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Giddens and Politics Beyond the Third Way

Giddens and Politics Beyond the Third Way

Utopian Realism in the Late Modern Age
Peter Kolarz, Giddens and Politics Beyond the Third Way. Utopian Realism in the Late Modern Age, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
Notice publiée le 11 novembre 2016

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"This book unlocks the politics of Anthony Giddens' entire works, spanning half a century. Re-invigorating the critical concept of 'utopian realism', Kolarz shows the original promise, failures and possible futures of Giddens' project, creatively re-read as an integrated political whole. An invaluable resource for Giddens's advocates and critics across disciplines, as well as an original introduction to his thought for the uninitiated." - Will Leggett, University of Birmingham, UK

"Giddens and Politics beyond the Third Way takes up some of the most pressing theoretical and practical problems of our age in an accessible and engaging manner. By way of a critical analysis of Antony Giddens' most ambitious sociological claims, Peter Kolarz provides readers with a comprehensive account of the challenges to social democracy today, the tasks of the state in the twenty-first century, and the prospects for individual autonomy in late modernity. The book makes a significant contribution to our understanding of the proper relationship between facts and norms, and will be of great interest to students, academics and activists.' - Darrow Schecter, University of Sussex, UK

This book assesses the political dimensions of Anthony Giddens' work. Drawing from his utopian realist perspective this book presents an integrative approach to centre-left policymaking that stands in contrast to his Third Way.

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Peter Kolarz

Peter Kolarz is Policy Research Consultant at Technopolis Group, UK. He studied for his PhD at the University of Sussex, UK and subsequently worked as a lecturer at the University of Portsmouth, UK.

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