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The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Political Sociology : Wiley Blackwell Companions to Sociology - Edwin Amenta

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Political Sociology

Wiley Blackwell Companions to Sociology

Hardcover Published: 16th March 2012
ISBN: 9781444330939
Number Of Pages: 636

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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

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?Overall, The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Political Sociologyis a well-conceived and well executed volume that demonstrates the breadth and depth of scholarship in the field.?  (Mobilization, 1 June 2014)

Notes on Contributors ix

Introduction xxi
Edwin Amenta, Kate Nash and Alan Scott


1 Marxist Approaches to Power 3
Bob Jessop

2 Weber and Political Sociology 15
Peter Breiner

3 Durkheim and Durkheimian Political Sociology 27
Kenneth Thompson

4 Foucaultian Analysis of Power, Government, Politics 36
Barry Hindess

5 Historical Institutionalism 47
Edwin Amenta

6 Sociological Institutionalism and World Society 57
Evan Schofer, Ann Hironaka, David John Frank and Wesley Longhofer

7 Studying Power 69
John Scott

8 Comparative Political Analysis: Six Case-Oriented Strategies 78
Charles C. Ragin and Garrett Andrew Schneider


A. Formation and Form

9 Theories of State Formation 95
Gianfranco Poggi

10 State 107
Desmond King and Patrick Le Gale`s

11 Political Legitimacy 120
David Beetham

12 Political Corruption 130
Donatella della Porta and Alberto Vannucci

B. Governance and Political Process

13 Parties and Interest Intermediation 144
Herbert Kitschelt

14 Interest Groups and Pluralism 158
David Knoke and Xi Zhu

15 Elections 168
Jeff Manza

C. Violence and States

16 War 180
Antoine Bousquet

17 Terrorism 190
Jeff Goodwin

18 Globalization and Security 204
Didier Bigo

19 Incarceration as a Political Institution 214
Sarah Shannon and Christopher Uggen


A. States and Civil Society

20 Culture, State and Policy 229
Brian Steensland and Christi M. Smith

21 Civil Society and the Public Sphere 240
Larry Ray

22 Trust and Social Capital 252
Arnaldo Bagnasco

23 The Media and Politics 263
John B. Thompson

B. The Politics of Identity and Action

24 Imagined Communities 273
Alan Finlayson

25 Gender, Power, Politics 283
Jonathan Dean

26 Class, Culture and Politics 294
Mike Savage

27 The Politics of Ethnicity and Identity 305
Aletta J. Norval

28 Race and Politics 315
John D. Skrentny and Rene Patnode

29 Nationalism: Its Role and Significance in a Globalized World 325
John Schwarzmantel

30 Religion and Political Sociology 336
Valerie Amiraux

31 Body Politics 347
Roberta Sassatelli

C. Citizenship

32 Citizenship and Welfare: Politics and Social Policies 360
Sven Hort and Goran Therborn

33 Citizenship and Gender 372
Ruth Lister

34 Post-national Citizenship: Rights and Obligations of Individuality 383
Yasemin Nuhog?lu Soysal


A. Social Movements

35 Protest and Political Process 397
David S. Meyer

36 Global Social Movements and Transnational Advocacy 408
Valentine M. Moghadam

37 Global Governance and Environmental Politics 421
Brenda Holzinger and Gabriela Kutting

38 Rural Social Movements 431
Marc Edelman

B. Structures of Participation

39 Towards a Political Sociology of Human Rights 444
Kate Nash

40 Democratization 454
Dietrich Rueschemeyer

41 Feminism and Democracy 466
Judith Squires

42 Democracy and Capitalism in the Wake of the Financial Crisis 478
Colin Crouch

References 491

Index 565

ISBN: 9781444330939
ISBN-10: 1444330934
Series: Wiley Blackwell Companions to Sociology
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 636
Published: 16th March 2012
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.5 x 18.0  x 3.5
Weight (kg): 1.14
Edition Number: 1

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