Sociology Index

Political Sociology - Abstracts

Books on Political Sociology, Political Sociology

Violence is a common means used by people and governments around the world to achieve political goals. Many groups and individuals believe that their political systems will never respond to their political demands.

As a result they believe that violence is not only justified but also necessary in order to achieve their political objectives. By the same token, many governments around the world believe they need to use violence in order to intimidate their populace into acquiescence. At other times, governments use force in order to defend their country from outside invasion or other threats of force. Political violence is used by citizens, groups, or governments in different contexts.

Weberian Political Sociology and Sociological Disaster Studies Abstract The specialized field of disaster studies seems to be moving farther away from mainstream sociology, to the detriment of both.

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.

Political sociologists study socio-political phenomena such as:

  • the political activities of social classes, racial and ethnic groups, genders, generations, elites, masses, gays, religious, and other groups
  • the ideologies and utopian visions that sometimes motivate political action
  • how politics is influenced by trends such as the growth of the internet and the global economy
  • how social forces shape policy on issues such as welfare, health care, international trade, information policy, education, abortion, criminal justice, defense, foreign policy, and so on.