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Section on Political Sociology

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Mission Statement

The purpose of the Section on Political Sociology is to promote the scholarly research and professional activities of those concerned with a sociological understanding of political phenomena. The phrase "sociological understanding" is interpreted to encompass the wide variety of theoretical and associated methodological approaches with which sociologists attempt to describe and explain social phenomena. The phrase "political phenomena" is interpreted to encompass the wide variety of topics that sociologists investigate, including social and cultural bases of power and authority.

Section Officers 2014-2015

Chair: Isaac William Martin, University of California San Diego
Chair-Elect:Gianpaolo Baiocchi, NYU
Past Chair: Ann Mische, University of Notre Dame
Secretary/Treasurer: Rhys H. Williams, Loyola University Chicago 2015

Section Council

Anne N. Costain University of Colorado-Boulder 2015
Catherine Lee Rutgers University 2015
Gregory Hooks Washington State University 2016
Stephanie Lee Mudge University of California-Davis 2016
Amy J. Binder, University of California, San Diego 2017
Sandra R. Levitsky, University of Michigan 2017