Type: BOOK - Published: 1983 - Publisher: Prentice Hall
This comprehensive collection of readings shows the broad social bases of politics and identifies how politics and actions by government can influence the fate of nations and their citizens. The text provides insight into recent political sociological theories and helps students make sense of the many major social and political
"The most important single volume on the sociology of voting yet to appear in the United States or anywhere else."-- Political Science Quarterly. "Lipset has once again demonstrated his preeminence in the fields of both sociology and political science."-- Commentary.
Type: BOOK - Published: 1985-07 - Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Was school reform in the decades following the Civil War an upper-middle-class effort to maintain control of the schools? Was public education simply a vehicle used by Protestant elites to impose their cultural ideas upon recalcitrant immigrants? In The Politics of School Reform, 1870-1940, Paul E. Peterson challenges such standard,