Political Sociology

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This board explores topics usually engaged by the subdiscipline of political sociology, particularly those pertaining to patterns of voiting among the public and political elites. The board also explores theories of state power, especially in regards to modern democratic states.

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Political Soc: Democracy & Voting
Political Soc: Demographics
Political Soc: Formal Political Structure
Political Soc: Money in Politics
Political Soc: Social Contract Theory
Political Soc: Political Polarization & Partisanship
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Political Soc: Democracy & Voting

Source: ACLU

U.S. Criminal Convictions and Disenfranchisement

Disenfranchisement of ex-felons can have a measurable impact on election results.

Democracy and Voting

One day in the middle of the ocean...  A: Oh crud. Our boat is sinking. We are in great peril indeed. We're going to be okay everyone, just get into this liferaft.  B: Is this the only liferaft we've got?  A: Yes, but it's big enough for all of us."  B: It looks uncomfortable. I don't like the color.  A: Guys, that's not important right now. Our boat is sinking.  B:Eh, I don't feel like getting in a raft today. Don't you have a raft that we'd like better?...  Artist: www.patreon.com / Lev…

Thinly Veiled Metaphor about Voting

Thinly Veiled Metaphor about Voting One day in the middle of the ocean... A: Oh crud. Our boat is sinking. We are in great peril indeed. We're going to be okay everyone, just get into this...

Protests around the globe served as a reminder of the common desire for equality, justice, and freedom. The map highlights a selection of countries where mass protests were held in 2019.  Source: Freedom House. "Freedom in the World: 2020 Report."

Protests Erupt Around the World - The World Calls for Change

Democracy and pluralism are under assault.

More than half of the world's established democracies deteriorated over the past 14 years. Functioning of government, freedom of expression and belief, and rule of law are the most common areas of decline.  Source: Freedom House. "Freedom in the World: 2020 Report."

Democracies in Decline

Democracy and pluralism are under assault.

After declining by eight points in 10 years, the US has fallen below its traditional democratic peers.  Source: Freedom House. "Freedom in the World: 2020 Report."

How Does the United States Match Up?

Democracy and pluralism are under assault.

A series of actions by India's Hindu nationalist government in 2019 violated important democratic rights in India and Indian Kashmir.  Source: Freedom House. "Freedom in the World: 2020 Report."

Alarming Setbacks in the World's Largest Democracy

Democracy and pluralism are under assault.

Countries with net declines in their aggregate Freedom in the World score have outnumbered those with gains for the past 14 years.  Source: Freedom House. "Freedom in the World: 2020 Report."

14 Years of Democratic Decline

Democracy and pluralism are under assault.

Political Soc: Demographics

Source: Pew Research Center

The aging US electorate: A majority of Republican voters-and half of Dem's-are 50 and older, 2019

Source: Pew Research Center

Younger Democratic voters less likely to think their party will unite behind Biden in the fall, April 2020  Source: Pew Research Center

Younger Democratic voters less likely to think their party will unite behind Biden in the fall

Younger Democratic voters less likely to think their party will unite behind Biden in the fall, April 2020 Source: Pew Research Center

Gender, race, and age differences in early general election preferences, April 2020  Source: Pew Research Center

Gender, race, and age differences in early general election preferences

Gender, race, and age differences in early general election preferences, April 2020 Source: Pew Research Center

Political Soc: Formal Political Structure

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Political Soc: Money in Politics

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Political Soc: Political Polarization & Partisanship

Source: Pew Research Center

A smaller but still sizable majority says nation's partisan divide is increasing, 2020

Source: Pew Research Center

Source: Pew Research Center

Democratic voters who backed Sanders in primaries less likely to say party will unite behind Biden

Source: Pew Research Center

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Source: Pew Research Center

The aging US electorate: A majority of Republican voters-and half of Dem's-are 50 and older, 2019

Source: Pew Research Center

Majorities disapprove of how Pelosi, McConnell are handling their jobs, April 2020  Source: Pew Research Center

