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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.
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.
Table of Contents
|Introduction and Overview|
|On the Economy and Politics: Karl Marx and Neo-Marxists|
|On States and Societies: Max Weber and the Neo-Weberians|
|On Civil Society and Politics: Emile Durkheim and Alexis de Tocqueville|
|Concluding Observations: Polyani and the Future|
|The Basic Nature of Political Authority|
|Globalization, Authority and Power|
|Power and Authority in America|
|Power and Authority in the Metropolis|
|The Power of Organizations|
|The Mass Media|
|Political Participation and the Pursuit of Democracy|
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