Social Theory and Postcommunism

Social Theory and Postcommunism

Editor(s): William Outhwaite, Larry Ray

Published Online: 4 FEB 2008

Print ISBN: 9780631211112

Online ISBN: 9780470773345

DOI: 10.1002/9780470773345

About this Book

Social Theory and Postcommunism undertakes a thorough study of the implications of post-communism for sociological theory. Written by two leading social theorists, the book discusses the thesis that the fall of communism has decimated alternative conceptions of social organizations other than capitalism.

  • Analyzes the implications of the fall of communism on social theory
  • Discusses alternative ideas of social organizations other than capitalism, in the wake of the collapse of communism
  • Covers state/civil society, globalization, the future of "modernity," and post-socialism

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