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  1. Week 1 7 items
    1. Key readings 2 items
      1. Political sociology: a critical introduction - Keith Faulks 2000, c1999

        Book Essential See: Part 1 The Foundations of Political Sociology and Part 2 Challenges to the State. Chapter 1, pp. 11-50, available online.

    2. Additional readings 5 items
      1. Political sociology - T. B. Bottomore 1979

        Book Essential See: Chapter 5: The formation of New Nations: Nationalism and Development

      2. Political sociology - Robert Edward Dowse, John A. Hughes 1972

        Book Essential See: Chapter 2: Some Intellectual Foundations of Political Sociology

      3. Political sociology for a globalizing world - Michael S. Drake 2010

        Book Essential See: Chapter 1: Political Sociology and Social Transformation

      4. Political sociology: readings in research and theory - George A. Kourvetaris, Betty A. Dobratz c1980

        Book Essential See: Especially Introduction: The State and development of Political Sociology

      5. The new political sociology: power, ideology and identity in an age of complexity - Graham Taylor 2010

        Book Essential See: . Especially Chapter 2: Political Sociology in an Age of Complexity

  2. Week 2 10 items
    1. Key readings 3 items
      1. Theories of the state: the politics of liberal democracy - Patrick Dunleavy, Brendan O'Leary c1987

        Book Essential See: Especially Chapter 7: Summing up the State Debate, pp. 319-349, available online.

      2. The state: theories and issues - Colin Hay, Michael Lister, David Marsh 2006

        Book Essential See: Especially Chapters 9 and 10, Globalization and the State and the Transformation of the State. Chapter 9 Globalization and the State available online.

      3. The state in capitalist society - Ralph Miliband 1973

        Book Essential See: Chapters 2 and 3, Economic Elites and Dominant Class and The State System and the State Elite. Chapter 3 The State System and the State Elite available online.

    2. Additional readings 7 items
      1. Political sociology for a globalizing world - Michael S. Drake 2010

        Book  See: Chapter 1: Political Sociology and Social Transformation. Chapter 4 Sovereignty and the State

      2. The state - John A. Hall, G. John Ikenberry 1989

        Book Essential See: Especially Chapter 1 Introduction: The State and Social Theory

      3. The future of the capitalist state - Bob Jessop 2002

        Book Essential See: . Especially Chapter 1 Capitalism and the capitalist type of state Polity Press.

      4. Stress and contradiction in modern capitalism: public policy and the theory of the State - Leon N. Lindberg, Council for European Studies, Fondazione Giovanni Agnelli c1975

        Book Essential See: The theory of the capitalist state and the problem of policy formation

  3. Week 3 13 items
    1. Key readings 2 items
      1. Political sociology - Robert Edward Dowse, John A. Hughes 1972

        Book Essential See: Chapter 2: Some Intellectual Foundations of Political Sociology, available online. Chapter 5 Structures of Power in Industrial Society: the Pluralist and Elite Models

      2. Power: a radical view - Steven Lukes, Ebooks Corporation Limited 2005

        Book Essential

    2. Additional readings 11 items
      1. Political sociology for a globalizing world - Michael S. Drake 2010

        Book  See: Chapter 1: Political Sociology and Social Transformation. Chapter 2 Theorizing Power

      2. The power elite - C. Wright Mills 1956

        Book Essential See: Especially Chapters 11 The Theory of Balance and Chapter 12 The Power Elite

      3. The Foucault reader - Michel Foucault, Paul Rabinow 1991, c1984

        Book  See: Especially Part 1: Truth and Power

      4. Contemporary sociological theory - Craig J. Calhoun 2012

        Book  See: The Conceptual Practices of Power, pp. 398-406

  4. Week 4 22 items
    1. Key readings 3 items
      1. The state: theories and issues - Colin Hay, Michael Lister, David Marsh 2006

        Book Essential See: Schmidt, Vivien. Institutionalism

    2. Additional readings 19 items
      1. The Wiley-Blackwell companion to political sociology - Ebooks Corporation Limited 2012

        Book  See: Amenta, Edwin. Historical Institutionalism

      2. Political sociology - T. B. Bottomore 1979

        Book  See: Chapter 4: Political Change and Conflict

      3. Political sociology - Robert Edward Dowse, John A. Hughes 1972

        Book  See: Chapter 2: Some Intellectual Foundations of Political Sociology. Chapter 3 Theories of the Political Process

