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Politics in an Antipolitical Age

ISBN: 978-0-7456-0813-6
220 pages
June 1994, Polity
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In this book Geoff Mulgan offers a powerful analysis of the crisis of contemporary politics and argues that a new politics based around the quality and reciprocity of relationships is slowly emerging.
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Acknowledgements.

Introduction.

1. Politics in an Antipolitical Age.

2. The Paradox of Equality.

3. Citizens and Responsibilities.

4. Worlds out of Kilter: The Politics of Balance and Change.

5. What is Television for? The Pursuit of Quality.

6. The Power of the Weak.

7. The Reimagination of the Public Sector.

8. Reticulated Organisation: The Birth and Death of the Mixed Economy.

9. The Renewable Energies of Politics.

10. Democracy Beyond Sovereignty: The Shape of a Postmodern World Order (with Helen Wilkinson).

Index.
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Geoffrey Mulgan is the author of several previous books including Communication and Control (Polity, 1991). He is also Director and founder of DEMOS, an independent political think-tank based in London.
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* The author offers a challenging and wide-ranging analysis of the crisis of contemporary politics showing that problems which were thought to be peculiar to the Left are now spreading to the whole political system.
* He sets out a detailed analysis of why the structure of politics has run out of steam, and provides a series of arguments about the means of creating change in the future, the future of the state and the evolution of democracy.
* The author offers a challenging and wide-ranging analysis of the crisis of contemporary politics showing that problems which were thought to be peculiar to the Left are now spreading to the whole political system.
* He sets out a detailed analysis of why the structure of politics has run out of steam, and provides a series of arguments about the means of creating change in the future, the future of the state and the evolution of democracy.
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'A stimulating contribution to the current reorientation of democratic socialist thought.' Third Way

'A profoundly interesting book, addressing the crisis of contemporary politics with a depth of insight and a breadth of vision sadly lacking in most of our current `political' writing.' New Times

'Every Tory para-intellectual should read this book to see how a clear and informed mind on the left can still pursue the battle of ideas.' The Times Literary Supplement

'This stimulating collection of essays will further enhance Geoff Mulgan's reputation as a political thinker of impressive range and depth.' Renewal

'Subtle, profound and pioneering.' Times Higher Education Supplement

'Politics in an Antipolitical Age is a worthwhile contribution to the debate over the future of the left, and an attempt to understand the non-politicized 'generation X.' As such it and Geoff Mulgan's arguments need to be carefully considered and discussed.' Political Science

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