Quest for Evolutionary Socialism: Eduard Bernstein and Social Democracy / Edition 1

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The Quest for Evolutionary Socialism is a timely response to the need for a new, comprehensive biography of the life and works of Eduard Bernstein, the German "Father of Marxist Revisionism". Professor Steger addresses recent academic developments and current debates on the "End of Socialism". Setting this study within the historical context of the European labor movement, Steger thus interprets Bernstein's "Evolutionary Socialism" as an ethically-motivated quest for liberty, solidarity and distributive justice.

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"Steger's impressive study should be the standard work in English on this subject for many years." T.M. Keefe, Choice
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521582001
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 301
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Introduction: the nature of Bernstein's quest; Part I. Preparation: 1. The making of a social democrat; 2. Persecution and exile; 3. The 'Revisionist Controversy'; Part II. Vision: 4. The meaning of socialism; 5. Evolutionary socialism as 'organized liberalism': rethinking economics, state and democracy; Part III. Disappointment: 6. Facing the critics; 7. The revisionist debate extended; 8. The dawn of a new era; 9. Bernstein's final battle: confronting socialist instrumentalism; Epilogue: evolutionary socialism at the 'end of socialism'; Bibliography; Index.

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