The Socialist Tradition: From Crisis to Decline

The Socialist Tradition: From Crisis to Decline

by Carl Boggs

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The Socialist Tradition: From Crisis to Decline by Carl Boggs

The Socialist Tradition explores the theoretical origins and historical development of the socialist tradition from the 19th century to the present, focusing on the long-term decline of socialism in the post-World War II period. Carl Boggs examines the constituent elements of democratic socialism, the forms and strategies it has embodied and the material, ideological and historical obstacles it has confronted. He explains the conditions associated with its growth and the shifting of these conditions over the years. He also assesses the prospects today for the reappearance of a strong socialist tradition in the context of global crisis and the collapse of Communism.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415906708
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/28/1994
Series: Revolutionary Thought and Radical Movements Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Carl Boggs is Professor of Arts and Sciences at National University, Los Angeles.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Socialism and Democracy - The Dilemmas of Power
2. The Marxist Origins: From Theory to Politics
3. After Lenin: The Defeat of Democratic Socialism
4. The Third Road I: From Vanguardism to Eurocommunism
5. The Third Road II: The Rise and Decline of Eurosocialism
6. Socialist Declin, Postmodernism, and the Radical Challenge
7. Epilogue: The Global Crisis - Ecology and the Future of Socialism.

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