Political sociology studies how politics shapes and is shaped by society. With the advent of economic, political and cultural globalisation there has been a distinct shift away from state and class based theories towards cultural politics and postmodern approaches. Key topics include social movements, globalisation, citizenship and the changing nature of democracy. This essential collection comprises three volumes which reprint the most important and influential journal articles and papers in modern political sociology, with introductions to each volume by the series editors. The volumes are designed to improve access to the journal literature for libraries expanding their collections and provide scholars with a convenient and authoritative reference source. The collection provides a set of foundational writings, edited by well known scholars who are sensitive to the different currents of the debate in both the political science and sociology literatures. By providing an overview of the post-1969 literature the collection avoids overlap with exisiting volumes and offers libraries the most up-to-date collection available.
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