Fund of Political Sociology

Term: Fall 2012

Subject Code: GSOC

Course Number: 5005

This course locates political sociology in relationship to political philosophy, the “science” of politics, and the political conceptions of Marx, Weber, and Durkheim. On the methodological level, we compare causal, purposive, and normative types of analyses of politics and elaborate the following concepts: power, collective action, violence, domination, influence, administration, law, legitimacy, association, representation, party, and organizations. Next, we deal with the histories of states and political organizations and, in modern society, the relationships to one another of state, political society, and civil society under regimes. The role of political and social movements in transitions among regime types is stressed.

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