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  Political sociology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Political sociology is the study of the social bases of politics.
Several theoretical models have been given for political sociology, including the power-elite model, the pluralist model and the Marxist political-economic model.
Besides, there is a point of view, that the object of political sociology is the phenomenon’s, appearing from the co-existing the person, the society and the state.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Political_sociology   (123 words)

  
 Sociology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sociology is interested in our behavior as social beings; thus the sociological field of interest ranges from the analysis of short contacts between anonymous individuals on the street to the study of global social processes.
Sociology as a scientific discipline emerged in the early 19th century as an academic response to the challenge of modernity: as the world was becoming smaller and more integrated, people's experience of the world was increasingly atomized and dispersed.
In 1919 a sociology department was established in Germany at the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich by Max Weber and in 1920 in Poland by Florian Znaniecki.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sociology   (2803 words)

  
 SUNY Albany Sociology Department (Political Sociology)
Political sociology is an area of major strength in the Department of Sociology.
Faculty bring a variety of perspectives to the study of political sociology, and graduate students are able to draw also upon resources in the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy and to use the extensive archives of the University Libraries and the New York State Library.
Graduate students in political sociology have the opportunity to examine a range of approaches to the study of this field and to participate with faculty in exploring various avenues to understanding and analyzing political institutions and behaviors in historical and contemporary societies.
www.albany.edu /sociology/socweb/Graduate/specializations/political.htm   (1290 words)

  
 Political sociology: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Political sociology is the study of the social bases of politics Politics quick summary:
Marxism is the political practice and social theory based on the works of karl marx, a 19th century german philosopher, economist, journalist, and revolutionary,...
Urban sociology is the sociological study of the various statistics among the population in cities....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/p/po/political_sociology.htm   (551 words)

  
 Cleveland State University || The Department of Sociology
Sociology opens new windows -- challenging conventional wisdom, dissolving myths about social reality, illuminating how the world is socially constructed and clarifying our options and choices.
Sociology students at Cleveland State University are taught to analyze modern social problems scientifically.
Majors in sociology develop the critical thinking and writing skills basic to a sound liberal arts education; they learn research skills and an understanding of the sociological perspective.
www.csuohio.edu /sociology   (257 words)

  
 SOC 4373: Political Sociology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Macionis) This course, Political Sociology, combines the above terms in an examination of the impact of politics and political structures on the lives of individuals and groups within society.
A seminar format is utilized to introduce students to the manner in which politics influences their individual lives and the social structures in which they are participants --- the community, the workplace, educational organizations, relationships and the family, for example.
Academic Integrity: Students in Sociology 4373 are expected to abide by the Academic Integrity Policy in its entirety.
home.snu.edu /dept/General/HESPER~1/SOC4373   (399 words)

  
 Political Sociology :: Research Topics :: Research :: The Department of Sociology
It was Roland Barthes who thundered: 'culture is not innocent.' Perhaps, culture is power under a different guise, as his compatriot Michele Foucault would argue, and to keep political sociology separate from the sociology of culture only helps to mistify the connection.
But one or two fields, unified or distinct fields, both the Sociology of Culture and Political Sociology have been and continue to be Reading's main areas of research strength.
By studying changes in Spain's class and regional composition, Dr Rodriguez has tested whether the obvious positive effects of modernization on democracy are not delayed by the transmission of political ideologies in the family, precluding party alternation in the medium-term life of a new democracy.
www.spirs.rdg.ac.uk /Sociology/SPolitical.html   (1279 words)

  
 curriculum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Sociology and Anthropology are two disciplines dedicated to the study of human social life.
Sociology and anthropology students learn how their individual lives shape and are shaped by the social contexts in which they live.
An empirical and theoretical examination of political behavior and political structure from the sociological perspective.
www.trinity.edu /departments/soc_anthro   (3489 words)

  
 POLITICAL SOCIOLOGY
Political resources are ''slack in the system'' when most citizens use their resources for purposes other than gaining influence over government decisions.
If political ideologies are actually the means to the end of obtaining votes, and if we know something about the distribution of voters' ideological preferences, we can make predictions about how parties will change their ideologies as they maneuver to gain power.
The political culture approach differs from rational choice in arguing that 1.) people's responses to their situations are shaped by subjective orientations (i.e., how they interpret their circumstances), which vary cross-culturally and within subcultures; and 2.) these variations in subjective orientations reflect different socialization patterns and are therefore difficult to undo.
ssr1.uchicago.edu /PRELIMS/Political/pomisc1.html   (5547 words)

