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Mann, Michael 1942-

Overview
Works: 82 works in 598 publications in 10 languages and 11,849 library holdings
Genres: History  Dictionaries  Conference papers and proceedings  Case studies  Interviews  Encyclopedias 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, Commentator, n
Classifications: HV6322, 304.663
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Most widely held works by Michael Mann
The sources of social power by Michael Mann( Book )

115 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This third volume of Michael Mann's analytical history of social power begins with nineteenth-century global empires and continues with a global history of the twentieth century up to 1945. Mann focuses on the interrelated development of capitalism, nation-states, and empires. Volume 3 discusses the "Great Divergence" between the fortunes of the West and the rest of the world; the self-destruction of European and Japanese power in two world wars; the Great Depression; the rise of American and Soviet power; the rivalry between capitalism, socialism, and fascism; and the triumph of a reformed and democratic capitalism. -- from back cover of Volume 3
The dark side of democracy : explaining ethnic cleansing by Michael Mann( Book )

30 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This comprehensive study of international ethnic cleansing provides in-depth coverage of its occurrences in Armenia, Nazi Germany, Cambodia, Yugoslavia, and Rwanda, as well as cases of lesser violence in early modern Europe and in contemporary India and Indonesia. After presenting a general theory of why serious conflict emerges and how it escalates into mass murder, Michael Mann offers suggestions on how to avoid such escalation in the future. Michael Mann is the author of Fascists (Cambridge, 2004) and The Sources of Social Power (Cambridge 1986). The Dark Side of Democracy is the most comprehensive study of ethnic cleansing
Fascists by Michael Mann( Book )

22 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fascists presents a new theory of fascism based on intensive analysis of the men and women who became fascists. It covers the six European countries in which fascism became most dominant: Italy, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Romania and Spain. It is the most comprehensive analysis of who fascists actually were, what beliefs they held, and what actions they committed. Through this evidence we see that fascism is merely the most extreme form of "nation-statism," which was the dominant political ideology of the twentieth century. Fascists argued that an "organic nation" and a strong state that was prepared to use violence to "knock heads together" could transcend the conflicts, especially the class conflicts, rending modern society. We also see the fascist core constituencies: social locations that were at the heart of the nation or closely connected to the state, and people who were accustomed to use violence as a means of solving social conflicts and who came from those sections of all social classes that were working outside the front lines of class conflict. The book suggests that fascism was essentially a product of post-World War I conditions in Europe and is unlikely to reappear in its classic garb in the future. Nonetheless, elements of its ideology remain relevant to modern conditions and are now reappearing, though mainly in different parts of the world."--Jacket
Incoherent empire by Michael Mann( Book )

26 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book noted sociologist Michael Mann argues that the "new American imperialism" is actually little more than a new militarism. Dissecting the economic, political, military and ideological resources available to the US, Mann concludes that they are so uneven as to generate only an "incoherent Empire" and increasing world disorder." "The incoherent Empire is also analysed in action - in Afghanistan, in the war against terrorism, and against "rogue states," especially North Korea and Iraq. Its strategies seemed doomed only to create more international terrorists and increase the desire of the rogues to acquire weapons of mass destruction; they also provoke a virtual "crusade" against Muslims. The world will become more and more dangerous, argues Mann, unless the US abandons this trajectory and adopts the more realistic global leadership strategies laid out in this book."--Jacket
Gender and stratification by Rosemary Crompton( Book )

17 editions published between 1986 and 1994 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Europe and the rise of capitalism by European miracle( Book )

15 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

States, war, and capitalism : studies in political sociology by Michael Mann( Book )

16 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The International encyclopedia of sociology by Michael Mann( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 1989 in English and Chinese and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Workers on the move; the sociology of relocation by Michael Mann( Book )

14 editions published between 1953 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consciousness and action among the Western working class by Michael Mann( Book )

