Politics, Social Theory, Utopia and the World-System

Arguments in Political Sociology

  • Chamsy¬†el-Ojeili

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
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  14. Back Matter
    Pages 195-237

About this book


It is common to hear that we live in unique, turbulent and crisis-ridden times and this turbulence, transformation and crisis are said to be deeply significant - perhaps threatening - for the human sciences. Responding to such claims, this book provides an accessible engagement with pressing contemporary topics, such as violence, social movements, equality, identity and democracy. Foregrounding the imagination of possibilities (utopia), the mapping of the present (theory), and the transformation of the world-system (historical and global questions), the book surveys central issues and paradigms in contemproary political sociology, urging a recommitment to certain concepts and traditions for guidance in thinking and acting in the world.


globalization Ideologie political sociology politics social theory sociology transformation utopia violence

Authors and affiliations

  • Chamsy¬†el-Ojeili
    • 1
  1. 1.Victoria University of WellingtonNew Zealand

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