International Issues in Social Economy: Studies in the United States and Greece

International Issues in Social Economy: Studies in the United States and Greece


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This groundbreaking contribution to the comparative development literature offers a cogent analysis of social development in the economies of two vastly differing nations—one a giant nation oriented toward capitalism, the other a small country oriented toward socialism. Taking specific cases of socioeconomic development in each country, the authors build a basis for analyzing and evaluating the success of related social changes in each country.

The conceptual framework developed introduces the notion of social contract and the related concepts of worker participation and community development in the corporate economy of both nations. The authors address issues such as professional elitism, changes in the role of labor, and social policies for business—comparing and contrasting the experiences of each nation. Specific cases drawn from other countries, including Israel and Yugoslavia, further describe important traits of regional and community development in modern economies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780275925185
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/17/1989
Pages: 375
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.88(d)

About the Author

SEVERYN T. BRUYN is Professor of Sociology at Boston College.

LITSA NICOLAOU-SMOKOVITI is Associate Professor at the Piraeus Graduate School of Industrial Studies.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Branko Horvat

Greek Periodicals Used as Sources

Issues in Worker Self-Governance

Issues in Community Self-Governance


Selected Bibliography


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