      4. Ideas and foreign policy: beliefs, institutions, and political change - Judith Goldstein, Robert O. Keohane, Social Science Research Council (U.S). Committee on Foreign Policy Studies 1993

        Book  See: Part One Introduction and Intellectual History

      5. Structuring politics: historical institutionalism in comparative analysis - Sven Steinmo, Kathleen Ann Thelen, Frank Longstreth 1992

        Book  See: The movement from Keynesianism to monetarism: Institutional analysis and British economic policy in the 1970s, pp. 90-113

      6. Comparative politics: rationality, culture, and structure - Askews & Holts Library Services 2009

        Book  See: Levi, Margaret. Reconsiderations of rational choice in comparative and historical analysis

      7. The Wiley-Blackwell companion to political sociology - Ebooks Corporation Limited 2012

        Book  See: Schofer et al. Sociological institutionalism and world society

      8. Beyond continuity: institutional change in advanced political economies - Wolfgang Streeck, Kathleen Ann Thelen 2005

        Book  See: Especially Chapter 1 Introduction: Institutional change in advanced political economies

      9. Structuring politics: historical institutionalism in comparative analysis - Sven Steinmo, Kathleen Ann Thelen, Frank Longstreth 1992

        Book  See: Historical Institutionalism in Comparative Politics, pp. 1-32

      10. Rethinking political institutions: the art of the state 2006

        Book  See: Weir, Margaret. When Does Politics Create Policy? The Organizational Politics of Change, pp. 171-186

  5. Week 5 13 items
    1. Key readings 2 items
      1. The state in capitalist society - Ralph Miliband 1973

        Book Essential See: Chapter 4 The purpose and Role of Government

    2. Additional readings 11 items
      1. Political sociology: a critical introduction - Keith Faulks 2000, c1999

        Book  See: Part 4 Rethinking Governance

      2. What Is Governance? - Francis Fukuyama 07/2013

        Article 

      3. The state: theories and issues - Colin Hay, Michael Lister, David Marsh 2006

        Book  See: Chapter 11 Peters and Pierre Governance, government and the state

      4. Governance, politics, and the state - Jon Pierre, B. Guy Peters 2000

        Book  See: Especially Chapter 1; Different ways to think about governance

      5. Governmentality - Nikolas Rose, Pat O'Malley, Mariana Valverde 12/2006

        Article 

  6. Week 6 14 items
    1. Essential readings 3 items
      1. The welfare state reader - Christopher Pierson, Francis G. Castles, Ingela K. Naumann 2014

        Book Essential See: Briggs, Asa. The Welfare State in Historical Perspective, pp. 14-27. Available online.

      2. The welfare state reader - Christopher Pierson, Francis G. Castles, Ingela K. Naumann 2014

        Book Essential See: Esping Anderson, G. Three Worlds of Welfare Capitalism, pp. 136-150. Available online.

      3. The evolution of the British welfare state: a history of social policy since the Industrial Revolution - Derek Fraser 2017

        Book Essential See: Especially Chapter 11; The Welfare State in Modern Britain, pp. 269-310, available online.

    2. Additional readings 11 items
      1. The coalition government and social policy: restructuring the welfare state 2017

        Book  See: Bochel and Powell. The Transformation of the Welfare State? The Conservative-Liberal Democrat Coalition Government and Social Policy

      2. The welfare state: concept and development - David Marsh 1980

        Book  See: Especially Chapter 1; The Origins of the Welfare State

      3. The welfare state in Europe: economic and social perspectives - Pierre Pestieau, M. Lefèbvre 2018

        Book  See: Especially Chapter 1; Introduction and Chapter 5; Types of Social Protection

      4. The new politics of the welfare state - Paul Pierson, Oxford University Press 2001 (electronic resource)

        Article 

      5. Welfare and work in the open economy: Vol. II: Diverse responses to common challenges in twelve countries - Fritz Wilhelm Scharpf, Vivien Ann Schmidt, Oxford University Press 2000 (electronic resource)

        Article  See: Rhodes, Martin. Restructuring the British Welfare State; Between domestic constraints and global imperatives

  7. Week 7 24 items
    1. Essential readings 3 items
      1. Citizenship and immigration in post-war Britain: the institutional origins of a multicultural nation - Randall Hansen c2000

        Book Essential See: Migration Policy in the 1970s and 1980s: The Institutional Origins of British Restrictionism, pp. 3-34, available online.

