Democracy, Economy, and Conservatism: Political and Economic Freedoms and Their Antithesis in the Third Millennium

Democracy, Economy, and Conservatism: Political and Economic Freedoms and Their Antithesis in the Third Millennium

by Milan Zafirovski
     
 

ISBN-10: 0739117963

ISBN-13: 9780739117965

Pub. Date: 09/26/2008

Publisher: Lexington Books

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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739117965
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
09/26/2008
Pages:
460
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.70(d)

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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