"It is likely that this book will be regarded as the most important piece of grand sociological theory in English of the past decade."--Mark Poster, University of California "This book will take its place alongside such major statements of sociological theory as those of Parsons and Habermas. Anyone interested int eh state of the social sciences today, the character of social theory or the relevance of philosophy to social theory will now find it essential to grapple with Giddens's bold and incisive book."--Richard Bernstein, Haverford College, USA "Anthony Giddens's new book is the fullest presentation yet of his theoretical views . . . . it has the lean, sparse, utterly serious, craftsmanlike qualities we have learned to expect from its author and which make it a real pleasure to read."--Dennis Wrong,Times Higher Education SupplementGiddens, Anthony is the author of 'Constitution of Society Outline of the Theory of Structuration', published 1986 under ISBN 9780520057289 and ISBN 0520057287.