Postmodern Views On The State

2024 Words9 Pages
Postmodern Views on the State

Many societies have experienced post-modernization as the “de-centralization” of society, politics, and economy as well as the decline of the various dominant modernization paradigms, which structured industrial society both formally and informally in the past decades (Best and Kellner 1997; Drake 2010). In social are, for example, the ethnic or cultural bases of many nationalities have started to dissolve and societies have become more multiethnic, multicultural, fragmented and ‘melting pots’ of various ‘hybrid’ postmodern identities (Jessop 2015:157). In political era, scholars have advanced the ‘end of ideology’ thesis during the end of the 1980s and especially with the collapse of the Soviet Communist Bloc. The liberalism, individualism, post-modernist discourses were triumphant and announcing the dawn of a new era in which early ideological conflicts would disappear as a source of political conflict on the global scale (Fukuyama 1993). In economy field, at the start of the twenty-first century, almost everyone can realize the significance of economy not just in deciding elections but also in shaping the broader processes of the state. Scholars also argue that we are now living in an age of ‘pocket-book politics’, which means that with the decline of traditional political ideologies, narrowly conceived economic self-interest has been the overwhelming driving force of the political processes (Pierson 2011:81). Political researches also
Get Access