The Political Forms of Modern Society

The Political Forms of Modern Society : Bureaucracy, Democracy, Totalitarianism

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Claude Lefort is a French social and political theorist. His analysis of contemporary political events are often related to a consideration of one or more of the major contributions to the history of political thought. His accounts of the development of bureaucracy and totalitarianism in the Soviet Union and eastern Europe, and of the role of symbolism in modern societies are set against a study of Marx's theory of political ideology. While critical of many traditional assumptions and doctrines, Lefort develops a political position based on a reappraisal of the idea of human rights and a reconsideration of what democracy means today.
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  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 152 x 229mm
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • French
  • 074560109X
  • 9780745601090

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