Handbooks of Sociology and Social Research

Handbook of Politics

State and Society in Global Perspective

Editors: Leicht, Kevin T., Craig Jenkins, J. (Eds.)

  • Focuses on the methodological developments in political sociology
  • Emphasizes the interdisciplinary connections in political sociology
  • Covers the theoretical and historical developments in the field
  • Contributions focus on current debates and are written by leaders in the field
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About this book

Kevin T. Leicht, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA
J. Craig Jenkins, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA

Political sociology is the interdisciplinary study of power and the intersection of personality, society and politics. The field also examines how the political process is affected by major social trends as well as exploring how social policies are altered by various social forces.

Political sociologists increasingly use a wide variety of relatively new quantitative and qualitative methodologies and incorporate theories and research from other social science cognate disciplines. The contributors focus on the current controversies and disagreements surrounding the use of different methodologies for the study of politics and society, and discussions of specific applications found in the widely scattered literature where substantive research in the field is published. This approach will solidly place the handbook in a market niche that is not occupied by the current volumes while also covering many of the same theoretical and historical developments that the other volumes cover.

The purpose of this handbook is to summarize state-of-the-art theory, research, and methods used in the study of politics and society. This area of research encompasses a wide variety of perspectives and methods that span social science disciplines. The handbook is designed to reflect that diversity in content, method and focus. In addition, it will cover developments in the developed and underdeveloped worlds.

About the authors

Dr. Leicht is a professor in the Department of Sociology and the co-director of the Iowa Center for Inequality Studies at the University of Iowa. He was the chair of the Organization, Occupation, and Work section of ASA from 2005-2006.

Dr. Jenkins is a Professor of Sociology and Political Science and an associate at the Mershon Center for International Security at the Ohio State University. He was the chair of the Political Sociology section of ASA from 1995-1996.

Both are members of the Sociological Research Association, an invited group of academics in sociology.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“The editors have done an excellent job of emphasizing the distinct aspects from the globalization of the complex interactions between state and society. … The breadth and scope of the volume … makes it a valuable reference resource for anyone interested in the study of political phenomena. … the collection offers a comprehensive overview of the different theoretical debates, topics and methodological perspectives on politics. … will be invaluable to the endeavors of both students and scholars of political science, philosophy, globalization studies and sociology.” (Emilian Kavalski, Journal of Global Analysis, Vol. 3 (1), 2012)


Table of contents (34 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Study of Politics Enters the Twenty-First Century

    Leicht, Kevin T. (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • Institutional Theory

    Amenta, Edwin (et al.)

    Pages 15-39

  • Redesigning the State, Reorienting State Power, and Rethinking the State

    Jessop, Bob

    Pages 41-61

  • Public Opinion, Public Policy, and Democracy

    Burstein, Paul

    Pages 63-79

  • Democracy, Professions and Societal Constitutionalism

    Sciulli, David

    Pages 81-109

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eBook $89.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Politics
Book Subtitle
State and Society in Global Perspective
Editors
  • Kevin T. Leicht
  • J. Craig Jenkins
Series Title
Handbooks of Sociology and Social Research
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-68930-2
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-68930-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-68929-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-1255-7
Series ISSN
1389-6903
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 668
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 b/w illustrations
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