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Poggi, Gianfranco

Overview
Works: 57 works in 371 publications in 8 languages and 7,657 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Translator, Author of introduction, Editor, Dedicatee, Honoree
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Most widely held works by Gianfranco Poggi
Images of society; essays on the sociological theories of Tocqueville, Marx, and Durkheim by Gianfranco Poggi( Book )

16 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The development of the modern state : a sociological introduction by Gianfranco Poggi( Book )

40 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction: The business of rule --<br> The feudal system of rule --<br> The Ständestaat --<br>The absolutist system of rule --<br>The nineteenth-century constitutional state --<br>State and society under liberalism and after
Calvinism and the capitalist spirit : Max Weber's Protestant ethic by Gianfranco Poggi( Book )

20 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The state : its nature, development, and prospects by Gianfranco Poggi( Book )

38 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book offers a fresh, accessible and original interpretation of the modern state, concentrating particularly on the emergence and nature of democracy. Poggi presents an extensive conceptual portrait of the state, distinguishing its early characteristics from those which have developed subsequently and are apparent in contemporary states. He reviews the 'historical career' of the state, from the dissolution of feudal forms of rule to the advent of modern, liberal-democratic systems. Poggi also discusses the nature of liberal-democratic regimes, and the distinctive features of the So
Weber : a short introduction by Gianfranco Poggi( Book )

25 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this short and accessible introductory text, Gianfrano Poggi offers a masterly account of the most important themes in Weber's writings. Assuming no previous knowledge of Weber's writings, the book focuses on his conception of sociology, social process, religion, and the genesis and nature of the modern state. By introducing contemporary examples, it helps to illustrate the continuing relevance of Weber's work. This is Poggi at his very best. His account is authorative, but unpretentious, intellectually sophisticated, but still highly readable. As such, this book is bound to become an indispensable guide to Weber's key ideas, suitable for use by anyone requiring a concise and yet scholarly introduction to Weber's work, whether at undergraduate or postgraduate level. - Publisher
Durkheim by Gianfranco Poggi( Book )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and Italian and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this readable and compact introduction to one of the most significant social thinkers of the last one hundred years, Gianfranco Poggi examines closely all of Durkheim's 'canonical' works and assesses their significance today. Poggi also considers closely just what Durkheim meant by 'society' and assesses his contribution to both political sociology and the sociology of law, putting Durkheim's writings into the context of the generation of European scholars to which he belonged. Poggi's clear and concise reappraisal of this towering figure in the development of modern sociological thought provides both an essential overview of his major writings and also illustrates just why Durkheim is still so widely read and debated a century after his death."--Jacket
Catholic Action in Italy; the sociology of a sponsored organization by Gianfranco Poggi( Book )

12 editions published between 1967 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Money and the modern mind : George Simmel's Philosophy of money by Gianfranco Poggi( Book )

17 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forms of power by Gianfranco Poggi( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Political power is often viewed as the sole embodiment of 'social power', even while we recognize that social power manifests itself in different forms and institutional spheres. This new book by Gianfranco Poggi suggests that the three principal forms of social power - the economic, the normative/ideological and the political - are based on a group's privileged access to and control over different resources." "Against this general background, Poggi shows how various embodiments of normative/ideological and economic power have both made claims on political power (considered chiefly as it is embodied in the state) and responded in turn to the latter's attempt to control or to instrumentalize them. The embodiment of ideological power in religion and in modern intellectual elites is examined in the context of their relations to the state. Poggi also explores both the demands laid upon the state by the business elite and the impact of the state's fiscal policies on the economic sphere. The final chapter considers the relationship between a state's political class and its military elite, which tends to use the resource of organized coercion for its own ends." "Forms of Power will be of interest to students and scholars of sociology and politics."--Jacket
Great minds : encounters with social theory by Gianfranco Poggi( Book )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern social thought is largely the intellectual product of a number of "great minds." Revisiting the central theories of Marx, Durkheim, Weber, Simmel, Mead, Parsons, Goffman, Garfinkel, and Luhmann, this text introduces readers to a select group of thinkers who have made significant, distinctive, and controversial contributions to the development of modern social theory. Offering a careful selection of primary sources that encourage direct engagement with the writings, Poggi and Sciortino emphasize the theoretical insights and problems that remain valuable to discussions of social theory today. Each chapter introduces key ideas, whether classical or contemporary, through a discussion of each theorist's contribution to the exploration of the human actors and the consequences, potentialities, and vulnerabilities embedded in social relationships. Great Mindswas originally published in Italian. This first-ever English-language edition includes a new final chapter on the work of Luhmann
L'organizzazione partitica del PCI e della DC by Gianfranco Poggi( Book )

