SOCY 5570 Political Sociology (Fall: 3 )
An intensive examination of foundational texts representing pluralist, elite, and class theories of the state in industrialized capitalist democracies. The course includes lecture and seminar-style discussion of the historical dimensions of political sociology as well as its application to current areas of inquiry. After revealing its foundations, the course will explore how political sociology is used in studies on governmentality, globalization and state crises, and environmental history. Students will be expected to participate in course discussions, provide weekly write-ups, and write a final paper.
Instructor(s): Brian Gareau
Last Updated: 07-Dec-13