The SAGE Handbook of Political Sociology: Two Volume Set
Publication Year: 2018
The SAGE Handbook of Political Sociology offers a comprehensive and contemporary look at this evolving field of study. The focus is on political life itself and the chapters, written by a highly-respected and international team of authors, cover the core themes which need to be understood in order to study political life from a sociological perspective, or simply to understand the political world. The two volumes are structured around five key areas: PART 1: TRADITIONS AND PERSPECTIVES PART 2: CORE CONCEPTS PART 03: POLITICAL IDEOLOGIES AND MOVEMENTS PART 04: TOPICS PART 05: WORLD REGIONS This future-oriented and cross-disciplinary handbook is a landmark text for students and scholars interested in the social investigation of politics.
- Front Matter
- Subject Index
Part I: TRADITIONS AND PERSPECTIVES
- Chapter 1: Classical Approaches: Origins and Development of the Theory of Politics
- Chapter 2: Historical Political Sociology
- Chapter 3a: Marxism up to the Second World War
- Chapter 3b: Marxism Since 1945
- Chapter 4: Elite Theory and ‘Democratic Elitism’
- Chapter 5: Class and Politics
- Chapter 6: Foucault and Political Sociology
- Chapter 7: Gender and Political Sociology
- Chapter 8: Postcolonial Theory
- Chapter 9: International Relations and Political Sociology
- Chapter 10: Political Anthropology
- Chapter 11: Law and Political Sociology
- Chapter 12: International Political Economy
- Chapter 13: Rational Choice
- Chapter 14: Political Sociology and Political Theory
Part II: CORE CONCEPTS
- Chapter 15: Power
- Chapter 16: Governmentality
- Chapter 17: Institutions
- Chapter 18: The Political Sociology and Political Geography of Borders
- Chapter 19: Globalization
- Chapter 20: The State
- Chapter 21: Weak States
- Chapter 22: Civil Society
- Chapter 23: Citizenship: T.H. Marshall and Beyond
- Chapter 24: Political Culture
- Chapter 25: The Concept of Empire
- Chapter 26: Empires as a Political Form
Part III: POLITICAL IDEOLOGIES AND MOVEMENTS
- Chapter 27: Ideology
- Chapter 28: Neoliberalism and the Study of ‘Isms’
- Chapter 29: European Social Democracy, Communism and the Erfurtian Model
- Chapter 30: Fascism
- Chapter 31: Populism
- Chapter 32: Nationalism
- Chapter 33: Federalism
- Chapter 34: Democracy and Democratization: Theory and Research
- Chapter 35: Causal Models of Democratization
- Chapter 36: Asian Model of Democracy
- Chapter 37: Islamism, Political Islam
Part IV: TOPICS
- Chapter 38: Revolutions
- Chapter 39: State Power and Crime
- Chapter 40: War
- Chapter 41: Genocide
- Chapter 42: Clientelism
- Chapter 43: Experts and Science and Politics
- Chapter 44: Social Media and Politics
- Chapter 45: Political Socialization and Child Development
- Chapter 46: Resistance
- Chapter 47: Social Movements
- Chapter 48: Migration
- Chapter 49: Race
- Chapter 50: Terrorism
- Chapter 51: Transitional Justice
- Chapter 52: Post-Communism
- Chapter 53: Public Policy Formation and Implementation
- Chapter 54: Welfare State
- Chapter 55: Religion and Politics
- Chapter 56: Paradoxes of Diversity
- Chapter 57: Corporate Power in the Twenty-First Century
- Chapter 58: Political Violence in Historical Perspective
- Chapter 59: Military Sociology
- Chapter 60: The Politics of Memory
Part V: WORLD REGIONS
- Chapter 61: The World-System(s)
- Chapter 62: European Integration
- Chapter 63: Politics in African States
- Chapter 64: Minority Rights and Democracy in India
- Chapter 65: China: Ancien Régime, Revolution and After
- Chapter 66: The ‘Middle East’
- Chapter 67: Europe in the World: From Regional Integration to a Global Power
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Introduction & editorial arrangement © William Outhwaite and Stephen P. Turner, 2018
Chapter 1 © Bryan S. Turner, 2018
Chapter 2 © Yves Déloye, 2018
Chapter 3a © Robert Bideleux, 2018
Chapter 3b © Robert Bideleux, 2018
Chapter 4 © Sandro Segre, 2018
Chapter 5 © Geoffrey Evans and Noah Carl, 2018
Chapter 6 © Claire Blencowe, 2018
Chapter 7 © Celia Valiente, 2018
Chapter 8 © Lucy Mayblin, 2018
Chapter 9 © Salvador Mateos and Álvaro Morcillo Laiz, 2018
Chapter 10 © Agnes Horvath and Arpad Szakolczai, 2018
Chapter 11 © Chris Thornhill, 2018
Chapter 12 © Kevan Harris and Christiana Parreira, 2018
Chapter 13 © Andreas Tutic´ and Ulf Liebe, 2018
Chapter 14 © Rob Stones, 2018
Chapter 15 © Jonathan Hearn, 2018
Chapter 16 © Scott Hamilton and Iver B. Neumann, 2018
Chapter 17 © Peter Lista and Fabio Rojas, 2018
Chapter 18 © Alexander C. Diener and Joshua Hagen, 2018
Chapter 19 © Larry Ray, 2018
Chapter 20 © Alan Scott, 2018
Chapter 21 © Luz Marina Arias and Luis de la Calle, 2018
Chapter 22 © Frank Adloff, 2018
Chapter 23 © Peter Kivisto, 2018
Chapter 24 © Stephen Welch, 2018
Chapter 25 © Russell David Foster, 2018
Chapter 26 © Richard Lachmann, 2018
Chapter 27 © Jonathan Leader Maynard, 2018
Chapter 28 © Stephanie L. Mudge, 2018
Chapter 29 © Gerassimos Moschonas, 2018
Chapter 30 © Roger Griffin and Constantin Iordachi, 2018
Chapter 31 © Carlos de la Torre, 2018
Chapter 32 © Steven Grosby, 2018
Chapter 33 © David Spence, 2018
Chapter 34 © Paul Blokker, 2018
Chapter 35 © Carles Boix and Michael K. Miller, 2018
Chapter 36 © Chua Beng Huat, 2018
Chapter 37 © Charles Turner, 2018
Chapter 38 © Liah Greenfeld, 2018
Chapter 39 © Matías Dewey, 2018
Chapter 40 © Christian Olsson and Siniša Maleševic, 2018
Chapter 41 © Dustin Garlitz, 2018
Chapter 42 © Ezequiel González-Ocantos and Paula Muñoz, 2018
Chapter 43 © Alexander Ruser, 2018
Chapter 44 © Andrea Calderaro, 2018
Chapter 45 © Michael McDevitt, 2018
Chapter 46 © Davita Silfen Glasberg and Deric Shannon, 2018
Chapter 47 © Hadi Khoshneviss and Robert D. Benford, 2018
Chapter 48 © June Edmunds, 2018
Chapter 49 © Alana Lentin, 2018
Chapter 50 © Ignacio Sánchez-Cuenca, 2018
Chapter 51 © Roman David, 2018
Chapter 52 © Li Bennich-Björkman, 2018
Chapter 53 © John McLevey and Ryan Deschamps, 2018
Chapter 54 © Filipe Carreira da Silva, 2018
Chapter 55 © Paul A. Djupe, 2018
Chapter 56 © Peter Baehr and Daniel Gordon, 2018
Chapter 57 © Steven Panageotou, 2018
Chapter 58 © James J. Chriss, 2018
Chapter 59 © Helena Carreiras, 2018
Chapter 60 © Anselma Gallinat, 2018
Chapter 61 © Dmytro Khutkyy and Christopher Chase-Dunn, 2018
Chapter 62 © Didier Georgakakis, 2018
Chapter 63 © Klaus Schlichte, 2018
Chapter 64 © Peter Ronald deSouza, 2018
Chapter 65 © Feng-Tsan Lin, Hung-Chang Wu and Chih-Chieh Tang, 2018
Chapter 66 © Helen Mary Rizzo, 2018
Chapter 67 © Gerard Delanty, 2018
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List of Figures[Page x]
- 2.1 Historical changes of civic configurations 32
- 13.1 The structure of RCT 240
- 35.1 The number of democratic transitions and the likelihood an autocracy democratizes by decade, 1800–2010 638
- 35.2 The likelihood of democratization and democratic breakdown by average income (logged); there is a much stronger relationship between average income and democratic breakdown 642
- 40.1 War and political power 723
- 61.1 Spatial boundaries of interaction networks 1069
- 61.2 Chronograph of the spatial boundaries of political/military networks (PMNs) 1071
- 61.3 A core/periphery hierarchy 1071
- 61.4 Rise-and-fall polities with occasional upward sweeps in polity size and complexity 1072
- 61.5 The contemporary global core/periphery hierarchy 1077
- 61.6 The global class structure with transnational segments (based on Robinson, 2014) 1077
List of Tables[Page xi]
- 13.1 Examples of applications of rational choice theory to political phenomena 244
- 20.1 Charles Tilly’s three paths to the nation state 368
- 21.1 Homicide rate and state capacities in Central America in the 2000s 387
- 33.1 Federal states 618
