Palgrave Studies in Relational Sociology

Introducing Relational Political Analysis

Political Semiotics as a Theory and Method

Authors: Selg, Peeter, Ventsel, Andreas

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  • Brings the “relational turn” in the social sciences to bear on semiotic approaches to power, politics, and governance
  • Creates a relational research program for political semiotics, tying the relational framework to concrete methods and examples of analyses
  • Relevant for any student or scholar working on the complexity of contemporary social problems, from those in social theory, (post-)structuralism, relational or processual sociology, and political sciences
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This book introduces relational thinking to political analysis. Instead of merely providing an overview of possible trajectories for articulating a relational political analysis, Peeter Selg and Andreas Ventsel put forth a concrete relational theory of the political, which has implications for research methodology, culminating in a concrete method they call political form analysis. In addition, they sketch out several applications of this theory, methodology and method. They call their approach “political semiotics” and argue that it is a fruitful way of conducting research on power, governance and democracy – the core dimensions of the political – in a manner that is envisioned in numerous discussions of the “relational turn” in the social sciences. It is the first monograph that attempts to outline an approach to the political that would be relational throughout, from its meta theoretical and theoretical premises through to its methodological implications, methods and empirical applications. 

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Peeter Selg is Professor of Political Theory at Tallinn University, Estonia.

Andreas Ventsel is a Senior Research Fellow in Semiotics at Tartu University, Estonia.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Introducing Relational Political Analysis
Book Subtitle
Political Semiotics as a Theory and Method
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Relational Sociology
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-48780-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-48780-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-48779-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 319
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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