"Diremptions of the social: The ideas of crisis and critique in contemporary social theory"
* Submitted: 25 July 2011
* Viva Examination: 21 October 2011
* Examiners: Prof William Outhwaite (Newcastle) and Prof Chris Thornhill (Glasgow)
"There is an element of experiment in the critical interpretation of the past, an interpretation whose chief aim is to discover the real origins of traditional concepts in order to distill from them anew their original spirit which has so sadly evaporated from the very key words of political language leaving behind empty shells with which to settle almost all accounts, regardless of their underlying phenomenal reality"
Hannah Arendt, 1958