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

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

1st Edition

Forthcoming

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 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
December 31, 2020

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 ...

The New Demagogues Religion, Masculinity and the Populist Epoch

The New Demagogues: Religion, Masculinity and the Populist Epoch

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Joshua M. Roose
November 30, 2020

Focused on the emergence of US President Donald Trump, the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union, and the recruitment of Islamic State foreign fighters from Western Muslim communities, this book explores the ways in which the decay and corruption of key social institutions has created a...

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
November 06, 2020

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
November 03, 2020

This book unveils the significant impact of the European integration process on the political thinking of European citizens. With close attention to the interrelation between social and political divisions, it shows that an integrated Europe promotes consensus but also propagates growing dissent ...

Brains, Media and Politics Generating Neoliberal Subjects

Brains, Media and Politics: Generating Neoliberal Subjects

1st Edition

By Rodolfo Leyva
December 11, 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 11, 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 ...

Talking Collective Action A Sequential Analysis of Strategic Planning in Anti-Nuclear Groups

Talking Collective Action: A Sequential Analysis of Strategic Planning in Anti-Nuclear Groups

1st Edition

By Ole Pütz
June 27, 2019

An ethnographic study of anti-nuclear movement groups that both challenges assumptions of traditional social movement studies of strategic action and shows what can be gained through microanalysis of talk in meetings, this book advances social movement studies methodologically and theoretically ...

Agonistic Articulations in the 'Creative' City On New Actors and Activism in Berlin’s Cultural Politics

Agonistic Articulations in the 'Creative' City: On New Actors and Activism in Berlin’s Cultural Politics

1st Edition

By Friederike Landau
March 28, 2019

This book offers an empirically-grounded account of the emergence and political activities of a new collective actor in Berlin’s art field. Investigating the organizational and representative practices of Koalition der Freien Szene (Coalition of the Independent Scene) – a trans-disciplinary action ...

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