Theorising Social Change in Post-Soviet Countries: Critical Approaches

Sanghera, B. and Amsler, S. and Yarkova, T., eds. (2007) Theorising Social Change in Post-Soviet Countries: Critical Approaches. Verlag Peter Lang, 367 pp. ISBN 9783039103294. (Full text available)

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Abstract

The book traces three main approaches to the sociology of post-Soviet societies: studies guided by neoliberal theory and/or practice; work which may be termed neoconservative in orientation, and which is often a response to the first; and a third type of work that is considered both critical and reflexive, and which seeks to transcend the limitations of the other approaches. The book is divided into three parts, addressing polity, culture and economy. In each section, authors endeavour to transcend both neoliberalism and neoconservatism, and reach for a third approach, 'critical social science'. This is a broad movement, and the authors vary in their own explanatory and normative ideas as they carve out frameworks that will enable them to develop a more rigorous and at the same time more comprehensive and critical understanding of social change.

Item Type: Edited book
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HX Socialism. Communism. Anarchism
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Medway
Depositing User: Balihar Sanghera
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2011 14:09
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2014 14:59
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/7708 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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