Radical Conservatism and the Future of Politics / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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Over the last 20 years the post-war centre-ground which recognized the welfare state, the funding of education, protection of the environment and the management of capitalism as the proper business of the state, has fragmented. The New Left of the 1990s is more conservative than the Old Left of the 1960s and 70s.
Emphasis on the freedom of the individual and the proper limitations of state power has changed the climate of everyday life. For Dahl, the genocide in the former Yugoslavia and the bombing in Oklahoma City, each bear the traces of the new 'radical conservatism'. Even countries in the former socialist bloc have witnessed a conservative revolution.
This book locates the roots of radical conservatism in the writings
|Series:||Published in association with Theory, Culture & Society Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.38(d)|
About the Author
Goran Dahl is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology, University of Lund
Table of Contents
IntroductionPART ONE: 'RADICAL CONSERVATISM'Conservatism and PoliticsConservatism and Radical ConservatismPART TWO: THE WORLD ACCORDING TO RADICAL CONSERVATISMReflexivity and SpontaneityPolitics and TheologyThe Critique of 'One-World Civilization' and the NationForms of Radical Conservatism - An Attempt at an International PerspectiveNew Political Constellations?PART THREE: CONCLUSIONSRadical Conservatism, the Sociology of Knowledge and the Future of Politics