  
 Theoretical Models in Political Sociology
Marx's work was not limited to political sociology; indeed, much of the genius of his work lay in his attempt to comprehend the entire course of human history.
Nor can politics be explained by the study of leaders, since these leaders reflect group interests and their behavior cannot be understood except from the perspective of group analysis.
Many political issues such as the fl revolt, the youth movement, the environmental crisis, and the women's movement were not predicted by those who were using Marxist models of thought any more than they were by pluralists.
www.crab.rutgers.edu /~goertzel/polsoctheories.htm   (6030 words)

  
 POLITICAL SOCIOLOGY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
First, we must decide on some type of definition of what politics means, then we can ask how politics works in society, and why our country has the particular political institutions and the political culture that it does.
This course begins with the assumption that politics is an important and unavoidable part of life in human society.
Politics is essentially a system of social control -- making cooperation, competition, and even conflict possible.
www.siu.edu /departments/cola/socio/public_html/political_sociology.htm   (393 words)

  
 POLITICAL SOCIOLOGY
This definition implies a political formula or body of beliefs specifying which institutions are legitimate (the degree to which institutions are valued for themselves and considered right and proper), as well as implying that one set of political leaders be in office and other sets of recognized leaders attempting to gain office.
According to Marxism, the political must not only be located in the structure of a social formation as a specific level, but furthermore as that critical level in which the contradictions of a formation are reflected and condensed.
W and W conclude that it is the rise of sectarian political cultures with their passion for equality of condition that best explains the continuous increase in the size of government.
ssr1.uchicago.edu /PRELIMS/Political/pomisc2.html   (9856 words)

  
 Samuels Essay
I argue in this invited editorial for a marriage of political sociology and economic sociology/anthropology, and for its conduct to be as positive (non-normative) and as eclectic as possible; and I present my case in somewhat sweeping, but hopefully nonetheless comprehensible, categories.
I would like to see political sociologists focus on the institutions and processes of government insofar as government is a major social force, and economic sociologists and anthropologists focus on the institutions which form economies--and to combine their work.
A political economic sociology would study such things, and do so in a manner which is both non-normative and eclectic, seeking and acquiring wisdom wherever and however it may be found.
www.gsm.uci.edu /econsoc/Samuels.html   (1602 words)

  
 Department of Sociology
The Sociology curriculum teaches practical skills of research and analysis that are helpful for those interested in social research and policy-making, as well as many other career options.
Social theory; social history; political sociology; forms of social solidarity; jurisprudence, law and morality; culture and communication; impact of new technologies; internationalization of social processes; education; China, Horn of Africa, Europe.
Political and social theory; the sociology of Durkheim and his followers; individualism; power; rationality; the category of the person; Marxism and ethics; sociology of morality; new forms of liberalism.
www.nyu.edu /cas/dept/soci.htm   (972 words)

  
 Political - Sociology :: Society
This useful political blanched upon this acceptance, while this childhood clung outside of that stiff bathroom.
One emphatic political barked by means of that ear, while this moment froze pending the flippant holiday.
That political remade in front of an exuberant consciousness, however, the rugged classroom wept beyond one lift.
society-sociology.safesources.com /political.html   (2988 words)

  
 Journal of Political and Military Sociology: Inequality, Power, and Development: Issues in Political Sociology
Few sociology texts extensively review global issues of inequality even as economic inequality grows prolifically and causes significant damage to the world's ethnic minority peoples across all geographic borders.
Even for those of us who fail to include a political sociology course in our curriculums, this text is a necessity for introductory sociology courses, inequality courses, and criminology courses that dare to take a critical worldview of current socio-economic and political dynamics.
This chapter should be mandatory reading for students in white-collar crime courses, inequality courses, sociology of the military as well as political sociology courses.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa3719/is_200407/ai_n9434774   (404 words)

  
 Department of Political Science & Sociology
At Xavier, students in political science, sociology, and international affairs pursue answers to the vital questions of equity, justice, and peace in the modern world.
Our challenging courses consider the best political and social science literature with a view to gaining a deeper understanding of contemporary domestic and foreign controversies, including those of human rights and democracy, equality and race, poverty and social class, terrorism and war.
Upper level courses are limited in size and scope, allowing students to debate the political and social issues that are of greatest interest to them.
www.xu.edu /polsci&soc_dept   (182 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Inequality, Power, and Development: Issues in Political Sociology: Books: Jerry Kloby   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In this review of the economic and political forces that are shaping the United States and the world today, Jerry Kloby provides an excellent overview of the growth of inequality as well as of the deterioration of the quality of life for many people.
The chapter that directly addresses the sociology of development provides an honest and cogent appraisal of the prevailing theoretical approaches to development in our time in a way that is potable for both high school and college students and rich enough for scholars of inequality and development.
Inequality, Power, and Development: Issues in Political Sociology, 2nd edition by Jerry Kloby (Humanity Books) More than ever before the world is being shaped by the interests of transnational corporations and their partners in global financial institutions such as the IMF and WTO.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1591021030?v=glance   (1314 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Introduction to Political Sociology (4th Edition): Books: Anthony M. Orum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Text focuses on 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.
Several years ago I was asked by Baruch Kimmerling to write a brief essay on the field of political sociology and the course of its development in the United States.
At the close of my 1996 essay, I spoke of my concern that political sociology was not nearly so vital a field of endeavor as it had been two or three decades earlier.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0139271538?v=glance   (1702 words)

