- Analyzes the implications of the fall of communism on social theory
- Discusses alternative ideas of social organizations other than capitalism, in the wake of the collapse of communism
- Covers state/civil society, globalization, the future of “modernity,” and post-socialism
Introduction: Being Taken By Surprise.
1 Theory After the Fall.
2 Class: Marx and Weber.
3 Society, Solidarity and Anomie: Durkheim.
4 Three Types of Convergence.
5 Socialism, modernity and beyond.
6 Globalization and Convergence.
7 Civil Society East and West.
8 Modernity, memory and postcommunism.
9 Concluding Themes.