Preface. 1. The Reinvention of Politics: . Towards a Theory of Reflexive Modernization: Ulrich Beck. 2. Living in a Post-Traditional Society: . Anthony Giddens. 3. Reflexivity and its Doubles:. Structure, Aesthetics, Community: Scott Lash. 4. Replies and Critiques:. Ulrich Beck, Anthony Giddens, Scott Lash. Index.
"Reflexive Modernization is stimulating and imaginative ... all the authors raise important issues. Giddens provides a much-needed sociological discussion of the nature of tradition, which should provoke debate. Lash's contribution is in some ways the most helpful, given his direct engagement with his co-authors and his relation of theory to a variety of evidence." Radical Philosophy "This is an attractive an original collection with much to commend ... the Giddens essay ... is elegant, smoothly written and carries lightly a vast amount of insight ... this is Giddens at his most mature and very best and explains his dominance in contemporary socialogical theory." British Journal of Sociology