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International Political Sociology

International Political Sociology

Transversal Lines

  • Author: Tugba Basaran,Didier Bigo,Emmanuel-Pierre Guittet,R. B. J. Walker
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317435893
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 308
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This book presents an overview and evaluation of contemporary research in international political sociology (IPS). Bringing together leading scholars from many disciplines and diverse geographical backgrounds, it provides unprecedented coverage of the key concepts and research through which IPS has opened up new ways of thinking about international relations. It also considers some of the consequences of such innovations for established forms of social and political analysis. It thus takes the reader on an intellectual journey engaging with questions about boundaries and limits among the many interrelated worlds in which we now live, the ways we conceptualise them, and how we continually reshape boundaries of identities, spaces, authorities and disciplinary knowledge. The volume is organized three sections: Lines, Intersections and Directions. The first section examines some influences that led to the formation of the project of IPS and how it has opened up avenues of research beyond the limits of an international relations discipline shaped within political science. The second section explores some key concepts as well as a series of heated discussions about power and authority, practices and governmentality, performativity and reflexivity. The third section explores some of the transversal topics of research that have been pursued within IPS, including inequality, migration, citizenship, the effect of technology on practices of security, the role of experts and expertise, date-driven surveillance, and the relation between mobility, power and inequality. This book will be an essential source of reference for students and across the social sciences.

Routledge Handbook of International Political Sociology

Routledge Handbook of International Political Sociology

  • Author: Xavier Guillaume,P?nar Bilgin
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1315446464
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 414
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This handbook presents in a comprehensive, concise and accessible overview, the emerging field of international political sociology. It summarizes and synthesizes existing knowledge in the field while presenting central themes and methodologies that have been at the centre of its development, providing the reader with a sense of the diversity and research dynamics that are at the heart of international political sociology as a field of study. A wide range of topics covered include: International political sociology and its cognate disciplines and fields of study; Key themes including security, mobility, finance, development, gender, religion, health, global elites and the environment; Methodologies on how to engage with international political sociology including fieldwork, archives, discourse, ethnography, assemblage, materiality, social spaces and visuality; Current and future challenges of international political sociology addressed by three key scholars. Providing a synthetic reference point, summarizing key achievements and engagements while putting forward future developments and potential fruitful lines of inquiry, it is an invaluable resource for students, academics and researchers from a range of disciplines, particularly international relations, political science, sociology, political geography, international law, international political economy, security studies and gender studies.

The International Political Sociology of Security

The International Political Sociology of Security

Rethinking Theory and Practice

  • Author: Trine Villumsen Berling
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317524802
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 184
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This book builds a theoretical approach to the intractable problem of theory/practice in international relations (IR) and develops tools to study how theory and practice ‘hang together’ in international security. Drawing on Pierre Bourdieu’s political sociology, the book argues that theory and practice take part in struggles over basic understandings (doxa) in international fields through what the book calls doxic battles. In these battles e.g. scientific facts, military hardware and social networks are mobilised as weapons in a fight for recognition. NATO’s transformation and fight for survival and the rapidly growing number of think tanks in European security in the 1990s is taken as an example of these processes. The book studies a variety of sources such as funding to science programmes in Europe; think tanks and research centres in European security; NATO’s relations with the EU, the WEU and the OSCE; and the mobilization of theory at crucial points in the transformation process. Theory as Practice and Capital will be of interest to students and scholars of international relations, security studies and critical theory.

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Political Sociology

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Political Sociology

  • Author: Edwin Amenta,Kate Nash,Alan Scott
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 111925065X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 640
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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

The International Handbook of Sociology

The International Handbook of Sociology

  • Author: Stella R Quah,Arnaud Sales
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1847871569
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 568
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`The most up-to-date survey of the range of research in contemporary sociology, extremely useful to students, teachers, and researchers alike. Indispensable for collective and personal libraries' - Immanuel Wallerstein, Maison des Sciences de l'Homme, Paris This unique Handbook provides state-of-the-art reviews of sociology conducted by prominent scholars. Drawing on dedicated knowledge and expertise, the book constitutes an unrivalled guide to the central theoretical and methodological perspectives in the discipline as a whole. The book is organized into six parts: o conceptual perspectives o social and cultural differentiation o changing institutions and collective action o demography, cities and housing o art and leisure o social problems Each chapter includes a comprehensive review of the literature, covering the full range of work from contrasting traditions of thought and approaches. No existing work matches this Handbook for scholarly coverage and relevance. It is a primary resource for understanding the discipline. As such, it will appeal to lecturers, researchers and advanced graduate and undergraduate students in Sociology.

The Political Sociology of Human Rights

The Political Sociology of Human Rights

  • Author: Kate Nash
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 052119749X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 232
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A sociological approach to human rights, showing how rights language is used to address structural injustices around the world.

