The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Political Sociology is a complete reference guide, reflecting the scope and quality of the discipline, and highlighting emerging topics in the field. * Global in focus, offering up-to-date topics from an interdisciplinary, international set of scholars addressing key issues concerning globalization, social movements, and citizenship * The majority of chapters are new, including those on environmental politics, international terrorism, security, corruption, and human rights * Revises and updates all previously published chapters to include new themes and topics in political sociology * Provides an overview of scholarship in the field, with chapters working independently and collectively to examine the full range of contributions to political sociology * Offers a challenging yet accessible and complete reference guide for students and scholars
Edwin Amenta is Professor of Sociology, Political Science, and History, University of California, Irvine. He has published extensively on political sociology, social movements, historical and comparative sociology, and the news media. Kate Nash is Professor of Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London and Faculty Fellow at the Center for Cultural Sociology, Yale University. She has published widely on political sociology and human rights. Alan Scott is Professor of Sociology, University Innsbruck (Austria) and Adjunct Professor, University of New England, NSW, Australia. He researches and publishes in the area of political and organizational sociology, and on social theory.