Contemporary Political Sociology: Globalization, Politics and Power

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John Wiley & Sons, Dec 15, 2009 - Social Science - 304 pages
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This fully revised and updated introduction to political sociology incorporates the burgeoning literature on globalization and shows how contemporary politics is linked to cultural issues, social structure and democratizing social action.

New material on global governance, human rights, global social movements, global mediaNew discussion of democracy and democratizationClearly lays out what is at stake in deciding between alternatives of cosmopolitanism, imperialism and nationalismIncludes additional discussion of the importance of studying culture to political sociology

  

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Contents

Globalization Politics and Power Second Edition Chapter 1 Changing Definitions of Politics and Power
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Globalization Politics and Power Second Edition Chapter 2 Politics in a Small World
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Globalization Politics and Power Second Edition Chapter 3 Social Movements
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Globalization Politics and Power Second Edition Chapter 4 Citizenship
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Globalization Politics and Power Second Edition Chapter 5 Globalization and Democracy
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Globalization Politics and Power Second Edition Glossary
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Globalization Politics and Power Second Edition References
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Globalization Politics and Power Second Edition Index
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Kate Nash is Reader in the Department of Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London, Faculty Fellow at the Center for Cultural Sociology, Yale University, and Co-Director of the Centre for the Study of Global Media and Democracy at Goldsmiths. She recently published The Cultural Politics of Human Rights: Comparing the US and UK (2009), she is editor (with Alan Scott and Anna Marie Smith) of New Critical Writings in Political Sociology (2009), and she is currently editing (with Alan Scott and Edwin Amenta) The New Blackwell Companion to Political Sociology.

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