A Political Sociology of Transnational Europe

A Political Sociology of Transnational Europe

  • Author: Niilo Kauppi
  • Publisher: ECPR Press
  • ISBN: 1907301852
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 298
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Globalisation and complex Europeanisation are two significant challenges currently influencing the restructure of the European nation-state, and redefining political power. For this volume, first-rate European scholars look at the consequences of these and other challenges faced by European societies. Contributions revisit traditional objects of political science – state sovereignty, civil society and citizenship – mixing sophisticated empirical analyses with methodological and conceptual innovations including field theory, multiple correspondence analysis, and the study of space sets. Combining qualitative and quantitative research techniques, and macro- and micro-levels, chapters have in common a contextual analysis of politics through scrutiny of configurations of groups, representations and perceptions. A transnational perspective is the common thread linking every study in this volume, which seeks to avoid methodological nationalism.

Robert Michaels, Political Sociology And the Future of Democracy

Robert Michaels, Political Sociology And the Future of Democracy

  • Author: Juan José Linz
  • Publisher: Transaction Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781412833417
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 225
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These essays by the brilliant historian of political science Juan Linz comprise a remarkable intellectual review of the life and work of Robert Michels, his major book Political Parties, and the dimensions of democracy as a functioning system. Linz elucidates the importance of Michels in a way that offers more than a mechanical view of political parties as some sort of precisely ordered system of authority and influence. Instead, Michels offers a view of politics that is bottom up and untidy, what he calls a "reciprocal deference structure." Michels is not simply the father of the iron law of oligarchy, but the idea of politics as a less than orderly network of responsiveness, responsibility, and accountability. Linz demonstrates, with magisterial power, why Michels must be ranked as a foremost thinker in classical political sociology. The remaining three segments of the volume cover areas with which Linz has also long been identified. Each in its own way illumines aspects of Michels as well. "Time and Regime Change" articulates differences between change within a regime and change of a regime--sometimes hard to identify because of the elongated time frames involved. The next essay explains why Spain is neither a traditional society nor a successful modern nation. The reliance upon central authority displaced the hoped for evolution of a society based on representative democratic institutions. The final section. "Freedom and Autonomy of Intellectuals and Artists" is a topic that gripped Michels and Linz alike. Freedom as a goal of the intelligentsia has been frustrated by those who provide ideological justification for repression of ideas and actions in the name of higher values. This segment provides a bridge between Michels and Weber--not to mention both of these major figures with Linz himself. The role of state power in mediating intellectual freedom is the leitmotif that blankets the twentieth century. The work is graced by a full-length bibliography of the writings of Juan J. Linz, prepared by his student and colleague, H. E. Chehabi. Juan Linz is Sterling Professor Emeritus of Political and Social Science at Yale University. He is former Chairman of the Committee on Political Sociology of the International Sociological Association and the International Political Science Association.

Political Sociology in a Global Era

Political Sociology in a Global Era

An Introduction to the State and Society

  • Author: Berch Berberoglu
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 131725404X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 242
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Political Sociology in a Global Era provides a critical analysis of the origins, nature, development, and transformation of the state and society historically and today, examining the class nature and social basis of politics and the state in different societal settings. The book emphasizes the centrality of class relations in explaining political power and the role of the state in class-divided societies by providing powerful theoretical and empirical analyses of themes in political sociology in an era of globalization. It examines in detail the major political issues and events of our time, and makes them relevant to the study of power and politics today. Some of the features of this text include: Introduces a global political sociology emphasizing the dynamics of power relations Provides a critical analysis of the role of politics and the state within the world-historical process Describes classical and contemporary theories of politics and the state Explains the origins and development of the state, discussing the nature of the state, its class basis, and contradictions in different types of societies Considers the dynamics of the capitalist state and traces its development in Europe and the United States from the 18th century to the present Details the role of the advanced capitalist state in the global political economy at the current, advanced stage of late capitalism Discusses the social movements that have been actively struggling against the capitalist state from earlier times to the present, including the Arab Spring, focusing on recent developments in both advanced capitalist and less-developed capitalist societies where mobilization of the masses has led to struggles against the capitalist state on a global scale Offers an original analysis of global capitalism and places it in the context of the current crisis of the global capitalist system

Contemporary Political Sociology

Contemporary Political Sociology

Globalization, Politics and Power

  • Author: Kate Nash
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9781444320770
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 304
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This fully revised and updated introduction to political sociologyincorporates the burgeoning literature on globalization and showshow contemporary politics is linked to cultural issues, socialstructure and democratizing social action. New material on global governance, human rights, global socialmovements, global media New discussion of democracy and democratization Clearly lays out what is at stake in deciding betweenalternatives of cosmopolitanism, imperialism and nationalism Includes additional discussion of the importance of studyingculture to political sociology

Security Studies

Security Studies

An Introduction

  • Author: Paul D. Williams
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136333479
  • Category: HISTORY
  • Page: 656
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Organized around the key themes apparent in contemporary debates taking place within the field of Security Studies, thisa2nd edition continues to provide theamost comprehensive textbook available on the topic.

