Politics at the Edge

Politics at the Edge : The PSA Yearbook, 1999

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Politics at the Edge was the theme of the 1999 PSA Annual Conference. This volume brings together nearly twenty of the liveliest, most thoughtful and original papers from some two hundred presented at the conference. The major traditional strengths of British political science are well represented - with papers on parties, political theory and the history of political thought - but so too are less familiar areas such as the politics of Latin America and the politics of poststructuralism. Distinguished contributors include Agnes Heller, David Held, Mahdi Elmandjra, Andrew Dobson, Andrew Vincent and Richard Sakwa.show more

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  • Hardback | 303 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 25mm | 619g
  • Palgrave MacMillan
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2000.
  • biography
  • 0333779037
  • 9780333779033

About Chris Pierson

CHRIS PIERSON is Professor of Politics at the University of Nottingham. He has written extensively on the problems of social democracy and has an intense interest in transformations of property. His most recent publications include Beyond the Welfare State?, Developments in British Social Policy (edited with N.Ellison) and Conversations with Giddens (with Anthony Giddens). SIMON TORMEY is Lecturer in Politics at the University of Nottingham. He is the author of Making Sense of Tyranny: Interpretations of Totalitarianism (195) and is currently completing a study of the political thought of Agnes Heller. He has published numerous articles most recently in The Journal of Political Ideologies, Daimon and Radical Philosophy.show more

Table of contents

Acknowledgements Notes on the Contributors Editors' Introduction The Postmodern Imagination; A.Heller Global Transformations: Politics, Economics and Culture; D.Held, A.McGrew, D.Goldblatt & J.Perraton Need for a 'Deglobalisation' of Globalisation'; M.Elmandjra Ecological Citizenship: A Disruptive Influence?; A.Dobson Pluralism, Democratic Deliberation and Environmental Values; G.Smith Factions and Diversity: A Republican Dilemma; J.Maynor Rediscovering the Little Platoons: Civil Society and Contemporary American Conservative Thought; B.Pilbeam Idealism and Hedonism; A.Vincent Pluralism and Liberalism in the Political Thought of Isaiah Berlin; P.Lassman The Impact of Environmentalism on Public Policy Analysis; S.Baker The Changing Role of Environmental Non-Governmental Organisations in the UK in the 1990s; T.S.Gray & E.Ritchie The Marginalisation of Europe: Testing New Labour's European Credentials; R.Holden The 'Penny Farthing' Machine Revisited: Labour Party Members and Participation in the 1950s and 1960s; S. Fielding Social-Democratic Consolidation in Brazil: The Cardoso Presidency 1994-1998: Perspectives and Prospects; A.Hooper Executive-Legislative Relations and Democratic Consolidation in Mexico; D.Wallis The Republicanisation of Russia: Federalism and Democratisation in Transition; R.Sakwa The Republicanisation of Russia: Federalism and Democratisation in Transition; C.Ross Parasite-Politics: On the Significance of Symbiosis and Assemblage in Theorizing Community-Formations; J.van Loon Redesigning Newton's Cenotaph: Quantum Spacetime and the State: The Culture of Politics and the Politics of Culture; D.E.Akrovoulis Indexshow more