Download e-book for iPad: A handbook of political sociology : states, civil societies, by Thomas Janoski

By Thomas Janoski

ISBN-10: 0511125054

ISBN-13: 9780511125058

ISBN-10: 0521526205

ISBN-13: 9780521526203

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This guide offers the 1st entire survey of the colourful box of political sociology. half I explores the theories of political sociology. half II specializes in formation, transitions, and regime constitution of the country. half III takes up quite a few features of the nation that reply to pressures from civil society.


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A new substructure has been found for the overtly but derivatively political in cultural discourse over identity, family, professions, and other aspects of the private and market spheres. The state, as it was in early Marxism, is again an epiphenomenon; and political science should either demote itself as a discipline or plunge into the all-consuming investigation of culture. The claim that political sociology will or should devolve into a power perspective on “society in general” simply does not hold.

1. The cultural and feminist paths lie within sociology but may lead to postmodern theory in anthropology and the humanities, both of which strongly emphasize culture. The rational choice approach has seeds in much of power resources and political economy theory but leads outward toward political science and economics. In many ways, both theories lay claim to institutional theory. xml CB779/Janoski 0 521 81990 3 April 26, 2005 18:10 Introduction: Political Sociology in the New Millennium “discursive” institutionalism.

How are political outcomes reflected in policies, regimes, and international systems? These questions form the basis for dividing the handbook’s chapters into five parts. The first, a section on “theories of political sociology,” focuses on pluralist, conflict, state-centric, institutional, rational choice, cultural, and postmodern theories. The second, a section on the social bases of politics, focuses on political processes (social cleavages, voting, campaign contributions, public opinion, political attitudes, ideology, and political deliberation) and political organizations (political parties, interest groups, policy organizations, corporations, social movements, and the media).

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