This engaging title discusses the social, cultural and policy consequences of these conditions as well as showing the effect of agency and choice upon regulation.
The book critically examines:
- Neo-Liberal ideology and the free market
- The Sociology of Modernity
- The New Consumer Society
- Citizenship in Mass Society
- The power of Autonomy
- The interaction of Regulation and Agency
It provides a developed 'genealogical' account of society, is enriched by original case-studies, and engages with a broad range of traditional approaches and sources - including the work of Ulrich Beck, Anthony Giddens, Adam Smith and Pierre Bourdieu.
This well researched and thought-provoking work will be of interest to students of social policy and sociology as well as policy-makers and field workers.