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The Politics of Change

Globalization, Ideology and Critique

  • Werner Bonefeld
  • Kosmas Psychopedis

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. The Politics of Change: Ideology and Critique

    1. Werner Bonefeld, Kosmas Psychopedis
      Pages 1-6
  3. The New Reality of Globalization? Politics and Social Theory

  4. ‘New’ Social Theory and Methodology: Ideology and Critique

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
  5. Critique and Practice: The Possibility of Emancipatory Change Revisited

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 207-212

About this book


This work takes a critical view of the debate on globalization and assesses revamped versions of structuralist thought, which underpin much of the globalization discourse. In contrast to conventional views of change, the book emphasizes change as a politics of emancipation.


globalization Jürgen Habermas methodology Nation politics social theory socialism work

Editors and affiliations

  • Werner Bonefeld
    • 1
  • Kosmas Psychopedis
    • 2
  1. 1.University of YorkUK
  2. 2.Department of EconomicsUniversity of AthensGreece

About the editors

WERNER BONEFELD is Lecturer in the Department of Politics at the University of York. He is co-editor of Post-Fordism and Social Form, Open Marxism (three volumes, co-editor), Global Capital, National State and the Politics of Money, A Major Crisis and The Recomposition of the British State during the 1980s.

KOSMAS PSYCHOPEDIS is Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Athens. His previous works include Open Marxism (three volumes, co-editor), Max Weber and the Construction of Concepts in the Social Sciences (in Greek) and The Philosopher, the Politician and the Tyrant (in Greek).

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