Along with coverage of the post-Cold War era and ethnic nationalism, this book exposes readers to major developments and changes both within the United States and around the world and provides them with an historical continuity of basic concepts in politics. Varieties of power and power structure; electoral politics; and ideology, development and democratization.
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Book Description Pearson Education, 1997. Softcover. Book Condition: Neu. Unbenutzte Restauflage Unbenutzt. Schnelle Lieferung, Kartonverpackung. Abzugsfähige Rechnung. Bei Mehrfachbestellung werden die Versandkosten anteilig erstattet. - The end of the Cold War has brought sweeping political and social changes, not only in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, but in ether parts of the world as well. It was clear to me that the available bocks in political sociology were too narrow or outdated to capture these profound changes. This timely, highly readable and comprehensive bock on political sociology, I believe, will fill this lacuna. It gives students and teachers of politics and society the opportunity to use the concepts, framewerks, and empirical findings in this important area to understand and analyze the political and social structures and processes not only of the U.S., hut also of all societies and nations. Using an interdisciplinary approach, I have examined a number of old and new conceptual and empirical issues in view of new developments and changes taking place around the world. Both the sociohistorical and empirical aspects of politics and society are explored and discussed.rnThe bock is organized in four parts. Part I, "The Field of Political Sociology," consists of an introduction to political sociology and a discussion of same of the major issues and models in this field. The subjects' nature, levels of analysis, and important concepts are introduced. The relationship of political sociology to other disciplines and issues of moral relevance are raised. Part II, "Power and Power Structures," includes five chapters-"The Study of Societal Power and Authority," "Nations and States," "Structure and Behavior ofU.S. Elites," "Media Communication and Power," and "Ci vil-Military Relations"-and emphasizes power and power structures manifested in various institutions and structures of society and polity. Part III, "Electoral Politics and Movements," consists of four chapters-"Political Participation and Voting," "Political Parties," "Political Ideology," and "Social and Political Movements"-and explores partisanship, political ideology, and conventional and nonconventional aspects of politics. Finally, Part IV, "Development and World Politics," includes three chapters-"Democratization and Development," "Social Conflict and Ethnic Nationalism," and "Politics and Society in the PostCold War Era." This part is more comparative and international in score than the others; it deals primarily with ongoing developments in many parts of the world, following the end of the Cold War. The issues of democratization, ethnic nationalism, and the politics of the post-Cold War era are examined and assessed. In the last chapter of Part IV, a number of models and scenarios are suggested für the twenty-first century. 285 pp. Englisch. Bookseller Inventory # INF1000003649
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