After Socialism, Volume 20, Part 1

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Overview

Twelve philosophers, historians, and political philosophers assess aspects of socialism in the context of its recent reversals. Some essays examine the moral and political values that made socialism appealing to intellectuals, or evaluate whether aspects of socialism should be preserved, such as its quest for equality and community. Others examine whether free-market systems need to be further modified in response to ongoing socialist critiques or attest to the continuing validity of socialism by suggesting ways in which it may still have a productive future.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521534987
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/2003
  • Series: Social Philosophy and Policy Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 305
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Can there be an 'after socialism' Alan Charles Kors; 2. The cultural contradictions of socialism Chandran Kukathas; 3. The idol of history James W. Ceaser; 4. Backwards into the future: neorepublicanism as a postsocialist critique of market society Gerald F. Gaus; 5. What's left of the welfare state? David Miller; 6. The roots and rationale of social democracy Sheri Berman; 7. An interpretation and defense of the socialist principle of distribution Joseph H. Carens; 8. Some feasible alternatives to conventional capitalism Norman Barry; 9. After socialism: mutualism and a progressive market strategy William A. Galston; 10. Sovereignty, commerce, and cosmopolitanism: lessons from early America for the future of the world John Tomasi; 11. Beyond fear and greed? Jeremy Shearmur; 12. Liberalism's divide, after socialism and before Jacob T. Levy.

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