12-1 lecture - 12-1-10Critique of Institutional Theories of...

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Unformatted text preview: 12-1-10Critique of Institutional Theories of Power1.When will state strength be used for public vs private purposes?2.Difficulty of distinguishing state strength from state survival3.Problems of democracy and equity in fragile statessociology in some ways a study of arrangements. Transformations of Modern SocietiesI.Class1.A. Knowledge class (marxism)2.B. State clients and bneficiaries vs taxpayers (weberian)3.Global Capitalists vs local societiesII. Global Society1.A. The Future of the nation state-dominant form or ritual shell? John Meyer2.B. Human rights and the transformation of citizenship3.Global capitalismEducation becoming much more central aspect of class than wealth. Your family income doesnt predict as much as your education would. Well educated people these days have stable families, low likelihood of divorce. The least educated have the most unstable, high rate divorce, etc. current political debates one underlying thread (glenn beck on fox) resentment of experts, of people who claim they know it all. Just because they are economists they can make all these models that dont make sense to laymen. The lines of political division those who think experts are right and that knowledge should guide policy vs those who feel excluded from the knowledge, frozen out of it. They knowledge should guide policy vs those who feel excluded from the knowledge, frozen out of it....
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