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The Resource Politics and fate, Andrew Gamble

Politics and fate, Andrew Gamble

Label
Politics and fate
Title
Politics and fate
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Gamble
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Politics was once regarded as an activity which could give human socieites control over their fate. However, there is now a deep pessimism about the ability of human beings to control anything very much, least of all through politics. This new fatalism about the human condition claims that we are living in the iron cages erected by vast impersonal forces arising from globalization and technology: a society that is both anti-political and unpolitical, a society without hope or the means either to imagine or promote an alternative future. It reflects the disillusion of political hopes in liberal and socialist utopias in the twentieth century and a widespread disenchantment with the grand narratives of the Enlightenment about reason and progress, and with modernity itself." "The most characteristic expression of this disenchantment is the endless discourses on endism - the end of history, the end of ideology, the end of the nation-state, the end of authority, the end of government, the end of the public realm, the end of politics itself: all have been proclaimed in recent years." "By contrast, Andrew Gamble's new book argues against the fatalism implicit in so many of these discourses, as well as against the fatalism that has always been present in many of the central discourses of modernity. It sets out a defence of politics and the political, explains why we cannot do without politics, and probes the complex relationship between politics and fate, and the continuing and necessary tension between them." "Politics and Fate will be essential reading for students and scholars of politics, public affairs and political thought."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gamble, Andrew
Dewey number
320
Index
index present
LC call number
JA71
LC item number
.G25 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Themes for the 21st century
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Political science
  • Authority
  • State, The
  • Fate and fatalism
Label
Politics and fate, Andrew Gamble
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [121]-124) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Fate
  • The End of History
  • The End of the Nation-State
  • The End of Authority
  • The End of the Public Domain
  • Politics
Control code
43993072
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xi, 127 pages
Isbn
9780745621678
Lccn
00033613
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Politics and fate, Andrew Gamble
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [121]-124) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Fate
  • The End of History
  • The End of the Nation-State
  • The End of Authority
  • The End of the Public Domain
  • Politics
Control code
43993072
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xi, 127 pages
Isbn
9780745621678
Lccn
00033613
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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