The Global Age: State and Society Beyond Modernity
December 1996, Polity
When globality displaces modernity there is a general decentering of state, government, economy, culture, and community. Albrow calls for a recasting of the theory of such institutions and the relations between them. He finds an open potential for society to recover its abiding significance in the face of the declining nation state. At the same time a new kind of citizenship is emerging.
This important book will provoke both radicals and conservatives. Its scholarship ranges widely across the social sciences and humanities. It is bound to promote wide cross-disciplinary debate.
1. Resuming the History of Epochs.
2. The Construction of Nation-State Society.
3. The Decay of the Modern Project.
4. Globalization: Theorizing the Transition.
5. Historical Narrative for the New Age.
6. Configurations of the Global Age: Systems.
7. Configurations of the Global Age: People.
8. The Future State and Society.
9. The Global Age Hypothesis.
* It incorporates a radically new interpretation of the nature of globalization.
* Albrow sets out an original critique of both theories of modernity and postmodernity.
'Thoughtful, historically well-informed, clearly and indeed elegantly written, this is the book that everyone should read.' Political Studies
'Albrow's thesis is a very interesting one.' Millennium