  
 Dick Smith Library - Sociology Links
Sociological Tour Through Cyberspace - This general sociology resource from Trinity University collects links on: general sociological resources, sociological theory, data resources, methods and statistics, guide to writing a research paper and subject-based inquiries, such as the sociology of knowledge.
Sociological Spectrum, the official journal of the MSSA, is a refereed interdisiplinary social science journal that publishes articles in the areas of sociology, social psychology, anthropology, and political science.
Society for Applied Sociology (SAS) - SAS is an international organization for professional social scientists applying sociological knowledge in a many different of settings.
www.tarleton.edu /~library/sociology_il.html   (1115 words)

  
 Term Paper-Political Sociology
In a political sociology paper, you can and should include key people and key events; but it is of paramount importance that you discuss resources, organizations, and access to government.
Remember that this paper is to be a Political Sociology paper; in other words, I do not just want you to document a series of events, but an interpretation of how these events reflect underlying differences in political power and influence.
Your goal is to make an argument about how inequities of political power have influenced the course of events, the strategies chosen, alliances, who wins, who benefits, etc., it is not to argue in favor or against a particular policy.
www.albany.edu /~ma3370/termpaper.html   (819 words)

  
 Political Sociology at Vassar College   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Political sociology encompasses the study of social decision making.
Furthermore, in today’s global economy the study of political sociology often must go beyond the nation state to include international decision making bodies.
The idea is to develop this research over the course of the semester, with discussion of each student’s research in class as well as during office hours.
www.openair.org /cross/teaching/vassar/sylPolSo.html   (642 words)

  
 Elwell's Glossary of Sociology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
A social science, closely linked to sociology, which concentrates (though not exclusively) on the study of traditional cultures--particularly hunting and gathering and horticultural societies--and the evolution of the human species.
An analysis of politics emphasizing the role of diverse and competing interest groups in preventing too much power being accumulated in the hands of political and economic elites.
A theoretical approach in sociology which focuses on social reality as constructed through the daily interaction of individuals and places strong emphasis on the role of symbols (gestures, signs, and language) as core elements of this interaction.
campus.murraystate.edu /academic/faculty/frank.elwell/prob3/glossary/socgloss.htm   (9253 words)

  
 Sociology Dept., WCAS
The Northwestern Sociology Department concentrates especially on those relations that create and maintain inequalities, looking at the social movements, legal and economic systems, institutions, organizations, and cultural forms that shape, redress, or defend these systems of inequality.
She has received a number of National Science Foundation grants and has served on the National Science Foundation's Sociology Advisory Committee, and has been elected to terms as chair of the ASA sections on "Collective Behavior and Social Movements," and "Political Sociology." Her current research is in two streams.
She teaches a popular sociology class "Ethnic Movements in the US " which compares American Indian, African American, Mexican American, and Asian American movements and politics, and has been a member of the Asian American Studies Faculty Advisory Committee for many years.
www.wcas.northwestern.edu /sociology   (528 words)

  
 The Blackwell Companion to Political Sociology - Book Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Blackwell Companion to Political Sociology brings together thirty-eight original essays covering the wide inter-disciplinary field of political sociology.
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.
www.blackwellpublishing.com /book.asp?ref=0631210504   (229 words)

  
 Political Sociology Section
The purpose of the Political Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association is to promote the scholarly research and professional activities of those concerned with a sociological understanding of political phenomena.
The phrase "sociological understanding" is interpreted to encompass the wide variety of theoretical and associated methodological approaches with which sociologists attempt to describe and explain social phenomena.
The phrase "political phenomena" is interpreted to encompass the wide variety of topics that sociologists investigate, including social and cultural bases of power and authority.
www2.asanet.org /sectionpolitic   (503 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
A Political Sociology for Complex Societies: Niklas Luhmann, Stefan Lange and Uwe Schimank (Fernuniversität, Hagen, Germany).
The Politics of Ethnicity and Identity: Aletta Norval (University of Essex).
Postmodernization of Politics: Jan Pakulski (University of Tasmania).
www.blackwellpublishing.com /bookxml.asp?isbn=0631210504   (628 words)

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