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  1. Stuart S. Blume (1974). Toward a Political Sociology of Science. New York,Free Press.score: 150.0
  2. Ronald M. Glassman & Vatro Murvar (eds.) (1984). Max Weber's Political Sociology: A Pessimistic Vision of a Rationalized World. Greenwood Press.score: 150.0
  3. Michał Bohun (2002). Nikolai Mikhailovskii and Konstantin Leont'ev. On the Political Implication of Herbert Spencer's Sociology. Studies in East European Thought 54 (1-2):71-86.score: 144.0
    I present a fragment from thehistory of the Russian reception of HerbertSpencer''s sociology. The discussion concernstwo diametrically opposed but exceptionallyimportant figures in the history of Russianthought, Nikolai Mikhajlovskij (1842–1904) andKonstantin Leont''ev (1831–1891). As one of thechief ideologues of the Populist movementMikhajlovskij turned Spencer''s ideas into anegative frame of reference for his own`romantic socialist utopia''. In turn, Leont''evformulated his extremely conservative politicalviews on the basis of Spencer''s organicistsociology. Though at the opposite ends of thespectrum both standpoints succeeded inexhibiting the (...) implications of thepositivist and naturalist style of thinking. (shrink)
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  4. Geoffrey Brahm Levey (1996). Theory Choice and the Comparison of Rival Theoretical Perspectives in Political Sociology. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 26 (1):26-60.score: 120.0
    A standard problem in empirical inquiry is how to adjudicate between contending theories when they work from different fundamental assumptions. In the field of political sociology, several strategies are adopted, from metatheoretical and comparative historical approaches to the recent formal models of scientific growth proposed by Imre Lakatos and Larry Laudan. After considering the limitations of these approaches, I develop an alternative strategy—"second—order empiricism"—based on the idea that successor theories have an onus to explain the apparent success of (...)
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  5. Kate Nash (2002). Thinking Political Sociology: Beyond the Limits of Post-Marxism. History of the Human Sciences 15 (4):97-114.score: 120.0
    This article is concerned with post-Marxism and materialism in the work of Judith Butler, Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe. As `post-Marxists' these writers use `material' in a variety of ways, all of which indicate limits and constraints. The article focuses on one version of `materialism' in this work, a version that is more implied than elaborated, in which `material' is equivalent to institutionalized performativity or sedimented discourse: to `objective' social structures and institutions. Post-Marxists often use `the social' as equivalent to (...)
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  6. Jacques Perrier (1994). Young People and Life in the City. The Lessons of Political Sociology and of the Patterns of Socialization of Young People. World Futures 41 (1):110-114.score: 120.0
    (1994). Young people and life in the city. The lessons of political sociology and of the patterns of socialization of young people. World Futures: Vol. 41, No. 1-3, pp. 110-114.
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  7. Margaret R. Somers (1995). What's Political or Cultural About Political Culture and the Public Sphere? Toward an Historical Sociology of Concept Formation. Sociological Theory 13 (2):113-144.score: 104.0
    The English translation of Habermas's The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere converges with a recent trend toward the revival of the "political culture concept" in the social sciences. Surprisingly, Habermas's account of the Western bourgeois public sphere has much in common with the original political culture concept associated with Parsonian modernization theory in the 1950s and 1960s. In both cases, the concept of political culture is used in a way that is neither political nor cultural. (...)
