Democracy, Economy, And Conservatism

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Overview

This book reconsiders the relationship of modern free society-in particular political democracy and a free-market economy-and conservatism as its formidable adversary. Milan Zafirovski identifies and documents the several ways conservatism functions as the nemesis of the democracy and the free market. He provides discussion on forms of conservative government and the rise of nationalism, imperialism, and militarism, with special attention to wars of aggression and the threat of mutually assured destruction (MAD). Combining economic and sociological theories gives the book a solid interdisciplinary approach, allowing for a thorough analysis of conservatism's overt and covert threats to modern free society. Zafirovski focuses on anti-democratic phenomena and uses historical and empirical evidence to support his assertions that the liberal-democratic ideal of individual and political liberty that most Western societies hold so dear is put at risk by the rise in conservatism on a global scale.

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Richard W. Mansbach
Democracy, Economy, and Conservatism is a provocative and passionate assault on what the author contends are the lamentable effects of conservatism and its principles on individual political and economic liberty. Depending on ideological preferences the book will enrage some and delight others, but its well-reasoned and compelling analysis merits serious discussion and attention, especially after a failed era of dominant neoconservative influence of American politics.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780739117965
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • Publication date: 9/1/2008
  • Pages: 462
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Milan Zafirovski is professor of sociology at the University of North Texas.

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Table of Contents

1 Table of Contents 2 Preface Chapter 3 1. Free Political Society and Conservatism Chapter 4 2. Political Democracy versus Conservatism and Fascism Chapter 5 3. Political Democracy versus Conservative Plutocracy, Oligarchy, and Theocracy Chapter 6 4. Free Global Society versus Militarism and Imperialism Chapter 7 5. Free Economic Society and Conservatism Chapter 8 6. Free Economic Society and Conservatism: Continued Chapter 9 Epilogue Chapter 10 Selected Bibliography Chapter 11 Index

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