This book manuscript is in press with Polity. Except in one respect, it is an enlarged version of my article on societalization that ran in the December ASR. The exception is a new chapter on #MeToo.
This is the “paper” that I offer for this Friday’s workshop. Because I never intended it to be a Workshop topic, I’m afraid that the regular rule of a not-in-press/not published draft has to be suspended. That said, the book is being copy-edited right now, and I can change some smaller things. That doesn’t mean strong query and criticism are out of order. I look forward to discussing with you all the theoretical and empirical (and possibly the political) issues the chapter raises. And, if you want to talk about anything else in the rest of the book, fine with me.