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  8. Jeff Manza & Clem Brooks (2012). How Sociology Lost Public Opinion: A Genealogy of a Missing Concept in the Study of the Political. Sociological Theory 30 (2):89 - 113.score: 104.0
    In contemporary sociology the once prominent study of public opinion has virtually disappeared. None of the leading theoretical models in the closest disciplinary subfield (political sociology) currently provide ample or sufficiently clear space for consideration of public opinion as a possible factor in shaping or interacting with key policy or political outcomes in democratic polities. In this article, we unearth and document the sources of this curious development and raise questions about its implications for how (...) sociologists have come to understand policy making, state formation, and political conflict. We begin by reconstructing the dismissal of public opinion in the intellectual reorientation of political sociology from the late 1970s onward. We argue that the most influential scholarly works of this period (including those of Tilly, Skocpol, Mann, Esping-Andersen, and Domhoff) face an underlying paradox: While often rejecting public opinion, their theoretical logics ultimately presuppose its operation. These now classical writings did not move toward research programs seeking engagement with the operation and formation of public opinion, even though our immanent critique suggests they in fact require precisely this turn. We address the challenge of reconceptualizing how public opinion might be productively integrated into the sociological study of politics by demonstrating that the major arguments in the subfíeid can be fruitfully extended by grappling with public opinion. We conclude by considering several recent, interdisciplinary examples of scholarship that, we argue, point the way toward a fruitful revitalization. (shrink)
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  9. Peter Alexander Meyers (2012). Abandoned to Ourselves: Being an Essay on the Emergence and Implications of Sociology in the Writings of Mr. Jean-Jacques Rousseau, with Special Attention to His Claims About the Moral Significance of Dependence in the Composition and Self-Transformation of the Social Bond, & Aimed to Uncover Tensions Between Those Two Perspectives: Creationism and Social Evolution, That Remain Embedded in Our Common Sense & Which Still Impede the Human Science of Politics--. Yale University Press.score: 102.0
    Society as the ethical starting point for political inquiry -- The moral relevance of dependence -- Nature and the moral frame of society -- Morality in the order of the will.
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  10. Kelly Moore, Daniel Lee Kleinman, David Hess & Scott Frickel (2011). Science and Neoliberal Globalization: A Political Sociological Approach. [REVIEW] Theory and Society 40 (5):505-532.score: 102.0
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  11. Edgar Kiser (1999). Comparing Varieties of Agency Theory in Economics, Political Science, and Sociology: An Illustration From State Policy Implementation. Sociological Theory 17 (2):146-170.score: 98.0
    As rational choice theory has moved from economics into political science and sociology, it has been dramatically transformed. The intellectual diffusion of agency theory illustrates this process. Agency theory is a general model of social relations involving the delegation of authority, and generally resulting in problems of control, which has been applied to a broad range of substantive contexts. This paper analyzes applications of agency theory to state policy implementation in economics, political science, and sociology. After (...)
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  12. Peter Breiner (1996). Max Weber & Democratic Politics. Cornell University Press.score: 96.0
    In this work, Peter Breiner explores the implications of Max Weber's political sociology for political judgment and democratic theory.
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  13. Sujit Choudhry (2002). National Minorities and Ethnic Immigrants: Liberalism's Political Sociology. Journal of Political Philosophy 10 (1):54–78.score: 96.0
  14. Daryl H. Rice (1989). Plato on Force-the Conflict Between His Psychology and Political-Sociology and His Definition of Temperance in The'republic'. History of Political Thought 10 (4):565-576.score: 96.0
     
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  15. Bruce G. Carruthers (1994). When is the State Autonomous? Culture, Organization Theory, and the Political Sociology of the State. Sociological Theory 12 (1):19-44.score: 92.0
    This paper elaborates three approaches to the issue of state autonomy, and uses two empirical cases (British and American treasury policy during the 1930s) to illustrate them. The three approaches are the group affiliations approach, which considers the social characteristics of the individuals who work in an organization; the structural dependance approach, which considers the structural position of the organization within a network of resource flows; and a cultural approach, which considers the role of ideology in the determination of organizational (...)
