Elämänpolitiikka jälkitraditionaalisessa yhteiskunnassa - Anthony Giddensin modernisaatioteorian empiiristä tarkastelua

English title: Life Politics in a Post-Traditional Society - An Empirical Study on Anthony Giddens' Theory of Modernisation

Author(s): Juhani Saari -

Language: Finnish

Type: Thesis / dissertation

Year: 2008


In this study I examine some of the proposals made by Anthony Giddens in his publications concerning the advent of life politics in high modernity. Using linear regression analysis in the ESS Round 3 data I propose that the less traditional, the less anxious and the more capable of autonomy an individual is, the more likely he/she is to embrace the idea of life politics. The findings made from the linear model are consistent with Giddens' theory.


Awarding institution: Department of Political Science, Uni. of Helsinki

Number of pages: 30

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