Anthony Giddens: An Introduction to a Social Theorist
August 2000, Wiley-Blackwell
1. Anthony Giddens, the Positive Critic: the Dialogue with Classical and Modern Sociology.
2 Giddens as Constructor: the Theory of Structuration as a Response to the Dualism of Social Theory.
3 The Theory of Structuration.
4 Giddens's Theory of the State: the Nation-state and War.
5 The Analysis of Modernity: Globalization, the Transformation of Intimacy, and the Post-traditional Society.
6 Giddens and Politics: toward Positive Welfare, Generative Politics, and the Radical Center.
7 The Post-traditional Society and Radical Politics: an Interview with Anthony Giddens.
8 Giddens's Social and Political Theory: Some Critical Viewpoints.
* Chronological format shows the development of Giddens's work.
* Includes the most comprehensive bibliography to date of Giddens's work and critical responses.
* Contains lengthy interview with Giddens by the author.
William Outhwaite, University of Sussex
"Kaspersen brings a sophisticated understanding of Giddens's entire agenda to this truly accessible text. Newcomers will welcome the reliable consolidations of Giddens's central themes. Advanced theorists will appreciate Kaspersen's trenchant criticisms and his extensive coverage of new developments in Giddens's political thought." Ira J. Cohen, Rutgers University