Majorities disapprove of how Pelosi, McConnell are handling their jobs

Majorities disapprove of how Pelosi, McConnell are handling their jobs, April 2020 Source: Pew Research Center

Younger Democratic voters less likely to think their party will unite behind Biden in the fall, April 2020  Source: Pew Research Center

Younger Democratic voters less likely to think their party will unite behind Biden in the fall

Younger Democratic voters less likely to think their party will unite behind Biden in the fall, April 2020 Source: Pew Research Center

Biden gets broad Democratic backing, though a smaller share of Sanders supporters favor Biden in the general, April 2020  Source: Pew Research Center

Biden gets Democrat backing, though a smaller share of Sanders supporters favor Biden in the general

Biden gets broad Democratic backing, though a smaller share of Sanders supporters favor Biden in the general, April 2020 Source: Pew Research Center

Gender, race, and age differences in early general election preferences, April 2020  Source: Pew Research Center

Gender, race, and age differences in early general election preferences

Gender, race, and age differences in early general election preferences, April 2020 Source: Pew Research Center

Source: ACLU

U.S. Criminal Convictions and Disenfranchisement

Disenfranchisement of ex-felons can have a measurable impact on election results.

Democracy and Voting

Democrats who backed Biden, Sanders in primaries less concerned likely nominee is white man in his 70s, 2020.  Source: Pew Research Center

Dem's who backed Biden, Sanders in primaries less concerned likely nominee is white man in his 70s

Democrats who backed Biden, Sanders in primaries less concerned likely nominee is white man in his 70s, 2020. Source: Pew Research Center

Democrats overwhelmingly support Biden in general election, regardless of their concerns about race, age and gender of party's likely nominee  Source: Pew Research Center

Democrats overwhelmingly support Biden in general election, 2020

Democrats overwhelmingly support Biden in general election, regardless of their concerns about race, age and gender of party's likely nominee Source: Pew Research Center

Source: Pew Research Center

A smaller but still sizable majority says nation's partisan divide is increasing, 2020

Source: Pew Research Center

Source: Pew Research Center

Democratic voters who backed Sanders in primaries less likely to say party will unite behind Biden

Source: Pew Research Center

Republicans divided on whether it is OK for elected officials to criticize Trump administration on coronavirus response.  Source: Pew Research Center

Republicans divided on whether it is OK for officials to criticize Trump on coronavirus response.

Republicans divided on whether it is OK for elected officials to criticize Trump administration on coronavirus response. Source: Pew Research Center

Diagnosing Trump mentally ill at a distance is medicalizing what should be a strong critique of this very flawed man & his terrible policies  ~ @AllenFrancesMD

(6 of 6) Diagnosing Trump mentally ill at a distance is medicalizing what should be...

Diagnosing Trump mentally ill at a distance is medicalizing what should be a strong critique of this very flawed man & his terrible policies ~ @AllenFrancesMD

We shouldn't medicalize as mental disorder every behavior that is stupid, mean, destructive, selfish, cruel, shortsighted & self destructive  ~ @AllenFrancesMD

(5 of 6) We shouldn't medicalize as mental disorder every behavior that is stupid

We shouldn't medicalize as mental disorder every behavior that is stupid, mean, destructive, selfish, cruel, shortsighted & self destructive ~ @AllenFrancesMD

Calling Trump crazy also insults people who suffer from mental illness, most of whom are well meaning & well mannered. Trump is neither.  ~ @AllenFrancesMD

(4 of 6) Calling Trump crazy also insults people who suffer from mental illness

Calling Trump crazy also insults people who suffer from mental illness, most of whom are well meaning & well mannered. Trump is neither. ~ @AllenFrancesMD

DSM Narcissistic Personality Disorder requires distress/impairment: 1) Trump causes, doesn't feel, distress; 2) Is rewarded for being a jerk  ~ @AllenFrancesMD

(3 of 6) DSM Narcissistic Personality Disorder requires distress/impairment

DSM Narcissistic Personality Disorder requires distress/impairment: 1) Trump causes, doesn't feel, distress; 2) Is rewarded for being a jerk ~ @AllenFrancesMD

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