- 33.2 Distribution of power or competence in federations and confederations 618
- 40.1 The scales of violence and conflict 719
- 43.1 Four idealized roles for scientists in decision-making 773
- 50.1 The action-/actor-sense matrix of terrorism 882
- 50.2 Main revolutionary terrorist groups in developed countries, 1970–2003 885
- 50.3 Association between past dictatorship and lethal revolutionary terrorism 885
- 65.1 State power in different periods of state building since 1911 1139
Notes on the Editors and Contributors[Page xii]The Editors
William Outhwaite taught at Sussex and Newcastle, where he is Emeritus Professor. His research interests include the philosophy of the social sciences (especially realism), social theory (especially critical theory), political sociology, sociology of knowledge and contemporary Europe. He is the author of Understanding Social Life: The Method Called Verstehen (1986), Concept Formation in Social Science (1983), New Philosophies of Social Science: Realism, Hermeneutics and Critical Theory (1987), Jürgen Habermas: A Critical Introduction (1994), The Future of Society (2006), European Society (2008), Critical Theory and Contemporary Europe (2012), Social Theory (2015), Europe since 1989: Transitions and Transformations (2016), Contemporary Europe (2017) and (with Larry Ray) Social Theory and Postcommunism (2005). He edited Brexit: Sociological Responses (2017), (with Tom Bottomore) The Blackwell Dictionary of Twentieth-Century Social Thought (1993), (with Luke Martell) The Sociology of Politics (1998), and (with Stephen P. Turner) The Sage Handbook of Social Science Methodology (2007).
Stephen P. Turner is currently Distinguished University Professor at the Department of Philosophy, University of South Florida, where he is also director of the Center for Social and Political Thought. He was visiting professor at Boston University, the University of Notre Dame and the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and has held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Studies. His writings on political sociology are primarily concerned with experts and politics, including Liberal Democracy 3.0: Civil Society in an Age of Experts (2003) and essays collected in The Politics of Expertise (2013). He has also written extensively on Max Weber, especially on politics, in Max Weber and the Dispute Over Reason and Value: A Study in Philosophy, Ethics, and Politics (1984), and Max Weber: The Lawyer as Social Thinker, and essays, such as ‘Max Weber as Constitutional Theorist', all with the late Regis Factor. In international relations, he has written on Morgenthau, Weber, and Realism. He has also written on Carl Schmitt and the Frankfurt School, and topics in relation to law, such as the concept of the Rule of Law, and on Michael Oakeshott.The Contributors
Frank Adloff is Professor of Sociology at the Department of Socioeconomics at the University of Hamburg, Germany. Prior to this, he worked as a professor at the universities of Berlin and Erlangen-Nürnberg and was a fellow at the New School for Social [Page xiii]Research (NYC), the European University Institute (Florence) and the Center for Global Cooperation Research (Duisburg). His research interests include sociological theory, cultural and political sociology with a special focus on civil society, conviviality, emotions, degrowth and gift-giving. His latest publications include: Konvivialismus. Eine Debatte (2015), Gifts of Cooperation, Mauss and Pragmatism (2016), Kapitalismus und Zivilgesellschaft (2016), special issue of Forschungsjournal Soziale Bewegungen.
Luz Marina Arias is Assistant Professor of Economics at Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) in Mexico City. Her research focuses on the political economy of development, and in particular on the mechanisms behind institutional change and continuity. Her recent work centres on the indigenous origins of colonial labour in the Americas, and on the historical origins of centralized fiscal capacity in Mexico. Her research has been published in leading journals such as the Journal of Economic History and the Quarterly Journal of Political Science. She received her PhD in Economics from Stanford University.
Peter Baehr is Professor of Social Theory, Lingnan University, Hong Kong. His books include Founders, Classics, Canons: Modern Disputes over the Origins and Appraisal of Sociology's Legacy (2nd ed., Transaction, 2016), Hannah Arendt, Totalitarianism, and the Social Sciences (Stanford University Press, 2010), and Dictatorship in History and Theory (with Melvin Richter, eds, Cambridge University Press, 2004).
Robert D. Benford (PhD, University of Texas 1987) is Professor of Sociology at the University of South Florida in Tampa. He holds his PhD from the University of Texas (1987). His published works have appeared in a variety of sociological and multidisciplinary journals, books and encyclopedias. Rob devotes the bulk of his research efforts to identifying, analysing, and understanding social movement dynamics. He has conducted research on social movement ideologies, grievances and framing processes, how collective identities are formed, the dramaturgy of social movements, interorganizational disputes, and the cross-national diffusion of protest frames and tactics. He served as Editor of the Journal of Contemporary Ethnography and as the Series Editor of Twayne Publishers’ Social Movements Past and Present series. He also served as President of the Midwest Sociological Society, and Chair of the Peace, War & Social Conflict and the Collective Behavior/Social Movements sections of the American Sociological Association.
Li Bennich-Björkman is Johan Skytte Professor in Eloquence and Political Science at University of Uppsala, Sweden. She has worked extensively on issues of political developments in the post-communist and post-Soviet countries, on refugees and life in exile, on creativity and research politics, and on integration. She is presently directing a project on conflict, gender and masculinity in the South Caucasus. Recent publications include ‘Successful but Different: Deliberative Identity and the Consesus-Driven Transition in Estonia and Slovenia’ (Journal of Baltic Studies, 43(1), 2012, co-authored with Branka Likić-Brborić); Baltic Biographies at Historical Crossroads (co-edited with Aili Aarelaid-Tart, Routledge, 2011), Political Culture under Institutional Pressure: How Institutions Transform Early Socialization (Palgrave/Macmillan, 2007), ‘Life Interrupted But Mended: Trauma and the Remembering Self among Estonian and Bosnian Émigrés’ in Cultural Patterns and Life Stories (Tallinn University Press, 2016), and ‘Revisiting Citizenship and Geopolitics in Latvia', in Latvia – 100 Years of Work in Progress (ibidem, 2017).[Page xiv]
Robert Bideleux is Reader in Politics and International Relations at Swansea University. Born in Argentina, he was educated in Brazil and the UK. His career began as a lecturer in economics and European Studies at Sussex University in 1976. At Swansea since 1978, he lectured initially on Communist, Latin American and Asian economic history-cum-development studies, but after 1991 primarily on governance, European politics, postcolonialism, and genocide. During the 1990s he was director of Swansea's former Centre of Russian and East European Studies. Since 2009, as founding director of Swansea's PPE degree, he has mainly lectured on political economy, postcolonialism, genocide, and Brazil. Main publications include: Communism and Development (2014) and (with Ian Jeffries) A History of Eastern Europe (2007) and The Balkans: a Post-Communist History (2007). He is currently writing books on Genocidal Europe and The Global Genesis of Political Economy.