11 editions published in 1968 in Italian and French and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La vicenda dello stato moderno : profilo sociologico by Gianfranco Poggi( Book )

23 editions published between 1978 and 2002 in Italian and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phenomena of power : authority, domination, and violence by Heinrich Popitz( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Phenomena of Power, one of the leading figures of postwar German sociology reflects on the nature, and many forms of, power. For Heinrich Popitz, power is rooted in the human condition and is therefore part of all social relations. Drawing on philosophical anthropology, he identifies the elementary forms of power to provide detailed insight into how individuals gain and perpetuate control over others. Instead of striving for a power-free society, Popitz argues, humanity should try to impose limits on power where possible and establish counterpower where necessary. Phenomena of Power delves into the sociohistorical manifestations of power and breaks through to its general structures. Popitz distinguishes the forms of the enforcement of power as well as of its stabilization and institutionalization, clearly articulating how the mechanisms of power work and how to track them in the social world. Philosophically trained, historically informed, and endowed with keen observation, Popitz uses examples ranging from the way passengers on a ship organize deck chairs to how prisoners of war share property to illustrate his theory. Long influential in German sociology, Phenomena of Power offers a challenging reworking of one of the essential concepts of the social sciences.--
Varieties of political experience : power phenomena in modern society by Gianfranco Poggi( Book )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The management of contemporary public affairs involves many different centres of social power, engaged in complex and mutable relations, ranging from willing cooperation, to competition, to out-and-out conflict. This book emphasises the role played in these relations by political institutions in particular. Generally, these claim a special competence to authorise and regulate the activities of other institutions, but their claim is often contested by other power centres, serving different and sometimes contrasting interests. To explore those processes, the author, after identifying the nature of 'the political', considers its dealings with other forms of social power. Among these, economic power gets particular attention, in view of the contemporary salience of the 'state vs market' issue. But this book also considers the relations between politics at one end, and law, the public sphere, citizenship, and religion at the other.--
Calvinismo e spirito del capitalismo : contesti della "tesi di Weber" by Gianfranco Poggi( Book )

7 editions published in 1984 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le preferenze politiche degli Italiani. Analisi di alcuni sondaggi pre-elettorali by Gianfranco Poggi( Book )

9 editions published in 1968 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Immagini della società : saggi sulle teorie sociologiche di Tocqueville Marx e Durkheim by Gianfranco Poggi( Book )

8 editions published between 1972 and 1986 in Italian and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il clero di riserva : studio sociologico sull'Azione Cattolica Italiana durante la presidensa Gedda by Gianfranco Poggi( Book )

7 editions published in 1963 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il gioco dei poteri by Gianfranco Poggi( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in Italian and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La struttura dell'azione sociale by Talcott Parsons( Book )

4 editions published between 1962 and 1987 in Italian and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Images of society; essays on the sociological theories of Tocqueville, Marx, and Durkheim
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Poggi, Gianfranco 1934-

ポッジ, ジァンフランコ

ポッジ, ジャンフランコ

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The development of the modern state : a sociological introductionThe state : its nature, development, and prospectsWeber : a short introductionDurkheimMoney and the modern mind : George Simmel's Philosophy of moneyForms of powerGreat minds : encounters with social theory