Contemporary Political Culture: Politics in a Postmodern Age

Contemporary Political Culture: Politics in a Postmodern Age

by John R Gibbins (Editor)


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Contemporary Political Culture: Politics in a Postmodern Age by John R Gibbins

The dramatic changes in contemporary European politics associated with the rise of the New Right has created a new political culture which is the subject of this fascinating and informative book.

Contemporary Political Culture pioneers the application of the theory of postmodernism to Western political behaviour and political science. Underpinning the book is the observation that fundamental long-term changes in the contours of European political culture explain the rise of the new politics and recent political events. The authors offer a critical analysis of traditional theories, models and accounts of political culture, and -- an evaluation of the two contending contemporary explanatory models, postmodernism and po

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780803981775
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 08/01/1989
Series: SAGE Modern Politics Series , #23
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Contemporary Political Culture - John R Gibbins
An Introduction
Change and Continuity in Liberal Democratic Political Culture - Brian Girvin
Political Change and Political Culture in Britain, 1959-87 - Richard Topf
Neoconservatism and Value Change in the USA - Michael Minkenberg and Ronald Inglehart
Tendencies in the Mass Public of a Postindustrial Society
Postmodern Structures of Feeling - Bo Reimer
Values and Life Styles in the Postmodern Age
Symbols and Politics as Culture in the Modern Situation - Ky[um]osti Pekonen
The Problem and Prospects of the 'New'
Changes in the Political Culture -- Challenges to The Trade Union Movement - Detlef Jahn
The Debate on Nuclear Energy in Swedish and German Trade Unions
From 'Old Politics' to 'New Politics' - R[um]udiger Schmitt
Three Decades of Peace Protest in West Germany
From Postindustrial Society to Postmodern Politics - Bryan S Turner
The Political Sociology of Daniel Bell
Nietzsche, Modernity and Politics - Ian Forbes
Incommensurability, International Theory and the Fragmentation of Western Political Culture - Nick J Rengger
Observations on Cultural Change and Postmodernism - Ronald Inglehart
Constructing Value Orientations - Bo Reimer
A Reply to Ronald Inglehart

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