Claire Blencowe is Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of the Social Theory Centre at the University of Warwick, UK. Research interests include the history and sociology of political thought, changing forms of authority, and the relationships between religion/spirituality, capitalism, biopolitics and ecology. Publications include ‘Foucault and Arendt's Insider View of Biopolitics: A Critique of Agamben’ History of the Human Sciences (2010); ‘Biology, Contingency and the Problems of Racism in Feminist Discourse’ Theory, Culture and Society (2011); Biopolitical Experience: Foucault, Power and Positive Critique (2012); ‘Biopolitical Authority, Objectivity and the Groundwork of Modern Citizenship’ Journal of Political Power (2013); and ‘Ecological Attunement in a Theological Key: Adventures in Anti-fascist Aesthetics’ GeoHumanities (2016); and contributions to a series of short essay collections with ARN Press: Problems of Participation: Reflections on Democracy, Authority and the Struggle for Common Life (2013), Listening with Non-Human Others (2016) and Problems of Hope (2017).
Paul Blokker, PhD (European University Institute, Florence) is Associate Professor in Sociology and Social Theory and Jean Monnet Chair in European Political Sociology at the Institute of Sociological Studies (ISS), Charles University in Prague. He is co-editor of the journal Social Imaginaries and member of the international editorial board of the journal European Journal of Social Theory. He is programme director of the MA programme Sociology in European Context at ISS. Among his recent publications is New Democracies in Crisis? A Comparative Constitutional Study of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia (2013). His main research interests are: democracy and democratization, political culture, civic engagement, critique and dissent, constitutional politics and reform, EU integration and enlargement, political sociology, and political and social theory.
Carles Boix is the Robert Garrett Professor of Politics and Public Affairs at Princeton University, where he teaches and does research on comparative political economy and democratic theory. In his most recent book, Political Order and Inequality (2015), he explores the factors behind the formation of the state and economic inequality. His first book, Political Parties, Growth and Equality (1998), examined the different means through which partisan governments manage the economy in a globalized world. In Democracy and Redistribution (2003), he describes the economic and institutional conditions behind democratic transitions and consolidations. He has been also the co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of Comparative Politics (2007) and has published in leading journals such American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, British Journal of Political Science, [Page xv]Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, Journal of Politics, International Organization, and World Politics.
Andrea Calderaro is the founding Director of the Centre for Internet and Global Politics, and Lecturer in International Relations at Cardiff University. He holds his PhD in Social and Political Sciences from the European University Institute. His research centres on Internet and International Affairs, with a particular focus on internet governance, critical cybersecurity studies, cybersecurity capacity building, telecom policies, digital rights and freedoms, and the role of the EU in the global internet policy debate. He acts as Editor of the Digital Technologies and Global Politics book series at Rowman & Littlefield, a member of the Global Internet Policy Observatory's Advisory Group at the European Commission, as Chair of the ECPR Internet & Politics standing group, and he has served as advisor of the OECD, the European Parliament, European Commission, Italian Parliament, the House of Lords (UK), and UNESCO.
Luis de la Calle is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (Mexico City). Formerly Research Fellow at the Juan March Institute of Madrid, he earned his PhD from the European University Institute of Florence. His research focuses on the dynamics of armed groups, with fieldwork done in Northern Ireland, the Basque Country, Corsica and Peru. His book Nationalist Violence in Postwar Europe was published by Cambridge University Press in 2015. His work has also been published in a number of journals, including Annual Review of Political Science, Journal of Politics and Journal of Conflict Resolution.
Noah Carl is a postdoctoral researcher in the Centre for Social Investigation at Nuffield College, Oxford. He was born and grew up in Cambridge, England. He recieved a BA in Human Sciences, an MSc in Sociology and a DPhil in Sociology from the University of Oxford. His doctoral research focussed on the correlates of socio-political beliefs and attitudes. Other topics that interest him include psychometrics, evolutionary psychology, socio-economic inequality, ethics, and epistemology.
Filipe Carreira da Silva is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon, and is a Fellow of Selwyn College, Cambridge. His areas of interest include social theory, intellectual history, modern welfare states, comparative historical sociology, and social revolutions. Filipe has recently developed a neo-pragmatist social theory of rights, which provided the basis for the study of welfare attitudes in Portugal before and after the 2011 economic crisis.
Helena Carreiras is Professor of Sociology, Public Policy and Research Methodology at ISCTE – University Institute of Lisbon, and a Senior Researcher at the Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology (CIES-IUL). She holds a PhD in Social and Political Sciences from the European University Institute (Florence). She is the Dean of the School of Sociology and Public Policy at ISCTE-IUL. Between 2010 and 2012 she was Deputy-Director of the Portuguese National Defense Institute and in 2014 she was Visiting Professor at Georgetown University. Her research interests are in gender and society, armed forces, civil-military relations, security and defense, and research methodology. Her work has focused on gender integration in military institutions and gender aspects of international security. She is the co-editor of Researching the Military (Routledge, 2016), Qualitative Methods in Military Studies (Routlege, 2013) and [Page xvi]Women in the Military and in Armed Conflict (VS Verlag, 2008), and the author of Gender and the Military: Women in the Armed Forces of Western Democracies (Routledge, 2006).
Christopher Chase-Dunn is Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Director of the Institute for Research on World-Systems at the University of California at Riverside. His recent research focuses on the causes of empire expansion and urban growth (and decline) in the Afroeurasian world-system over the last 5,000 years. His studies of structural globalisation and global state formation in the modern world-system have been supported by the US National Science Foundation.
James J. Chriss is Professor in the Department of Criminology, Anthropology, and Sociology at Cleveland State University. He received an MS in Sociology from Virginia Tech in 1990, an MA in Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1993, and a PhD in Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1994. His main areas of research are social control, policing, law, and criminological and sociological theory. His latest books are Social Control, 2nd ed. (Polity, 2013), Beyond Community Policing (Routledge, 2016), and Confronting Gouldner (Haymarket, 2017).
Chua Beng Huat is currently Provost Chair Professor, Faculty of Arts and Social Science (2009–17). He has served as Head, the Department of Sociology (2009–15) and Research Leader, Cultural Studies in Asia Research Cluster, Asia Research Institute (2000–15) at the National University of Singapore. In the area of political economy, his books include: Communitarian Ideology and Democracy in Singapore (1995), Political Legitimacy and Housing: Stakeholding in Singapore (1997) and Liberalism Disavowed: Communitarianism and State Capitalism in Singapore (2017) and, as editor, Communitarian Politics in Asia (2004) and Elections as Popular Culture in Asia (2009). He is founding co-executive editor of the journal Inter-Asia Cultural Studies.