25 editions published between 1973 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book makes a comparative analysis of working-class consciousness in Britain, France, Italy and the United States and seeks to answer the question of whether the working class today is a potentially revolutionary force in the West. In France and Italy class conflict and working-class consciousness have reached a higher level of intensity than in Britain or the United States. Both Marxist and functionalist explanations for this are discussed, special attention being paid to the recent French Marxism of Althusser, Mallet and Touraine. Class consciousness is examined as a dynamic process by analyzing the "explosion of consciousness" which often seems to occur in turbulent strike situations. The author concludes that class conflict is more complex than either group of theorists suggest. Working-class consciousness and the relationship between labor and capital are found to be dualistic and fundamentally unstable. Revolutionary potential is greatest in situations of uneven economic and social development when the capital-labor contradiction may be reinforced by other social conflicts. This means that the Marxist claim that the working-class carries in itself the power to be a class for itself must be rejected
The Macmillan student encyclopedia of sociology( Book )

32 editions published between 1983 and 1994 in English and Italian and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Initialed entries that reflect the diversity of views in sociology. Also contains biographical entries. Many cross references and bibliographical citations
The working class in the labour market by R. M Blackburn( Book )

10 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Rise and decline of the nation state by Michael Mann( Book )

10 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social power and the Turkish state by Tim Jacoby( Book )

9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book focuses on the historical sociology of the Turkish state. It seeks to compare the development of the Ottoman/Turkish state with similar processes of large-scale historical change in Europe identified by Michael Mann in The Sources of Social Power. In this Mann developed an historiographic model based on four overlapping power networks (political, ideological, economic and military). Having spent the first chapter giving an account of Mann's analysis, the text relates each of these networks to developmental patterns apparent in Turkey before concluding with an explanation of the main areas of continuity and change and a critical consideration of Mann's rubric." "In this way the book analyses the process of state-building which has occurred in Turkey from the changes developing during the Ottoman Empire to the organisation of the modern-day government. It focuses on issues concerning the state's relationship with civil society, particularly those that arise from the interaction between the Turkish majority and non-Turkish minorities. It traces the contours of Turkey's 'modernisation' with the intention of formulating a fresh way to approach state development in countries on the global economic periphery, particularly those attempting to effect closer ties with Northern markets. It also highlights issues of social changes pertinent to states grappling with issues relating to political Islam, minority identities and irredentist dissent."--Jacket
Geschichte der Macht by Michael Mann( Book )

20 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in German and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sources of social power by Michael Mann( Book )

