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The Blackwell Companion to Political Sociology

Kate Nash (Editor), Alan Scott (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-631-21050-4
496 pages
February 2001, Wiley-Blackwell
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The Blackwell Companion to Political Sociology brings together thirty-eight original essays covering the wide inter-disciplinary field of political sociology.

  • Represents the most comprehensive overview available in the field of political sociology



  • Covers traditional questions as well as emerging topics including recent debates on gender, citizenship, and political identity



  • Includes detailed editorial introduction, abstracts, further reading lists, and a consolidated bibliography.
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List of Contributors.

Introduction.

Part I: Approaches to Power and The Political.

Part II: The State and Governance.

Formation and Form.

Part III: The Political and The Social.

State and Civil Society.

Part IV: Political Transformations.

Democratization.

Index.
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Kate Nash is Lecturer in Sociology at Goldsmiths College, University of London. Her publications include Universal Difference: Feminism and the Liberal Undecidability of "Women" (1998) and Contemporary Political Sociology: Globalization, Politics, and Power (Blackwell, 2000), and editor of Readings in Contemporary Political Sociology (Blackwell, 2000).

Alan Scott is Professor of Sociology at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. He is the author of Ideology and the New Social Movements (1990) and editor of The Limits of Globalization (1997). He has recently completed co-editing and co-translating (with Helmut Staubmann) Georg Simmel's Rembrandt: a Philosophical Essay (2004).
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  • Contains thirty-eight original essays by leading authorities creating the most comprehensive overview available in the field of political sociology

  • Covers traditional questions as well as emerging topics including recent debates on gender, citizenship, and political identity

  • Includes detailed editorial introduction, abstracts, further reading lists, and a consolidated bibliography
See More
"Putting together a reader or companion in the field of political sociology is notoriously difficult. Kate Nash and Alan Scott have done a splendid job in producing a collection that is comprehensive, coherent, and up-to-date. The quality of the contributions is outstanding."
--Krishan Kumar, University of Virginia

"An enormously comprehensive and pluralistic overview of contemporary debates in the field of political sociology. Though nobody will agree with all the contributors, everybody in the field will learn a lot from this stimulating volume."
--Hans Joas, Freie Universität, Berlin

"The parameters of politics are open and contested as never before. Nash and Scott's collection effectively captures the way contemporary social forces have disrupted older political assumptions. It fulfils the vital task of intellectual preparation for shaping new political agendas in a globalized and fragmented world."
--Martin Albrow, University of Surrey Roehampton

"The book's strong points would appear to be its catholic outlook in the best sense of the term, and its international, mainly British and European cast of established authors ..." (Canadian Journal of Sociology Online)

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