Roman David is Professor at Lingnan University in Hong Kong. Previously, he held various positions at Oxford, Wits, Yale, Newcastle, and Harvard. He works in the area of political sociology, focusing on transitional justice and collective memory. He is the author of Justice without Reconciliation (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019), which proposes the transformative theory of justice; and a co-author (with Ian Holliday) of Liberalism and Democracy in Myanmar (Oxford University Press, 2018), which proposes the concept of limited liberalism. His book Lustration and Transitional Justice (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011), which conceptualizes exclusive, inclusive and reconciliatory lustration systems, won the Concept Analysis Award of IPSA in 2012. His articles appeared in the American Journal of Sociology, Journal of Conflict Resolution, International Journals of Transitional Justice, and other indexed journals. An expanded version of this entry previously appeared in the Advances of Political Psychology.
Carlos de la Torre Carlos de la Torre is professor of Sociology at the University of Kentucky. He was a fellow at the Guggenheim Foundation, and at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. He is the author of Populist Seduction in Latin America (2010), coeditor with Cynthia Arnson of Latin American Populism in the Twenty-First Century (2013) and editor of The Promise and Perils of Populism. Global Perspectives (2015).[Page xvii]
Gerard Delanty is Professor of Sociology and Social & Political Thought, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK. He was previously Professor of Sociology, University of Liverpool. He has held visiting professorships at Deakin University Melbourne and Doshisha University, Kyoto, York University Toronto, and the University of Barcelona. His research is in the general field of social theory and the historical and political sociology of modernity. He is author of eleven books including Inventing Europe: Idea, Identity, Reality (Macmillan, 1995), The Cosmopolitan Imagination (Cambridge University Press 2009), Formations of European Modernity: A Historical and Political Sociology of Europe (Palgrave 2013). His most recent book, the European Heritage: A Critical Re-interpretation, has just been published by Routledge. He was a co-PI on a Horizon 2020 project, ‘Social Platform on European Identities and Cultural Heritage'.
Yves Déloye is Director of Sciences Po Bordeaux and Professor of Political Science there and at the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne. He is editor of the Revue Française de Science Politique. His books include École et citoyenneté. L'individualisme républicain de Jules Ferry à Vichy (1994), Sociologie historique du politique (4th edn 2017) and Les voix de Dieu. Pour une autre histoire du suffrage électoral: le clergé catholique français et le vote. XIXe–XXe siècle (2006).
Ryan Deschamps, PhD, is a Policy Researcher, Programmer, Data Analyst, and Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Waterloo in Ontario under the supervision of Dr Ian Milligan. His research applies a combination of computational analysis and historical research to online policy networks, digital history, and the political economy of online interaction. His subject interests have included research in cross-border energy policy, social policy, strategies for distribution of scientific knowledge, and intellectual property law reform.
Matías Dewey is Senior Researcher in the project area on the sociology of illegal markets at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne, Germany. His research is centred on economic sociology, illegal markets, social theory and qualitative research. He was a visiting scholar at the Extra-Legal Governance Institute at the University of Oxford, and recently at the Department of Sociology at the University of Texas at Austin. He has received grants from the Alexander von Humboldt and Volkswagen foundations. His publications include El orden clandestino: política, fuerzas de seguridad y mercados ilegales en Argentina (Katz, 2015) and, together with Jens Beckert, the edited volume The Architecture of Illegal Markets: Towards an Economic Sociology of Illegality in the Economy (Oxford University Press, 2017). His work has appeared in the Socio-Economic Review, Latin American Research Review, Current Sociology, and Journal of Latin American Studies.
Alexander C. Diener is Associate Professor of Geography at the University of Kansas. He is the author or co-author of three books and numerous articles engaging the topics of geopolitics, borders, citizenship, migration and urban landscape change. Alex was the Regional Research Fulbright Scholar for Central Asia and has held fellowships at the Kennan Institute of the Woodrow Wilson Center, George Washington University's Elliott School, the American University of Central Asia's Social Research Center, and Harvard University's Davis Center. His area studies focus is in Central and Northeast Asia.
Paul A. Djupe teaches Political Science at Denison University in Granville, Ohio. He is the Series Editor of the Religious Engagement in Democratic Politics series (Temple University [Page xviii]Press), and is an Affiliated Scholar with Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI). He is the author of The Political Influence of Churches (Cambridge University Press, 2009), God Talk: Experimenting with the Religious Causes of Public Opinion (Temple University Press, 2013), and Religion and Political Tolerance in America: Advances in the State of the Art (Temple University Press, 2015). His work can be found at pauldjupe.com.
June Edmunds is Lecturer in Sociology at the Department of Sociology at the University of Sussex and an affiliated Senior Research Fellow at the Centre of Development Studies at the University of Cambridge. She works broadly within the field of political sociology with specific interests in human rights and ethnic politics.
Geoffrey Evans is an Official Fellow, Nuffield College, and Professor in the Sociology of Politics, University of Oxford. He has published extensively on social structure, values and politics and has also directed numerous large-scale studies in Western and Eastern Europe, including the current British Election and EU Referendum Studies. In addition to over one hundred journal articles he has published several books including The End of Class Politics? and Political Choice Matters: Explaining the Strength of Class and Religious Cleavages in Cross-national Perspective. His latest book is on The Political Exclusion of the British Working Class (2017).
Russell David Foster read History at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, specialising in imperial and Modern European history. He took MA degrees in International Politics and Human Geography at Newcastle University, focusing on geopolitics and the shaping of identity through visual communications. His PhD approached the EU as the continuation of a historical discourse of empire manifest in the EU's cartography and iconography. In 2013 he was ESRC Visiting Scholar at Virginia Tech, USA. His first book, Mapping European Empire: Tabulae Imperii Europaie was published in 2015. From 2015–16 Russell was Marie Sklodowska-Curie International Fellow in the Department of European Studies, University of Amsterdam and he commenced at KCL as a Leverhulme Fellow in May 2016. He is currently researching the future of the EU as a ‘post-imperial’ empire.
Anselma Gallinat is Senior Lecturer in Anthropology at Newcastle University. She has extensive research experience in eastern Germany on questions of rapid socio-cultural change, memory and history-writing, narrative, discourse and identity. She has a strong interest in the anthropology of post-socialism. She is the author of Narratives in the Making: Writing the East German Past in the Democratic Present (Berghahn, 2017), co-editor with Peter Collins of The Ethnographic Self as Resource (Berghahn, 2013) and the author of numerous articles, which have appeared in Identities, Social Anthropology, and Ethnos, among others.
Dustin Garlitz is a PhD candidate in Philosophy at the University of South Florida. In graduate school, he has served as an article editor of the London School of Economics-supported journal Critical Contemporary Culture, and a section editor of the Encyclopedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory (Springer, 2017). As an author, he has contributed articles to Theory in Social and Cultural Anthropology, Cultural Sociology of Mental Illness, Multicultural America, The Encyclopedia of Political Thought, The Encyclopedia of Modern Political Thought, The Encyclopedia of Social Media and Politics, Russia at War, The World of the Civil War, Imperialism and Expansionism in American History, The Encyclopedia of Diversity and Social Justice, The Sage Encyclopedia of Economics and Society, The [Page xix]International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, The International Encyclopedia of Communication Theory and Philosophy, The Encyclopedia of Theoretical Criminology, and The Encyclopedia of Criminal Justice Ethics.
Didier Georgakakis is Professor of Political Science at Université Paris I – Panthéon Sorbonne and a Visiting Professor at the College of Europe (Bruges). A Researcher at the European Centre for Sociology and Political Science (CNRS/P1/EHESS), he is the author of numerous contributions on the historical and political sociology of the EU, including recently The Political Uses of Governance: Studying an EU White Paper (ed. with M. de Lassalle, Barbara Budrich, 2012), The Field of Eurocracy: Mapping EU Staff and Professionals (ed. with J. Rowell, Palgrave, 2013), and The Euro-Civil Service in (Times of) Crisis: The Changing Power of Eurocrats (Palgrave, 2017). A Vice-President of the Association Française de Science Politique, and the European Confederation of Political Science Associations, Didier is on the founding members’ board of the European Alliance for Social Sciences and Humanities.
