This major new textbook will equip students with a complete understanding of contemporary politics, state and society in the United Kingdom today. Key underlying themes include: The differences between traditional and alternative ‘sites of power’ and what we mean by ‘political’ the relationships between politics, society and how individuals become and remain engaged with politics the rapid transformations in contemporary social structures and their impact on social and political life the role of human agency and its significance to social and political action and movements contemporary cultural and social dislocations and their impact on some of the major contested areas of political life today. Key features include: Key concepts and issues Key theorists and writers Discussion questions Comprehensive and accessible, An Introduction to Politics, State & Society is an essential text for all undergraduate students of politics, the contemporary state, power and political sociology.

Politics in the New Millennium: Globalization and the End of Social Democracy?

Politics in the new millennium: Globalization and the end of social democracy?

Key Concepts and Issues

  • Globalization
  • Politics beyond Right and Left
  • The politics of New Labour
  • The end of social democracy?
  • The future of politics and the political

Key Theorists and Writers

  • Manuel Castells
  • Anthony Giddens
  • Noreena Hertz
  • Paul Hirst
  • Eric Hobsbawn
  • Naomi Klein
  • George Monibot

A new political synthesis is taking shape. After a period of stasis and confusion, a modernised centre left has won power in much of the western world. Yet its victory does not mark a simple swing of the pendulum. Instead, the centre-left has had to come to terms with a period of profound social, geopolitical and economic change that has undermined many of its assumptions. It has had to accept some ...

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