Theoretical Directions in Political Sociology for the 21st Century

Author: Betty A. Dobratz,Timothy Buzzell,Lisa K. Waldner
Publisher: JAI Press Incorporated
ISBN: 9780762308651
Category: Social Science
Page: 252
View: 2578
The theoretical frameworks political sociologists use to understand, describe and predict political behaviour have evolved in response to empirical challenges and interdisciplinary influences. This work should prompt readers to evaluate theoretical assumptions and expand their thinking.

Political Sociology

The State of the Art
Author: Malte Pehl
Publisher: Barbara Budrich
ISBN: 3866491433
Category: Political Science
Page: 154
View: 5898
This book traces the disciplinary development of political sociology and the transdisciplinary research into the overlapping issues involving politics and society. The contributions cover overviews of the historical, methodological, and theoretical development of this academic discipline. Successes, as well as failures, in past unexplored areas, and salient issues in ongoing research, are also highlighted. Contributions include: Introduction: Taking Stock of Political Sociology * Political Culture at a Crossroads? * Parties, Interest Groups and Social Movements: Shall Change be Midwife to Truth? * Socio-Political Inequalities: Elites, Classes and Democracy * Contemporary Approaches to the Study of the State * and Political Sociology: Old Concerns and New Directions.

Globalization and Global History

Author: Barry K. Gills,William Thompson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135992479
Category: Political Science
Page: 320
View: 372
Globalization and Global History argues that globalization is not an exotic and new phenomenon. Instead it emphasizes that globalization is something that has been with us as long as there have been people who are both interdependent and aware of that fact. Studying globalization from the vantage point of long-term global history permits theoretical and empirical investigation, allowing the authors collected to assess the extent of ongoing transformations and to compare them to earlier iterations. With this historical advantage, the extent of ongoing changes - which previously appeared unprecedented - can be contrasted to similar episodes in the past. The book is divided into three sections. The first focuses on how globalization has been written about from a historical perspective. The second part advances three different takes on how best to view globalization from a very long-term stance. The final section continues this interpretative thread by examining more narrow aspects of globalization processes, ranging from incorporation processes to systemic disruptions.

Раннее государство, его альтернативы и аналоги

Author: Классен Хенри,Карнейро Роберт,Баум Ричард,ван дер Влит Эдвард,Холл Томас,Скрынникова Татьяна,Хазанов Анатолий
Publisher: ООО "Издательство "Учитель"
ISBN: 5705709463
Category: History
Page: 560
View: 8386
В сборнике "Раннее государство, его альтернативы и аналоги" представлены как традиционные, так и нетрадиционные точки зрения на эволюцию государственности. Но в целом, материалы, собранные в этой книге, убедительно демонстрируют большое разнообразие путей к государственности, а также показывают, что трансформация сложных и даже сверхсложных обществ в государство происходила далеко не во всех случаях. Многолинейность и альтернативность социальной эволюции, выражающаяся как в многообразии путей к государству, так и в существовании наряду с ранними государствами их альтернатив и аналогов, могут рассматриваться как общие идеи, пронизывающие большую часть статей данного сборника.

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: 2587
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.

Sociological Abstracts

Author: Leo P. Chall
Publisher: N.A
Category: Sociology
Page: N.A
View: 391
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.

World Poverty: The Roots of Global Inequality and the Modern World System

Author: Harold Kerbo
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 264
View: 9880
World Poverty provides a general summary of world poverty at the beginning of the 21st century, then an introduction to modern world system theory and its attempts to explain world poverty and inequality. Separate chapters contain an overview of poverty in Africa, Latin America, and then Asia. Remaining chapters offer explanations for why some countries in the world (mostly in Asia) have become richer and reduced the ranks of their poor through ties with the global economy while others have not. Kerbo provides extensive evidence for why the nature of the state in developing countries is the most important factor in stagnation or even economic development with poverty reduction. But, in contrast to previous research and new statements by the World Bank, he has created a model attempting to explain why and how some countries have “good governance” and others do not. The book concludes with what we now know about world poverty and what does and does not work to reduce it.

Politics and Public Policy

Author: Harland Prechel
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1848551789
Category: Political Science
Page: 150
View: 5202
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.

Social Evolution and History

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Social evolution
Page: N.A
View: 6573

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: 7468

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
View: 510
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.

Sociological Theory

Author: Bert N. Adams,R. A. Sydie
Publisher: Pine Forge Press
ISBN: 9780761985570
Category: Social Science
Page: 612
View: 782
This concise text, covers both classical and contemporary social thought. It traces the major schools of thought over the past 150 years as they appear and reappear in different chapters and looks at important new voices in social theory. The treatment of individual theories and theorists is balanced with the development of key themes and ideas about social life.

