Political space and the space of polities: Doing politics across nations☆

  title={Political space and the space of polities: Doing politics across nations☆},
  author={M. Fourcade and B. Lande and Evan Schofer},
Abstract What makes political life in the United States so different from political life in France, Hungary or Argentina? This paper considers why societies “do politics” differently. We draw on Pierre Bourdieu’s criticism of substantialist thinking in sociology and on his conceptualization of the social space to propose a new way of relating methodological to theoretical claims in comparative political sociology. We do this by exploring and constructing a “space of polities” based on data from… Expand

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