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Rethinking Recent Conceptualizations of Power in Political Sociology

Democracy
European Politics
Political Theory
Political Sociology
P376
David Swartz
Boston University
Claudia Wiesner
Hochschule Fulda University of Applied Sciences
Niilo Kauppi
University of Helsinki
Hans-Jörg Trenz
Scuola Normale Superiore
Claudia Wiesner
Hochschule Fulda University of Applied Sciences

Building: Faculty of Arts, Floor: Ground, Room: FA018

Saturday 11:00 - 12:40 (10/09/2016)


Abstract

Conceptualizing power is a central theme and core concern of political sociology. How one approaches the social basis of political life is shaped by guiding conceptions of power. Two recent books, one in German and the other in English, assess and critically evaluate recent conceptualizations of power that are of interest to political research, particularly in the European context. Demokratizierung der EU durch nationale Europadiskurse by Claudia Wiesner and Symbolic Power, Politics, and Intellectuals: The Political Sociology of Pierre Bourdieu by David Swartz offer different perspectives on these recent trends. This panel will draw inspiration from these two books by having the authors present their works followed by responses by discussants.

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