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Sarah Hale, Will Leggett and Luke Martell

The Third Way is presented as a triumph of style over substance and the product par excellence of a soundbite political culture. A critical engagement with the discourse of the Third Way is integral to an understanding of the political character of New Labour, as well as in the forging of viable alternatives. The Third Way theory offered by Anthony Giddens has been appropriated by New Labour and other Centre-Left actors only selectively, where it is of use in developing the enduring agenda.

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Part III: The Netherlands

‘Nederland voor de Nederlanders!’

Cas Mudde

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Sarah Hale, Will Leggett and Luke Martell

This part assesses some of the approaches, attitudes and assumptions surrounding the role of community and of communitarianism in the Third Way as manifested in Britain by New Labour. For Amitai Etzioni, 'cultivating communities where they exist and helping them form where they have been lost should be a major priority for future progress along the Third Way'. The part provides a challenge to accepted beliefs about the role of community and of communitarianism in New Labour's Third Way.

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James Bowen and Jonathan Purkis

This part addresses the notions of being and becoming within different areas of anarchist theory and practice. Ecological anarchism, which has been the driving force behind much contemporary anarchist theory and practice, has been committed to think about the relationships between people and 'nature' in new ways. The part discusses some of the psychological strategies taken by political activists to cope with the burdens which contemporary Western societies bestow upon the individual.

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Sarah Hale, Will Leggett and Luke Martell

One major theme in discussions of New Labour and the Third Way more generally has concerned the Third Way's credibility as a social democratic force. Anthony Giddens's Third Way rests on a social theory of modernisation and globalisation and uses the notion of 'generative equality' to propose a new model for social policy. Private Finance Initiative (PFI) has been seen as an important part of the government's strategy to modernise public services and an economically feasible way of rebuilding the decaying public infrastructure, especially in the health service.

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Part II: Flanders

‘Eigen volk eerst!’

Cas Mudde

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James Bowen and Jonathan Purkis

This part provides a snapshot of a number of debates and critical positions which inform about the contemporary anarchist practice. It offers unique perspectives on the aspects of socialisation such as sexuality, education, addiction and mental health. The part demonstrates the sensitivity and ethical dilemmas that must accompany any libertarian sociological method. It concentrates on education, age, communication and the importance of art and creativity in the libertarian struggle, something that places them in the tradition of writers like Herbert Read.

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James Bowen and Jonathan Purkis

This part outlines the philosophical shifts that have occurred within anarchism and shows how different political voices have emerged to mobilise around an increasing plurality of injustices. It identifies a psychological and psychoanalytic dimension to understand authority, alienation and history, which is a powerful and still under acknowledged aspect of contemporary anarchism. The chapter presents poststructuralist literature, a potentially useful tool for understanding power, particularly when theorising contemporary social movements.

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Sarah Hale, Will Leggett and Luke Martell

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Part I: Germany

‘Deutschland den Deutschen!’

Cas Mudde