Theory & Political Sociology Products

  • Solidarity in Individualized Societies

    Recognition, Justice and Good Judgement, 1st Edition

    By Søren Juul

    In today’s individualized, culturally diverse and globalized society, many sociologists have concluded that the conceptualizations developed by classical sociology are no longer sufficient to promote social cohesion. So what kind of solidarity can achieve this? Engaging with recent thought in…

    Hardback – 2013-01-31
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Political Violence, Crises and Revolutions (Routledge Revivals)

    Theories and Research, 1st Edition

    By Ekkart Zimmermann

    First published in 1983, this extraordinary study provides a comprehensive systematic evaluation of cross-national theorizing and quantitative empirical evidence on four interrelated phenomena: Political violence Crises Military Coups D’ État Revolutions. Findings from…

    Paperback – 2012-10-22

  • Reference Groups and the Theory of Revolution (Routledge Revivals)

    1st Edition

    By John Urry

    First published in 1973, this is a reissue of John Urry's important and influential study of the theory of revolution. Part 1 offers a detailed discussion of the concept of the reference group, tracing its development from the symbolic interactionist tradition and then showing how it…

    Paperback – 2012-10-15

  • Anarchism & Sexuality

    Ethics, Relationships and Power, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jamie Heckert, Richard Cleminson

    Anarchism & Sexuality aims to bring the rich and diverse traditions of anarchist thought and practice into contact with contemporary questions about the politics and lived experience of sexuality. Both in style and in content, it is conceived as a book that aims to question, subvert and…

    Paperback – 2012-09-13
    Social Justice

  • Governmentality

    Current Issues and Future Challenges, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ulrich Bröckling, Susanne Krasmann, Thomas Lemke

    Examining questions of statehood, biopolitics, sovereignty, neoliberal reason and the economy, Governmentality explores the advantages and limitations of adopting Michel Foucault's concept of governmentality as an analytical framework. Contributors highlight the differences as well as possible…

    Paperback – 2012-09-05
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

  • Enlightenment Political Thought and Non-Western Societies

    Sultans and Savages, 1st Edition

    By Frederick G. Whelan

    Frederick G. Whelan, a leading scholar of Enlightenment political thought, provides an illuminating and incisive interpretation of key eighteenth and nineteenth century European political thinkers' accounts and assessments of the societies and political institutes of the non-Western world. These…

    Paperback – 2012-07-27
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

  • The Contemporary Goffman

    1st Edition

    Edited by Michael Hviid Jacobsen

    The sociology of Erving Goffman has inspired generations of sociologists throughout the world. Students and scholars alike have in Goffman’s unsurpassable and generous ability to capture the world of everyday life discovered an emporium of useful, incisive and quite often humorous analyses,…

    Paperback – 2012-07-27
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

  • Conflict, Security and the Reshaping of Society

    The Civilization of War, 1st Edition

    Edited by Alessandro Dal Lago, Salvatore Palidda

    A PDF version of this book is available for free in open access via as well as the OAPEN Library platform, It has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license and is part of the OAPEN-UK research project. This…

    Paperback – 2012-05-30
    Routledge Studies in Liberty and Security

  • Social Transnationalism

    Lifeworlds Beyond The Nation-State, 1st Edition

    By Steffen Mau

    In recent decades, the rise of world markets and the technological revolutions in transportation and communication have brought what was once distant and inaccessible within easy reach of the individual. The territorial and social closure that characterized nation-states is fading, and this is…

    Paperback – 2012-05-01
    International Library of Sociology

  • Law, Ethics and the Biopolitical

    1st Edition

    By Amy Swiffen

    Law, Ethics and the Biopolitical explores the idea that legal authority is no longer related to national sovereignty, but to the ‘moral’ attempt to nurture life. The book argues that whilst the relationship between law and ethics has long been a central concern in legal studies, it is now the…

    Paperback – 2012-04-16

  • Security, Law and Borders

    At the Limits of Liberties, 1st Edition

    By Tugba Basaran

    This book focuses on security practices, civil liberties and the politics of borders in liberal democracies. In the aftermath of 9/11, security practices and the denial of human rights and civil liberties are often portrayed as an exception to liberal rule, and seen as institutionally, legally…

    Paperback – 2012-03-22
    Routledge Studies in Liberty and Security

  • Frankfurt School Perspectives on Globalization, Democracy, and the Law

    1st Edition

    By William E. Scheuerman

    Frankfurt School Perspectives on Globalization, Democracy, and the Law makes use of the work of first-generation Frankfurt School theorist Franz L. Neumann, in conjunction with his famous successor, Jürgen Habermas, to try to understand the momentous political and legal transformations generated by…

    Paperback – 2012-02-23
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

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