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.
Masochistic Nationalism Multicultural Self-Hatred and the Infatuation with the Exotic
The Contentious Politics of Expertise Experts, Activism and Grassroots Environmentalism
The Political Attitudes of Divided European Citizens Public Opinion and Social Inequalities in Comparative and Relational Perspective
Performance Action The Politics of Art Activism
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...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...