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The Rise and Fall of Economic Justice and Other Essays: The Role of State, Class and Property in Twentieth-Century Democracy
     

The Rise and Fall of Economic Justice and Other Essays: The Role of State, Class and Property in Twentieth-Century Democracy

by C.B. MacPherson
 

This wide-ranging collection of essyas explores aspects of 20th-century democracy such as economic justice, human rights, industrial democracy, property, pluralism, and the roots of liberalism, and expands on the analyses made in two of Macpherson's earlier books, Democratic Theory and The Life and Times of Liberal Democracy. Closely considering the past ups and

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This wide-ranging collection of essyas explores aspects of 20th-century democracy such as economic justice, human rights, industrial democracy, property, pluralism, and the roots of liberalism, and expands on the analyses made in two of Macpherson's earlier books, Democratic Theory and The Life and Times of Liberal Democracy. Closely considering the past ups and downs of the concept of economic justice, Macpherson surveys subject matter that ranges from an examination of the extent to which human rights are implemented in different parts of the world, to the probable future of workers' participation in industrial decision-making in both capitalist and socialist countries, to a discussion of the roots of modern liberalism that also reexamines Hobbes, this time as an economist. Taking a sweeping look backwards over the history of theory, this book elicits the role of economic assumptions in political theory and opens new doors to an understanding of state, class, and property.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192851864
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/19/1987
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.06(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.47(d)

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