The Resource Beyond left and right : the future of radical politics, Anthony Giddens

Beyond left and right : the future of radical politics, Anthony Giddens

Label
Beyond left and right : the future of radical politics
Title
Beyond left and right
Title remainder
the future of radical politics
Statement of responsibility
Anthony Giddens
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 on what he calls "philosophic conservatism," but applying this outlook in the service of values normally associated with the left. The ecological crisis is at the core of this analysis, but is understood by Giddens in an unconventional way - as a response to a world in which modernity has run up against its limits as a social and moral order. The end of nature, as an entity existing independently of human intervention, and the end of tradition, combined with the impact of globalization, are the forces which now have to be confronted, made use of and coped with. This book provides a powerful interpretation of the rise of fundamentalism, of democracy, the persistence of gender divisions and the question of a normative political theory of violence. It will be essential reading for anyone seeking a novel approach to the political challenges we face at the turn of the twenty-first century
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Giddens, Anthony
Index
index present
LC call number
  • JC573
  • JA71
LC item number
  • .G53 1994
  • .G53 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Conservatism
  • Radicalism
  • Welfare state
  • Conservatisme
  • Radicalisme
  • État providence
  • Conservatism
  • Radicalism
  • Welfare state
  • Radicalisme
  • Links (politiek)
  • Rechts (politiek)
Label
Beyond left and right : the future of radical politics, Anthony Giddens
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [254]-262) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Conservatism : radicalism embraced -- Socialism : the retreat from radicalism -- The social revolutions of our time -- Two theories of democratization -- Contradictions of the welfare state -- Generative politics and positive welfare -- Positive welfare, poverty and life values -- Modernity under a negative sign : ecological issues and life politics -- Political theory and the problem of violence -- Questions of agency and values
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 276 pages
Isbn
9780804724517
Lccn
94066194
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)32371646
  • (OCoLC)ocm32371646
Label
Beyond left and right : the future of radical politics, Anthony Giddens
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [254]-262) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Conservatism : radicalism embraced -- Socialism : the retreat from radicalism -- The social revolutions of our time -- Two theories of democratization -- Contradictions of the welfare state -- Generative politics and positive welfare -- Positive welfare, poverty and life values -- Modernity under a negative sign : ecological issues and life politics -- Political theory and the problem of violence -- Questions of agency and values
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 276 pages
Isbn
9780804724517
Lccn
94066194
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)32371646
  • (OCoLC)ocm32371646

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