Politics in an Antipolitical Age

Politics in an Antipolitical Age

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In this book, Geoffrey Mulgan offers an analysis of the crisis of contemporary politics. He suggests that what was once thought to be a problem peculiar to the Left has now spread to affect the whole of the political system, calling into question the future role of parties, politicians and national governments. Mulgan argues that an entire era of political institutions and ideologies - stretching back some 200 years - is now coming to an end, bringing confusion and disorientation to traditional political movements and governments around the world. Mulgan proposes that, in place of the old politics based around states and markets, a new politics based around the quality and reciprocity of relationships is slowly emerging, bringing with it radically new definitions of the links between past and future, governors and governed, men and women.show more

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  • Hardback | 220 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 12.7mm | 430.91g
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • index
  • 0745608124
  • 9780745608129

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Part I: Beliefs. 1. Politics in an Antipolitical Age. 2. The Paradox of Equality. 3. Citizens and Responsibilities. 4. Worlds out of Kilter: The Politics of Balance and Change. 5. What is Television for? The Pursuit of Quality. Part II: Structures. 6. The Power of the Weak. 7. The Reimagination of the Public Sector. 8. Enabling and Disabling State (with Helen Wilkinson). 9. Reticulated Organization: The Birth and Death of the Mixed Economy. Part III: Worlds. 10. The Renewable Energies of Politics. 11. Democracy Beyond Sovereignty (with Helen Wilkinson).show more

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