Political Sociology

Political Sociology

The State of the Art

  • Author: Malte Pehl
  • Publisher: Barbara Budrich
  • ISBN: 3866491433
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 154
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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.

International Law

International Law

  • Author: Richard A. Falk,Saul H. Mendlovitz,Samuel S. Kim
  • Publisher: Transaction Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780878557707
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 382
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Foucault and International Relations

Foucault and International Relations

New Critical Engagements

  • Author: Nicholas J. Kiersey,Doug Stokes
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317986768
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 216
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The recent debate about biopolitics in International Relations (IR) theory may well prove to be one of the most provocative and rewarding engagements with the concept of power in the history of the discipline. Building on Foucault's arguments concerning the role played by the concept of security in 19th-century liberal government, numerous IR scholars are now arguing for the relevance of his theories of biopolitics and governmentality for understanding the Global War on Terror (GWOT) and broader issues of security and governance in the post 9/11 world. Conversely, others have criticized this idea. Marxist and Communitarian scholars have challenged the notion that the category of biopolitics can be 'scaled' up to the level of international relations with any analytical precision. This edited volume covers these debates in IR with a series of critical engagements with Foucault's own thought and its increasing relevance for understanding international relations in the post 9/11 world. This book was based on a special issue of Global Society.

Political Parties in South Asia

Political Parties in South Asia

  • Author: Subrata Kumar Mitra,Mike Enskat,Clemens Spiess
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780275968328
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 366
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Analyzes the political parties in South Asia and the variance of the party landscape in the region in terms of geographic diversity, party building, social base, and ideological inclinations.

The Invention of International Relations Theory

The Invention of International Relations Theory

Realism, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the 1954 Conference on Theory

  • Author: Nicolas Guilhot
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 023152644X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 368
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The 1954 Conference on Theory, sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation, featured a who's who of scholars and practitioners debating the foundations of international relations theory. Assembling his own team of experts, all of whom have struggled with this legacy, Nicolas Guilhot revisits a seminal event and its odd rejection of scientific rationalism. Far from being a spontaneous development, these essays argue, the emergence of a "realist" approach to international politics, later codified at the conference, was deliberately triggered by the Rockefeller Foundation. The organization was an early advocate of scholars who opposed the idea of a "science" of politics, pursuing, for the sake of disciplinary autonomy, a vision of politics as a prerational and existential dimension that could not be "solved" by scientific means. As a result, this nascent theory was more a rejection of behavioral social science than the birth of one of its specialized branches. The archived conversations reproduced here, along with unpublished papers by Hans Morgenthau, Reinhold Niebuhr, and Paul Nitze, speak to this defensive stance. International relations theory is critically linked to the context of postwar liberalism, and the contributors explore how these origins have played out in political thought and American foreign policy.

Zur Aktualität von Shmuel N. Eisenstadt

Zur Aktualität von Shmuel N. Eisenstadt

Einleitung in sein Werk

  • Author: Gerhard Preyer
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • ISBN: 3531933116
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 259
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Das Buch bietet einen hervorragenden Einstieg in die Theorie von Shmuel N. Eisenstadt. Es werden die zentralen Theorieannahmen dargestellt und die Bedeutung für die Kultur- und Sozialwissenschaften der Gegenwart aufgezeigt.

Die Evolution sektoraler Wirtschaftsverbände

Die Evolution sektoraler Wirtschaftsverbände

Informations- und Kommunikationsverbände in Deutschland, Großbritannien und Spanien

  • Author: Achim Lang
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • ISBN: 9783531151205
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 302
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Wirtschaftsverbände müssen sich an vielfältige Faktoren aus ihren politischen, ökonomischen und technologischen Umwelten anpassen. Achim Lang analysiert die Anpassungsprozesse deutscher, britischer und spanischer Wirtschaftssverbände im besonders dynamischen Informations- und Kommunikationssektor. Dabei werden sowohl die Lobbying- und Dienstleistungsstrategien auf der Ebene der einzelnen Wirtschaftsverbände als auch Anpassungsprozesse in den Netzwerkstrukturen der sektoralen Verbandssysteme untersucht und in Bezug zu den exogenen Faktoren gesetzt. Es zeigt sich, dass besonders die Netzwerkstrukturen einen Einfluss auf die Strategiewahl der Wirtschaftsverbände haben.

Gramsci, Political Economy, and International Relations Theory

Gramsci, Political Economy, and International Relations Theory

Modern Princes and Naked Emperors

  • Author: A. Ayers
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230616615
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 258
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This book seeks to provide the most comprehensive and sustained engagement and critique of neo-Gramscian analyses available in the literature. In examining neo-Gramscian analyses in IR/IPE, the book engages with two fundamental concerns in international relations: (i) The question of historicity and (ii) The analysis of radical transformation.

Journal of Legal and Political Sociology

Journal of Legal and Political Sociology

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Political sociology
  • Page: N.A
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