Davita Silfen Glasberg is the Interim Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Professor of Sociology at the University of Connecticut. She has authored or coauthored twelve books and dozens of scholarly journal articles on issues of power and oppression, human rights, finance capital and the state, predatory lending, and inequality and diversity. Her coedited book (with William T. Armaline and Bandana Purkayastha), Human Rights in Our Own Back Yard: Injustice and Resistance in the United States (University of Pennsylvania Press) received the 2012 Hirabayashi Book Award for Best Book from the American Sociological Association Human Rights Section.
Ezequiel González-Ocantos (PhD Notre Dame, 2012) is Associate Professor in the Department of Politics and International Relations, and Professorial Fellow of Nuffield College, at the University of Oxford. He is the author of Shifting Legal Visions: Judicial Change and Human Rights Trials in Latin America (2016), winner of the 2017 Donna Lee Van Cott Best Book Award from the Latin American Studies Association, and the H. Pritchett Award for the Best Book in Law and Courts from the American Political Science Association. Ezequiel has also published articles on the political economy of clientelism in the American Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies and the Latin American Research Review.
Daniel Gordon is Professor of History at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Among his publications are Citizens Without Sovereignty (Princeton University Press, 1994); a translation of Voltaire's Candide (2nd ed., 2016); and ‘Why Is There No Headscarf Affair in the United States?’ (Historical Reflections, 34(3): 37–60, 2008). From 2002 to 2015 he was the co-editor of the journal Historical Reflections.
Liah Greenfeld is University Professor and Professor of Sociology, Political Science and Anthropology at Boston University. She has published on questions of art, economics, history, language and literature, philosophy, politics, religion and science. The central place in her publications, which includes eleven books, is occupied by the trilogy on the political, economic, and psychological aspects of modern culture: Nationalism: Five Roads to Modernity (Harvard University Press, 1992), The Spirit of Capitalism: Nationalism and Economic Growth (Harvard University Press, 2001; Donald Kagan Best Book in European History Prize), and [Page xx]Mind, Modernity, Madness: The Impact of Culture on Human Experience (Harvard University Press, 2013).
Roger Griffin is Professor in Modern History at Oxford Brookes University (UK), specializing in the social dynamics of ideological extremism. He has produced over 120 publications on a wide range of social, psychological and aesthetic phenomena relating to generic fascism, racism and terrorism, including the two monographs The Nature of Fascism (1991), Modernism and Fascism:The Sense of a Beginning under Mussolini and Hitler (2007) and the collection of essays A Fascist Century (2008). He also edited several anthologies of primary and secondary sources relating to fascism, notably Fascism (1995), and the five volumes of Critical Concepts in Political Science: Fascism (2003). His latest book is Terrorist's Creed: Fanatical Violence and the Human Need for Meaning (2012) explores the role played by ‘heroic doubling’ in radicalization, a theme explored further in his next monograph: Double Trouble: The Destructive Alter Ego in Totalitarianism and Terrorism (forthcoming). In May 2011 he was awarded the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa by the University of Leuven in recognition of his contribution to the international understanding of fascism.
Steven Grosby is Professor of Religion at Clemson University. His research is in the areas of religion, nationality and social theory. Among his publications are: Nationalism: A Very Short Introduction (2005) and Biblical Ideas of Nationality: Ancient and Modern (2002). With Athena Leoussi, he has co-edited Nationalism and Ethnosymbolism (2007) and the four-volume Nationality and Nationalism (2004). He has also edited three volumes of selected writings of Edward Shils: The Virtue of Civility (1997), The Calling of Education (1997), and A Fragment of a Sociological Autobiography (2006).
Joshua Hagen is Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Northern State University. He has co-authored works on geopolitics and border studies, most notably the books Borders: A Very Short Introduction (2012) and Borderlines and Borderlands: Political Oddities at the Edge of the Nation-State (2010). He has also published widely on issues related to urban planning, historic preservation and nationalism. He is currently working on two full-length research monographs related to Nazi Germany: Building Nazi Germany: Space, Place, Architecture, and Ideology and Dictating the Past: Place and Memory in Nazi Germany.
Scott Hamilton is a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow at the Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA) and Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada. He has recently published work in The European Journal of International Relations and International Theory, and edited Millennium: Journal of International Studies, volume 44. His research interests include international relations, continental philosophy, and climate change and the Anthropocene epoch.
Kevan Harris is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at UCLA. He has published widely on political economy, social policy, and social movements in journals such as Mobilization: An International Quarterly and Theory and Society. His first book, A Social Revolution: Politics and the Welfare State in Iran, was published in August 2017 by the University of California Press. His current projects focus on the spread of new social policies in the global South, the rise of new political coalitions in developing countries, the history of state-business relations in late developers, and rethinking the history of state formation in North Africa and West Asia.[Page xxi]
Jonathan Hearn is Professor of Political and Historical Sociology at the University of Edinburgh. Trained as an anthropologist, he has a broad interdisciplinary interest in studying power, nationalism and liberal forms of society, often with empirical focus on Scotland. He has a strong interest in classical social theory, especially of the Scottish Enlightenment, and theories of social evolution and change. His current research investigates the history of the concept of competition and its institutionalization in liberal societies in the modern period. He has numerous publications on the subject of power, including the book Theorizing Power (2012), and editing and contributing to Power and Liberal Society, a themed issue of Revue Internationale de Philosophie (2016). His most recent book is Salvage Ethnography in the Financial Sector: the path to economic crisis in Scotland (2017).
Agnes Horvath is a sociologist and political scientist with an interest in an anthropological understanding of modernity. With a PhD in social and political sciences (EUI, Florence, 2000, thesis ‘The Nature of the Trickster's Game: An Interpretive Understanding of Communism'), she taught in Hungary, Italy and Ireland, was affiliated visiting scholar at Cambridge University (2011–14), and is now Visiting Research Fellow at University College, Cork. She is co-founder of International Political Anthropology. Her publications include The Dissolution of Communist Power (1992), Breaking Boundaries: Varieties of Liminality (2015, co-editor), Modernism and Charisma (2013) and Walking into the Void: On the Social and Anthropological Significance of Walking (forthcoming). She co-edited a special section on ‘Plato and Eros', in History of the Human Sciences (2013), and on ‘The Political Anthropology of Ethnic and Religious Minorities in Divided Societies’ in Nationalism and Ethnic Politics (2017).
Constantin Iordachi is Professor at the Department of History, Central European University, Budapest, and co-editor of the journal East Central Europe. He is the author of ‘Charisma, Politics and Violence: The Legion of “Archangel Michael”’ in Inter-War Romania (2004) and Citizenship, Nation and State-Building: The Integration of Northern Dobrogea in Romania, 1878–1913 (2002). He is editor or co-editor of over fifteen books, including The Biopolitics of the Danube Delta (2014), The Collectivization of Agriculture in Communist Eastern Europe (2014), Hungary and Romania Beyond National Narratives (2013), Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust in East-Central Europe (2012), Redobândirea cetăţeniei române (2012), Fascism in East, Central and Southeastern Europe (2010), Comparative Fascist Studies: New Perspectives (2010), Transforming Peasants, Property and Power: The Process of Land Collectivization in Romania, 1949–1962 (2009), and România şi Transnistria: Problema Holocaustului (2004).
Hadi Khoshneviss is a PhD candidate and Instructor in Sociology at the University of South Florida. After studying War and Conflict Journalism for his bachelor's degree, he pursued an MA in Communication and Media Studies at the University of Tehran, and went on to receive a second MA in Education at University College London. Hadi's research focus spans social movements, history of sociological theory, the interaction of ethno-racial politics and nationalism in the US, and the racialisation of people from the Middle East in the US.
