Political and Historical Sociology

2018 Feb 27

Department of Sociology Colloquium Series: Ya-Wen Lei: The Contentious Public Sphere: Law, Media, and Authoritarian Rule in China

3:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

William James Hall, 33 Kirkland Street, Room 1550

Deparment of Sociology Colloquium Series presentation by Ya-Wen LeiHarvard University.

Abstract:

 

In this talk, I will situate my book, The Contentious Public Sphere: Law, Media, and Authoritarian Rule in China, in relation to one of the department’s traditions and discuss issues related to disciplinary boundaries....

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2018 Feb 16

Laura Nelson: The Role of Ideational and Socio-Structural Isomorphism for Social Movement Success

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

William James Hall, 33 Kirkland Street, Room 1550

The Workshop in History, Culture, and Society (HCS) presentation by Laura Nelson, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Northeastern University.

 

Talk Title: "The Role of Ideational and Socio-Structural Isomorphism for Social Movement Success"

Abstract:...

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2018 Feb 02

Julian Go: Abroad and at Home: 'Militarization,' or the Colonial Counter-Insurgenization of Policing in Early 20th America

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

William James Hall, 33 Kirkland Street, Room 1550

The Workshop in History, Culture, and Society (HCS) presentation by Julian Go, Professor of Sociology at Boston University.

 

Abroad and at Home: 'Militarization,' or the Colonial Counter-Insurgenization of Policing in Early 20th America

 

Abstract: The militarization of policing in the US is not new, nor is it solely a domestic process. Its origins are historically...

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2018 Feb 20

Department of Sociology Colloquium Series: Robert S. Jansen: Revolutionizing Repertoires: The Rise of Populist Mobilization in Peru

3:00pm to 4:30pm

Location: 

William James Hall, 33 Kirkland Street, Room 1550

Department of Sociology Colloquium Series presentation by Robert S. Jansen, Assistant Professor, University of Michigan

Revolutionizing Repertoires: The Rise of Populist Mobilization in Peru

Abstract

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2017 Nov 29
2017 Oct 11

Paul Chang: The Structure of Protest Cycles: Contagion and Cohesion in South Korea’s Democracy Movement and Sarah Valdez: Finding Patterns in Radical Right Emergence: Exploring the Possibility of Sequence Analysis

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street

Politics and Social Change Workshop presentations by  Associate Professor of Sociology, Harvard University and Sarah Valdez, Visiting Scholar, SCANCOR-Weatherhead Partnership, Harvard University.

 

Chairs: 

 

Jocelyn Viterna, Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Harvard University

 

Paul Chang, Associate Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Harvard University

 

Peggy Levitt, Chair; Professor of Sociology,...

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2017 Nov 15

Global Populism: Euroskepticism in a Post-Brexit Era, panel discussion

2:15pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies 27 Kirkland Street, Lower Conference Room

Weatherhead Research Cluster on Global Populisim -Euroskepticism in a Post-Brexit Era

 

Panelists:

Catherine de Vries, Professor of Politics, Department of Government, University of Essex, UK 
Matthew Goodwin, Professor of Politics and International Relations, University of Kent, UK
Kathleen McNamara, Professor of Government and Foreign Service and Director of the Mortara Center for International Studies, Georgetown...

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