Historical Sociology: Theory

Abbott, Andrew. (2001). Time Matters: On Theory and Method. 1st ed. University Of Chicago Press.

Abrams, Philip. (1982) Historical Sociology, New York: Cornell University Press

Adams, Julia, Elisabeth Stephanie Clemens, and Ann Shola Orloff. (2005). Remaking modernity : politics, history, and sociology. Durham: Duke University Press.

Bhambra, Gurminder K. (2011) ‘Historical Sociology, Modernity and Postcolonial Critique’

Bhambra, Gurminder K. (2010) ‘Historical Sociology, International Relations and Connected Histories’

Collins, Randall. The Credential Society: An Historical Sociology of Education and Stratification, New York: John Wiley

Hobson, John M., George Lawson and Justin Rosenberg (2010) ‘Historical Sociology’ (ISA Compendium Project Encyclopedia Entry)

Kiser, Edgar. and Michael Hechter (1998) The Debate on Historical Sociology: Rational Choice Theory and Its Critics, American Journal of Sociology, 104(3), 785-816

Kiser, Edgar. and Michael Hechter (1991) The Role of General Theory in Comparative-Historical Sociology, American Journal of Sociology, 97(1), 1-30

Lapointe, Thierry and Frédérick Guillaume Dufour (2011) ‘Assessing the Historical Turn in IR: An Anatomy of Second Wave Historical Sociology’ (online first copy)

Lawson, George (2007) ‘Historical Sociology in International Relations: Open Society, Research Programme and Vocation’

Lawson, George (2006) ‘The Promise of Historical Sociology in International Relations’

Lawson, George and Robbie Shilliam (2010) ‘Sociology and International Relations: Legacies and Prospects’

MacIntyre, Alasdair. (1972). ‘Is a Science of Comparative Politics Possible?’ Pp. 8–26 in Is a Science of Comparative Politics Possible? Oxford: Basil Blackwell.

Mahoney, James. (2000). Path dependence in historical sociology, Theory and Society, 29(4), 507-548

Mahoney, James. (2000). ‘Strategies of Causal Inference in Small-N Analysis’. Sociological Methods & Research 28(4):387–424.

Mahoney, James, and Dietrich Rueschemeyer. (2003). Comparative historical analysis in the social sciences. Cambridge, U.K. ; New York: Cambridge University Press.

Mouzelis, Nicos. (1994). ‘In Defence of “Grand” Historical Sociology’. The British Journal of Sociology 45(1):31.

Rosenberg, Justin (2006) ‘Why is There No International Historical Sociology?’

Rosenberg, Justin (1994) ‘The International Imagination: IR Theory and ‘Classical Social Analysis”

Skocpol, Theda.(1984) Vision and Method in Historical Sociology, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Steinmetz, George. (2004). ‘Odious Comparisons: Incommensurability, the Case Study, and “Small N”s’ in Sociology’. Sociological Theory 22(3):371–400.

Teschke, Benno (2011) ‘Advances and Impasses in Fred Halliday’s International Historical Sociology: A Critical Appraisal’

Tilly, Charles. (1984). Big structures, large processes, huge comparisons. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.

Historical Sociological Studies:

Adams, Julia. (2005). The Familial State: Ruling Families and Merchant Capitalism in Early Modern Europe. Cornell University Press.

Bhambra, Gurminder K. (2007) Rethinking Modernity, London: Palgrave

Collins, Randall. (1998). The sociology of philosophies : a global theory of intellectual change. Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.

Elias, Norbert. (2000). The civilizing process : sociogenetic and psychogenetic investigations. edited by Eric Dunning, Johan Goudsblom, and Stephen Mennell. Oxford ; Malden, Mass.: Blackwell Publishers.

Foucault, Michel. (1995). Discipline and punish : the birth of the prison. New York: Vintage Books. Retrieved.

Go, Julian. (2011). Patterns of Empire: The British and American Empires, 1688 to the Present. Cambridge University Press.

Gorski, Philip S. (2003). The Disciplinary Revolution: Calvinism and the Rise of the State in Early Modern Europe. University of Chicago Press.

Mann, Michael. (1986). The Sources of Social Power, Vol. I : A History of Power from the Beginning to A.D. 1760. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Moore, Barrington. (1966). Social origins of dictatorship and democracy; lord and peasant in the making of the modern world. Boston,: Beacon Press.

Münch, Richard. (2000). The Ethics of Modernity. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

Skocpol, Theda. (1979). States and social revolutions : a comparative analysis of France, Russia, and China. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Steinmetz, George. (2007). The devil’s handwriting : precoloniality and the German colonial state in Qingdao, Samoa, and Southwest Africa. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Tilly, Charles, and Gabriel Ardant. (1975). The Formation of national States in Western Europe. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press.

Wallerstein, Immanuel. (1974). The Modern World System, vol. I : Capitalist agriculture and the origins of the European world-economy in the sixteenth century. New York,: Academic Press.

Weber, Max. (2002). The Protestant ethic and the ‘spirit’ of capitalism and other writings. New York: Penguin Books.


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