The Study of Politics

Author: M. Duverger
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400931719
Category: Political Science
Page: 320
View: 2250
If the study of politics is to be rewarding both intellectually and practically it must. by definition. concern itself with the great issues which arise in the real world and with the fundamental arguments which occur about their nature and the possible solutions to them. Abstract political philosophy which is not informed by the experi ence of practice will become sterile. A study of constitutions and the machinery of government can become dry-as-dust and hence boring unless the underlying principles are analysed and grasped. But theo ries of political change divorced from an understanding of consti tutions and institutions will degenerate into mere phrase-mongering. Attempts to apply the techniques of the natural sciences to politics will lead to model building for its own sake and thence to arid and barren intellectualism unless it is understood that it is impossible to quantify the intangible. Indeed. anyone-sided approach to politics and consequent failure to grasp the essential wholeness of the sub ject is bound to end in disaster. The study of politics is a study of changing human relationships in dynamic societies. Thus it involves. since the present and hence the future are shaped in part by the past. an appreciation of history.

Biomedicine in the Twentieth Century: Practices, Policies, and Politics

Author: C. Hannaway
Publisher: IOS Press
ISBN: 1607503085
Category: Medical
Page: 388
View: 4919
Biomedicine in the Twentieth Century: Practices, Policies, and Politics is a testimony to the growing interest of scholars in the development of the biomedical sciences in the twentieth century and to the number of historians, social scientists and health policy analysts now working on the subject. The book is comprised of essays by noted historians and social scientists that offer insights on a range of subjects that should be a significant stimulus for further historical investigation. It details the NIH’s practices, policies and politics on a variety of fronts, including the development of the intramural program, the National Institute of Mental Health and mental health policy, the politics and funding of heart transplantation and the initial focus of the National Cancer Institute. Comparisons can be made with the development of other American and British institutions involved in medical research, such as the Rockefeller Institute and the Medical Research Council. Discussions of the larger scientific and social context of United States’ federal support for research, the role of lay institutions in federal funding of virus research, the consequences of technology transfer and patenting, the effects of vaccine and drug development and the environment of research discoveries all offer new insights and suggest questions for further exploration.

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: 7269
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.

Research Methods in Public Administration and Nonprofit Management

Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches
Author: David E. McNabb
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 9780765617675
Category: Political Science
Page: 458
View: 8641
The revised and expanded edition of this popular text incorporates the latest thinkig in public administration and non-profit management. It integrates both qualitative and quantitative approaches to research, and includes new chapters and improved coverage that bring it thoroughly up to date.

Emerging Issues in the 21st Century World-system: New theoretical directions for the 21st century world-system

Author: Wilma A. Dunaway
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313324703
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 275
View: 6387
Immanuel Wallerstein (who provided the foreword to these volumes) is probably the most prominent advocate of world-systems theory, but as this collection of 32 articles demonstrates, there are a number of advocates of this perspective within the American Sociological Association. Presented by Dunaway (sociology, Virginia Tech) the papers explore a number of issues of crisis and resistance to the structural system of global politics and economics and offer analyses designed to extend the scope of world systems theory to deal with issues of the environment, urbanization, and superpower hegemony. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

New Directions in Criminological Theory

Author: Steve Hall
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1843929147
Category: Social Science
Page: 354
View: 584
Steve Hall is Professor of Criminology at the Social Futures Institute, Teesside University, UK.He is the co-author of Violent Night (Berg, 2006), his recent co-authored book Criminal Identities and Consumer Culture (Willan/Routledge, 2008) has been described as ' an important landmark in criminology' and he is also the author of Theorizing Crime and Deviance: A New Perspective (Sage, 2012).

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: 649
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

The Political Economy of Global Security

War, Future Crises and Changes in Global Governance
Author: Heikki Patomäki
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134116241
Category: Political Science
Page: 312
View: 2990
What are the possibilities for and conditions of global security in the 21st century? This book provides an innovative study of future wars, crises and transformations of the global political economy. It brings together economic theory, political economy, peace and conflict research, philosophy and historical analogy to explore alternatives for the future. Patomäki develops a bold, original and thought provoking political economy analysis of the late 20th century neo-liberalisation and globalisation and their real effects, which he describes as a 21st century version imperialism. In order for us to understand global security and to anticipate the potential threats and crises, he argues that a holistic understanding and explanation of history is necessary and demonstrates that a systematic causal analysis of structures and processes is required. Putting this theory into practice, Patomäki constructs a comparative explanatory model which traces the rise of imperialism in the late 19th century and culminated in the First World War. He argues that even a partial return to the 19th century ideals and practices is very likely to be highly counterproductive in the 21st century world and could become a recipe for a major global catastrophe. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of international relations, globalization studies, politics, economics and security studies.