Sociology Index

Political Sociology Bibliography

Books on Political Sociology, Political Sociology

POLITICAL SOCIOLOGY - SEYMOUR MARTIN LIPSET Political Man In this book, Lipset explains the conditions which promote democracy, anti-democratic tendencies (working and middle class authoritarianism), and electoral tendencies.

Rueschemeyer, Dietrich, Evelyne Huber Stephens, and John Stephens. 1992. Capitalist Development and Democracy.

Anderson, Benedict. 1983. Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism. London: Verso.

Tarrow, Sidney. 1994. Power in Movement: Social Movements, Collective Action and Politics. New York: Cambridge University Press. Bibliography.

Skocpol, Theda. 1992. Protecting Soldiers and Mothers: The Political Origins of Social Policy in the United States. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.

Quadagno, Jill. 1994. The Color of Welfare: How Racism Undermined the War on Poverty.

William A. Gamson. Talking Politics

Sidney Tarrow. Power in Movement: Social Movements, Collective Action and Politics

Peter Evans. Embedded Autonomy: States and Industrial Transformation.

Alan Wolfe. Whose Keepers? Social Science and Moral Obligation

Abrahamsson, Bengt Military Professionalization and Political Power, London: Sage Publications, 1972.

Adelman, Jonathon R. Communist Armies in Politics, Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1982.

Bienen, Henry. & Morell, David. (eds.) Political Participation under Military Regimes, Beverly Hills, CA & London: Sage Publications, 1976.

Danopoulos, C.P. & Watson, C. (eds) The Political Role of the Military: An International Handbook, London: Greenwood Press, 1996.

Huntington, S. The Soldier and the State: The Theory and Politics of Civil-Military Relations, Cambridge: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1957.

Huntington, S. Changing Patterns of Military Politics, New York: The Free Press of Glencoe, Inc. 1962.

Janowitz, M. The Professional Soldier: A Social and Political Portrait, London: Macmillan, 1960.

Kelleher, C.M. Political-Military Systems: Comparative Perspectives, London: Sage, 1974. Bibliography.

Nordlinger, Eric A. Soldiers in Politics: Military Coups and Governments, Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1977.

Perlmutter, Amos, The Military and Politics in Modern Times: on Professionals, Praetorians, and Revolutionary Soldiers, New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 1977.

Perlmutter, Amos. & Bennet, Valerie Plave (eds.) The Political Influence of the Military: a Comparative Reader, New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1980.

Kelleher, Catherine McArdle. (ed.) Political-Military Systems: Comparative Perspectives, Beverley Hills, CA & London: Sage Publication, 1974.

Porter, Bruce D. War and the Rise of the State: the Military Foundations of Modern Politics, New York: Free Press 1994.

Pye, Lucian W. Armies in the Process of Political Modernization, Cambridge, MA: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Center for International Studies, 1959.

Anderson, Perry. Lineages of the Absolutist State. London: Verso, 1979, chs. 1 and 2 (pp. 15-59).

Bell, Daniel. The Coming of Post-Industrial Society. New York: Basic Books, 1973, ch. 6 (pp. 339-68).

Block, Fred. 'The Ruling Class Does Not Rule.' In Revising State Theory, ed. Fred Block. Phildadlphia: Temple University Press, 1988.

Comaroff, John L. 'Of Totemism and Ethnicity: Consciousness, Practice, and the Signs of Inequality.' Ethnos 52 (1987):302-23.

Dahl, Robert. Who Governs? Democracy and Power in an American City. New Haven CT: Yale University Press, 1961, chs. 1, 8, 19, 24, 27, 28 (pp. 1-10, 89-103, 223-28, 270-75, 305- 28).

Downs, Anthony. An Economic Theory of Democracy. New York: Harper and Row, 1957, ch. 8 (pp. 114-41).

Elias, Norbert. Power and Civility. Vol. 2, The Civilizing Process. New York: Pantheon Books, 1982, 'Introduction' (pp. 3-12) and Part Two, I-III, V-VI (pp. 229-58, 270-300).

Foucault, Michel. Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison. New York: Vintage Books, 1979, Part 1.1 (pp. 3-31), Part 3.3 (pp. 195-228).

Inglehart, Ronald. Culture Shift. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1980, pp. 15-83, 371-92. Bibliography.

Jessop, Bob. 'Recent Theories of the Capitalist State.' Cambridge Journal of Economics 1:4(1977). (Also in Jessop, State Theory: Putting States in Their Place, Universita Park PA: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1990.)

Klingman, Hans-Dieter, Richard I. Hofferbert, Ian Budge. Parties, Politics, an Democracy. Boulder CO: Westview, 1994 (pp. 2, 246-53). Bibliography.

Lipset, Seymour M Political Man .. Baltimore MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1981 (pp. 332-54, 459-75, 503-15).
Continental Divide. Routledge, 1990, chs. 1, 2 (pp. 1-41).

Mann, Michael. The Sources of Social Power, vol. 1. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1986, ch. 1 'Societies as Organized Power Networks' (pp. 1-33).

Offe, Claus. 'Challenging the Boundaries of Institutional Politics: Social Movements since the 1960s.' In Challenging the Boundaries of the Political, ed. Charles S. Maier. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1987, pp. 63-106.

Offe, Claus, and Volker Ronge. 'Theses on the Theory of the State.' In Contradictions of the Welfard State, ed. John Keane. Cambridge MA: MIT Press, pp. 119-29.

Piven, Frances Fox, and Richard Cloward. Poor People's Movements: Why They Succeed, How They Fail. New York: Pantheon, 1977, ch. 1 (pp. 1-40).

Poulantzas, Nicos. Political Power and Social Classes. New York: Verso, 1978, pp. 123-41, 255-62, 275-89, 296-307.

Putnam, Robert D. Making Democracy Work. Princeton NJ: Princeton University Press, 1993, ch. 3 (pp. 63-82), ch. 5 (pp. 121-62). Bibliography.

Rokkan, Stein. 'Dimensions of State Formation and Nation Building: A Possible Paradigm for Research on Variations within Europe.' In The Formation of National States in Western Europe, ed. Charles Tilly. Princeton NJ: Princeton University Press, 1975 (pp. 575-91).

Tilly, Charles. Coercion, Capital, and European States, AD 990-1990. Cambridge MA: Blackwell, 1990, chs. 1-4 (pp. 1-95).

Political Sociology: Structure and Process

Wildavsky, Aaron, and Carolyn Weber. A History of Taxation and Expenditure.