Sociological Views on Political Participation in the 21st Century


Author: Betty A. Dobratz,Lisa K. Waldner,Timothy Buzzell
Publisher: JAI Press Incorporated
ISBN: 9780762308590
Category: Political Science
Page: 284
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Political sociology continues to be the most significant place for the study of the relationship between society and politics. The study of political participation has always formed an important part of this research. This volume presents a diverse collection of works dedicated to assessing the research and future directions in the field.

Bürgerrechte und soziale Klassen

zur Soziologie des Wohlfahrtsstaates
Author: Thomas Humphrey Marshall
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783593346601
Category:
Page: 202
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Politics and Public Policy


Author: Harland Prechel
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1848551789
Category: Political Science
Page: 150
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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.

The New Political Sociology of Science

Institutions, Networks, and Power
Author: Scott Frickel,Kelly Moore
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 0299213331
Category: Science
Page: 500
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In the twenty-first century, the production and use of scientific knowledge is more regulated, commercialized, and participatory than at any other time. The stakes in understanding those changes are high for scientist and nonscientist alike: they challenge traditional ideas of intellectual work and property and have the potential to remake legal and professional boundaries and transform the practice of research. A critical examination of the structures of power and inequality these changes hinge upon, this book explores the implications for human health, democratic society, and the environment.

Die großen Revolutionen und die Kulturen der Moderne


Author: Shmuel N. Eisenstadt
Publisher: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften
ISBN: 9783531149936
Category: Social Science
Page: 252
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Dieses Buch gibt einen erstklassigen Überblick über die Forschungen von Shmuel N. Eisenstadt. Anschaulich stellt Eisenstadt dabei seine Positionen über den sozialen Wandel, über die Einheit und die Vielfalt der Moderne vor. Im Mittelpunkt stehen dabei in diesem Buch die "großen Revolutionen".

Remaking Urban Citizenship

Organizations, Institutions, and the Right to the City
Author: Michael Peter Smith,Michael MacQuarrie
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 1412846188
Category: Social Science
Page: 237
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

The Last Half-Century

Societal Change and Politics in America
Author: Morris Janowitz
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226393070
Category: History
Page: 598
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Janowitz examines the societal changes that have weakened the electoral system and contributed to the further decline of social control, and encourages the development of new forms of citizen participation

The Sociology of Higher Education

Reproduction, Transformation and Change in a Global Era
Author: Miriam David,Rajani Naidoo
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317979907
Category: Education
Page: 158
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The Sociology of Higher Education: Reproduction, Transformation and Change in a Global Era provides an exciting and conceptually rich approach to the sociology of higher education. It offers innovative perspectives on the future of universities within the new and emerging research sub-field of the sociology of global higher education. The twenty-first century has witnessed wide-ranging structural and ideological transformations in higher education which have created both a sense of opportunity, as well as crisis and loss in the urgent debates around the legitimate roles of the university in the 21st century. The chapters represent a diverse and vibrant field, illustrating a sociological imagination and a dynamic engagement with the key challenges facing higher education, and confirming continuing inequalities through internationalisation. This book is comprised of a broad selection of articles originally published in the British Journal of Sociology of Education.

Community Practice

Theories and Skills for Social Workers
Author: David A. Hardcastle
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199842650
Category: Social Science
Page: 456
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For almost two decades, Community Practice has been a definitive text for social workers, community practitioners, and students eager to help individuals contribute to and use community resources or work to change oppressive community structures. In this third edition, a wealth of new charts and cases spotlight the linkages between theoretical orientations and practical skills, with an enhanced emphasis on the inherently political nature of social work and community practice. Boxes, examples, and exercises illustrate the range of skills and strategies available to savvy community practitioners in the 21st century, including networking, marketing and staging, political advocacy, and leveraging information and communication technologies. Other features include: - New material on community practice ethics, critical practice skills, community assessment and assets inventory and mapping, social problem analysis, and applying community ractice skills to casework practice - Consideration of post-9/11 community challenges - Discussion on the changing ethnic composition of America and what this means for practitioners - An exploration of a vastly changed political landscape following the election of President Obama, the Great Recession, the rise of the Tea Party, and the increasing political and corporate use of pseudo-grassroots endeavors - A completely revamped instructor's manual available online at www.oup.com/us/communitypractice This fully revised classic text provides a comprehensive and integrated overview of the community theory and skills fundamental to all areas of social work practice. Broad in scope and intensive in analysis, it is suitable for undergraduate as well as graduate study. Community Practice offers students and practitioners the tools necessary to promote the welfare of individuals and communities by tapping into the ecological foundations of community and social work practice.

