Environment Politics and Society

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Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 9781787147768
Release Date: 2018-05-18
Genre: Social Science

Human activities and decision-making have enormous impacts on the environment. This volume engages in critical conversations on these issues and how their inter-connectedness and outcomes shape the natural environment and human activity.

Power Politics and Society

Author: Betty Dobratz
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317345299
Release Date: 2015-10-14
Genre: Social Science

Power, Politics & Society: An Introduction to Political Sociology discusses how sociologists have organized the study of politics into conceptual frameworks, and how each of these frameworks foster a sociological perspective on power and politics in society. This includes discussing how these frameworks can be applied to understanding current issues and other "real life" aspects of politics. The authors connect with students by engaging them in activities where they complete their own applications of theory, hypothesis testing, and forms of inquiry.

Politics and Public Policy

Author: Harland Prechel
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 9781848551794
Release Date: 2008-10-01
Genre: Political Science

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.

Many Faces of Populism

Author: Dwayne Woods
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 9781783502578
Release Date: 2014-09-04
Genre: Political Science

The objective of this edited volume is to provide an answer by examining "the many faces of populism." The unifying element across the different explorations of the phenomenon of populism is that there is a shared genus that allows for a typology of the different faces of populism and a demarcation of what is not a form of populism.

International Political Sociology

Author: Tugba Basaran
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317435907
Release Date: 2016-07-22
Genre: Political Science

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.

Political Sociology for the 21st Century

Author: Betty A. Dobratz
Publisher: JAI Press Incorporated
ISBN: 0762308958
Release Date: 2003-06-06
Genre: Social Science

Part of the series that explores the state of political sociology at the beginning of the 21st century, this title examines several substantive areas within political sociology. It also includes works that show significant advances in the study of the social roots of all things 'political' in society.

Handbook of Politics

Author: Kevin T. Leicht
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387689303
Release Date: 2009-11-28
Genre: Political Science

Political sociology is the interdisciplinary study of power and the intersection of personality, society and politics. The field also examines how the political process is affected by major social trends as well as exploring how social policies are altered by various social forces. Political sociologists increasingly use a wide variety of relatively new quantitative and qualitative methodologies and incorporate theories and research from other social science cognate disciplines. The contributors focus on the current controversies and disagreements surrounding the use of different methodologies for the study of politics and society, and discussions of specific applications found in the widely scattered literature where substantive research in the field is published. This approach will solidly place the handbook in a market niche that is not occupied by the current volumes while also covering many of the same theoretical and historical developments that the other volumes cover. The purpose of this handbook is to summarize state-of-the-art theory, research, and methods used in the study of politics and society. This area of research encompasses a wide variety of perspectives and methods that span social science disciplines. The handbook is designed to reflect that diversity in content, method and focus. In addition, it will cover developments in the developed and underdeveloped worlds.

A Political Sociology of Educational Knowledge

Author: Thomas A. Popkewitz
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781315528526
Release Date: 2017-01-20
Genre: Education

Bringing together the sociology of knowledge, cultural studies, and post-foundational and historical approaches, this book asks what schooling does, and what are its limits and dangers. The focus is on how the systems of reason that govern schooling embody historically generated rules and standards about what is talked about, thought, and acted on; about the "nature" of children; about the practices and paradoxes of educational reform. These systems of reason are examined to consider issues of power, the political, and social exclusion. The transnational perspectives interrelate historical and ethnographic studies of the modern school to explore how curriculum is translated through social and cognitive psychologies that make up the subjects of schooling, and how educational sciences "act" to order and divide what is deemed possible to think and do. The central argument is that taken-for-granted notions of educational change and research paradoxically produce differences that simultaneously include and exclude.

Routledge Handbook of International Political Sociology

Author: Xavier Guillaume
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781315446479
Release Date: 2016-12
Genre: Political Science

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.

Enabling Gender Equality

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Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 9781785605666
Release Date: 2015-11-16
Genre: Political Science

This volume of Research in Political Sociology addresses a broad range of gender equality issues from women's status and opportunities at work, education, health, political participation, community involvement and global migration; from a vast domain of countries in Europe, America, Australia, Asia and Africa.

The Political Power of the Business Corporation

Author: Stephen Wilks
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781849807326
Release Date: 2013-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

The large business corporation has become a governing institution in national and global politics. This study offers a critical account of its political dominance and lack of democratic legitimacy.

Power Policy and Profit

Author: Christina Garsten
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781784711214
Release Date:
Genre:

Power, Policy and Profit investigates the manifold ways in which corporate actors attempt to broadly influence political activities. With intensified globalization of markets, the restructuring of provisions of welfare services and accumulation of private capital opportunities for corporate influence in politics affairs have multiplied. Bringing together scholars from different fields in the study of global governance, the volume addresses the rising influence and power of corporate actors on the national and transnational political scene.

Politics and Public Policy

Author: Harland Prechel
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 9781848551787
Release Date: 2008-10-01
Genre: Political Science

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.

The Politics of Land

Author: Tim Bartley
Publisher: Emerald Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1787564282
Release Date: 2019-03-05
Genre: Political Science

This volume renews the political sociology of land. Chapters examine dynamics of political control and contention in a range of settings, including land grabs in Asia and Africa, expulsions and territorial control in South America, environmental regulation in Europe, and controversies over fracking, gentrification, and property taxes in the USA.