German Realpolitik and American Sociology: An Inquiry Into the Sources and Political Significance of the Sociology of Conflict

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Bucknell University Press, 1975 - Political sociology - 346 pages
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A critical history of the sociologies of conflict of Lester Ward, Albion Small, Robert Park, and Arthur Bentley all of whom fell under the influence of German sociologists who explicitly approached the study of conflict from the perspective of realpolitik.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
7
Introduction
13
The German Historians and the Sociologists of Conflict
25
The Sociologists of Conflict on Conflict within the State
61
German Intellectual Sources in American Social Science
88
The Early Life and Careers of Ward Small Park and Bentley
112
Lester F Wards Sociology of Conflict 13
130
Albion Smalls Sociology of Conflict
162
Robert E Parks Sociology of Conflict
203
Arthur F Bentleys Sociology of Conflict
241
Sociology and Conflict
279
Letter from Everett C Hughes
315
Name Index
335
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Aho is Professor of Sociology at Idaho State University in Pocatello, where he has taught since 1969.

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