Dmytro Khutkyy is a public sociologist, practising academic research at the Institute for Research on World-Systems, University of California at Riverside, USA; the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies, University of Tartu, Estonia; applied research at the Center for Innovations Development, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy; and civic activism [Page xxii]at the E-Democracy expert group, Reanimation Package of Reforms, Ukraine. His major fields of expertise include e-democracy, e-governance, development, and social change.
Peter Kivisto is the Richard A. Swanson Professor of Social Thought at Augustana College and Co-Director of the Laboratory on Transnationalism and Migration Processes at St. Petersburg State University. He is the author of over thirty books, and is currently editing a two-volume handbook on social theory and completing a short book on the election of Donald Trump.
Richard Lachmann (PhD Harvard, 1983) is Professor of Sociology at the University at Albany, State University of New York. His book, Capitalists In Spite of Themselves: Elite Conflict and Economic Transitions in Early Modern Europe (2000) received the 2003 American Sociological Association's Distinguished Scholarly Publication Award. He is the author most recently of States and Power (2010) and What Is Historical Sociology? (2013). He is currently writing a book entitled First Class Passengers on a Sinking Ship: Elite Privilege and the Decline of Great Powers, 1492–2016, which examines the decline of dominant economic and military powers in early modern Europe and the contemporary United States. He is also researching media coverage of war deaths in the United States and Israel from the 1960s to the present.
Jonathan Leader Maynard is a Departmental Lecturer in International Relations in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford and a Research Associate of the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict. His research focuses on the role of ideology in political violence and armed conflict, and he is working on a book for Oxford University Press, Ideology and Mass Killing, on the ideological dynamics of mass violence against civilians. He has published in scholarly journals including the British Journal of Political Science and Terrorism and Political Violence, as well as for news media including The Independent and The New Statesman.
Alana Lentin is Associate Professor in Cultural and Social Analysis at Western Sydney University. She works on the critical theorization of race, racism and antiracism. She is co-editor of the Rowman & Littlefield International book series, Challenging Migration Studies. Her latest books are Racism and Sociology (with Wulf D. Hund, Lit Verlag, 2014) and The Crises of Multiculturalism: Racism in a Neoliberal Age (with Gavan Titley, Zed Books, 2011).
Ulf Liebe is Professor of Sociology and Quantitative Methods at the Department of Sociology, University of Warwick. His fields of interest include theory comparison, experimental methods and economic sociology. He has published on these topics in journals such as Sociological Methods & Research, European Sociological Review, Social Science Research, Evolution and Human Behavior, and Rationality and Society.
Feng-Tsan Lin is a postdoctoral research fellow in Academia Sinica (Taiwan). After completing a dissertation on the idea of witchcraft in the early modern and modern Europe, he received his PhD degree from the Department of Sociology in National Taiwan University. His main interests include cultural modernity, everyday life, and the (ir)religious in the modern world. He is currently working on papers on ideas of civilization and culture in the European history.
Peter Lista is a PhD candidate in Sociology at Indiana University. His research interests include formal organizations, institutional theory and historical-comparative analysis. His dis[Page xxiii]sertation examines organizational emergence and institutionalization in the founding of the US Federal Reserve System and its response to the Great Depression. His other research examines artists’ careers in the ‘art world’ and the role of institutional actors in shaping career outcomes.
Siniša Malešević is Professor of Sociology at the University College, Dublin. He is also an elected member of Royal Irish Academy and Academia Europae. His recent books include The Rise of Organised Brutality: A Historical Sociology of Violence (Cambridge University Press, 2017), Nation-States and Nationalisms: Organization, Ideology and Solidarity (Polity, 2013); The Sociology of War and Violence (Cambridge University Press), Identity as Ideology (Palgrave, 2006), The Sociology of Ethnicity (Sage, 2004) and edited volumes Ernest Gellner and Historical Sociology (Thesis Eleven, Special Issue, 2015), Nationalism and War (Cambridge University Press, 2013) and Ernest Gellner and Contemporary Social Thought (Cambridge University Press, 2007).
Salvador Mateos is a graduate student at El Colegio de México in Mexico City, and an alumnus of the School of Political and Social Sciences at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). He is the co-author of an article on Pierre Bourdieu, ‘Reconocimiento al reconocedor: Una década sin Pierre Bourdieu', published in Acta Sociológica. He is interested in sociology, social theory and the sociology of knowledge. His doctoral thesis is an inquiry into the organizational environments that move sociologists to orientate their work towards the production of social theory.
Lucy Mayblin is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Warwick, UK. She is a political sociologist, author of ‘Asylum After Empire: Colonial Legacies in the Politics of Asylum Seeking (Rowman and Littlefield International, 2017), co-convenor of the British Sociological Association's study group on Diaspora, Migration, and Transnationalism (2017) and currently holds a prestigious Economic and Social Research Council Future Research Leaders fellowship for research into the economic rights of asylum seekers in the UK.
Michael McDevitt is Professor of Media, Communication and Information at the University of Colorado Boulder. His research interests include political communication, political socialization, and journalism studies. He joined the CU faculty in 2001 after teaching at the University of New Mexico. Prior to his teaching career, he worked as a reporter and editorial writer for newspapers in the San Francisco Bay Area. In media sociology, he is working on a book: Where Ideas Go to Die: Anti-intellectualism in American Journalism (Oxford University Press). Michael is published in journals in communication, media studies, political science, and education. He is a recipient of the International Communication Association's Outstanding Public Policy Research Award. He holds a BA in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and a PhD in Communication from Stanford. He returned to Stanford in 2015 as a Visiting Scholar in the Graduate School of Education.
John McLevey is Assistant Professor in the Departments of Knowledge Integration and Sociology & Legal Studies at the University of Waterloo, Ontario. He conducts research in the fields of science policy, political sociology, social networks and environmental sociology. His current project focuses on the co-evolution of open science practices and biomedical research and development networks. Recent work has been published in Journal of Informetrics, Social Studies of Science, Canadian Review of Sociology and The Oxford Handbook of Pierre Bourdieu (Oxford University Press, forthcoming).[Page xxiv]
Michael K. Miller is Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at George Washington University. His research interests combine comparative politics, formal and quantitative methodology, and political economy, with a focus on democratization and autocratic elections. In particular, he is interested in how coups and competitive elections relate to democratization and the role that autocratic elections play in policy choice. His work has appeared in American Journal of Political Science, British Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, Journal of Conflict Resolution, and elsewhere. Before joining George Washington University, he taught at the Australian National University.
Álvaro Morcillo Laiz is a research fellow at the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB) and former Associate Professor of International Relations at the Center for Teaching and Research in Economics (CIDE) in Mexico City. He is the author of Contentious Regions in the European Union. Nationalist Parties and the Coordination of European Policies in Federal Member States (2007) and the co-editor of Max Weber en Iberoamérica: Nuevas interpretaciones, estudios empíricos y recepción (2016) and has published in a range of journals including Estudios Sociológicos, International Political Sociology and Cambridge Review of International Affairs. Currently, his main research interest is the international circulation of norms and, in particular, the importance of domination, that is, institutionalized power, therein. He is writing a book on how US philanthropic foundations and UNESCO reshaped Latin American social sciences after War World Two. Additional research interests include the European Union, the translation and reception of Weber's oeuvre in the Americas, and the life histories of global, frequently exiled, intellectuals.
