Politics and Social Theory: The Inescapably Social, the Irreducibly Political

Politics and Social Theory: The Inescapably Social, the Irreducibly Political

by Will Leggett

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230576810
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 01/06/2017
Series: Themes in Social Theory
Edition description: 1st ed. 2017
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

WILL LEGGETT is Senior Lecturer in Sociology in the School of Government and Society, University of Birmingham, UK and author of After New Labour: Social Theory and Centre-Left Politics. He researches and teaches in the fields of political sociology and social and political theory, and has particular interests in the relationship between social change, ideology and political identities and action. More recently he has focused on the rise of 'behaviour change' as a political objective: his 'The politics of behaviour change: nudge, neoliberalism and the state', won the 2015 Ken Young Prize for the best article in the journal Policy & Politics.

Table of Contents

Introduction .-1. The Society-Politics Relation: On The 'Inescapably Social' And The 'Irreducibly Political'.-2. Politics From Above: The State And Governance.-3. Politics From Below: Political Identity And Participation.-4. Politics All Around: Culture, Ideology And Discourse.-Conclusion.

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