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Mobilization: Special Issue on Nonviolence and Social Movements

Below are the contents of the latest issue of Mobilization: the December special issue on nonviolence and social movements, Sharon Erickson Nepstad, guest editor. http://mobilizationjournal.org/toc/maiq/20/4 To submit a paper, European authors should send their blinded manuscript along with a separate cover page with author contact details to Marco Giugni marco.giugni@unige.ch. You can read more about Mobilization here http://mobilizationjournal.org/ Volume 20, No. 4 December 2015 TABLE OF CONTENTS NONVIOLENT RESISTANCE RESEARCH Sharon Erickson Nepstad: nepstad@umn.edu Studies of nonviolence give insights to issues that are central to the study of contentious politics. In democracies, most protest movements take nonviolent tactics for granted. In nondemocracies, nonviolent resistance is an effective … Continuer la lecture

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New publication ‘The Fight for Ethical Fashion’

The Fight for Ethical Fashion. The Origins and Interactions of the Clean Clothes Campaign Philip Balsiger, European University Institute, Italy Series : The Mobilization Series on Social Movements, Protest, and Culture From consumer boycotts and buycotts to social movement campaigns, examples of individual and collective actors forging political struggles on markets are manifold. The clothing market has been a privileged site for such contention, with global clothing brands and retailers being targets of consumer mobilization for the past 20 years. Labels and product lines now attest for the ethical quality of clothes, which has, in turn, given rise to ethical fashion. … Continuer la lecture

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ASA Award for David Swartz’s ‘Symbolic Power, Politics, and Intellectuals: The Political Sociology of Pierre Bourdieu’

Professor David Swartz’s Symbolic Power, Politics, and Intellectuals: The Political Sociology of Pierre Bourdieu is the co-winner of the American Sociological Association’s 2014 History of Sociology Section Distinguished Scholarly Publication Award. This award “honors sociologists who have made significant contributions to the history of sociology by writing books or articles on the ‘cutting edge’ of sociological inquiry.” In his notice of the award, Chair Elect of the History of Sociology Section Neil Gross quoted the award committee in describing Symbolic Power as showing ”clearly how much Bourdieu has ‘to give to a sociology of politics and a political sociology’–and how central politics was in Bourdieu’s intellectual biography.”

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New publication « Voices of Globalization »

Barbara Wejnert (Ed.), Voices of Globalization, Emerald Group Publishing, 2013 Vol. 21 of the Research in Political Sociology series Synopsis: This volume addresses issues of modern globalized development posing a question whether it symbolizes progress or regress for world’s societies. Papers focus on economic and political issues experienced by countries at this time of rapid diffusion of democracy and of the global market economy. A range of pertinent political issues are discussed, such as international migration, environmental protection and green energy, human rights, tolerance and equality, and economic justice. The concluding chapter provides a summary of presented topics in form of … Continuer la lecture

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New book: Symbolic Power, Politics, and Intellectuals: The Political Sociology of Pierre Bourdieu

Symbolic Power, Politics, and Intellectuals: The Political Sociology of Pierre Bourdieu, by David L. Swartz. Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 2013 Power is the central organizing principle of all social life, from culture and education to stratification and taste. And there is no more prominent name in the analysis of power than that of noted sociologist Pierre Bourdieu. Throughout his career, Bourdieu challenged the commonly held view that symbolic power—the power to dominate—is solely symbolic. He emphasized that symbolic power helps create and maintain social hierarchies, which form the very bedrock of political life. By the time of his death … Continuer la lecture

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New publication: Bourdieu in International Relations

Bourdieu in International Relations. Rethinking Key Concepts in IR Edited by Rebecca Adler-Nissen, Routledge, 2012 This book rethinks the key concepts of International Relations by drawing on the work of Pierre Bourdieu. The last few years have seen a genuine wave of publications promoting sociology in international relations. Scholars have suggested that Bourdieu’s vocabulary can be applied to study security, diplomacy, migration and global environmental politics. Yet we still lack a systematic and accessible analysis of what Bourdieu-inspired IR might look like. This book provides the answer. It offers an introduction to Bourdieu’s thinking to a wider IR audience, challenges … Continuer la lecture

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New publication: A Political Sociology of Transnational Europe

A Political Sociology of Transnational Europe Edited by Niilo Kauppi, ECPR Press, 2013 This volume presents cutting-edge, theoretically ambitious studies in political sociology by first-rate European scholars that deal with some of the major challenges European societies and politics are facing. These have to do with globalisation and complex Europeanisation, which have contributed to restructuring the European nation-state and redefining political power. Accounting for these transformations requires revisiting traditional objects of political science such as state sovereignty, civil society and citizenship. While doing this, the studies of this volume join sophisticated empirical analyses with methodological and conceptual innovations such as … Continuer la lecture

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New publication: Transnational Power Elites

Transnational Power Elites. The new professionals of governance, law and security. Edited by Niilo Kauppi and Mikael Rask Madsen, Routledge, 2013 This book argues that European Union institutional mechanics and the EU as a political unit cannot be properly understood without taking into account the elites that make the policy decisions. Spurred by globalisation, technological and economic development has provided the backbone for social and political transformations that have changed the social structures that unite and differentiate individuals and groups in Europe and their interface with extra-European actors. These developments are not only exemplified by the rise of the EU, … Continuer la lecture

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Bourdieu and the International

The latest issue of International Political Sociology (5,3) is dedicated to Bourdieu and the international. Find more information on the journal and the special issue here and here

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Political Sociology: Oppression, Resistance, and the State

Davita Silfen Glasberg, Deric Shannon, Political Sociology: Oppression, Resistance, and the State, London, Sage, 2011 Taking a multidimensional approach, this book emphasizes the interplay between power, inequality, multiple oppressions, and the state. This framework provides students with a unique focus on the structure of power and inequality in society today.     Table of contents: Preface Chapter 1 – Power, Oppression, and the State: An Introduction Chapter 2 – From the Top Down? Power Structure Theories Chapter 3 -“Is This the Best or Only Possible World?” Oppression and Socialization Chapter 4 – Power to the People? Voting and Electoral Participation Chapter … Continuer la lecture

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