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The Two Sovereigns

Social Contradictions of European Modernity
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The Two Sovereigns by Keith Tester
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The Two Sovereigns examines modernity through the prism of the two sovereigns - of the individual and the collectivity. It is a stimulating and highly original aditation on the difficult and contradictory experiences of European modernity. It uses the collapse of communism in eastern and central Europe to explore why the institutions and narratives of modernity found it so difficult to deal with problems like the meaning of freedom; the role and status of intellectuals; and the leagacy of the past. Tester argues that the central question of modernity is: How can the world be made a better place? He argues that this question remains relevant and that it has never been definitively answered: the identity of the sovereign maker' was always open to debate. The Two Sovereigns is a superbly crafted examination of the collapse of communism in central and eastern Europe and the prospects for change.
Release date NZ
July 2nd, 1992
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
240
Dimensions
138x216x17
ISBN-13
9780415061919
Product ID
1860129

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