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  16. Carruthers Bruce (1994). When Is the State Autonomous? Culture, Organization Theory, and the Political Sociology of the State. Sociological Theory 12:19-44.score: 92.0
     
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  17. Frank Hearn (forthcoming). Durkheim's Political Sociology: Corporatism, State Autonomy, and Democracy. Social Research.score: 90.0
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  18. Helmut Altrichter (1980). Political Sociology of the USSR. Philosophy and History 13 (1):47-49.score: 90.0
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  19. D. Sciulli (1988). Book Reviews : Talcott Parsons and the Capitalist Nation-State: Political Sociology as a Strategic Vocation. By William Buxton. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1985. Pp. 331. $37.50 (Cloth), $14.95 (Paper. [REVIEW] Philosophy of the Social Sciences 18 (4):566-569.score: 90.0
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  20. William A. Gamson (1985). Goffman's Legacy to Political Sociology. Theory and Society 14 (5):605-622.score: 90.0
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  21. Niilo Kauppi (2003). Bourdieu's Political Sociology and the Politics of European Integration. Theory and Society 32 (5-6):775-789.score: 90.0
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  22. Hans-Peter Müller (1993). Durkheim's Political Sociology. In Stephen P. Turner (ed.), Emile Durkheim: Sociologist and Moralist. Routledge.score: 90.0
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  23. Robert R. Alford & Roger Friedland (1974). Nations, Parties, and Participation: A Critique of Political Sociology. [REVIEW] Theory and Society 1 (3):307-328.score: 90.0
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  24. Stefan Bruer (1998). The Concept of Democracy in Webers Political Sociology. Ralph Schroeder. In Ralph Schroeder (ed.), Max Weber, Democracy and Modernization. St. Martin's Press. 0--13.score: 90.0
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  25. F. M. Burlatsky & A. A. Galkin (forthcoming). Modern Leviathan [Sketches of Political Sociology of Capitalism]. M. Thought.score: 90.0
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  26. Andrew Gilbert (2013). Book Review: Chamsy El-Ojeili, Politics, Social Theory, Utopia and the World System: Arguments in Political Sociology. [REVIEW] Thesis Eleven 117 (1):144-146.score: 90.0
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  27. Chad Alan Goldberg (2013). Struggle and Solidarity: Civic Republican Elements in Pierre Bourdieu's Political Sociology. [REVIEW] Theory and Society 42 (4):369-394.score: 90.0
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  28. C. Haroche (1993). Civility and Politeness-Neglected Themes in Political-Sociology. Cahiers Internationaux de Sociologie 94:97-120.score: 90.0
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  29. Ann P. Kryzanek (2010). Sociological Approaches: Old and New in Political Sociology. In Howard J. Wiarda (ed.), Grand Theories and Ideologies in the Social Sciences. Palgrave Macmillan.score: 90.0
     
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  30. D. P. Chattopadhyaya (1997). Sociology, Ideology, and Utopia: Socio-Political Philosophy of East and West. Brill.score: 84.0
    Yet this work is a sustained plea for improvable understanding between the East and the West and the transcultural value orientation of different cultures.
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  31. Gerald F. Gaus & Fred D'Agostino (eds.) (2012). The Routledge Companion to Social and Political Philosophy. Routledge.score: 84.0
    The Routledge Companion to Social and Political Philosophy is a comprehensive, definitive reference work, providing an up-to-date survey of the field, charting its history and key figures and movements, and addressing enduring questions as ...
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  32. Christian Morgner (2013). Trust and Confidence: History, Theory and Socio-Political Implications. [REVIEW] Human Studies 36 (4):509-532.score: 84.0
    Even before trust became a buzzword, theoretical developments were made, which have instigated the development of two forms of trust which are described as personal trust and system trust/confidence. However, this distinction remained rather secondary in the overall literature. There is an overall lack on the historical developments of these forms of trust, their internal logic and how they interlink, overlap, or work against each other. The paper aims to advance these three aspects: first through a historical overview of the (...)
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  33. Dennis Hume Wrong (1998). The Modern Condition: Essays at Century's End. Stanford University Press.score: 84.0
    In this collection, a leading sociologist brings his distinctive method of social criticism to bear on some of the most significant ideas, political and social events, and thinkers of the late twentieth century. In the first section, the author examines several concepts that have figured prominently in recent political-ideological controversies: capitalism, rationality, totalitarianism, power, alienation, left and right, and cultural relativism/ multiculturalism. He considers their origins, historical shifts in their meaning and the myths surrounding them, and their resonance (...)
     
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  34. Peter Alexander Meyers (2012). Abandoned to Ourselves: Being an Essay on the Emergence and Implications of Sociology in the Writings of Mr. Yale University Press.score: 84.0
    Society as the ethical starting point for political inquiry -- The moral relevance of dependence -- Nature and the moral frame of society -- Morality in the order of the will.
     
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  35. Kei Yoshida (2009). Review Essay: Sociology as a Political Project: Fuller's Argument Against Bioliberalism. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 39 (1):99-106.score: 78.0
    criticizes what he calls "bioliberalism." According to him, the social sciences are challenged on two sides: humanistic and biological. In particular, Fuller finds the biological challenge serious. Fuller tries to reinvent sociology as a socialist project to counterattack bioliberalism as the biggest threat to the social sciences. First, the author will examine Fuller's argument against bioliberalism, referring to the so-called "liberal eugenics." Then the author will criticize him. By reinventing sociology as a socialist project, Fuller seems to ignore (...)