36 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and German and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Distinguishing four sources of power in human societies - ideological, economic, military and political - The Sources of Social Power traces their interrelations throughout human history. In this first volume, Michael Mann examines interrelations between these elements from neolithic times, through ancient Near Eastern civilizations, the classical Mediterranean age and medieval Europe, up to just before the Industrial Revolution in England. It offers explanations of the emergence of the state and social stratification; of city-states, militaristic empires and the persistent interaction between them; of the world salvation religions; and of the particular dynamism of medieval and early modern Europe. It ends by generalizing about the nature of overall social development, the varying forms of social cohesion and the role of classes and class struggle in history. First published in 1986, this new edition of Volume 1 includes a new preface by the author examining the impact and legacy of the work
Socialism can survive : social change and the Labour Party by Michael Mann( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die dunkle Seite der Demokratie : eine Theorie der ethnischen Säuberung by Michael Mann( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in German and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mörderische ethnische Säuberungen sind, so die zentrale These Michael Manns in diesem Buch, die dunkle Seite der Demokratie. Ethnische Säuberungen haben sich nicht nur gemeinsam mit dem Prozess der Demokratisierung ausgebreitet, vielmehr haftet dem demokratischen Nationalstaat selbst ein organizistischer Nationalismus an, der danach strebt, demos und ethnos, Staatsvolk und Abstammungsgemeinschaft, deckungsgleich zu machen - wenn nötig mit Gewalt. Michael Mann, Professor für Soziologie an der University of California in Los Angeles, hat eine umfassende Studie des Phänomens der ethnischen Säuberung verfasst, die schon als dichte Beschreibung der wichtigsten Fälle - des Siedlerkolonialismus in Nordamerika, des Massenmordes an den Armeniern, der nationalsozialistischen Vernichtungspolitik, der kommunistischen Gewalt unter Stalin, Mao und Pol Pot, des ethnischen Bürgerkriegs in Jugoslawien, des Genozids in Ruanda - beeindruckt. Die historisch-soziologische Analyse zielt darauf ab, anhand dieser empirischen Daten systematische Erkenntnisse und theoretische Erklärungen herauszuarbeiten. So fragt Michael Mann, wann es zu einer mörderischen ethnischen Säuberung kommt und wann nicht. Wo und wann treten organizistische Vorstellungen von Demokratie auf und wo werden sie gefährlich? Wer sind die Täter und was lässt sie zu Tätern werden, wie normal und gewöhnlich sind sie? Michael Mann nutzt die in seiner Geschichte der Macht destillierte Theorie der Entstehung des modernen Nationalstaats, um ethnische Säuberungen als Entwicklungstendenz der Moderne zu deuten. Gegen eine naive Idealisierung der Demokratie stellt er fest, dass demokratisch verfasste Nationalstaaten auf den Gräbern ethnisch gesäuberter Gebiete errichtet worden sind, und prophezeit, dass zumindest auf der Südhalbkugel der Erde dieser Prozess der Errichtung ethnisch homogener Staaten noch nicht abgeschlossen ist. Seine Analyse bietet jedoch auch historische Gegenbeispiele, wie etwa
Does capitalism have a future? by Immanuel Maurice Wallerstein( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and French and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Great Recession has prompted many reassessments of the finance-driven economic order that achieved world dominance in the era of globalization. Yet just about every observer has focused on only two issues: why things went wrong, and what we need to do in order to return the system to stability. Virtually no one has questioned whether the system as such can continue. In Does Capitalism Have a Future?, a quintet of globally eminent scholars - Immanuel Wallerstein, Randall Collins, Michael Mann, Georgi Derluguian, and Craig Calhoun - survey the current global landscape and cut their way through to the most crucial issue of all: whether our capitalist system can survive in the medium run. Despite all its current gloom, conventional wisdom still assumes that capitalism cannot break down permanently because there is no alternative. The authors shatter this assumption, arguing that this generalization is not supported by theory, but is rather an outgrowth of the optimistic nineteenth-century claim that human history ascends through stages to an enlightened equilibrium of liberal capitalism. Yet as they point out, all major historical systems - from the Roman Empire to the Qing dynasty in China - have broken down in the end. In the modern epoch there have been several cataclysmic events - notably the French revolution, World War I, and the collapse of the Soviet bloc - that came to pass mainly because contemporary political elites had spectacularly failed to calculate the consequences of the processes they presumed to govern. At present, none of our governing elites and very few intellectuals can fathom an ending to our current reigning system. How possible is a systemic collapse in the medium-run of coming decades is the central question of this debate. While the contributors arrive at different conclusions, they are in constant dialogue with one another and therefore able to construct a relatively seamless--if open-ended--whole. Written by five of world's most eminent scholars of global historical trends, this ambitious book asks the biggest of questions: are we on the cusp of a radical world historical shift or not?"
The sources of social power by Michael Mann( Book )

15 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Distinguishing four sources of power in human societies - ideological, economic, military and political - The Sources of Social Power traces their interrelations throughout human history. In this first volume, Michael Mann examines interrelations between these elements from neolithic times, through ancient Near Eastern civilizations, the classical Mediterranean age and medieval Europe, up to just before the Industrial Revolution in England. It offers explanations of the emergence of the state and social stratification; of city-states, militaristic empires and the persistent interaction between them; of the world salvation religions; and of the particular dynamism of medieval and early modern Europe. It ends by generalizing about the nature of overall social development, the varying forms of social cohesion and the role of classes and class struggle in history. First published in 1986, this new edition includes a new preface in volume 1 by the author examining the impact and legacy of the work
 
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The dark side of democracy : explaining ethnic cleansing
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Mann, M. 1942-

Mann, Michael

Michael Mann Professor fr Soziologie

Michael Mann (socilogo)

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مایکل مان

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マイケル・マン

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The dark side of democracy : explaining ethnic cleansingFascistsIncoherent empireGender and stratificationWorkers on the move; the sociology of relocationThe Macmillan student encyclopedia of sociologySocial power and the Turkish stateThe sources of social power