Political Sociology

Political sociologists concern themselves with questions of power and authority, often with a particular emphasis on the relationship between the state and civil society.  Within that broad rubric, analysts study any number of political phenomena such as the processes of state formation; the institutionalization of local, national, and global political regimes; the historical intersection of politics and the economy; the social structure of political beliefs and action; when and how citizens challenge political institutions; and how political systems change (for better and for worse).

FACULTY:
Karen Barkey, Peter Bearman, Deborah Becher (Barnard), Elizabeth Bernstein (Barnard), Gil Eyal, Shamus Khan, Debra Minkoff (Barnard), Alondra Nelson, Adam Reich, Saskia Sassen, David Stark, Bogdan Vasi (SIPA)
 
GRADUATE STUDENTS:
Abigail Coplin, Luciana de Souza Leão, Junpeng Li, Jonathan Lin, Warren McKinney, Adam Obeng, Zoltan Dujisin
 
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