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  1. 1968-2001: Measuring the Distance.Paul Ginsborg, Luisa Passerini, Bo Stråth & Peter Wagner - 2002 - Thesis Eleven 68 (1):5-10.
    In its first part the article examines visions of the family during 1968 and the succeeding years. It concentrates in particular on alternative visions of the family, both at a theoretical level (as with David Cooper's Death of the Family), and at the level of social history, with the rise and fall of the commune movement. It does so with reference to a methodology which concentrates on relationships, principally those between the individual and the family, between family and between the (...)
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  2. A Sociology of Modernity Liberty and Discipline.Peter Wagner - 1994
     
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    Towards a Theory of Synagonism.Nathalie Karagiannis & Peter Wagner - 2005 - Journal of Political Philosophy 13 (3):235–262.
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  4. Multiple Trajectories of Modernity: Why Social Theory Needs Historical Sociology.Peter Wagner - 2010 - Thesis Eleven 100 (1):53-60.
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    Interpreting the Present – a Research Programme.Peter Wagner - 2015 - Social Imaginaries 1 (1):105-129.
    Sociologists have increasingly adopted the insight that ‘modern societies’ undergo major historical transformations; they are not stable or undergoingonly smooth social change once their basic institutional structure has been established. There is even some broad agreement that the late twentieth century witnessed the most recent one of those major transformations leading into the present time – variously characterized by adding adjectives such as ‘reflexive’, ‘global’ or simply ‘new’ to modernity. However, neither the dynamics of the recent social transformation nor the (...)
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  6. Discourses on Society the Shaping of the Social Science Disciplines.Peter Wagner, Richard Whitley & Björn Wittrock - 1991
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    A History and Theory of the Social Sciences: Not All That is Solid Melts Into Air.Peter Wagner - 2001 - Sage Publications.
    Divided into two parts this book examines the train of social theory from the 19th century, through to the `organization of modernity', in relation to ideas of social planning, and as contributors to the `rationalistic revolution' of the `golden age' of capitalism in the 1950s and 60s. Part two examines key concepts in the social sciences. It begins with some of the broadest concepts used by social scientists: choice, decision, action and institution and moves on to examine the `collectivist alternative': (...)
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    Varieties of Agonism: Conflict, the Common Good, and the Need for Synagonism.Nathalie Karagiannis & Peter Wagner - 2008 - Journal of Social Philosophy 39 (3):323-339.
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    Modernity, Capitalism and Critique.Peter Wagner - 2001 - Thesis Eleven 66 (1):1-31.
    The twin theories of late 20th-century societal constellations, functionalist modernization theory and neo-Marxist theories of late capitalism, fell into crisis and disrepute during the 1970s and 1980s. Social theory responded to such double crisis of the theorizing of `capitalism' and of `modernization' by embracing the term `modernity', a term that, almost unknown in social thought before the end of the 1970s, appeared to provide a new common ground in terms of representing the present societal constellation. At the same time, however, (...)
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    The Nascent Political Philosophy of the European Polity.Heidrun Friese & Peter Wagner - 2002 - Journal of Political Philosophy 10 (3):342–364.
  11. Theorising Modernity: Inescapability and Attainability in Social Theory.Peter Wagner - 2001 - Sage Publications.
    This book argues that sociology has lost its ability to provide critical diagnoses of the present human condition because sociology has stopped considering the philosophical requirements of social enquiry. The book attempts to restore that ability by retrieving some of the key questions that sociologists tend to gloss over, inescapability and attainability. The book identifies five key questions in which issues of inescapability and attainability emerge. These are the questions of the certainty of our knowledge, the viability of our politics, (...)
     
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  12. Violence Against the Democratic State, Abuse of Children: Revising the Collective Memory of `1968'?Heidrun Friese & Peter Wagner - 2002 - Thesis Eleven 68 (1):106-109.
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    Measurements and Their Limits.David Jaclin & Peter Wagner - 2019 - Social Science Information 58 (2):221-223.
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    The Resistance That Modernity Constantly Provokes: Europe, America and Social Theory.Peter Wagner - 1999 - Thesis Eleven 58 (1):35-58.
    During the past two centuries, and in particular during the inter-war period, American ways of living and of thinking have become one principal object of European reflections on modernity. This essay explores some of the ways in which the rejection or affirmation of modernity in Europe has been channelled through observations on America. It is argued that the variety of European ways of looking at America also demonstrates the range of forms available to social theory for thinking the social world (...)
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    Liberty and Discipline: Making Sense of Postmodernity, or, Once Again, Toward a Sociohistorical Understanding of Modernity. [REVIEW]Peter Wagner - 1992 - Theory and Society 21 (4):467-492.
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    Imagination and Tragic Democracy.Nathalie Karagiannis & Peter Wagner - 2012 - Critical Horizons 13 (1):12 - 28.
    Cornelius Castoriadis is one of the very few social and political philosophers – modern and ancient – for whom a concept of imagination is truly central. In his work, however, the role of imagination is so overarching that it becomes difficult to grasp its workings and consequences in detail, in particular in its relation to democracy as the political form in which autonomy is the core imaginary signification. This article will proceed by first suggesting some clarifications about Castoriadis’s employment of (...)
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    Dispute, Uncertainty and Institution in Recent French Debates.Peter Wagner - 1994 - Journal of Political Philosophy 2 (3):270–289.
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    Violence and Justice in Global Modernity: Reflections on South Africa with World-Sociological Intent.Peter Wagner - 2011 - Social Science Information 50 (3-4):483-504.
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    Sociology and Contingency: Historicizing Epistemology.Peter Wagner - 1995 - Social Science Information 34 (2):179-204.
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    The Project of Emancipation and the Possibility of Politics, or, What's Wrong with Post-1968 Individualism?Peter Wagner - 2002 - Thesis Eleven 68 (1):31-45.
    The thesis that `1968' resulted in the rise of the individual, on the one hand, and the end of politics, on the other, is critically discussed by interpreting the events of 1968 as a project of emancipation and by distinguishing between the individual and the collective aspects of emancipation.
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    Towards a Conceptual History of the Present: Democracy, Rights, and Freedom in the Recent Catalan Conflict.Peter Wagner - 2018 - Social Science Information 57 (4):588-615.
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  22. Action, Coordination, and Institution in Recent French Debates.Peter Wagner - 1994 - Journal of Political Philosophy 2 (3):270-289.
     
