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Politics and society : an introduction to political sociology

Author: Michael Rush
Publisher: Oxfordshire, England ; New York, New York : Routledge, 2013. ©1992
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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First published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Rush
ISBN: 1138177725 9781138177727 1317866991 9781317866992 1315835142 9781315835143
OCLC Number: 1113057415
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Description: 1 online resource (447 p.)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of figures; List of tables; Preface; Part I: Introduction; 1. What is Political Sociology?; Sociology and political science; The origins and development of political sociology; The remit of political sociology; Part II: The State, Power and Authority; Introduction; 2. The State and Society; Introduction; The origins of the state; The development of the modern state; The Marxist concept of the state; Conclusion; 3. Power, Authority and Legitimacy; Defining and analysing power; Authority and legitimacy Legitimacy and compliance4. The Distribution of Power; Introduction; Elite theory; Pluralism; Totalitarianism; Democracy; The distribution of power: an overview; Part III: Political Behaviour and Society; Introduction; 5. Political Socialisation; Introduction; A theory of political socialisation; A critique of political socialisation theory; 6. Political Participation; Introduction; Forms of political participation; The extent of political participation; Explaining political participation; Conclusion; 7. Political Recruitment; Introduction; A model of political recruitment Problems of political recruitment theoryPart IV: Political Communication, Public Opinion and Ideology; Introduction; 8. Political Communication; Introduction; Theories of communication; The characteristics of political communication; The factors influencing political communication; Conclusion; 9. Public Opinion and Society; Defining public opinion; The characteristics of public opinion; The formation of public opinion; Political communication and public opinion; 10. Ideology and Society; What is ideology?; The characteristics and functions of ideology; The Marxist view of ideology Ideology, political culture and the end of the ideology thesisIdeology, values and attitudes; Ideology and society; Part V: Revolution, Development and Modernisation; Introduction; 11. Revolution; Introduction; The Marxist view of revolution; A non-Marxist view of revolution; The causes of revolution; Revolution and societal change; 12. Development and Modernisation Theory; Introduction; The political-development school; The nation-building school; The modernisation school; Underdevelopment and dependency theory; Modernisation and development as industrialisation Changing society: an overviewPart VI: Conclusion; 13. Whither Political Sociology?; Introduction; The achievements of political sociology; What remains to be done; Bibliography; Index
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