Political Sociology: Power and Participation in the Modern World

Paperback | October 29, 2008

byAnthony M. Orum, John G. Dale

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The substantially revised and updated new fifth edition of this comprehensive text shows the broad social bases of politics and identifies how politics and actions by government can influence the fate of nations and their citizens. The text provides insight into recent political sociologicaltheories and helps students make sense of the many major social and political changes taking place in the world. With a focus 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, andcitizen participation, this text is the perfect foundation for undergraduate courses in political sociology.

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The substantially revised and updated new fifth edition of this comprehensive text shows the broad social bases of politics and identifies how politics and actions by government can influence the fate of nations and their citizens. The text provides insight into recent political sociologicaltheories and helps students make sense of the...

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.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 0.68 inPublished:October 29, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195371151

ISBN - 13:9780195371154

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Table of Contents

Preface1. Introduction and Overview2. On the Economy and Politics: Karl Marx and Neo-Marxists3. On States and Societies: Max Weber and the Neo-Weberians4. On Civil Society and Politics: Emile Durkheim and Alexis de Tocqueville5. Concluding Observations: Polyani and the Future6. The Basic Nature of Political Authority7. Globalization, Authority and Power8. Power and Authority in America9. Power and Authority in the Metropolis10. Political Parties11. Social Movements12. The Power of Organizations13. The Mass Media14. Political Participation and the Pursuit of Democracy