Gerassimos Moschonas Doctorat d'Etat, University of Paris-II, is currently Associate Professor in comparative politics in the Department of Political Science and History, Panteion University of Political and Social Sciences, Athens, Greece. He is the author of In the Name of Social Democracy, The Great Transformation: 1945 to the Present (2002) and La Social-démocratie de 1945 à nos jours (1994). His current research is focused on the history of the Left, the European Union and political parties, with particular emphasis on the parties of social democracy and the radical left, the Europarties, the theory of the party phenomenon, and the Greek debt crisis.
Stephanie L. Mudge is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Davis. Specializing in political and economic sociology, her research centers on politics and expertise. She completed her PhD at the University of California, Berkeley, and has done postdoctoral work at the European University Institute, the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, and the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute. Her published work can be found in the American Journal of Sociology, the Annual Review of Sociology, the Socio-Economic Review, the European Journal of Sociology, and Social Science History, among others. She is on the editorial boards of Sociological Theory and the Socio-Economic Review. Her forthcoming book, titled Leftism Reinvented: Western Parties from Socialism to Neoliberalism (Harvard University Press), offers an analysis of left parties’ arc from capitalism's critics to market advocates over the course of the twentieth century.
Paula Muñoz is Assistant Professor in the Department of Social and Political Sciences at the Universidad del Pacífico (Peru). She has an MA and a PhD in Political Science from the University of Texas at Austin. Her Informational Theory of Campaign Clientelism for Weak Party Systems won the 2014 Juan Linz Best Dissertation Award in the Comparative [Page xxv]Study of Democracy from the American Political Science Association (APSA), has been published in Comparative Politics, and is forthcoming with Cambridge University Press. This CP article won the 2015 José María Arguedas Prize for the best article on Peru, granted by the Peru Section in the Latin American Studies Association (LASA). She is also the author of articles and book chapters on Latin American politics.
Iver B. Neumann holds doctorates in politics (Oxon.) and social anthropology (Oslo) and is Professor at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs and the outgoing Montague Burton Professor in International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He is also associate editor of International Studies Quarterly and a former Professor of Russian Studies at the University of Oslo. Amongst his fifteen books are Governing the Global Polity (with Ole Jacob Sending, University of Michigan Press, 2010) and At Home with the Diplomats: Inside a European Foreign Service (Cornell University Press, 2012), an ethnography. Stepping off the Horse: Indo-Europeans and Turks in European State Formation (with Einar Wigen), a historical sociology of political organisation in the Eurasian Steppe, is in press with Cambridge University Press.
Christian Olsson is Assistant Professor in International Relations at Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium, and affiliated to its REPI research unit on international relations. He is Associate Editor of Francophone journal of international political sociology Cultures & Conflits. Drawing in particular on sociological-historical approaches to international relations, his empirical research focuses on the colonial genealogies of contemporary security practices, the organisational dynamics of internationalised ‘civil wars’ as well as on the role of privatised coercion in the context of overseas military interventions, especially in the wider MENA-region. He has recently published in the journals Alternatives, Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding, and Études Internationales.
Steven Panageotou is a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. His research focuses on the relationship between transnational corporations and democratic governance in the United States, Europe, and Latin America. His work has been featured in various academic journals, including Review of Radical Political Economics, Comparative Sociology, and Logos: A Journal of Modern Society and Culture. He also has a book chapter, ‘Beyond Welfare, Workfare, and Employment: For a Basic Income as a Constitutional Amendment', in Human Rights Of, By, and For the People: How to Critique and Change the US Constitution, edited by Keri E. Iyall Smith, Louis Edgar Esparza, and Judith R. Blau (Routledge).
Christiana Parreira is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at Stanford University. Her research focuses on local distributive politics and informal governance, with a regional specialization in the Middle East. She has previously written on the role of non-state political movements and ethnoreligious parties in determining social welfare outcomes. Her dissertation will examine how religious and kinship-based networks intersect in the provision of social services in contemporary Lebanon.
Larry Ray is Professor of Sociology at the University of Kent and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. His research and publications are in areas of sociological theory, globalization, post-communism and memory, Jewish Studies and collective and interpersonal violence. His Violence and Society (2011) addressed multiple forms of violence, including masculinity, modernity and the Holocaust. He has recently published on theories of violence, collective violence and neuroscience and sociology. He also co-edited with Maria Diemling Boundaries, [Page xxvi]Identity and Belonging in Modern Judaism (2015). Larry Ray is currently working on a book on representations of violence and the public sphere. He convenes the British Sociological Association Violence and Society study group.
Helen Mary Rizzo is Associate Professor of Sociology at the American University in Cairo (AUC) and she received her PhD in Sociology from Ohio State University in 2000. She has published numerous articles on public opinion, citizenship rights and the democratisation process in Kuwait. She is author of Islam, Democracy and the Status of Women: The Case of Kuwait (Routledge, 2005). More recent projects include working with colleagues from anthropology and media studies on a British Academy Small Grants funded project entitled ‘Youth Perspectives on Gender Norms and Public Sexual Violence in Cairo: Cultural and Media Perspectives', in addition to research focusing on social movement campaigns against street sexual harassment in Egypt.
Fabio Rojas is Professor of Sociology at Indiana University. His research addresses organizational behavior, political sociology, higher education and health. He is the author of From Black Power to Black Studies: How a Radical Social Movement Became an Academic Discipline (2007) and Theory for the Working Sociologist (2017). With Michael T. Heaney, he is the co-author of Party in the Street: The Antiwar Movement and the Democratic Party after 9/11 (2015).
Alexander Ruser is currently a temporary Professor of Sociology and head of the Centre for Political Communication at Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen. He holds a PhD in Sociology from the Max-Weber-Institute of Sociology at Heidelberg University and was a Dahrendorf Postdoctoral Fellow at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, the London School of Economics and Political Sciences and most recently a visiting fellow at Punjab University, Chandigarh. His research focuses on the role of ‘science in society’ and the impact of scientific expertise on climate and economic politics. Alexander has published in peer-reviewed journals such as Global Policy, Innovation, Current Sociology and the Journal of Civil Society.
Ignacio Sánchez-Cuenca is Associate Professor of Sociology and Political Science and Director of the Carlos III-Juan March Institute of Social Sciences at Carlos III University of Madrid. His research focuses on political violence, comparative politics, and theory of democracy. He has published articles in journals such as Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Peace Research, Politics & Society, Annual Review of Political Science, Terrorism and Political Violence, European Union Politics, Party Politics, Government & Opposition, Philosophy of Social Sciences and several others. He is also co-editor (with J. M. Maravall) of Controlling Governments (Cambridge University Press, 2009) and (with E. Dinas) Voter and Parties in the Spanish Political Space (Routledge, 2014).
Klaus Schlichte is Professor for Political Science and International Relations at the University of Bremen. Klaus has taught as a Visiting Professor at University of Washington, Seattle, and at SciencePo, Paris, and at the OECD academy in Bishkek, Kyrgysztan. His main research fields are the sociology of war and states, and the political sociology of international relations. Klaus has conducted research in Mali, Senegal, Uganda, France and Serbia. He holds a PhD from the University of Hamburg (1996). His main publications are Dynamics of States (ed., Ashgate, 2005) and The State in World Society (in German; Frankfurt/M., 2005) and In the Shadow of Violence: The Politics of Armed Groups (Frankfurt/M. Campus; Chicago University Press, 2009). He has published [Page xxvii]articles in International Political Sociology, Armed Forces & Society, Civil Wars, Politische Vierteljahresschrift, Zeitschrift für Internationale Beziehungen, Geoforum and other journals and edited volumes.
