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The SAGE Handbook of Political Sociology, 2v
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The SAGE Handbook of Political Sociology, 2v (Hardback)

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The SAGE Handbook of Political Sociology offers a comprehensive and contemporary look at this evolving field of study. The focus is on political life itself and the chapters, written by a highly-respected and international team of authors, cover the core themes which need to be understood in order to study political life from a sociological perspective, or simply to understand the political world.







The two volumes are structured around five key areas:







PART 1: TRADITIONS AND PERSPECTIVES



PART 2: CORE CONCEPTS



PART 03: POLITICAL IDEOLOGIES AND MOVEMENTS



PART 04: TOPICS



PART 05: WORLD REGIONS





This future-oriented and cross-disciplinary handbook is a landmark text for students and scholars interested in the social investigation of politics.

History & PoliticsPolitics & governmentPolitical science & theoryPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSociology Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd Publication Date: 21/11/2017 ISBN-13: 9781473919464  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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I recently published books on Social Theory (Profile 2015), Europe Since 1989 (Routledge 2016) and Contemporary Europe (Routledge 2017), and an edited book on Brexit (Anthem 2017). Stephen Turner is Graduate Research Professor. His Ph.D. is from the University of Missouri. His dissertation, Sociological Explanation as Translation , was published in 1980 by Cambridge . He is the author of a number of books in the history and philosophy of social science and statistics, including books on Max Weber, on whom he also edited the Cambridge Companion volume. He is the co-author of the standard one-volume history of American Sociology, The Impossible Science. He has also written extensively in science studies, especially on patronage and the politics and economics of science, and on the concept of practices, including two books, The Social Theory of Practices and Brains//Practices/ Relativism . His Liberal Democracy 3.0: Civil Society in an Age of Experts, reflects his interest in the problem the political significance of science. Among his other current interests are problems of explaining normativity, especially the conflict between philosophical and social scientific accounts, and issues relating to the implications of cognitive neuroscience for social theory, especially related to the problem of tacit knowledge and mirror neurons. He is also engaged in a large project on the realism of Hans Kelsen and Max Weber and its relevance for contemporary discussions of political theory and law. His most recent book, Explaining the Normative (Polity 2010) is a critique and an alternative to the accounts of "normativity" one finds in philosophers like McDowell, Brandom, Korsgaard, Nagel, and the like. Among his other recent edited books are The SAGE Handbook of Social Science Methodology, with William Outhwaite, and The Routledge International Handbook of Contemporary Social and Political Theory, with Gerard Delanty. He has had fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences.

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