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Ecofeminism and Global Environmental Politics

Juliann Emmons Allison.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies

March 2010; p ublished online November 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Environmental Politics; Political Sociology. 10162 words.

Ecofeminism can be described as both an ecological philosophy and a social movement that draws on environmental studies, critiques of modernity and science, and feminist critical analyses...

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How Politics and Institutions Shape Poverty and Inequality

David Brady, Agnes Blome and Hanna Kleider.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Social Science of Poverty

May 2016; p ublished online April 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Economic Sociology; Political Sociology. 10932 words.

This article explores the influence of politics and institutions on poverty and inequality. It first considers the general contention that poverty is shaped by the combination of power...

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Late Modernity/Postmodernity

Alina Sajed.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies

March 2010; p ublished online December 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Political Sociology. 11410 words.

Postmodernity is commonly perceived as a stage of late modernity or late capitalism that follows modernity, whereas postmodernism is understood as a theoretical trend that attempts to...

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Nationalism as a Social Movement

James Goodman.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies

March 2010; p ublished online December 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Political Sociology. 11944 words.

Since the late eighteenth century, nationalist movements have been one of the world’s most powerful agents of social change. As a social movement, nationalism serves as a primary instrument...

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Poor People’s Politics

Frances Fox Piven and Lorraine C. Minnite.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Social Science of Poverty

May 2016; p ublished online April 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Economic Sociology; Political Sociology. 11010 words.

This article examines how political action by poor people can influence public policy. It begins with a critique of theories about poverty policy development for the poor as well as the...

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