    2. Additional readings 21 items
      1. Us and them?: the dangerous politics of immigration control - Bridget L. Anderson, Oxford University Press 2013

        Book Essential See: Especially Chapters 2, 6 and 7

      2. The age of migration: international population movements in the modern world - Stephen Castles, Hein de Haas, Mark J. Miller 2014

        Book  See: Especially Chapter 10: ‘The State and International Migration: The Quest for Control’

      3. Challenge to the nation-state: immigration in Western Europe and the United States - Christian Joppke, Oxford University Press 1998 (electronic resource)

        Article  See: Freeman, G. ‘The Decline of Sovereignty? Politics and Immigration Restriction in Liberal States'

      4. Towards a European nationality: citizenship, immigration, and nationality law in the EU - Randall Hansen, Patrick Weil 2001

        Book  See: Hansen, Randall. From Subjects to Citizens: Immigration and Nationality Law in the United kingdom

      5. Challenge to the nation-state: immigration in Western Europe and the United States - Christian Joppke, Oxford University Press 1998 (electronic resource)

        Article 

      6. The migration reader: exploring politics and policy - Anthony M. Messina, Gallya Lahav 2006

        Book 

      7. The migration reader: exploring politics and policy - Anthony M. Messina, Gallya Lahav 2006

        Book  See: The Rise of Non-State Actors in Migration Regulations in the US and Europe: Changing the Gatekeepers or Bringing the State Back In?

      8. Understanding immigration and refugee policy: contradictions and continuities - Rosemary Sales 2007

        Book 

      9. Blair's Britain, 1997-2007 - Anthony Seldon, MyiLibrary 2007 (electronic resource)

        Book  See: Spencer, Sarah. Immigration

      10. Blair's Britain, 1997-2007 - Anthony Seldon 2007

        Book  See: See: Spencer, Sarah. Immigration

  8. Week 8 17 items
    1. Key readings 4 items
      1. A SCOTTISH WATERSHED - neil davidson 2014

        Article Essential

    2. Additional readings 13 items
      1. The origins of Scottish nationhood - Neil Davidson 2000

        Book 

      2. Understanding Scotland: the sociology of a nation - David McCrone, Ebooks Corporation Limited 2001 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      3. The break-up of Britain: crisis and neo-nationalism - Tom Nairn 1981

        Book 

  9. Week 9 13 items
    1. Key readings 4 items
      1. Crime, justice and society in Scotland - Ebooks Corporation Limited 2016

        Book Essential See: Law, A. Sectarianism, criminalisation and the civilising process in Scotland

      2. The Sectarian Iceberg? - Michael Rosie 08/2015

        Article Essential

      3. Tackling Sectarianism and its Consequences in Scotland Final Report 2015

        Document Essential NB report is quite lengthy so the executive summary and sections 1 and 2 will suffice.

    2. Additional readings 9 items
      1. New perspectives on the Irish in Scotland - Martin J. Mitchell c2008

        Book  See: The end of disadvantage? The descendants of Irish-Catholic immigrants in modern Scotland since 1945

      2. Sectarianism in Scotland: A ‘West of Scotland’ Problem, a Patchwork or a Cobweb? - Kay Goodall, Simon McKerrell, John Markey, Stephen R. Millar 08/2015

        Article 

      3. No problem here: understanding racism in Scotland - ProQuest (Firm) 2018

        Book  See: The contemporary position of Irish Catholics in Scotland

      4. Racism, class and the racialized outsider - Satnam Virdee 2014

        Book 

  10. Week 10 8 items
    1. Key readings 2 items
      1. How will capitalism end?: essays on a failing system - Wolfgang Streeck 2016

        Book Essential See: Chapter 11 The public mission of sociology, pp. 237-251, available online.

    2. Additional readings 6 items
      1. Political sociology - Robert Edward Dowse, John A. Hughes 1972

        Book 

      2. Political sociology for a globalizing world - Michael S. Drake 2010

        Book 

      3. Politics in time: history, institutions, and social analysis - Paul Pierson c2004

        Book