Synopses & Reviews
Contemporary political theory has become alienated from politics. It often neither discusses concrete political events nor touches the world of political action. Stephen Eric Bronner wants to change that, and Ideas in Action takes a bold step in tha
With elegance and power, Stephen Eric Bronner surveys century political traditions placing theories and thinkers in their social, historical, and political contexts as he presents a new internationalist perspective on the direction of political thinking in the twentieth century.
Table of Contents
The dilemmas of democratic theory -- The liberal heritage -- The communitarian idea -- The conservative disposition -- The anarchist impulse -- The masses in motion -- Socialism -- Fascism -- Communism -- The liberation of subjectivity -- Existential battles -- Critical theory -- Postmodernism and poststructuralism -- The radical imagination -- The logic of the new social movements -- Race -- Sex -- Nature -- The forgotten.