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Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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The Evolution of Global Studies

Mark Juergensmeyer.

in The Oxford Handbook of Global Studies

December 2018; p ublished online December 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Political Sociology. 7384 words.

Since the last decade of the twentieth century, there has been a proliferation of new academic programs in global studies. This chapter examines the diversity of these programs, from...

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The Manufacturing of the US-Mexico Border Crisis

Maria Cristina Morales.

in The Oxford Handbook of Migration Crises

February 2019; p ublished online September 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Political Sociology. 7163 words.

This chapter illustrates the manufacturing of the US.-Mexico border crisis by providing a historical overview and a discourse analysis of contemporary US public-policies that contribute to...

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“Refugee Crisis” in the Southeastern European Countries

Drago Župarić-Iljić and Marko Valenta.

in The Oxford Handbook of Migration Crises

February 2019; p ublished online October 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Political Sociology. 9969 words.

This chapter discusses the rise and fall of the West Balkan corridor that made it possible, albeit only briefly, for a large influx of non-European refugees and migrants to enter Western...

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Syrian Refugees and Turkey

Danièle Bélanger and Cenk Saracoglu.

in The Oxford Handbook of Migration Crises

February 2019; p ublished online October 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Political Sociology. 7411 words.

In academic literature on Syrian refugee migration in Turkey, the situation has generally been portrayed as yet another “refugee crisis” or a “migration crisis” that the international...

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Political Violence and the Radical Right

Leonard Weinberg and Eliot Assoudeh.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Radical Right

April 2018; p ublished online February 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Political Sociology. 7605 words.

This chapter, on contemporary radical right violence in Western Europe and North America, begins with a definitional question: what do we mean by “radical right” or “radical right...

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The Radical Right and Fascism

Nigel Copsey.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Radical Right

April 2018; p ublished online February 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Political Sociology. 7891 words.

Within the political science community, scholars typically draw a sharp distinction between the “radical right” and “fascism.” This chapter challenges such a distinction, and encourages...

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Afghan Experiences of Displacement

Ruchira Ganguly-Scrase.

in The Oxford Handbook of Migration Crises

February 2019; p ublished online October 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Political Sociology. 8871 words.

This chapter focuses on research among internally displaced Afghan communities who had fled to Pakistan over the protracted periods of conflict and were then unable to return to their homes...

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Nation, Nation-State, and Nationalism

John Breuilly.

in The Oxford Handbook of Max Weber

P ublished online May 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Political Sociology; Social Theory. 10053 words.

Max Weber published a good deal as a German nationalist. He wrote about nation and state as a social scientist. Much of his political writing promoted German interests at home and abroad....

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The Modern State and Its Monopoly on Violence

Andreas Anter.

in The Oxford Handbook of Max Weber

P ublished online February 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Social Theory; Political Sociology. 4917 words.

Weber defines the state as a political institution that claims successfully on the monopoly of violence. The chapter shows that this definition is a result of Weber’s historical studies...

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Decolonizing Global Studies

Eve Darian-Smith.

in The Oxford Handbook of Global Studies

December 2018; p ublished online December 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Political Sociology; Social Theory. 11081 words.

This chapter argues for the need to decolonize global studies, particularly as it is emerging as a new field of inquiry in the Global North. This entails decolonizing the basic building...

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Global Epistemology

Mohammed Bamyeh.

in The Oxford Handbook of Global Studies

December 2018; p ublished online December 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Political Sociology; Social Theory. 5182 words.

This chapter explores some of the building blocks of an epistemology that would be especially appropriate for global studies. A global epistemology requires a multidimensional approach...

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Plebiscitary Politics and the Threats to Legality

Claudius Härpfer.

in The Oxford Handbook of Max Weber

P ublished online February 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Social Theory; Political Sociology. 6369 words.

In recent times we find many plebiscitary acts that seek to democratically legitimize political processes in any direction. They have in common that they interrupt the normal routine of...

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The Promise of Class Analysis in Understanding Nepali National Identity in Darjeeling

Swatahsiddha Sarkar and Babika Khawas.

in Darjeeling Reconsidered

July 2018; p ublished online July 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Movements and Social Change; Political Sociology; Sociology. 6778 words.

The class question of Nepali identity in Darjeeling lacks adequate attention, except in the writings of historian Kumar Pradhan. Pradhan has emphasized class as the primary factor that...

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Conclusion

Jennifer M. Silva.

in We're Still Here

September 2019; p ublished online June 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility; Social Movements and Social Change; Political Sociology. 7039 words.

This chapter considers whether affinities built around shared pain might serve as a bridge between working-class people and their broader communities, restoring connection and resilience....

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Introduction

Jennifer M. Silva.

in We're Still Here

September 2019; p ublished online June 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility; Social Movements and Social Change; Political Sociology. 8328 words.

The introduction examines why disadvantaged groups are the least likely to participate in American civic and political life. This chapter moves away from the idea that working-class people...

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