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Giddens, Anthony - The Consequences of Modernity, ebook

The Consequences of Modernity

Giddens, Anthony


In this major theoretical statement, the author offers a new and provocative interpretation of the institutional transformations associated with modernity. We do not as yet, he argues, live in a post-modern world. Rather the distinctive characteristics of our major social institutions in

Hall, John R. - Coercion and Consent: Studies on the Modern State, ebook

Coercion and Consent: Studies on the Modern State

Hall, John R.


This book examines the key institutional structures and processes of modernity. Combining historical insight with sustained political and social analysis, Hall analyses the form and character of capitalism, war, late development, civil society and the the causes and collapse of socialism

Poggi, Gianfranco - Forms of Power, ebook

Forms of Power

Poggi, Gianfranco


Political power is often viewed as the sole embodiment of 'social power', even while we recognize that social power manifests itself in different forms and institutional spheres. This new book by Gianfranco Poggi suggests that the three principal forms of social power - the economic, the