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Routledge Studies in Political Sociology


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This series presents the latest research in political sociology. It welcomes both theoretical and empirical studies that pay close attention to the dynamics of power, popular protest and social movements, as well as work that engages in debates surrounding globalisation, democracy and political economy.

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Capitalism for Realists Virtues and Vices of the Modern Economy

Capitalism for Realists: Virtues and Vices of the Modern Economy

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Tibor Rutar
November 18, 2022

In an age of extreme political polarization and waning of reasoned debate across political divides, Capitalism for Realists carefully explores the inner workings of capitalism in a consciously non-partisan and balanced way. Does the modern capitalist economy alleviate poverty and exploitation, or ...

Multiculturalism and the Nation in Germany A Study in Moral Conflict

Multiculturalism and the Nation in Germany: A Study in Moral Conflict

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Paul Carls
October 07, 2022

Multiculturalism and the Nation in Germany examines the new debates surrounding matters of multiculturalism, immigration, and national identity in Germany in the wake of the 2015 Refugee Crisis. Arguing that contemporary disputes are centered around four moral ideals, or ideal visions of the German...

The Contentious Politics of Expertise Experts, Activism and Grassroots Environmentalism

The Contentious Politics of Expertise: Experts, Activism and Grassroots Environmentalism

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Riccardo Emilio Chesta
August 01, 2022

Based on mixed-methods research and ethnographic fieldwork at various sites in Italy, this book examines the relationship between expertise and activism in grassroots environmentalism. Presenting interviews with citizens, activists and experts, it considers activism surrounding infrastructure in ...

Political Legitimacy Realism in Political Theory and Sociology

Political Legitimacy: Realism in Political Theory and Sociology

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Terje Rasmussen
July 21, 2022

Political Legitimacy: Realism in Political Theory and Sociology explores the concept of political legitimacy, the nature of the normative foundation of politics and the state. With particular attention to the broad theoretical approach of political realism within political theory and political...

Comparing and Contrasting the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic in the European Union

Comparing and Contrasting the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic in the European Union

1st Edition

By Linda Hantrais, Marie-Thérèse Letablier
May 30, 2022

Comparing and Contrasting the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic in the European Union challenges the use of uncontextualised comparisons of COVID-19 cases and deaths in member states during the period when Europe was the epicentre of the pandemic. This timely study looks behind the headlines and the ...

The Political Attitudes of Divided European Citizens Public Opinion and Social Inequalities in Comparative and Relational Perspective

The Political Attitudes of Divided European Citizens: Public Opinion and Social Inequalities in Comparative and Relational Perspective

1st Edition

By Christian Lahusen
May 30, 2022

The Open Access version of this book, available at http://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9781003046653, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license. This book unveils the significant impact of the European integration process on the ...

Gender, Nation and Women Politicians in Serbia and Kosovo A Political Ethnography

Gender, Nation and Women Politicians in Serbia and Kosovo: A Political Ethnography

1st Edition

By Gordana Subotić
March 31, 2022

This book examines the ways women politicians in Serbia and Kosovo have imagined, constructed, and politicised national identity and gender while engaging with politics in the context of the democratisation process. The first book to focus on the work of women inside political structures, it draws ...

Rational Choice and Democratic Government A Sociological Approach

Rational Choice and Democratic Government: A Sociological Approach

1st Edition

By Tibor Rutar
September 23, 2021

Drawing on a range of data from across disciplines, this book explores a series of fundamental questions surrounding the nature, working and effects of democracy, considering the reasons for the emergence and spread of democratic government, the conditions under which it endures or collapses – and ...

Masochistic Nationalism Multicultural Self-Hatred and the Infatuation with the Exotic

Masochistic Nationalism: Multicultural Self-Hatred and the Infatuation with the Exotic

1st Edition

By Göran Adamson
March 16, 2021

This book examines the nature of the conflict between right-wing populism and multiculturalism: the West’s defining conflict in the modern age. Drawing on a plethora of evidence from politics and culture in the West, it argues that these two positions, while antagonistic on the surface, are in fact...

The New Demagogues Religion, Masculinity and the Populist Epoch

The New Demagogues: Religion, Masculinity and the Populist Epoch

1st Edition

By Joshua M. Roose
November 30, 2020

Chapter 4 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license available at http://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9780429431197 Focused on the emergence of US President Donald Trump, the United Kingdom’...

Brains, Media and Politics Generating Neoliberal Subjects

Brains, Media and Politics: Generating Neoliberal Subjects

1st Edition

By Rodolfo Leyva
December 02, 2019

Following the 2007–2008 global financial crisis, a number of prominent academics, journalists, and activists were quick to pronounce the demise of neoliberal capitalism and governance. This rather optimistic prediction, however, underestimated the extent to which neoliberalism has shaped the ...

Performance Action The Politics of Art Activism

Performance Action: The Politics of Art Activism

1st Edition

By Paula Serafini
November 08, 2019

Performance Action looks to advance the understanding of how art activism works in practice, by unpacking the relationship between the processes and politics that lie at its heart. Focusing on the UK but situating its analysis in a global context of art activism, the book presents a range of ...

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