Rights in Context

Law and Justice in Late Modern Society
Author: Professor Reza Banakar
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409497313
Category: Law
Page: 368
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This volume offers snapshots of how rights are debated and employed in public discourse to reshape legal and political relations at the beginning of the twenty-first century. It explores how rights are used to challenge the state of affairs by individuals and groups who seek justice, and the strategies devised to defy the existing rights by those who wish to recast the social and political order. This volume discusses rights, firstly, in relation to actual events and issues faced by policy-makers, courts, international agencies, or ordinary people. These range from the demands of minority groups living in the West to freely practice their culture and/or religion, to the threat of terrorism, the regulation of asylum rights, the investor's rights to disclosure and the rights of artists to freedom of expression. Secondly, rights discourse is examined in relation to attempts to redefine the form and content of rights, for example, by banning the right to wear religious symbols in public institutions or detaining terrorism suspects without trial. Thirdly, rights discourse is explored in connection with the attempts to develop new notions of rights, such as 'human security', which can more effectively respond to the challenges of late modern societies. Finally, the statuses of rights in sociological theory and socio-legal research are briefly discussed and analysed.

Profiles in Contemporary Social Theory


Author: Anthony Elliott,Bryan S Turner
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761965893
Category: Social Science
Page: 400
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This comprehensive book provides an indispensable introduction to the most significant figures in contemporary social theory. Grounded strongly in the European tradition, the profiles include Michel Foucault, J[um]urgen Habermas, Roland Barthes, Jean Baudrillard, Pierre Bourdieu, Zygmunt Bauman, Martin Heidegger, Frederic Jameson, Richard Rorty, Nancy Chodorow, Anthony Giddens, Stuart Hall, Luce Irigaray and Donna Haraway. In guiding students through the key figures in an accessible and authoritative fashion, the book provides detailed accounts of the development of the work of major social theorists and charts the relationship between different traditions of social, cultural and political thought.

Handbook of Sports Studies


Author: Jay Coakley,Eric Dunning
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446265056
Category: Social Science
Page: 570
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Now available in paperback, this vital handbook marks the development of sports studies as a major new discipline within the social sciences. Edited by the leading sociologist of sport, Eric Dunning, and Jay Coakley, author of the best selling textbook on sport in the USA, it both reflects and richly endorses this new found status. Key aspects of the Handbook include: an inventory of the principal achievements in the field; a guide to the chief conflicts and difficulties in the theory and research process; a rallying point for researchers who are established or new to the field, which sets the agenda for future developments; a resource book for teachers who wish to establish new curricula and develop courses and programmes in the area of sports studies. With an international and inter-disciplinary team of contributors the Handbook of Sports Studies is comprehensive in scope, relevant in content and far-reaching in its discussion of future prospect.

Employment Relations And Public Services' 'modernisation' Under Labour


Author: Stephen Bach
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 184544809X
Category: Electronic books
Page: 113
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Developing Democracy

