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Beyond Left and Right : the Future of Radical Politics.

Author: Anthony Giddens
Publisher: Hoboken : Wiley, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1View all editions and formats
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How should one understand the nature and possibilities of political radicalism today? The political radical is normally thought of as someone who stands on the left, opposing backward-looking conservatism. In the present day, however, the left has turned defensive, while the right has become radical, advocating the free play of market forces no matter what obstacles of tradition or custom stand in their way. What  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Giddens, Anthony.
Beyond Left and Right : The Future of Radical Politics.
Hoboken : Wiley, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Giddens
ISBN: 9780745666549 074566654X
OCLC Number: 1058421170
Description: 1 online resource (420 pages)
Contents: Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Introduction; Globalization, tradition, uncertainty; Socialism, conservatism and neoliberalism; A framework for radical politics; Coda: the question of agency; 1 Conservatism: Radicalism Embraced; Old Conservatism; Conservatism, conservatisms; Conservatism and neoliberalism; Conservatism and social change; Conservatism and the concept of tradition; 2 Socialism: the Retreat from Radicalism; Socialism and the question of history; Socialism and democracy; Revolutionary socialism; Limits of the cybernetic model; Socialism and the welfare state. 3 The Social Revolutions of our TimeSimple and reflexive modernization; Structural consequences; The advent of life politics; Social change and the role of active trust; Manufactured uncertainty and global risk environments; 4 Two Theories of Democratization; The popularity of democracy; An alternative view; Participation, representation, dialogue; What is democracy?; Dialogic democracies; Democracy and the problem of solidarity; Democracy, inequality and power; 5 Contradictions of the Welfare State; Structural sources of the welfare state; Problems of welfare: work and class. The question of the underclassThe future of welfare: a preliminary orientation; 6 Generative Politics and Positive Welfare; Welfare systems and manufactured uncertainty; Arguments from global poverty; An alternative development; The structural diamond; 7 Positive Welfare, Poverty and Life Values; Work, productivism, productivity; From the welfare state to positive welfare; Welfare in a post-scarcity society; Class divisions and social conflicts; The affluent against the poor? A generative model of equality; 8 Modernity under a Negative Sign: Ecological Issues and Life Politics. Thinking about natureNature: living in and with it; Questions of reproduction; The order of high-consequence risks; Environment, personhood; Conclusion; 9 Political Theory and the Problem of Violence; The state and pacification; Masculinity and war; Violence, ethnic and cultural difference; 10 Questions of Agency and Values; Notes; Index.

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How should one understand the nature and possibilities of political radicalism today? The political radical is normally thought of as someone who stands on the left, opposing backward-looking conservatism. In the present day, however, the left has turned defensive, while the right has become radical, advocating the free play of market forces no matter what obstacles of tradition or custom stand in their way. What explains such a curious twist of perspective? In answering this question Giddens develops a new framework for radical politics, drawing freely on what he calls ""philosophic conserva.

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