What Is Political Sociology, When Politics Is Everywhere?
An Invitation to a New Journal
Keywords:Political sociology, the political, democracy, interdisciplinarity
It has become commonplace (although never without risks!) to state that something is political. However, the conceptual and empirical solidity of this claim has become increasingly challenging due to the formulation of increasingly complex concepts and research methodologies. The notion of the political has itself become subject to political disagreement. Can political sociology keep up with the politicisation of everything, and the manifold approaches that are emerging to understand such a world? Can the field retain its capacity to bring together diverse views and issues? With the Journal of Political Sociology (JPS) we want to establish a home for the study of the political in all its forms.