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  36. Irving Louis Horowitz (1984). Winners and Losers: Social and Political Polarities in America. Duke University Press.score: 78.0
    Leading sociologist Irving Louis Horowitz examines the response social science has made to contemporary subjects and issues: the so-called "new class" of the ...
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  37. H. M. Drucker (1974). The Political Uses of Ideology. [London]Macmillan [for] the London School of Economics and Political Science.score: 78.0
  38. Siegwart Lindenberg (1985). An Assessment of the New Political Economy: Its Potential for the Social Sciences and for Sociology in Particular. Sociological Theory 3 (1):99-114.score: 74.0
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  39. Adriano Pappalardo (1991). The Rational Paradigm in Political Science: Persistent Anomalies and the Role of Sociology. Sociological Theory 9 (2):228-231.score: 74.0
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  40. Edgar Kiser (1991). Comparing Varieties of Agency Theory in Political Science, Economics, and Sociology: An Illustration From State Policy Implementation. Sociological Theory 17:146-70.score: 74.0
     
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  41. James P. Sterba (ed.) (2001). Social and Political Philosophy: Contemporary Perspectives. Routledge.score: 72.0
    Social and Political Philosophy introduces some of the most important topics in contemporary political philosophy and asks if they can be accommodated within the framework of liberal theory. It consists of specially written essays by prominent figures on an array of basic issues in political and social philosophy. Each essay then carefully considers both the theoretical and practical problems of a major topic. The book concludes with an attempt to respond to and reconcile a number of the (...)
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  42. Nathan Ross (2008). On Mechanism in Hegel's Social and Political Philosophy. Routledge.score: 72.0
    The critique of mechanism in the political philosophy of Herder and German romanticism -- The political function of machine metaphors in Hegel's early writings -- Mechanism in religious practice -- The mechanization of labor and the birth of modern ethicality in Hegel's Jena political writings -- Mechanism and the problem of self-determination in Hegel's logic -- The modern state as absolute mechanism : Hegel's logical insight into the relation of civil society and the state.
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  43. Michael Haas (1992). Polity and Society: Philosophical Underpinnings of Social Science Paradigms. Praeger.score: 72.0
    Haas deconstructs competing paradigms in political science and sociology in order to demonstrate metaphysical, methodological, and normative assumptions that ...
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  44. David Kettler (1975). Political Theory, Ideology, Sociology: The Question of Karl Mannheim. Philosophy and Social Criticism 3 (1):69-80.score: 72.0
  45. Cecil Miller (1962). Book Review:The Political Context of Sociology. Leon Bramson. [REVIEW] Ethics 72 (4):302-.score: 72.0
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  46. Ellen Meiksins Wood (1991). Reviews : Paul Veyne (Trans. Brian Pearce), Bread and Circuses: Historical Sociology and Political Pluralism, London: Penguin, 1990 (1976), £20.00, Xxiii + 492 Pp. [REVIEW] History of the Human Sciences 4 (3):469-471.score: 72.0
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  47. Keith Breen (2012). Under Weber's Shadow: Modernity, Subjectivity and Politics in Habermas, Arendt and Macintyre. Ashgate.score: 72.0
    Introduction -- Modernity, politics and Max Weber -- One-sided rationalization: Habermas on modernity, discourse and emancipation -- Critiquing Habermas: intersubjectivity, ethics and norm-free sociality -- The burden of our times: Arendt on modern oblivion and the promise of politics -- Judging Arendt: citizenship, action and the scope of politics -- The new dark age: MacIntyre on bureaucratic individualism and the hope for an ethical polity -- Engaging MacIntyre: flourishing, modernity and political struggle -- Closing reflections: ethics, politics and strategy (...)
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  48. Chris Thornhill (2012). Sociological Enlightenments and the Sociology of Political Philosophy. Revue Internationale de Philosophie 1:55-83.score: 72.0
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  49. Deborah Barrettis, Charles Kurzman & Mark S. Mizruchi (2004). Ari Adut Holds a Ph. D. From the University of Chicago and is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Texas at Austin. His Research Focuses on Political Scandals, the Legalization of Political and Social Life, and Privacy. He is Currently Writing a Book on Scandal as a General Social Form. [REVIEW] Theory and Society 33 (619).score: 72.0
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  50. P. Ansart (1993). Sociology and Political-Science. Cahiers Internationaux de Sociologie 94:21-49.score: 72.0
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