Power, Politics, and Society: An Introduction to Political Sociology by Betty Dobratz

Power, Politics, and Society: An Introduction to Political Sociology

byBetty Dobratz, Linda Waldner, Timothy Buzzell

Paperback | February 3, 2011

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Power, Politics & Society: An Introduction to Political Sociology discusses how sociologists have organized the study of politics into conceptual frameworks, and how each of these frameworks foster a sociological perspective on power and politics in society. This includes discussing how these frameworks can be applied to understanding current issues and other "real life" aspects of politics. The authors connect with students by engaging them in activities where they complete their own applications of theory, hypothesis testing, and forms of inquiry.

About The Author

Betty A. Dobratz received her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin and is Professor of Sociology at Iowa State University. She has authored, co-authored, or co-edited 14 books or issues of journals and more than 50 research articles, chapters, and pieces on teaching. Her co-authored book, White Power, White Pride! The White Separati...

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Title:Power, Politics, and Society: An Introduction to Political SociologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9.5 × 7 × 0.8 inPublished:February 3, 2011Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0205486290

ISBN - 13:9780205486298

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Table of Contents

1. Power 2.  Role of the State 3. Politics, Culture & Social Processes 4. Politics of Everyday Life: Political Economy 5. Politics of Everyday Life: Social Institutions and Social Relations 6. Political Participation 7. Elections and Voting 8. Social Movements 9. Violence and Terrorism 10. Globalization

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"Good coverage of theory, authoritative, covers many major issues."
Kenneth Mentor, University of North Carolina at Pembroke

"It is comprehensive and well written. It is for students serious about learning the background of the law."
Becky da Cruz, Armstrong Atlantic University

"This text makes the field relevant to students."
Robert Koulish, Philadelphia University