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Capitalism and Social Democracy / Edition 1
     

Capitalism and Social Democracy / Edition 1

by Adam Przeworski, G. A. Cohen, John Roemer
 

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ISBN-10: 0521336562

ISBN-13: 9780521336567

Pub. Date: 08/28/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This is a study of the choices faced by socialist movements as they developed within capitalist societies. Professor Przeworski examines the three principal choices confronted by socialism: whether to work through elections; whether to rely exclusively on the working class; and whether to try to reform or abolish capitalism. He brings to his analysis a number

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This is a study of the choices faced by socialist movements as they developed within capitalist societies. Professor Przeworski examines the three principal choices confronted by socialism: whether to work through elections; whether to rely exclusively on the working class; and whether to try to reform or abolish capitalism. He brings to his analysis a number of abstract models of political and economic structure, and illustrates the issues in the context of historical events, tracing the development of socialist strategies since the mid-nineteenth century. Several of the conclusions are novel and provocative. Professor Przeworski argues that economic issues cannot justify a socialist programme, and that the workers had good reasons to struggle for the improvement of capitalism. Therefore, the project of a socialist transformation, and the fight for economic advancement, were separate historical phenomena.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521336567
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2002
Series:
Studies in Marxism and Social Theory Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

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