In This Review

Politics and the Future of Industrial Society
Politics and the Future of Industrial Society
Edited by Leon N. Lindberg
McKay, 1976, 286 pp.

Much analysis of current history is impeded by weak social theory and the way unanticipated events deflect "inevitable" trends. Advanced industrialized societies - which are relatively novel social institutions - are particularly vulnerable to projective analyses. The eight essays in this volume provide different approaches to "postindustrialism" in an array of societies, but offer little in the way of cross-cultural comparisons and nothing in the way of theoretical advance.