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The idea of finding a 'third way' in politics has become a focus ofdiscussion across the world. Political leaders, in the US, Europe,Asia and Latin America claim to be following its principles. Yetthe notion has also attracted much criticism. Some say it is anempty concept without any real content. Critics from the moretraditional left argue that it is a betrayal of left-wing ideals.
Anthony Giddens's The Third Way (Polity Press, 1998) is regarded bymany as the key text of third way politics. Translated intotwenty-five languages, it has shaped the development of the thirdway. In this new book Giddens responds to the critics, and furtherdevelops the ideas set out in his earlier volume. Far from beingunable to deal with inequalities of wealth and power, he shows,third way politics offers the only feasible approach to theseissues. The work is indispensable for anyone who wants tounderstand the most important political debate going on today.
Anthony Giddens is the Director of the London School of Economicsand Political Science. He is the author or editor of over thirtybooks. His previous works, especially Beyond Left and Right (PolityPress, 1994) have influenced debates about the future of socialdemocracy in many countries across the world. Frequently referredto in the UK as Tony Blair's guru, Giddens has made a strong impacton the evolution of New Labour.

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Anthony Giddens is Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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'There is now a global attempt to apply progressive values in newways. The debate about the Third Way is vital to politics in the21st century. This book is an important contribution to thedebate.' Tony Blair, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

'This is a crucial period for the European Union. We need newthinking about democracy and economic development. Tony Giddensgives us some vital clues about how to achieve these aims.'Romano Prodi, President of the European Commission


'The third way debate has become a truly world-wide one,affecting all countries. It has shown a convergence of ideas,together with a diversity of policies. This book marks a majorfurther development in the evolution of the left.' FernandoHenrique Cardoso, President of Brazil

'Anthony Giddens has done more than most to insert globalizationinto the modern-day political vocabulary. His The Third Way andits Critics is essential reading for anyone wanting tounderstand new Labour.' Mark Perryman, New Statesman

'Giddens aims his new book specifically at critics on the left.It begins with an excellent summary of their views: with impressivehonesty they are forcefully advanced rather than caricatured ...This book is written in a lively manner and discusses muchinteresting and important material.' Democratization

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