Political Sociology

Political Sociology : Power and Participation in the Modern World

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Thoroughly revised and updated in this fifth edition, Political Sociology: Power and Participation in the Modern World illustrates the broad social bases of politics and also shows how politics and governmental actions can influence the fate of nations and their citizens. Providing insight into recent political sociological theories, Anthony M. Orum and new coauthor John G. Dale help students make sense of the many major social and political changes taking place in the world today. They examine such timely topics as the economy and politics, states and societies, civil society and politics, basic forms of political rule, power and equality in modern America, political parties, and citizen participation. Bringing together a wide variety of perspectives and ideas, this unique text also familiarizes students with recent scholarship on the American welfare state, social networks, and the business world. Throughout, the authors provide students with current assessments of popular incendiary topics, increasing their awareness and encouraging them to become more involved in the material. Classic and comprehensive, Political Sociology: Power and Participation in the Modern World, Fifth Edition, is ideal for upper-level undergraduate courses in political sociology.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.14 x 17.78mm | 476.27g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 5th Revised edition
  • 0195371151
  • 9780195371154
  • 1,311,843

About Anthony M. Orum

Anthony M. Orum is Professor of Sociology at the University of Illinois, Chicago. John G. Dale is Assistant Professor of Sociology at George Mason University.show more

Table of contents

PREFACE TO THE FIFTH EDITION; CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTION; POWER AND AUTHORITY; INSTITUTIONS, NETWORKS, AND CULTURE; VISIONS OF SOCIETIES AND POLITICS: MARX, WEBER, DURKHEIM, DE TOQUEVILLE, AND POLANYI; PEDAGOGICAL GUIDELINES; CHAPTER 2. ON THE ECONOMY AND POLITICS: KARL MARX AND THE NEO MARXISTS; KARL MARX ON THE ECONOMY AND POLITICS; THE NEO-MARXISTS; CONCLUSION; NOTES; CHAPTER 3. ON STATES AND SOCIETIES: MAX WEBER AND THE NEO-WEBERIANS; MAX WEBER ON STATES AND POLITICS; THE NEO-WEBERIANS; CONCLUSION; NOTES; CHAPTER 4: ON CIVIL SOCIETY AND POLITICS: EMILE DURKHEIM AND ALEXIS DE TOCQUEVILLE; EMILE DURKHEIM ON CIVIL SOCIETY AND POLITICS; ALEXIS DE TOCQUEVILLE ON CIVIL SOCIETY AND POLITICS; THE NEO-CONSENSUALISTS; CONCLUSION; NOTES; CHAPTER 5: ON THE POLITICS, LAW, AND MORALITY OF MARKETS; KARL POLANYI; FUTURE PROSPECTS; NOTES; CHAPTER 6: BASIC FORMS OF POLITICAL AUTHORITY; BASIC TYPES OF POLITICAL RULE: THE CLASSICAL GREEK CONCEPTIONS; TYPES OF POLITICAL RULE IN THE MODERN WORLD; CONCLUSION; NOTES; CHAPTER 7: POWER AND AUTHORITY IN AMERICA; PROLOGUE; THE POWER OF THE AMERICAN STATE; THE POWER OF BUSINESS AND CORPORATIONS; EQUALITY AND INEQUALITY IN MODERN AMERICA; CONCLUSION; NOTES; CHAPTER 8: POWER AND AUTHORITY IN THE METROPOLIS; THE METROPOLIS IN AMERICAN HISTORY; THE POLITICS OF THE CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN CITY; INTERPRETING THE CITY; REMAKING THE AMERICAN CITY; CITIES AND THE NEW GLOBAL ECONOMY; CONCLUSION; NOTES; CHAPTER 9: POLITICAL PARTIES; THE NATURE OF MODERN POLITICAL PARTIES; THE BIRTH OF MODERN POLITICAL PARTIES; VARIATIONS IN MODERN POLITICAL PARTIES: HIGHLIGHTS OF CURRENT AND EARLY PATTERNS; THE POWER AND POLITICS OF MODERN POLITICAL PARTIES; THE PAST AND FUTURE OF MODERN POLITICAL PARTIES: THE CASE OF THE UNITED STATES; NOTES; CHAPTER 10: SOCIAL MOVEMENTS: BASIC PERSPECTIVES; THE NATURE OF SOCIAL MOVEMENTS; COLLECTIVE BEHAVIOR VS. COLLECTIVE ACTION; NEW PARADIGMS FOR THE STUDY OF SOCIAL MOVEMENTS; MOBILIZATION, AND FRAMING; BEYOND DEMOCRATIC ELITISM AND DEMOCRATIC FUNDAMENTALISM: THE 2008 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN AND PRESSURES FOR SOCIAL CHANGE; THE POLITICS OF INFLUENCE; CULTURE, STRUCTURE, STATES; NOTES; CHAPTER 11: TRANSNATIONAL SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND GLOBALIZATION; THE MULTIPLE MEANINGS OF GLOBALIZATION; THE FREE BURMA MOVEMENT AS TRANSNATIONAL SOCIAL MOVEMENT; NEW DIRECTIONS FOR SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND RESEARCH; NOTES; CHAPTER 12: THE MASS MEDIA; HIGHLIGHTS IN THE HISTORY OF THE MASS MEDIA IN AMERICA; THE MASS MEDIA AS A VEHICLE OF CORPORATE CAPITALISM; THE MASS MEDIA AND THEIR INFLUENCE IN SOCIETY; THE MEDIA AND THE BUSINESS OF MAKING THE NEWS; THE PUBLIC AND ITS VIEW AND SUSCEPTIBILITY TO THE MEDIA; THE FUTURE OF THE NEWS AND THE NEWS OF THE FUTURE; NOTES; CHAPTER 13: POLITICAL PARTICIPATION AND THE PURSUIT OF DEMOCRACY; DEMOCRATIC THEORY AND PARTICIPATION; A CHALLENGE TO DEMOCRATIC THEORY: RATIONAL CHOICE; RATIONAL CHOICE AND COLLECTIVE ACTION; PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IN EVERYDAY SOCIAL LIFE; POLITICAL PARTICIPATION AND SOCIAL CLEAVAGES; PROMOTING POLITICAL PARTICIPATION IN THE PURSUIT OF DEMOCRACY; NOTESshow more

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