Political Sociology

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Grand definitions: Who gets what, when and how (i.e. power) How political outcomes affect and effected by social circumstances. How class and inequality affect demand for welfare states and how different kinds of welfare states have different impacts in inequality and class.

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Political SociologyGrand definitions:Who gets what, when and how (i.e. power)How political outcomes affect and effected by social circumstances. How class and inequality affect demand for welfare states and how different kinds of welfare states have different impacts in inequality and class.More informal definitions:It is about people how they relate to politics.What people think about politics, what policies they want, what makes them participate and at what level, what divides or unites them.Thins that affect political preferences, attitudes, values and behavior in society at large, but also how that goes on to affect policy and other political outcomes, including regime type.While Comparative Government focuses on the political institutions (the sausage machine of politics), Political Sociology focuses on the social circumstances in which those institutions work (i.e. what goes into the sausage machine).Political Sociology is different from political sciences:How is political sociology different from political sciences? After all, both disciplines are social sciences. They both deal with human behavior. In this case, both political sociology and political sciences deal with a specific aspect of human behavior. Keith Faulks (2000) defines political sociology as follows:At its broadest level, political sociology is concerned with the relationship between politics sociology. Its distinctiveness within the social sciences lies in its acknowledgement that polit

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