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    When `the Light of the Great Cultural Problems Moves On': On the Possibility of a Cultural Theory of Modernity.Heidrun Friese & Peter Wagner - 2000 - Thesis Eleven 61 (1):25-40.
    Comparative analysis of civilizations has recently revived and has led into a debate about varieties of modernity. This connection between an empirically defined area of study, `civilizations', and a theme that is predominantly seen as conceptual, `modernity', is a peculiar one and raises crucial questions for any social theory. Can `modernity' be located spatio-temporally among the civilizations? Is it itself a civilization (or the successor to all civilizations), or does it not rather refer to a human condition? This article takes (...)
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    Social and Political Philosophy, Historical-Comparative Sociology and the Critical Diagnosis of the Present: A Reply.Peter Wagner - 2018 - Social Imaginaries 4 (2):109-134.
    In reply to the contributions to Social Imaginaries vol. 4, no. 1, this article reviews the development of the research programme that the author has been pursuing over more than three decades. It places the emphasis on the conceptual and methodological requirements for a historical sociology of social change. It insists, on the one hand, on the need to avoid overly strong conceptual presuppositions to analyze social phenomena of large scale and long duration, while, on the other hand, sustaining the (...)
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    The Political Form of Europe, Europe as a Political Form.Peter Wagner - 2005 - Thesis Eleven 80 (1):47-73.
    European integration needs to be analyzed in terms that address the normative self-understanding of the emerging polity or, in other words, the self-understanding of European modernity. While it is often argued that such European self-understanding is either entirely indistinct from the general self-understanding of the West, i.e. a commitment to human rights and liberal democracy, or highly problematic, because it makes overly ‘thick’ presuppositions, which are untenable against the background of European cultural diversity and risk to revive non-liberal European political (...)
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    L'Europe comme enjeu politique.Heidrun Friese & Peter Wagner - 2000 - Multitudes 3 (3):51-63.
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    Dispute, Uncertainty and Institution in Recent French Debates.Peter Wagner - 1994 - Journal of Political Philosophy 2 (3):270-289.
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    The Political Condition of Our Time.Peter Wagner & David Jaclin - forthcoming - Social Science Information:053901841882246.
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    Staking Out Knowledge.David Jaclin & Peter Wagner - 2018 - Social Science Information 57 (1):3-5.
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    Civil Society and the Problématique of Political Modernity.Jean Terrier & Peter Wagner - 2006 - In .
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    The Critique of Organized Modernity.Jean Terrier & Peter Wagner - 2006 - In .
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    Towards a World Sociology of Modernity.Peter Wagner - 2010 - In Hans Joas (ed.), The Benefit of Broad Horizons: Intellectual and Institutional Preconditions for a Global Social Science: Festschrift for Bjorn Wittrock on the Occasion of His 65th Birthday. Brill. pp. 24--227.
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    Beyond Serving State and Bureaucracy: Problem-Oriented Social Science in Germany.Peter Wagner & Hellmut Wollmann - 1991 - Knowledge and Policy 4 (1-2):56-88.
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    The Return of Civil Society and the Re-Opening of the Political Problématique.Jean Terrier & Peter Wagner - 2006 - In .
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    Declining Deliberation: Civil Society, Community, Organized Modernity.Jean Terrier & Peter Wagner - 2006 - In .
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    Social Sciences and Social Transformations.David Jaclin & Peter Wagner - 2017 - Social Science Information 56 (4):499-501.
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    L'Europe en guerre.Heidrun Friese & Peter Wagner - 2003 - Multitudes 4 (4):81-85.
    Europe as a political entity is born with the general public disagreement against the Iraqi war, while governments were divided on that point. Those linked with European opinion are going to build politics together while the others will remain in a corm on market. This new political stage is supported by the global movement.
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    Knowledge and Society: Changing Practices and Persistently Intractable Issues.David Jaclin & Peter Wagner - 2018 - Social Science Information 57 (2):155-158.
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    More Beginnings Than Ends. The Other Space of the University.Heidrun Friese & Peter Wagner - 1998 - Social Epistemology 12 (1):27 – 31.
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    On Wars and Revolutions.Peter Wagner - 2007 - In Boaventura de Sousa Santos (ed.), Cognitive Justice in a Global World: Prudent Knowledges for a Decent Life. Lexington Books. pp. 87.
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    The Stranger in Synagonistic Politics.Nathalie Karagiannis & Peter Wagner - 2008 - In Andrew Schaap (ed.), Law and Agonistic Politics. Ashgate Pub. Company. pp. 147--62.
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  42. Survey Article: The Nascent Political Philosophy of the European Polity.Peter Wagner & Heidrun Friese - 2002 - Journal of Political Philosophy 10 (3):342-64.
     
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  43. Social Theory and Political Philosophy.Peter Wagner - 2006 - In Gerard Delanty (ed.), The Handbook of Contemporary European Social Theory. Routledge. pp. 25.
     
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  44. The French Revolution and the Birth of Modernity'.Peter Wagner - forthcoming - Social Research.