Travelling with vehicular ideas: The case of the third Way

  title={Travelling with vehicular ideas: The case of the third Way},
  author={Gregor Mclennan},
  journal={Economy and Society},
  pages={484 - 499}
  • G. Mclennan
  • Published 1 November 2004
  • Sociology
  • Economy and Society
In all the various debates around Anthony Giddens's Third Way sequence, few attempts have been made to characterize its logic and impact as a type of discourse, a certain mode of ideas-work. The first dimension of this paper involves deploying Thomas Osborne's categories to depict the Third Way as a ‘vehicular’ idea, with the intellectual style of Giddens himself correlatively framed as that of a new sort of ‘mediator’. In these terms, the essential inclusiveness and indeterminacy of the Third… 
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