Socialism

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"Michael Newman examines and explains the successes and failures of modern socialism by taking an international perspective - ranging from communism in Cuba to social democracy in Sweden." Discussing its evolution from the industrial towns of the 19th century to its response to the feminist, Green, and anti-capitalist movements today; Newman concludes that, with its values of equality, solidarity, and cooperation, socialism remains as relevant as ever but that it needs to learn lessons from the past.
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Overview

"Michael Newman examines and explains the successes and failures of modern socialism by taking an international perspective - ranging from communism in Cuba to social democracy in Sweden." Discussing its evolution from the industrial towns of the 19th century to its response to the feminist, Green, and anti-capitalist movements today; Newman concludes that, with its values of equality, solidarity, and cooperation, socialism remains as relevant as ever but that it needs to learn lessons from the past.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780594288626
  • Publisher: Sterling Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/7/2010
  • Pages: 226
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Newman is Director of the London European Research Center Faculty of Humanities and Teacher Education at the University of North London. He is the author of Democracy, Sovereignty and the European Union, Harold Laskiā€”A Political Biography, and Socialism and European Unity.

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Table of Contents

1 Socialist traditions 6
2 Cuban communism and Swedish social democracy 47
3 New lefts - enrichment and fragmentation 84
4 Socialism today and tomorrow 117
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