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.

Citizenship: T.H. Marshall and Beyond

Citizenship: T.H. Marshall and Beyond

Citizenship: T.H. Marshall and Beyond
Peter Kivisto

Contemporary citizenship, rooted in a long Western history beginning with the Greek city-state and transformed in significant ways during Roman and Medieval times, is associated with the rise of the nation-state and ideologies of national identity. In all instantiations citizenship entails boundary-drawing, for to be identified as a citizen implies that there are non-citizens. To be a citizen is to be recognized as a legitimate member of a polity, and thus citizenship speaks to a sense of belonging. Conceived as a type of membership, citizenship constitutes a form of social closure, whereby citizens are defined as insiders while non-citizens (variously called aliens, foreigners, or denizens) are outsiders. With membership comes ...

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