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By Christian Borch

ISBN-10: 0415490936

ISBN-13: 9780415490931

ISBN-10: 0415490944

ISBN-13: 9780415490948

Niklas Luhmann offers an obtainable advent to 1 of an important sociologists of our time. It offers the main strategies inside of Luhmann’s multifaceted idea of contemporary society, and compares them with the paintings of alternative key social theorists resembling Jürgen Habermas, Michel Foucault, and Zygmunt Bauman.

The ebook will pay specific cognizance to introducing and discussing Luhmann’s unique sociological platforms concept. It provides an intensive research into different levels of his oeuvre, in which either the moving emphases in addition to the continuities in his pondering are proven. the first concentration of this article is Luhmann’s idea of contemporary society as being differentiated right into a plethora of ‘function structures’ – comparable to politics, legislation, and financial system – which function in keeping with their very own certain logics and which can't intervene with each other. For Luhmann, this useful differentiation works as a bulwark opposed to totalitarian rule, and as such is a key starting place of contemporary democracy. in addition, the publication seriously examines the results of this useful differentiation for inclusion and exclusion dynamics, in addition to for the certainty of energy and politics.

This is a key textual content for either undergraduate and postgraduate scholars of parts together with modern social conception, political sociology, and sociology.

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