Plasticity Into Power: Comparative-Historical Studies on the Institutional Conditions of Economic and Military Success

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November 2004



Unger pursues this topic through wide-ranging historical inquiries into the European escape from the recurring crises that foreclosed political and economic breakthroughs in the great empires of the past; the invention of revolutionary approaches to the governmental protection of wealth; and the social conditions of military success,.


Widely regarded as one of the world's leading social and political thinkers, Roberto Mangabeira Unger is Professor of Law at Harvard University and active in Brazilian politics. With Verso he has published What Should Legal Analysis Become?, Politics: The Central Texts and Democracy Realized: The Progressive Alternative.


"[Unger] does not make moves in any game we know how to play ...[His] book may someday make possible a new national romance ... [It] will help the literate ... citizens of some country to see vistas where before they saw only dangers--see a hitherto undreamt-of national future..."-- Richard Rorty "A philosophical mind out of the Third World turning the tables, to become synoptist and seer of the First."-- Perry Anderson
EAN: 9781844675166
ISBN: 1844675165
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: VERSO
Erscheinungsdatum: November 2004
Seitenanzahl: 231 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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