Toward Consolidation
Author: Larry Diamond
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801861567
Category: Political Science
Page: 362
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In this book noted political sociologist Larry Diamond sets forth a distinctive theoretical perspective on democratic evolution and consolidation in the late twentieth century. Rejecting theories that posit preconditions for democracy—and thus dismiss its prospects in poor countries—Diamond argues instead for a "developmental" theory of democracy. This, he explains, is one which views democracy everywhere as a work in progress that emerges piecemeal, at different rates, in different ways and forms, in different countries. Diamond begins by assessing the "third wave" of global democratization that began in 1974. With a wealth of quantitative data and case illustrations, he shows that the third wave has come to an end, leaving a growing gap between the electoral form and the liberal substance of democracy. This underscores the hollow, fragile state of many democracies and the imperative of concolidation. He then defines the concept of democratic consolidation and identifies the conditions that foster it. These include strong political institutions, appropriate institutional designs, decentralization of power, a vibrant civil society, and improved economic and political performance. If new and troubled democracies are to be consolidated, Diamond argues, they must become more deeply democratic—more liberal, accountable, and responsive to their citizens. Drawing on extensive public opinion research in developing and postcommunist states, he demonstrates the importance of freedom, transparency, and the rule of law for generating the broad legitimacy that is the essence of democratic consolidation. The book concludes with a hopeful view of the prospects for a fourth wave of global democratization.

Sociology in Perspective


Author: Mark Kirby
Publisher: Heinemann
ISBN: 9780435331603
Category: Sociology
Page: 831
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This text, specifically for AQA specifications, is designed to be easy and encouraging for students to use. The book contains updated material and activities together with a new chapter on study skills. It also indicates clearly where activities meet the new evidence requirements for key skills.

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women

Global Women's Issues and Knowledge
Author: Cheris Kramarae,Dale Spender
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135963150
Category: Reference
Page: 2050
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For a full list of entries and contributors, sample entries, and more, visit the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women website. Featuring comprehensive global coverage of women's issues and concerns, from violence and sexuality to feminist theory, the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women brings the field into the new millennium. In over 900 signed A-Z entries from US and Europe, Asia, the Americas, Oceania, and the Middle East, the women who pioneered the field from its inception collaborate with the new scholars who are shaping the future of women's studies to create the new standard work for anyone who needs information on women-related subjects.

National Character

A Psycho-Social Perspective
Author: Alex Inkeles
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 1412829313
Category: Social Science
Page: 405
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Seen in modern perspective, the concept of national character poses fundamental problems for social science theory and research: To what extent do conditions of life in a particular society give rise to certain patterns in the personalities of its members? What are the consequences? Alex Inkeles surveys various definitions of national character, tracing developments through the twentieth century. His approach is to examine the regularity of specific personality patterns among individuals in a society. He argues that modal personality may be extremely important in determining which new cultural elements are accepted and which institutional forms persist in a society. Reviewing previous studies, Inkeles canvasses the attitudes and psychological states of different nations in an effort to discover a set of values in the United States. He concludes that, despite recent advances in the field, there is much to be done before we can have a clear picture of the degree of differentiation in the personality structure of modern nations. Until now, there were few formal definitions and discussions on national character and the limits of this field of study. This book will be of great interest to psychologists, sociologists, philosophers, and political theorists.

Problems of Democratization in China


Author: Thomas G. Lum
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317734025
Category: Political Science
Page: 210
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First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Social Theories of the Press

Constituents of Communication Research, 1840s to 1920s
Author: Hanno Hardt
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0742511340
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 211
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This text shows how and why US educational reforms must seek to build upon rather than downplay the native culture and language of minority students. The work includes stories from teachers and students that show what works - and what doesn't - in creating effective educational opportunties.

Sociology in Our Times: The Essentials


Author: Diana Kendall
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0495598623
Category: Science
Page: 624
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Accessible and up-to-date, the Seventh Edition of SOCIOLOGY IN OUR TIMES: THE ESSENTIALS, Seventh Edition, builds on the best of previous editions while offering new insights, learning tools, and opportunities to apply the content of each chapter to relevant sociological issues of the twenty-first century. Acclaimed in the field for being first to integrate race, class, and gender issues, Kendall continues her focus on diversity and inequality, emphasizing social consciousness and active participation in bettering the world around us. Compelling examples, a vivid writing style, and chapter themes grounded in timely social issues already familiar to students get students involved in sociology by showing them how they can make a difference in their own communities. Among its other changes, the Seventh Edition includes a new Sociology Works! feature; new assignable Reflect & Analyze questions that conclude selected features; two new photo essays, each with new assignable video activities; a vibrant new interior design; improved concept review tables; and more photos and illustrations, making this text the most up-to-date, applications-oriented introduction to sociology available. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.