The Resource An age of limits : social theory for the 21st century, Ralph Schroder, University of Oxford, UK

An age of limits : social theory for the 21st century, Ralph Schroder, University of Oxford, UK

Label
An age of limits : social theory for the 21st century
Title
An age of limits
Title remainder
social theory for the 21st century
Statement of responsibility
Ralph Schroder, University of Oxford, UK
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Contributor
Author
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An Age of Limits outlines a new social theoryfor understanding contemporary society. Providing an analysis of why political, economic and cultural powers face constraints across the global North and beyond, this bold book argues that forces which address current challenges must confront thelimits of the interplay between dominant institutions
Cataloging source
IDEBK
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Schroeder, Ralph
Index
no index present
LC call number
HM585
LC item number
.S37 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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ebrary
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  • Social theory
  • Social sciences
  • Social sciences
Label
An age of limits : social theory for the 21st century, Ralph Schroder, University of Oxford, UK
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Contents; Tables and Figures; Acknowledgments; 1 From the Birth of the Modern World to the Age of Limits; Ages and labels; Disciplinary approaches to politics, economics and culture; The emergence of free markets, rapid-discovery science, and democratic states; Free markets; Three cultures, one structural; Politics: democratic states and citizens; Differentiation and macro-social orders; Stratification: elites and people; Global powers?; From the Age of Extremes to the Age of Limits; 2 Convergence and Divergence; Sweden versus America; Americanization or Globalization?
  • Individualism in Sweden and America3 Paths towards Pluralist Democracy: Liberal versus Radical Interpretations; Liberal and radical endpoints; The state and economic development; The state's fiscal growth and economic transfers; A radical account of the varieties of capitalism; Three types; Liberalism and the varieties of capitalism; Comparing the radical and liberal accounts; 4 Free and Unfree Markets; The emergence of disembedding; Markets and their mechanism; Financial markets; The economic order: embeddedness versus disembeddedness; Beyond disciplinary turf wars
  • 5 The Paradoxes of Science, Technology and Social ChangeThe production of scientific knowledge and technological innovation; Technology in everyday life: the example of information and communication technologies; Globalization, science and technology, and social theory; 6 The Limits to Transforming the Environment; Disciplinary fragmentation and lack of realism; Accelerated transformations and an uncontrolled experiment; Technology, social change, and the environment; Energy infrastructures and developmental paths; Counteracting limits; 7 Three Cultures; Religion; Consumption
  • Science and technologyPatterns of culture; The limits of culture in everyday life; 8 Modernization and the Politics of Development; The puzzle of China; Openness to external influence; The pattern of the Chinese economy; Take-off and leap ahead; How capitalist?; Political domination and legitimacy; Nascent democracy?; Spectacle and predicament; India's fragmented populist democracy; Colonialism to independence; From successful to populist democracy; Economic development and social divides; Cultural conflict and diversity; A fragmented state?; India, China, and modernization
  • 9 Social Theory in the Face of the FutureThe limits of markets; The limits of culture, and of science and technology; The limits of the state and politics; From comparative-historical sociology to political philosophy; Notes; References; Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 257 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781299717343
Isbn Type
(ebk)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
502985
System control number
  • (OCoLC)851695159
  • (OCoLC)ocn851695159
Label
An age of limits : social theory for the 21st century, Ralph Schroder, University of Oxford, UK
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Contents; Tables and Figures; Acknowledgments; 1 From the Birth of the Modern World to the Age of Limits; Ages and labels; Disciplinary approaches to politics, economics and culture; The emergence of free markets, rapid-discovery science, and democratic states; Free markets; Three cultures, one structural; Politics: democratic states and citizens; Differentiation and macro-social orders; Stratification: elites and people; Global powers?; From the Age of Extremes to the Age of Limits; 2 Convergence and Divergence; Sweden versus America; Americanization or Globalization?
  • Individualism in Sweden and America3 Paths towards Pluralist Democracy: Liberal versus Radical Interpretations; Liberal and radical endpoints; The state and economic development; The state's fiscal growth and economic transfers; A radical account of the varieties of capitalism; Three types; Liberalism and the varieties of capitalism; Comparing the radical and liberal accounts; 4 Free and Unfree Markets; The emergence of disembedding; Markets and their mechanism; Financial markets; The economic order: embeddedness versus disembeddedness; Beyond disciplinary turf wars
  • 5 The Paradoxes of Science, Technology and Social ChangeThe production of scientific knowledge and technological innovation; Technology in everyday life: the example of information and communication technologies; Globalization, science and technology, and social theory; 6 The Limits to Transforming the Environment; Disciplinary fragmentation and lack of realism; Accelerated transformations and an uncontrolled experiment; Technology, social change, and the environment; Energy infrastructures and developmental paths; Counteracting limits; 7 Three Cultures; Religion; Consumption
  • Science and technologyPatterns of culture; The limits of culture in everyday life; 8 Modernization and the Politics of Development; The puzzle of China; Openness to external influence; The pattern of the Chinese economy; Take-off and leap ahead; How capitalist?; Political domination and legitimacy; Nascent democracy?; Spectacle and predicament; India's fragmented populist democracy; Colonialism to independence; From successful to populist democracy; Economic development and social divides; Cultural conflict and diversity; A fragmented state?; India, China, and modernization
  • 9 Social Theory in the Face of the FutureThe limits of markets; The limits of culture, and of science and technology; The limits of the state and politics; From comparative-historical sociology to political philosophy; Notes; References; Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 257 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781299717343
Isbn Type
(ebk)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
502985
System control number
  • (OCoLC)851695159
  • (OCoLC)ocn851695159

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