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The Problems of Communitarian Politics: Unity and Conflict

Elizabeth Frazer

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295648
eISBN:
9780191599316
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295642.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Offers a detailed critical analysis of the ideal of ‘community’ in politics. Traces elements of the idea of community in a number of social, philosophical, and political contexts over the last ... More


Everyday Religion: Observing Modern Religious Lives

Nancy T. Ammerman (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195305418
eISBN:
9780199785094
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305418.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Life at the beginning of the 21st century is something the social theory of the last century would have found hard to explain. Science, capitalism, and politics are pervasive and powerful in the ... More


The Family in Christian Social and Political Thought

Brent Waters

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199271962
eISBN:
9780191709883
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271962.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The book provides a critical and constructive overview of historic and contemporary themes on the family in Christian social and political thought. The principal historic sources examined include ... More


A Theory of Fields

Neil Fligstein and Doug McAdam

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199859948
eISBN:
9780199951178
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199859948.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Finding ways to understand the nature of social change and social order—from political movements to market meltdowns—is one of the enduring problems of social science. This book draws together ... More


Modernity in Indian Social Theory

A Raghuramaraju (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198070122
eISBN:
9780199080014
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198070122.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Indian society is extremely complex, particularly in the twentieth century. However, this complexity has not been captured by Indian social theory. One reason is the theoretical burden caused by ... More


Themes in Marxist Social Theory

Ira Katznelson

in Marxism and the City

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780198279242
eISBN:
9780191601910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198279248.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The first of the two main sections of this chapter discusses Marx's goal and the elements of a Marxist tradition, and presents the views of various later scholars (David Little, Steven Lukes, Alvin ... More


Political Philosophy, Social Theory, and Critical Republicanism

Cécile Laborde

in Critical Republicanism: The Hijab Controversy and Political Philosophy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199550210
eISBN:
9780191720857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550210.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, Political Theory

Chapter 1 offers an overall presentation of the critical republican approach and an overview of the book. It situates the French republican tradition in relation to contemporary Anglophone political ... More


Towards a Respatialized Marxism: Lefebvre, Harvey, and Castells

Ira Katznelson

in Marxism and the City

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780198279242
eISBN:
9780191601910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198279248.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The most important urban studies within Marxism since the 1960s are examined by looking at the work of Henri Lefebvre, David Harvey, and Manuel Castells, the three most influential recent students of ... More


Marxism and the City?

Ira Katznelson

in Marxism and the City

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780198279242
eISBN:
9780191601910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198279248.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This introductory chapter starts by discussing the vast array of definitions and typologies of the city and the many specifications of the objects of urban studies (geography, sociology, politics, ... More


Unanticipated Gains: Origins of Network Inequality in Everyday Life

Mario Luis Small

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195384352
eISBN:
9780199869893
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384352.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Social capital theorists have shown that inequality arises in part because some people enjoy larger, more supportive, or otherwise more useful networks. But why do some people have better networks ... More


The Concept ‘Community’

Elizabeth Frazer

in The Problems of Communitarian Politics: Unity and Conflict

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295648
eISBN:
9780191599316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295642.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Contrasting approaches to the political philosophical technique of ‘conceptual analysis’ are discussed. The concept community as it is constructed and deployed in recent social and political theory ... More


Minimal Democracy? The Social Choice Critique

John S. Dryzek

in Deliberative Democracy and Beyond: Liberals, Critics, Contestations

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250431
eISBN:
9780191717253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019925043X.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Some social choice theorists attempt to turn the science of politics against democracy in general and deliberative democracy in particular. They claim the arbitrariness and instability of democracy ... More


Modern, Anti, Post, and Neo: How Intellectuals Explain “Our Time”

Jeffrey C. Alexander

in The Meanings of Social Life: A Cultural Sociology

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195160840
eISBN:
9780199944156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195160840.003.0023
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter examines modernization theories of society and proposes that contemporary social theory must be much more sensitive to the apparent reconvergence of the world's regimes. It analyzes ... More


Conclusion

A. Raghuramaraju

in Modernity in Indian Social Theory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198070122
eISBN:
9780199080014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198070122.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Some social theorists in India, including Partha Chatterjee, Javeed Alam, and Gopal Guru, have failed to recognize the core project of modernity and its social consequences. Instead, they were ... More


Networks and Social Movements: A Research Programme

Mario Diani

in Social Movements and Networks: Relational Approaches to Collective Action

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199251780
eISBN:
9780191599057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199251789.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Presents a case for a reorientation of social movement theory and research along network lines. While looking at networks as a powerful precondition of collective action has proved a fruitful ... More


Marxism and the City

Ira Katznelson

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780198279242
eISBN:
9780191601910
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198279248.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Defeated in the East and discredited in the West, Marxism has broken down as an ideology and as a guide to governance. However, for all its flaws, it remains an important tool for understanding and ... More


Governing Animals: Animal Welfare and the Liberal State

Kimberly K. Smith

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199895755
eISBN:
9780199950522
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199895755.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, American Politics

What is the role of government in protecting animal welfare? What principles should policy makers draw on as they try to balance animal welfare against human liberty? Much has been written in recent ... More


Working Classes Map the City

Ira Katznelson

in Marxism and the City

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780198279242
eISBN:
9780191601910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198279248.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

For Marxism, the main issues of social theory within the industrial phase of capitalism focus on the formation of working classes, and this subject is best treated, in significant measure, as an ... More


Emancipation, the Media, and Modernity: Arguments about the Media and Social Theory

Nicholas Garnham

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198742258
eISBN:
9780191695001
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198742258.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This book approaches the problems raised by the media via a set of arguments with post-modernism and Information Society theory. It argues that the media are important because they raise a set of ... More


Unemployment, Poverty, and Social Isolation: An Assessment of the Current State of Social Exclusion Theory

Duncan Gallie

in Resisting Marginalization: Unemployment Experience and Social Policy in the European Union

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199271849
eISBN:
9780191602733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199271844.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter analyses the social exclusion theory, which associates unemployment with poverty and social isolation. Studies showed support for a vicious cycle linking unemployment and poverty. ... More


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