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Title:
The third way : the renewal of social democracy
Author:
Giddens, Anthony.
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Publication Information:
Cambridge : Polity Press ; Malden, MA : Blackwell Publishers, 1999.

©1998
Physical Description:
x, 166 pages ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780745622668

9780745622675
Format :
Book

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Central Library HX73 .G55 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

The idea of finding a 'third way' in politics has been widely discussed over recent months - not only in the UK, but in the US, Continental Europe and Latin America. But what is the third way? Supporters of the notion haven't been able to agree, and critics deny the possibility altogether. Anthony Giddens shows that developing a third way is not only a possibility but a necessity in modern politics.


Author Notes

Anthony Giddens, a British sociologist, was educated at Hull, the London School of Economics, and Cambridge, and is a fellow of King's College, Cambridge. His interests have been varied, but they tend to focus on questions related to the macro-order. Much of his theoretical writing deals with stratification, class, and modernity. Although he has concentrated on dynamic issues of social structure, he has also examined how social psychological concerns are part of this broader order of human relations.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Table of Contents

Preface
1 Socialism and After
The death of socialism
Old-style social democracy
The neoliberal outlook
The doctrines compared
The recent debates
Structures of political support
The fate of social democracy
2 Five Dilemmas
Globalisation
Individualism
Left and right
Political agency
Ecological issues
Third way politics
3 State and Civil Society
Democratising democracy
The question of civil society
Crime and community
The democratic family
4 The Social Investment State
The meaning of equality
Inclusion and exclusion
A society of positive welfare
Social investment strategies
5 Into the Global Age
The cosmopolitan nation
Cultural pluralism
Cosmopolitan democracy
The European Union
Market fundamentalism on a world scale
Conclusion
Notes
Index

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