Alan Scott is Professor of Sociology, University of New England, Australia and Adjunct Professor in the School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Innsbruck, Austria. His research focuses on political sociology and social theory. He is co-editor (with Edwin Amenta and Kate Nash) of the Wiley Blackwell Companion to Political Sociology (2012) and co-author (with Antonino Palumbo) of Remaking Market Society: A Critique of Political Economy and Social Theory in the Age of Neoliberalism (Routledge, 2018).
Sandro Segre is Professor of Sociology and Sociological Theory at the University of Genoa (Italy). Some of his recent publications are: Business Groups and Financial Markets: A Weberian Analysis (2016), Contemporary Sociological Thinkers and Theories (2014), Introduction to Habermas (2012) and Talcott Parsons: An Introduction (2012).
Deric Shannon is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Oxford College at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia – a former line cook, convenience store clerk, and fastfood worker. He is the Editor of The End of the World As We Know It? Crisis, Resistance and the Age of Austerity (AK Press, 2014) and co-author (with Davita Silfen Glasberg) of Political Sociology: Oppression, Resistance and the State (Sage, 2011). His current research focuses on global political economy and resistance, the sociology of food, and ecology.
Peter Ronald deSouza is Professor at Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS) and held the Dr S. Radhakrishnan Chair of Rajya Sabha until April 2017. He was director of the Indian Institute of Advanced Study (IIAS), Shimla, where he served two terms from 2007 until 2013. He works on issues of democratic politics and in the comparative politics of South Asia. He has published four books: Contemporary India: Transitions (Sage, 2000), India's Political Parties (with E. Sridharan, Sage, 2006), Indian Youth in a Transforming World: Attitudes and Perceptions, (with Sanjay Kumar and Sandeep Shastri, Sage, 2009), and Speaking of Gandhi's Death (with Tridip Suhrud, Orient Blackswan, 2010). He was one of the three principal investigators of a five-nation study on the State of Democracy in South Asia (Oxford, 2006). He has served as an expert and consultant for the UNDP, World Bank, International IDEA, Ford Foundation and Inter-Parliamentary Union. He is also a regular columnist for The Hindu, The Indian Express, and Outlook.
David Spence is currently a visiting fellow at the LSE European Institute, where in 2016 he was convenor of the LSE Commission on the Future of the UK in Europe. After leaving the European Commission in 2011 he was Dinam Research Fellow in the LSE International Relations Department, where he edited, with Prof Jozef Batora, European Diplomacy post-Westphalia: the European External Action Service (2015). Other publications on EU issues include (co-edited with Brian Hocking) Integrating Diplomats: EU Foreign Ministry Reform (2005), The European Commission (2006), The EU and Terrorism (2007), The EU and Security Sector Reform (2008), ‘The Early Days of the European External Action Service', The Hague Journal of Diplomacy (2012) and, with William Outhwaite, ‘Boltanski in Euroland', in S. Susen and B.S. Turner (eds), The Spirit of Luc Boltanski: Critical Essays on the ‘Pragmatic Turn’ in French Sociology (2014).[Page xxviii]
Rob Stones is Professor of Sociology in the School of Social Sciences and Psychology, Western Sydney University, Australia. He has a wide-ranging interest in social, sociological and political theory, their application in empirical research and the roles they can play in serious reflection on public issues. He continues to develop the version of structuration theory known as strong structuration theory (SST), designed to guide empirical case study analysis, and a chapter on ‘Anthony Giddens, Structuration Theory, and Radical Politics’ will appear in the Cambridge Handbook of Social Theory (2018). His books include Sociological Reasoning (1996), Structuration Theory (2005) and Why Current Affairs Needs Social Theory (2015), and the third edition of his edited volume Key Sociological Thinkers was published in 2017. He is the editor of two book series with Palgrave Macmillan, Themes in Social Theory and Traditions in Social Theory, and of a new short-book series with Anthem Press, Successful Societies.
Arpad Szakolczai is Professor of Sociology at University College Cork, Ireland; he previously taught at the European University Institute. His books include Max Weber and Michel Foucault (1998), Reflexive Historical Sociology (2000), The Genesis of Modernity (2003), Sociology, Religion and Grace (2007), Comedy and the Public Sphere (2013), Novels and the Sociology of the Contemporary (2016), Permanent Liminality and Modernity (2017), and From Anthropology to Social Theory (forthcoming, co-author). His articles and essays have appeared in the American Journal of Sociology, the British Journal of Sociology, the British Journal of Political Science, East European Politics and Societies, Theoria, Theory, Culture and Society, History of the Human Sciences, International Sociology, the European Journal of Social Theory, the European Sociological Review, the Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, and International Political Anthropology. His next project will analyse how the modern economy grew not out of markets, but the fairground.
Chih-Chieh Tang, receiving his PhD degree in Social Science from Universität Bielefeld in 2002, is now an Associate Fellow of the Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica. He is the author of Vom traditionellen China zum modernen Taiwan (2004). His research interests include systems theory, historical sociology, Chinese history and Taiwan studies. Recently, his research focused on the issue of multiple modernities and the comparative studies of civilizations.
Chris Thornhill is Professor of Law at the University of Manchester. He is the author of a number of books on law and sociology, notably A Sociology of Constitutions (Cambridge 2011); A Sociology of Transnational Constitutions (Cambridge 2016); The Sociology of Law and the Global Transformation of Democracy (forthcoming, Cambridge 2018). He held an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council from 2013–17, and he will soon hold the Niklas Luhmann Visiting Professorship in Social Theory at the University of Bielefeld. He was previously Professor at Glasgow University and Kings College, London.
Bryan S. Turner was the Presidential Professor of Sociology at the Graduate Center, The City University of New York (2010–17). He is currently a professor in the Institute for Religion, Politics and Society at the Australian Catholic University Melbourne, and the Director of the Centre for Citizenship, Social Pluralism and Religious Diversity at Potsdam University, Germany. He is the Max Planck Research Award Winner of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the Max Planck Society 2015. He is the Honorary Professor at Potsdam University, Germany. He was the founding editor of Citizenship Studies and edits the Journal of Classical Sociology with Simon Susen. He published The Religious and the Political (2013).
Charles Turner is Associate Professor of Sociology at Warwick University. He is the author of Modernity and Politics in the Work of Max Weber (1992) and Investigating Sociological Theory (2010), and editor (with Robert Fine) of Social Theory after the Holocaust (1996), (with Ralf Rogowski) The Shape of the New Europe, and (with Mark Erickson) The Sociology of Wilhelm Baldamus: Paradox and Inference.
Andreas Tutić works as Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology, University of Leipzig. His main research interests are action theory, mathematical sociology and experimental social science. He has published in Social Networks, Journal of Mathematical Sociology and Social Choice and Welfare.
Celia Valiente is Associate Professor of Sociology at the Department of Social Sciences of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain. In 2011, she was accredited as full professor by the Spanish Ministry of Education. Her main research interests are the women's movement and gender equality policies in Spain from a comparative perspective. She is the author of more than one hundred books, book chapters and journal articles. Her research has been published by Gender and Society, Politics and Gender, Social Science Research, European Journal of Political Research, Social Movement Studies, Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change, and South European Society and Politics.
Stephen Welch is Lecturer in Politics in the School of Government and International Affairs, Durham University, UK. He is the author of two books on the theory of political culture, and of Hyperdemocracy (2013), as well as articles and chapters on topics such as US politics, political scandal, and the philosophy of political science.
Hung-Chang Wu is a postdoctoral fellow of the Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica. He got his PhD from the Department of Sociology of National Taiwan University with the dissertation, The Economic Imaginary of Modernity: The Historical and Knowledge Transformation of the Market Concept in the Western Discourses. His research fields and interests focus on sociological theory and cultural, economic, and political sociology. Recently, he worked on a research project on comparing the development experiences between the West and the East.