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Power, politics, and society : an introduction to political sociology / Betty A. Dobratz, Iowa State University, Lisa K. Waldner, University of St. Thomas, Timothy Buzzell, Baker University.

By: Dobratz, Betty A., author.
Contributor(s): Waldner, Lisa K., author. | Buzzell, Timothy, author.
Call number: JA76 D598 2019 Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Routledge, 2019Edition: 2nd Edition.Description: xvii, 495 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781138553507 (pbk.) ; 9781138553491 (hbk.) ; 9781315148618 (ebk.) (Invalid ISBN) Subject(s): Political sociologyDDC classification: 306.2
Contents:
Chapter 1. Power : Metaphors and paradox: Sociological tools in the study of power -- Power: The fundamental concept in political sociology -- The conceptualization of power in political sociology -- The traditional frameworks today -- New directions after the traditional frameworks -- Chapter 2. Role of the state : What Is the modern Nation-State? -- Theoretical views on the state -- Other emerging views of the state -- The Welfare State -- Chapter 3. Politics, culture, and social processes : Culture and politics -- Politics, culture, and theoretical frameworks -- Political socialization -- Values and democracy -- Ideology, beliefs, and public opinion -- Sources of political culture -- Chapter 4. The politics of everyday life: Political economy : Theoretical frameworks -- Capitalism and democracy -- The great recession -- The Middle class -- Taxation -- The Welfare State -- Debt and bankruptcy -- Infrastructure -- Hurricanes -- Chapter 5. The politics of everyday life: Social institutions and social relations : Education -- Marriage and family -- Health care -- Civil liberties and national security -- Race and ethnic relations in the racial state -- Immigration: A major ethnic and racial issue facing the United States -- Chapter 6. Political participation : Political participation as power -- Theoretical frameworks -- Political participation and Its many forms -- Institutional forms of political participation -- Noninstitutional forms of political participation -- Group context, social networks, and participation -- Chapter 7. Elections and voting -- Theoretical frameworks -- The functions of elections -- Electoral systems and turnout -- Voting behavior research -- Social cleavages or characteristics -- Political views and issue-based voting -- U.S. national elections -- Voting and elections other than United States -- Chapter 8. Social movements : Definition of social movement -- Theoretical frameworks -- Old and new social movements -- Other approaches to movements -- Toward a synthesis of structuralist, rationalist, and culturalist frameworks -- The life cycle of social movements -- Globalization and transnational movements -- Conclusion: Social movements as part of political sociology -- Chapter 9. Violence and terrorism : Political uses of hate -- Genocide -- War making -- Terrorism -- Terrorism and sociological theories -- Causes of terrorism -- Responding to terrorism -- The future of terrorism -- Future directions -- Chapter 10. Globalization : What is globalization? -- Theoretical perspectives on globalization -- Globalization debates -- Impact of globalization on the Nation-State -- Democracy and globalization -- Antiglobalization movements -- Future of globalization.
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Revised edition of the authors' Power, politics, and society, c2012.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Chapter 1. Power : Metaphors and paradox: Sociological tools in the study of power -- Power: The fundamental concept in political sociology -- The conceptualization of power in political sociology -- The traditional frameworks today -- New directions after the traditional frameworks -- Chapter 2. Role of the state : What Is the modern Nation-State? -- Theoretical views on the state -- Other emerging views of the state -- The Welfare State -- Chapter 3. Politics, culture, and social processes : Culture and politics -- Politics, culture, and theoretical frameworks -- Political socialization -- Values and democracy -- Ideology, beliefs, and public opinion -- Sources of political culture -- Chapter 4. The politics of everyday life: Political economy : Theoretical frameworks -- Capitalism and democracy -- The great recession -- The Middle class -- Taxation -- The Welfare State -- Debt and bankruptcy -- Infrastructure -- Hurricanes -- Chapter 5. The politics of everyday life: Social institutions and social relations : Education -- Marriage and family -- Health care -- Civil liberties and national security -- Race and ethnic relations in the racial state -- Immigration: A major ethnic and racial issue facing the United States -- Chapter 6. Political participation : Political participation as power -- Theoretical frameworks -- Political participation and Its many forms -- Institutional forms of political participation -- Noninstitutional forms of political participation -- Group context, social networks, and participation -- Chapter 7. Elections and voting -- Theoretical frameworks -- The functions of elections -- Electoral systems and turnout -- Voting behavior research -- Social cleavages or characteristics -- Political views and issue-based voting -- U.S. national elections -- Voting and elections other than United States -- Chapter 8. Social movements : Definition of social movement -- Theoretical frameworks -- Old and new social movements -- Other approaches to movements -- Toward a synthesis of structuralist, rationalist, and culturalist frameworks -- The life cycle of social movements -- Globalization and transnational movements -- Conclusion: Social movements as part of political sociology -- Chapter 9. Violence and terrorism : Political uses of hate -- Genocide -- War making -- Terrorism -- Terrorism and sociological theories -- Causes of terrorism -- Responding to terrorism -- The future of terrorism -- Future directions -- Chapter 10. Globalization : What is globalization? -- Theoretical perspectives on globalization -- Globalization debates -- Impact of globalization on the Nation-State -- Democracy and globalization -- Antiglobalization movements -- Future of globalization.

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