Beyond Left and Right

The Future of Radical Politics

Author: Anthony Giddens

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 074566654X

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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How should one understand the nature and possibilities of political radicalism today? The political radical is normally thought of as someone who stands on the left, opposing backward-looking conservatism. In the present day, however, the left has turned defensive, while the right has become radical, advocating the free play of market forces no matter what obstacles of tradition or custom stand in their way. What explains such a curious twist of perspective? In answering this question Giddens develops a new framework for radical politics, drawing freely on what he calls "philosophic conservatism", but applying this outlook in the service of values normally associated with the Left. The ecological crisis is at the core of this analysis, but is understood by Giddens in an unconventional way - as a response to a world in which modernity has run up against its limits as a social and moral order. The end of nature, as an entity existing independently of human intervention, and the end of tradition, combined with the impact of globalization, are the forces which now have to be confronted, made use of and coped with. This book provides a powerful interpretation of the rise of fundamentalism, of democracy, the persistence of gender divisions and the question of a normative political theory of violence. It will be essential reading for anyone seeking a novel approach to the political challenges which we face at the turn of the twenty-first century.

Beyond Left and Right

Breaking the Political Stalemate

Author: A. Lawrence Chickering

Publisher: Ics Press


Category: Political Science

Page: 221

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Chickering faults both Republicans and Democrats for their preoccupation with the politics of the centralized state. Washington-based politics, he argues, has become hopelessly disputatious, corrupt, and remote from the concerns of America's people. It is "politics on the cheap," endless tinkering with the machine of centralized government, incapable of satisfying Americans' pervasive yearning for a society that inspires their willing and enthusiastic participation. How can we make politics work again? Beyond the tired programs of the left and right lies another option: a more consensual politics, built on self-governing institutions at the local and regional levels. Such institutions would empower citizens to work for the larger public good in all important areas of their lives. Beyond Left and Right introduces us to a new coalition of conservatives and liberals that is striving to build self-governing communities, especially in the stricken inner cities

Beyond Left & Right

Insurgency and the Establishment

Author: David A. Horowitz

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252065682

Category: History

Page: 444

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Offers a sweeping overview of political insurgency in the United States from the 1880s onwards. This book ranges over diverse individuals and groups that have attacked the established order, from the left and the right, from the Populists of the 1890s to Ross Perot and the religious right of our times.

Catholics, Politics, and Public Policy

Beyond Left and Right

Author: Clarke E. Cochran,David Carroll Cochran

Publisher: N.A


Category: Religion

Page: 210

View: 5871

Catholic voters heading for the polls are often confused about their vote - on some points they feel they should vote for the Republican candidate and on others, for the Democrat. This text provides a guide for thoughtful Catholics struggling to make up their own minds about political issues.

Beyond Left and Right

Helping Christians Make Sense of American Politics

Author: Amy E. Black

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780801067266

Category: Religion

Page: 254

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The 2008 U.S. presidential election is already heating up, fueled by debates about religion and politics, and dividing people of faith. Many Christians want to engage in politics but feel underequipped and overwhelmed. Wheaton College political scientist Amy E. Black believes Christians must become politically educated, not stereotyped and polarized. Beyond Left and Right offers a complete guide to the inner workings of American politics, equipping readers to think intelligently and to actively engage politics with their faith. Black is intentionally unbiased and avoids fleeting hot-button issues, ensuring the staying power of Beyond Left and Right, even after the election dust settles. Recommended for Christians and students interested in faith and politics.

Vanguard Performance Beyond Left and Right

Author: Kimberly Jannarone

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472119672

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

View: 4140

Explores the complex relationship between avant-garde art and politics to reveal links with right-wing or fascist causes

Politics Beyond Left and Right

A Guide for Creating a More Unified Nation

Author: David A. Ellison

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692833667

Category: Political Science

Page: 130

View: 5757

Politics Beyond Left and Right is a call for nonpartisan leadership from our government, and a call for only electing federal officials that will honor the wishes of the 60% to 80% of us who believe in a federal government that is smaller and more fiscally responsible than what Democrats prefer, but more socially accepting than what Republicans prefer - the government, I believe, our Founders envisioned, and the one we need in order to become a more unified nation. This provocative text covers a variety of subjects including education, racism, income inequality, taxes, term limits, immigration, abortion, gay/lesbian rights, and some history lessons. Copies of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution are included because I believe that our citizens' understanding of these two precious documents is important in our country's unification process.

