages the country's development, and goes on to assess the fitness of the party-state for implementing such a paradigm shift and the likelihood of the party-state bringing this about. It brings together an examination of the very latest situation in a range of key areas where current developments have the potential to undermine substantially the status quo, areas such as the recent economic crisis and the resulting economic slowdown, increasing labour unrest, mounting calls for social justice, worsening urban-rural disparity, the urgent need to implement social welfare programmes, the rise of civil society, and the impact of new media. Overall, the book provides a thorough appraisal of the difficulties which China currently faces.
Posted in Social Science

Culture, Politics and Governing

The Contemporary Ascetics of Knowledge Production

Author: P. Nickel

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137401974

Category: Social Science

Page: 191

View: 7327

Culture, Politics, and Governing: The Contemporary Ascetics of Knowledge Production is a critical, interdisciplinary approach to how the practices that govern the production of knowledge and culture have material consequences for how we experience everyday life.
Posted in Social Science

Handbook of European Societies

Social Transformations in the 21st Century

Author: Stefan Immerfall,Göran Therborn

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387881997

Category: Social Science

Page: 686

View: 1767

European integration is one of the most ambitious and socially far-reaching developments in world politics and in world economics. Against growing opposition and despite increasing social heterogeneity, the European Union continues to expand and to acquire new competences. But to what extent is the self-proclaimed "ever closer union among the peoples of Europe" a social reality? In which ways is the political European project anchored in social developments? How does social change impinge upon political integration? Societal trends in multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, multi-lingual and socially diverse Europe have never been studied systematically. Handbook of European Societies: Social Transformations in the 21st Century sets to rectify this neglect of societal developments in Europe, providing a groundwork for the sociology of European integration. The book portrays social life and social relations in the enlarged Europe, and gives a perspective on the European Union as an evolving social entity. Handbook of European Societies is a pioneering source book analyzing the current social patterns on the continent. It covers a representative selection of major topics of social concern and sociological relevance, such as Collective Action, Consumption, Identity, Power Structure, Sexuality, Stratification and Well-being. Each contribution probes key developments in a strictly comparative manner. The Handbook thus offers a detailed look into the intricacies of the national societies of Europe and into the prospect of an emerging European society. The Editors have enlisted leading researchers to synthesize existing knowledge and to make use of many different data sources in a straight-forward style. The contributions stay away from jargon, simple labeling and sweeping assertions. Instead, they provide solid and accessible information on a wide variety of social trends and processes within and across European societies.
Posted in Social Science

Towards a Critical Sociology of Reading Pedagogy

Papers of the XII World Congress on Reading

Author: Carolyn D. Baker,Allan Luke

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027250294

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 278

View: 874

Through critical sociological appraisals of literary theory, research and pedagogy, this volume presents challenges to dominant psychological approaches in reading research and to mainstream discourses about reading and writing pedagogy. Bringing together the recent work of literacy researchers in Australia, Europe and North America, the volume offers novel critiques and theorizations from within political economy, neomarxist and critical theory, ethnomethodology, interactive sociolinguistics, poststructuralism and postmodernism. The volume is arranged in four sections; The Politics of Pedagogy; Reading in Classrooms; Reconstructing Theory; Reading the Social. This collection is provocative and innovative, offering clear alternatives for conceptualizing literacy, for conducting literacy research, and for reconstructing the discourses and practices of reading and writing in schools. The volume is addressed to a broad audience of researchers, educators and students.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Taking Sides in Social Research

Essays on Partisanship and Bias

Author: Martyn Hammersley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113463143X

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 8044

In the past it was generally taken for granted that the goal of social research was the production of objective knowledge; and that this required a commitment to value neutrality. In more recent times, however, both these ideals have come to be challenged, and it is often argued that all research is inevitably political in its assumptions and effects. In this major contribution to the debate, Martyn Hammersley assesses the arguments from the classic and still influential contributions of C. Wright Mills, Howard Becker and Alvin Gouldner to the present day. He concludes that the case for partisanship is not convincing, and that an intelligent and sceptical commitment to the principles of objectivity and value neutrality must remain an essential feature of research.
Posted in Social Science

21st Century Geography

Author: Joseph P. Stoltman

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 141297464X

Category: Science

Page: 883

View: 2337

This is a theoretical and practical guide on how to undertake and navigate advanced research in the arts, humanities and social sciences.
Posted in Science

Political Science in India

An Index to Twelve Political Science Journals of India

Author: Rajendra Narayan Sharma,Santosh Bakshi

Publisher: Concept Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: India

Page: 266

View: 2903

Posted in India

Surviving the Twentieth Century

Social Philosophy from the Frankfurt School to the Columbia Faculty Seminars

Author: Judith Marcus

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412835473

Category: Social Science

Page: 436

View: 858

"Scholars who have been influenced by Maier will welcome this volume. Those who are not familiar with the scope of his contributions will benefit from the experience of seeing how his work has affected the choices of others."--BOOK JACKET.
Posted in Social Science

North American Critical Theory After Postmodernism

Contemporary Dialogues

Author: P. Nickel

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137262869

Category: Political Science

Page: 249

View: 4565

In a series of interviews this book explores the formative experiences of a generation of critical theorists whose work originated in the midst of what has been called 'the postmodern turn,' including discussions of their views on the evolution of critical theory over the past 30 years and their assessment of contemporary politics.
Posted in Political Science

Buddhism and Politics in Thailand

A Study of Socio-political Change and Political Activism of the Thai Sangha

Author: Somboon Suksamran

Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

ISBN: 9789971902438

Category: Bouddhisme et politique

Page: 179

View: 1040

This book studies the interaction of the Sangha (the community of monks) with politics and socio-political change in Thailand. Although the interaction of Buddhism and politics is recognized, it is seldom acknowledged and frequently denied. This paradox derives from two deeply rooted notions: first, that politics is "the dirtiest business" second, that only "pure" Buddhism and a "sound" Sangha can ensure the moral welfare of the nation, and their preservation in unadulterated form is critical for the survival of national unity.
Posted in Bouddhisme et politique

Sociology Beyond Societies

Mobilities for the Twenty-First Century

Author: John Urry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134655444

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 4926

In this ground-breaking contribution to social theory, John Urry argues that the traditional basis of sociology - the study of society - is outmoded in an increasingly borderless world. If sociology is to make a pertinent contribution to the post societal era it must forget the social rigidities of the pre-global order and, instead, switch its focus to the study of both physical and virtual movement. In considering this sociology of mobilities, the book concerns itself with the travels of people, ideas, images, messages, waste products and money across international borders, and the implications these mobilities have to our experiences of time, space, dwelling and citizenship. Sociology Beyond Society extends recent debate about globalisation both by providing an analysis of how mobilities reconstitute social life in uneven and complex ways, and by arguing for the significance of objects, senses, and time and space in the theorising of contemporary life. This book will be essential reading for undergraduates and graduates studying sociology and cultural geography.
Posted in Social Science

Crisis, Politics and Critical Sociology

Author: Graham Cassano,Richard Alan Dello Buono

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004179488

Category: Social Science

Page: 250

View: 4268

As the first decade of the 21st century comes to a close, the world has entered a sustained period of crisis. In order to understand the forces that created our current social world, we need the tools provided by a critical sociology. This volume draws upon the work of contemporary critical sociologists searching for the roots of our present social and economic problems. Both prominent figures and emerging voices in sociology come together to offer insights into our present dilemmas from a critical perspective. The questions they ask and attempt to answer include: What is critical sociology? What is the significance of the new Obama administration? What tools do post-structuralism, postmodernism, feminism, and new forms of social theory offer critical discourse?
Posted in Social Science