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Contemporary Political Sociology. Globalization, Politics and Power. Edition No. 2

  • ID: 2249032
  • Book
  • February 2010
  • 298 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
This fully revised and updated introduction to political sociology incorporates the burgeoning literature on globalization and shows how contemporary politics is linked to cultural issues, social structure and democratizing social action.
  • New material on global governance, human rights, global social movements, global media
  • New discussion of democracy and democratization
  • Clearly lays out what is at stake in deciding between alternatives of cosmopolitanism, imperialism and nationalism
  • Includes additional discussion of the importance of studying culture to political sociology
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1. Changing Definitions of Politics and Power.

1.1 The Marxist Tradition of Political Sociology.

1.2 The Weberian Tradition of Political Sociology.

1.3 The Durkheimian Tradition of Political Sociology.

1.4 Focauldian Definitions of Power and Politics.

1.5 Cultural Politics.

2. Politics in a Small World.

2.1 Explaining Globalization.

2.2 State Transformation and Imperialism.

2.3 We are the World?

3. Social Movements.

3.1 Resource Mobilization Theory and Beyond.

3.2 New Social Movement Theory: Conflict and Culture.

3.3 Toward a Synthesis: The Definition of “Social Movement”.

3.4 Global Social Movements.

4. Citizenship.

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

4.2 Citizenship, Wealth, and Poverty.

4.3 Citizenship, Sex, and Sexuality.

4.4 Citizenship, Racialization, and Ethnicity.

4.5 Post-National Citizenship?

5. Globalization and Democracy.

5.1 Democracy in Crisis: Political Parties and Elections.

5.2 Democracy, Human Rights, and International Political Institutions.

5.3 Global Civil Society.

5.4 Democracy and Cultural Politics.

Glossary.

References.

Index.

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Kate Nash Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK.
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