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  • 1. G673 – Power and Control: Sociology of Power and Politics Use this checklist to ensure that you have covered all the areas needed for success in your exams. The following topics will be covered in class. However, it will be your responsibility to make sure that you catch up with any topics you miss and to actively revise the different areas. Ensure you have 1-3 exam questions for each topic, which have been marked and responded to by you to show you know how to improve! Topic area Covered in class Revised 1 Revised 2 1. Defining and exploring political action in society • Political parties • Pressure groups • New social Movements • Direct and indirect action • Terrorism • Riots • Demonstrations and strikes • Lobbying • Cyber-networking 2. Participation in and the emergence of new social movements • Role in society • Membership and participation • Marxism • Post-modern views • Collective behaviour/identity • Globalization 3. The changing patterns of political action • Marxism • Postmodernism • Feminism • Globalization • Pluralism • Collective behaviour 4. Political ideologies and their relationship to political action • Conservatism/neo-conservatism • Fundamentalism • Liberalism • Marxism/Neo-Marxism • Anarchism
  • 2. • Feminism 5. The nature and distribution of political power Power held by: • The state • Government • Media • Trans-national corporations • Individuals • Businesses Theoretical explanations: • Weberian • Elite-theorists • Neo-Liberalists • Pluralism • Marxism • Neo-Marxism • Postmodern views

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