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An age of limits : social theory for the 21st century

Author: Ralph Schroeder
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
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"In this ambitious and bold book, Ralph Schroeder develops a new social theory centred on the notion of limits. The current era, from the 1970s onwards, has seen a departure from the three defining trends of the modern age: the struggle for social citizenship rights, the disembedding of markets, and the transformation of nature. Based on a comparative-historical analysis, the book argues that there are now similar  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ralph Schroeder
ISBN: 9780230360600 0230360602 9780230360617 0230360610
OCLC Number: 852660647
Description: ix, 257 p. : ill. : 24 cm.
Contents: From the birth of the modern world to the age of limits --
Convergence and divergence --
Paths toward pluralist democracy: liberal versus radical interpretations --
Free and unfree markets --
The paradoxes of science, technology and social change --
The limits to transforming the environment --
Three cultures --
Modernization and the politics of development --
Social theory in the face of the future.
Other Titles: Social theory for the 21st century
Social theory for the twenty-first century
Responsibility: Ralph Schroeder.

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An Age of Limits outlines a new social theory for understanding contemporary society. Providing an analysis of why political, economic and cultural powers face constraints across the global North and  Read more...

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