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.

Military Sociology

Military Sociology

Military Sociology
Helena Carreiras


Military sociology is a common, even if contested, designation for a scientific area that focuses on the sociological study of war, military institutions and their relations with state and society. It has been described as a subfield of Sociology, as it takes the specific arena of military organization, processes and practices as its core empirical focus and mobilizes sociological analytical frames and theoretical perspectives to systematically examine it (Ender, 2016, p. 1). But military sociology has also been considered an interdisciplinary field par excellence (Boëne, 2000). More than a subdiscipline or a ‘hyphen Sociology', it has moved beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries, constituting itself as a multi-faceted and diverse discipline (Kümmel & Prufert, 2000, p. 7).

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