American Sociological Association

Political Sociology

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.

Annual Report (2020)
Award Recipients 

Section Council 

Chair: Ann M. Hironaka, University of California-Irvine
Chair-Elect: Fabio Rojas, Indiana University-Bloomington
Past Chair: Richard Lachmann, SUNY-Albany
Section Secretary/Treasurer: Stephanie L. Mudge, University of California-Davis
Rachel Kahn Best, University of Michigan
Irene H.I. Bloemraad, University of California-Berkeley
David Brady, University of California, Riverside
Marco Z Garrido, University of Chicago
Kiyoteru Tsutsui, University of Michigan
Genevieve Zubrzycki, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

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