Theory & Political Sociology Products

  • The Social after Gabriel Tarde

    Debates and Assessments, 1st Edition

    Edited by Matei Candea

    The social sciences and humanities are now being swept by a Tardean revival, a rediscovery and reappraisal of the work of this truly unique thinker, for whom ‘everything is a society and every science a sociology’. Tarde is being brought forward as the misrecognised forerunner of a post-Durkheimian…

    Paperback – 2012-02-06

  • The International Social Survey Programme 1984-2009

    Charting the Globe, 1st Edition

    Edited by Max Haller, Roger Jowell, Tom W Smith

    The social sciences rely more on the comparative method than on experimental data mainly because the latter is difficult to acquire amongst human populations. The International Social Survey Programme has played a pioneering role in creating and sustaining methodologically-sophisticated mass…

    Paperback – 2012-01-31
    Social Research Today

  • Nationalism and Globalisation

    Conflicting or Complementary?, 1st Edition

    Edited by Daphne Halikiopoulou, Sofia Vasilopoulou

    Nationalism and globalisation are two central phenomena of the modern world, that have both shaped and been shaped by each other, yet few connections have been made systematically between the two. This book brings together leading international scholars to examine the effect of globalisation on…

    Paperback – 2011-09-28

  • Queer Political Performance and Protest

    1st Edition

    By Benjamin Shepard

    From the birth of the Gay Liberation through the rise of the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) in 1987, the global justice movement in 1994, the largest day of antiwar protest in world history in February 2003, the Republican National Convention protests in August 2004, and the massive…

    Paperback – 2011-07-15
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Moral Panic and the Politics of Anxiety

    1st Edition

    Edited by SEAN HIER

    Moral Panic and the Politics of Anxiety is a collection of original essays written by some of the world’s leading social scientists. It seeks to provide unique insight into the importance of moral panic as a routine feature of everyday life, whilst also developing an integrated framework for moral…

    Paperback – 2011-06-14

  • Democratic Legitimacy

    1st Edition

    By Fabienne Peter

    This book offers a systematic treatment of the requirements of democratic legitimacy. It argues that democratic procedures are essential for political legitimacy because of the need to respect value pluralism and because of the learning process that democratic decision-making enables. It proposes a…

    Paperback – 2011-05-16
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

  • Towards a Critical Sociology (Routledge Revivals)

    An Essay on Commonsense and Imagination, 1st Edition

    By Zygmunt Bauman

    For the better part of its history sociology shared with commonsense its assumption of the ‘nature-like’ character of society – and consequently developed as the science of unfreedom. In this powerful and engaging work, first published in 1976, Professor Bauman outlines the historical roots of such…

    Paperback – 2011-04-15
    Routledge Revivals

  • Sexual Justice / Cultural Justice

    Critical Perspectives in Political Theory and Practice, 1st Edition

    Edited by Barbara Arneil, Monique Deveaux, Rita Dhamoon, Avigail Eisenberg

    This key volume explores the relationship between cultural justice and sexual justice in multicultural societies in a new light. The authors challenge the framing of ‘feminism and multiculturalism’ as one of inevitable conflict, as well as the portrayal of liberal sexual equality and cultural…

    Paperback – 2011-02-10
    Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

  • Socialism the Active Utopia (Routledge Revivals)

    1st Edition

    By Zygmunt Bauman

    Rather than contributing to the long-standing discussion about the characteristics of the society that socialism proposes to establish, this Routledge Revival, initially published in 1976, aims to explore the impact of the ‘living utopia’ of socialism on the development of modern society. It…

    Paperback – 2011-01-07

  • The Limits of Rationality

    1st Edition

    In The Limits of Rationality Rogers Brubaker explores the intimate and ambiguous interplay between Max Weber's empirical work and his moral vision, between his historical and sociological analysis of the 'specific and peculiar rationalism' of modern Western civilization and his deeply ambivalent…

    Paperback – 2010-12-10

  • Max Weber's Insights and Errors

    1st Edition

    By Stanislav Andreski

    Max Weber (1864-1920) is generally recognised as one of the founding fathers of modern sociology. His ideas continue to be discussed by sociologists and historians and much homage is paid to his contribution to knowledge. However, such is the awe which the breadth of his knowledge inspires that…

    Paperback – 2010-11-11

  • Rousseau and Weber

    1st Edition

    By J.G. Merguior

    Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Max Weber, central thinkers to the discussion of political legitimacy, represent two very different stages and forms of social theory: early modern political philosophy and classical sociology. In these studies, Dr Merquior describes and assesses their individual…

    Paperback – 2010-11-11

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