Social Class and State Power Exploring an Alternative Radical Tradition

Politics, Sociology

Social Class and State Power: Exploring an Alternative Radical Tradition
Mandate Politics by James A. Stimson
Fascists by Michael Mann
Phenomenology in Adaptation Planning: An Empirical Study of Flood-affected People in Kampung Muara Baru Jakarta by Hendricus Andy Simarmata
The Undercount of Young Children in the U.S. Decennial Census

Social Class and State Power: Exploring an Alternative Radical Tradition

English | PDF,EPUB | 2017 (2018 Edition) | 349 Pages | ISBN : 3319648934 | 6.45 MB

This book explores the idea of social class in the liberal tradition. It collects classical and contemporary texts illustrating and examining the liberal origins of class analysis—often associated with Marxism but actually rooted in the work of liberal theorists. Liberal class analysis emphasizes the constitutive connection between state power and class position.
Social Class and State Power documents the rich tradition of liberal class theory, its rediscovery in the twentieth century, and the possibilities it opens up for research in the new millenium.

Mandate Politics by James A. Stimson

English | Aug. 28, 2006 | ISBN: 0521866545 | 226 Pages | PDF | 1 MB

Whether or not voters consciously use their votes to send messages about their preferences for public policy, the Washington community sometimes comes to believe that it has heard such a message. In this 2006 book the authors ask ‘What then happens?’ They focus on these perceived mandates – where they come from and how they alter the behaviors of members of Congress, the media, and voters. These events are rare. Only three elections in post-war America (1964, 1980 and 1994) were declared mandates by the media consensus. These declarations, however, had a profound if ephemeral impact on members of Congress. They altered the fundamental gridlock that prevents Congress from adopting major policy changes. The responses by members of Congress to these three elections are responsible for many of the defining policies of this era. Despite their infrequency, then, mandates are important to the face of public policy.

Fascists by Michael Mann

English | May 24, 2004 | ISBN: 0521831318 | 436 Pages | PDF | 5 MB

Focusing on the six countries in which fascism became most dominant (Italy, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Romania and Spain), this study analyzes the beliefs and actions of people who became fascists in an attempt to view fascism through its own eyes. The result is an original depiction of fascism as “violent, transcendent nation-statism”, and a unique perspective differing from other previous theories of fascism.
“Michael Mann is the outstanding historical sociologist of his generation. He invariably asks penetrating questions and his rigorous comparative method enables him to reach novel and striking conclusions. He has now produced one of the most original studies of Fascism ever written, a brilliant and disturbing analysis which constitutes a seminal work on the most destructive political phenomenon of the modern era.” Sir Ian Kershaw, Professor of Modern History, University of Sheffield

Phenomenology in Adaptation Planning: An Empirical Study of Flood-affected People in Kampung Muara Baru Jakarta by Hendricus Andy Simarmata

English | 2018 | ISBN: 9811054959 | 203 Pages | PDF | 13.4 MB

This book explores the planning knowledge that can be gleaned from the experiences of the urban poor, a group frequently affected by floods. Further, it examines the relationship between lifeworld analysis and adaptation planning through the sociology of knowledge, which plays a significant part in determining the adaptation pathway of the urban poor. The book brings together empirical data to translate self-reflective planning theory into the practical context, examines community planning, and enriches the discourse on urban adaptation. Lastly, it provides an adaptation-planning model that can benefit academics, practitioners and policymakers who wish to provide more socially accepted plans.

The Undercount of Young Children in the U.S. Decennial Census

2015 | 116 Pages | ISBN: 3319189166 | PDF | 1.2 MB

This book covers several dimensions of the undercount of young children in the U.S. Decennial Census, examines the data from the 2010 U.S. Decennial Census in detail and looks at trends in the undercount of children over time. Other aspects included are the geographic distribution of the net undercount and an exploration for some of the potential explanations for the high net undercount of children. The number of young children in the US is growing, but almost one million young children (under age 5) were missed in the 2010 U.S. Decennial Census. The net undercount of young children has been higher than any other age group for the past several decades and is increasing rapidly, but little attention has been paid to the issue but demographers or the public.