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The Politics of Change : Globalization, Ideology and Critique - W. Bonefeld

The Politics of Change

Globalization, Ideology and Critique

By: W. Bonefeld (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 5th January 2001
ISBN: 9780312235598
Number Of Pages: 212

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Kant defined the Enlightenment as humanity's attempt to leave behind its self-imposed immaturity. Social theory is thus charged with enlightening the human condition and its social constitution in order to achieve maturity and human dignity. Enlightenment is a thoroughly subversive business. The authors to this volume are in no way disturbed by the claim that everybody contributes to society according to their ability and that everybody receives according to their needs. What is disturbing, though, is that the demand for such a 'change' appears outdated and that, instead, many commentators espouse the idea that society's 'laws of development' are governed by an invisible hand. The Politics of Change takes issues with such views. It does so through a timely assessment of the debate on globalization and contemporary versions of neo-liberal and neo-functionalist thought, which underpin much of the globalization discourse. The Politics of Change emphasizes 'change' as a project of human emancipation.

The Politics of Change: Ideology and Critique
The New Reality of Globalization? Politics and Social Theory
Globalization, Depoliticization, and 'Modern' Economic Management
The Specter of Globalization: On the Form and Content of the World Market
'New' Social Theory and Methodology: Ideology and Critique
New Social Thought. Questions of Theory and Critique
Juuml;rgen Habermas' Reconstruction of Historical Materialism
Critique and Practice: The Possibility of Emancipatory Change Revisited
The End of the 'Socialist System'. Failure or Confirmation of Marx's Views on the Transition from one Form of Production and Society to Another?
Zapata in Wall Street
The Market, the State, and the End of History
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ISBN: 9780312235598
ISBN-10: 0312235593
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 212
Published: 5th January 2001
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 1