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“Overall, The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to PoliticalSociologyis a well-conceived and well executed volume thatdemonstrates the breadth and depth of scholarship in thefield.” (Mobilization, 1 June 2014)
The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to PoliticalSociology is a complete reference guide, reflectingthe scope and quality of the discipline, and highlighting emergingtopics in the field.
The essays, from an international, interdisciplinary group ofleading scholars, build on each other, each including concepts,theories and case studies to investigate a topic and provide anoverview of scholarship in the field. The book examines the fullrange of contributions to political sociology as neverbefore.
The Companion has been completely revised and expanded, toreflect advances in conceptual frameworks, and to deal in greaterdepth with topics related to globalization, social movements, andcitizenship. New chapters reflect conceptual advances in the field,taking full account of developments over the last decade.
Sociologists take various positions on the roots andconsequences of political action, and the interdisciplinary natureof their debates make this an invaluable entry point into mappingand evaluating contemporary politics.
Challenging in content, the volume is nevertheless accessible,containing abstracts for each chapter, further reading lists, and aconsolidated bibliography, making this both an excellent guide andcomplete reference for students and scholars.