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Socially Mixed Economies: How Social Gains Develop in Opposed Systems
     

Socially Mixed Economies: How Social Gains Develop in Opposed Systems

by John Weber
 

Have you ever considered what the middle ground between capitalism and socialism would look like? Socially Mixed Economies offers a tantalizing snapshot of this brave new world, a third way born of compromise by countries accepting that social gains can develop in opposed systems. John Weber takes the reader on an intellectual journey through the give-and-take of

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Have you ever considered what the middle ground between capitalism and socialism would look like? Socially Mixed Economies offers a tantalizing snapshot of this brave new world, a third way born of compromise by countries accepting that social gains can develop in opposed systems. John Weber takes the reader on an intellectual journey through the give-and-take of post Cold War history. Drawing on examples from Europe, the United States, and the developing world this provocative work suggests that today's political landscape is far from polarized between purely socialist and capitalist regimes. Rather than documenting the triumph of "pure" capitalism over "pure" socialism, by means of different country-specific examples, Weber illustrates how much of today's political fabric has been shaped by "concessions." The result is a socially mixed economy, of coexisting capitalist and socialist structures. This is essential reading for economists, political scientists, and historians seeking to understand the evolution of a new transitional society and its important, unprecedented consequences for twenty-first century world politics.

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Paul Buhle
Weber's understanding of the 'end of ideology' in the Yeltsin years is the best brief treatment of the subject that I have seen.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739102701
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
09/12/2001
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.54(w) x 9.38(h) x 0.68(d)

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The late John Weber was a self employed writer living in New York.

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