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What happens to politics in the postmodern condition? The Politics of Postmodernity is a political tour de force that addresses this key contemporary question. Politics in postmodernity is carefully contextualized by relating its specific sphere - the polity - to those of the economic, social, technological and cultural. The authors confront globalization and the notion of postmodernity as disorganized capitalism. They analyze the role of the mass media, the changing ways in which politics is used, the role of the state and the progressive potential of politics in postmodern times. Closing with a postscript on the future of the discipline of political science, this book offers a profound yet highly accessible account
Chapter 6: Values, New Politics and New Social Movements
Values, New Politics and New Social Movements
Having elaborated the new self and the new logic of cultural and lifestyle expression and accumulation, we can now move on to explore the implications of this for values and politics. The original argument for a connection between postmodernism and new politics was hypothesized by us in 1989 (Gibbins 1989a: 23–24). We argued that those citizens most in tune with postmodern culture would be those who were most likely to be involved in new political activities such as direct action and belonging to new social movements, and less likely to be involved in old political activities such as party and pressure group affiliation. In 1995 we developed the argument by looking at ...