The New Political Sociology

Author: G. Taylor
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230276062
Release Date: 2010-01-20
Genre: Social Science

The 21st century has witnessed a fundamental transformation of political institutions and society, alongside cultural, global and complexity turns in social theory. This provocative text gives an overview of key issues, argues for an 'existential turn' in political sociology and brings the study of politics and society up to date.

Politics Social Theory Utopia and the World System

Author: C. el-Ojeili
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230367210
Release Date: 2012-01-25
Genre: Social Science

It is common to hear that we live in unique, turbulent and crisis-ridden times and this turbulence, transformation and crisis are said to be deeply significant - perhaps threatening - for the human sciences. Responding to such claims, this book provides an accessible engagement with pressing contemporary topics, such as violence, social movements, equality, identity and democracy. Foregrounding the imagination of possibilities (utopia), the mapping of the present (theory), and the transformation of the world-system (historical and global questions), the book surveys central issues and paradigms in contemproary political sociology, urging a recommitment to certain concepts and traditions for guidance in thinking and acting in the world.

Globalization and Capitalist Geopolitics

Author: Daniel Woodley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317755722
Release Date: 2017-11-27
Genre: Political Science

Globalization and Capitalist Geopolitics is concerned with the nature of corporate power against the backdrop of the decline of the West and the struggle by non-western states to challenge and overcome domination of the rest of the world by the West. This book argues that although the US continues to preside over a quasi-imperial system of power based on global military preponderance and financial statecraft, and remains reluctant to recognize the realities global economic convergence, the age of imperial state hegemony is giving way to a new international order characterized by capitalist sovereignty and competition between regional and transnational concentrations of economic power. This title seeks to interrogate the structure of world order by examining leading approaches to globalization and political economy in international relations and international political economy. Breaking with the classical school, Woodley argues that geopolitics should be understood as a transnational strategic practice employed by powerful state actors, which mirrors predatory corporate rivalry for control over global resources and markets, reproducing the structural conditions for corporate power through the transnational state form of capital. In a period of increasing geopolitical insecurity and economic instability this title provides an authoritative yet accessible commentary on debates on capitalism and globalization in the wake of the financial crisis. It is valuable resource for students and scholars seeking to develop a deeper understanding of the historical determinants of the changing dynamics of neoliberal capitalism and their implications for world order.

Odisea n 17

Author: Carmen García Navarro
Publisher: Universidad Almería
ISBN:
Release Date: 2017-07-27
Genre:

Revista de Estudios Ingleses es un anuario dirigido y gestionado por miembros del Departamento de Filología Inglesa y Alemana de la Universidad de Almería con el propósito de ofrecer un foro de intercambio de producción científica en campos del conocimiento tan diversos como la lengua inglesa, literatura en lengua inglesa, didáctica del inglés, traducción, inglés para fines específicos y otros igualmente vinculados a los estudios ingleses.

Ideology in Language Use

Author: Jef Verschueren
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107006522
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Introduces a new framework for the study of ideology in written language, using the tools, methods and theories of pragmatics and discourse analysis. The book is intended as a teaching tool in language-, discourse- and communication-oriented programs, but also for historians and social and political scientists.

Understanding Brexit

Author: Graham Taylor
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 9781787146785
Release Date: 2017-11-29
Genre: Political Science

On 23rd June 2016, the United Kingdom shocked the world by voting to leave the European Union. This short book examines why this happened, examining the historical, economic, political, social and cultural reasons that led to the Brexit vote.

The Politics of Old Age

Author: Martha Doyle
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780719090479
Release Date: 2015-01-13
Genre: Political Science

The politics of old age in the twenty first century is contentious, encompassing ideological debates about the rights and welfare entitlements of individuals in later life. An important aspect is the manner in which older people and their representative groups are given the opportunity to articulate their interests in the policy-making process. Drawing upon key literature in political science, social gerontology and cultural sociology, The Politics of Old Age explores the relationship between ageing, politics and representation. It reveals the complexity of older people's representation and how the power the organisations exercise, their legitimacy and existence remain highly contingent on government policy design, political opportunity structures and the prevailing cultural and socioeconomic milieu. This book is essential reading for policymakers and organisations interested in ageing, policy and the political process and for students of ageing, social policy and political sociology.

12 Rules For Life

Author: Jordan B. Peterson
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 9783641239848
Release Date: 2018-10-29
Genre: Social Science

Der Nr.1-Bestseller aus den USA: Wie man in einer von Chaos und Irrsinn regierten Welt bei Verstand bleibt! Wie können wir in der modernen Welt überleben? Jordan B. Peterson beantwortet diese Frage humorvoll, überraschend und informativ. Er erklärt, warum wir Kinder beim Skateboarden alleine lassen sollten, welches grausame Schicksal diejenigen ereilt, die alles allzu schnell kritisieren und warum wir Katzen, die wir auf der Straße antreffen, immer streicheln sollten. Doch was bitte erklärt uns das Nervensystem eines Hummers über unsere Erfolgschancen im Leben? Und warum beteten die alten Ägypter die Fähigkeit zu genauer Beobachtung als höchste Gottheit an? Dr. Peterson diskutiert Begriffe wie Disziplin, Freiheit, Abenteuer und Verantwortung und kondensiert Wahrheit und Weisheit der Welt in 12 praktischen Lebensregeln. »12 Rules For Life« erschüttert die Grundannahmen von moderner Wissenschaft, Glauben und menschlicher Natur. Dieses Buch verändert Ihr Leben garantiert!

Sociological Abstracts

Author: Leo P. Chall
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015078349282
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Sociology

CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

Macht und Frieden

Author: Hans J. Morgenthau
Publisher:
ISBN: 3571059468
Release Date: 1963-01
Genre: International relations


The emergence of social and political complexity in the Shashi Limpopo Valley of Southern Africa AD 900 to 1300

Author: John Anthony Calabrese
Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Ltd
ISBN: UOM:39015070947240
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Social Science

The aim of this work is to explain the rise of social and political complexity in the area of the confluence of the Shashi and Limpopo Rivers in southern Africa between around AD 900 and 1300. I doing this, the author refinines the archaeological sequence of the area, in particular ceramic data, and applies and tests theoretical constructs relating to the relationships between ethnicity, class, social and political complexity and material culture. The theoretical emphasis of the study is on modelling ethnicity, class and social and political complexity at a more qualitative scale than previous work in the area, and therefore represents a step forward in southern African archaeology.