Rechts und Links

Gründe und Bedeutungen einer politischen Unterscheidung

Author: Norberto Bobbio

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783803123114


Page: 93

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Die Vierte Politische Theorie

Author: Alexander Dugin

Publisher: Arktos

ISBN: 1907166629

Category: Political Science

Page: 238

View: 3318

Alle politischen Systeme der Moderne sind die Ergebnisse dreier unterschiedlicher Ideologien: Die erste und älteste ist die liberale Demokratie, die zweite ist der Marxismus und die dritte ist der Faschismus. Die zwei letzteren sind längst gescheitert und aus der Geschichte ausgeschieden; die erstere fungiert nicht mehr als Ideologie, sondern als etwas Selbstverständliches. Die Welt befindet sich heute am Rand einer postpolitischen Realität, in der die Werte des Liberalismus so tief eingewurzelt sind, daß sich der Durchschnittsmensch der Wirkung einer Ideologie in seiner Umwelt gar nicht bewußt ist. So droht der Liberalismus den politischen Diskurs zu monopolisieren, die Welt mit einer universalistischen Gleichheit zu überschwemmen und alles zu vernichten, was die verschiedenen Kulturen und Völker einzigartig macht. Laut Alexander Dugin bedarf es, um diesem Schicksal zu entgehen, einer vierten Ideologie, welche in den Scherben der ersten drei nach etwaigen brauchbaren Elementen sucht, doch selbst innovativ und einzigartig bleibt. Dugin bietet für diese neue Theorie nicht Punkt für Punkt ein Programm, sondern zeichnet in Umrissen den Rahmen, in dem sie sich entwickeln könnte und die Thematik, die sie behandeln muß. Die Vierte Politische Theorie soll die Mittel und Begriffe der Moderne gegen sie anwenden, um gegenüber der Kommerzialisierung eine Rückkehr der kulturellen Vielfalt, der traditionellen Weltanschauungen aller Völker der Welt zu zeitigen - und das in einem völlig neuen Kontext. Geschrieben von einem Wissenschaftler, der die Ausrichtung heutiger russischer Geopolitik aktiv beinflußt, ist Die Vierte Politische Theorie eine Einführung in eine Idee, die die politische Zukunft der Welt verändern könnte.

Beyond Right and Left

Democratic Elitism in Mosca and Gramsci

Author: N.A

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300144185

Category: Democracy

Page: 302

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Two Italian writers, Gaetano Mosca and Antonio Gramsci, have been very influential in twentieth-century political thought, the first cast as a thoroughgoing conservative, the second as the model of a humanistic Marxist. The author of this provocative book, the first systematic study of the connection between the two men, maintains that they are closer to each other than is commonly supposed-that they in fact belong to the same political tradition of democratic elitism. Maurice A. Finocchiaro argues that Gramsci's political theory is a constructive critique of Mosca's and that the key common element is the attempt to combine democracy and elitism in a theoretical system that defines them not as opposite but as compatible and interdependent. Finocchiaro finds that a critical examination of the major works of the two men demonstrates their shared belief in the viability of democratic elitism and undermines the importance of the distinction between right and left.

Beyond Right and Left

New Politics and the Culture Wars

Author: David McKnight

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1741145708

Category: Australia

Page: 298

View: 1194

Maps the death of politics based on the traditional opposition between Left and Right, and offers a provocative argument for the emergence of a new values-based politics in Australia.

When Sex Goes to School: Warring Views on Sex--and Sex Education--Since the Sixties

Author: Kristin Luker

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393344010

Category: Education

Page: 384

View: 6433

"It is difficult to imagine a juicier subject, or a more thoughtful, fluent, trustworthy guide for its exploration."—San Francisco Chronicle A chronicle of the two decades that noted sociologist Kristin Luker spent following parents in four America communities engaged in a passionate war of ideas and values, When Sex Goes to School explores a conflict with stakes that are deceptively simple and painfully personal. For these parents, the question of how their children should be taught about sex cuts far deeper than politics, religion, or even friendship. "The drama of this book comes from watching the exceptionally thoughtful Luker try to figure [sex education] out" (Judith Shulevitz, New York Times Book Review). In doing so, Luker also traces the origins of sex education from the turn-of-the-century hygienist movement to the marriage-obsessed 1950s and the sexual and gender upheavals of the 1960s. Her unexpected conclusions make it impossible to look at the intersections of the private and the political in the same way.

Rebalancing Society

Radical Renewal Beyond Left, Right, and Center

Author: Henry Mintzberg

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1626563187

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

View: 4915

Our world is out of balance, says Henry Mintzberg, and the consequences are proving fateful: the degradation of our environment, the demise of our democracies, and the denigration of ourselves, with greed having been raised to some sort of high calling. But we can set things right.Mintzberg argues that a healthy society is built on three balanced pillars: a public sector of respected governments, a private sector of responsible enterprises, and what he calls a plural sector of robust voluntary associations (nonprofits, NGOs, etc.). Communism collapsed because the public sector was overbearing--balance triumphed in 1989, not capitalism. But that misunderstanding has led to the private sector becoming overbearing in many countries, especially the United States, and this imbalance is wreaking havoc.Many governments are now so co-opted by their private sectors that they won't be able to lead the process of renewal. And corporate social responsibility, however laudable, cannot compensate for the corporate social irresponsibility we see all around us. So Mintzberg offers specific ideas for strengthening the plural sector, which has the inclination and the independence to lead radical renewal by challenging unacceptable practices and developing better ones. This means change must be led not by some "them" but by each of us and all of us--if we care about our planet and our progeny.

Der dritte Weg

die Erneuerung der sozialen Demokratie

Author: Anthony Giddens

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518410448

Category: Post-communism

Page: 179

View: 9593