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Politics: A Selection

Politics: A Selection (Hardback)

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Originally published in three volumes in 1987, this book is a selection of the key texts, collected together in a single volume. The book presents an explanatory theory of society and a programme for social reconstruction as a radical alternative to Marxism and social democracy. The explanatory part of the work rejects the search for a lawlike science of society and history, and emphasizes the haphazardness and replaceability of social arrangements. Unger shows how such an antideterministic approach can inspire surprising explanations of past and present institutions, with the result of broadening and refining the sense of the possible. Unger then proposes measures to make democratic institutions more faithful to the essentially experimental nature of democracy. The consequence is to redefine the focus for ideological debate and institutional innovation throughout the world, in developed and developing countries alike. With an introduction that locates Unger's work in the history of politics and social theory, and explores its major themes, this book provides a useful introduction to contemporary debates in social theory, as well as to Unger's ideas.

Roberto Mangabeira Unger is the author of "The Critical Legal Studies Movement", "False Necessity: Antinecessitarian Social Theory in the Service of Radical Democracy" and "What Should Legal Analysis Become?".

History & PoliticsPolitics & governmentPolitical science & theory Publisher: Verso Books Publication Date: 26/02/1997 ISBN-13: 9781859848708  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Roberto Mangabeira Unger is one of the leading social and political thinkers in the world today. He is also active in Brazilian politics. Verso has published much of his work: "False Necessity: Antinecessitarian Social Theory in the Service of Radical Democracy," "What Should Legal Analysis Become?," "Democracy Realized: The Progressive Alternative," "Politics," and "The Left Alternative."

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