The Endangered West: Myopic Elites and Fragile Social Orders in a Threatening World

The Endangered West: Myopic Elites and Fragile Social Orders in a Threatening World

by John Higley

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ISBN-13: 9781412864152
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
Publication date: 10/30/2016
Pages: 244
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

John Higley is professor emeritus of government and sociology at the University of Texas at Austin, where he was chair of the Department of Government. He also chaired the Research Committee on Political Elites of the International Political Science Association.

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction: Paradigms and Explanation in Social Science

1 Limits to Political and Social Aspiration
2 The West's Accidental and Unique Development
3 Elites and Political Development in the West
4 Ideological Illusions in Western Societies
5 Social Orders in the Post-Industrial West
6 The West in a Threatening World
7 Limits on the West

Epilogue: The Liberal Ideal as a Realistic Political Standard

Bibliography

Index

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