Die Gemeinwirtschaft

Untersuchungen über den Sozialismus


Author: Ludwig Mises

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110504707

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 538

View: 6932


Vision and Reality


Author: Hyman Frankel

Publisher: Arena books

ISBN: 1906791570

Category: Political Science

Page: 341

View: 2004

Suitable for those, especially young people, who have just become involved politically, as well as those engaged in single issue movements, having come across the word 'socialism' and want to know more about it, this book deals with the basic ideas of socialism. It details the politics and economics of socialism from a Marxist standpoint.

Socialism: A Very Short Introduction


Author: Michael Newman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192804316

Category: Political Science

Page: 171

View: 5197

Offering a practical and historical perspective on socialism this work explains the evolution of socialist ideas from the French Revolution, and examines why past attempts to implement socialism might have failed.


An Analysis of Its Past and Future


Author: Szalai Erzsebet

Publisher: Central European University Press

ISBN: 6155053812

Category: Political Science

Page: 88

View: 3621

"In this book Prof Balcerowicz brings together 17 academic articles that summarise his research on the process of radical economic transformation... It is an impressive volume which makes a convincing case for the post-communist transition to be as rapid as possible." - Financial Times Balcerowicz summarizes the research on institutions, institutional change, and human behavior that he has undertaken since the late 1970s, including the Polish model of economic reform.

Democratic Socialism

A Global Survey


Author: Donald F. Busky

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275968861

Category: History

Page: 230

View: 4974

Examines the history of social democratic parties and governments from the 19th century onward.



Author: N.A

Publisher: Ludwig von Mises Institute

ISBN: 1610163397


Page: N.A

View: 5718

Socialism for a Sceptical Age


Author: Ralph Miliband

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781859849477

Category: Political Science

Page: 211

View: 1999

The final book by the noted British Marxist and sociologist, father of British Labour Party politicians, David and Ed Miliband.

A Future for Socialism?

Political Theology and the "triumph of Capitalism"


Author: Harold Wells

Publisher: Trinity PressIntl

ISBN: 9781563381294

Category: Religion

Page: 220

View: 2024

Does Christian faith lead in the direction of socialism, as many theologians of this century have suggested? This interdisciplinary study makes a case for Christian socialism, arguing that social cooperation should have priority over competition, the human and environmental well-being must take precedence over profit.


Past and Future


Author: Michael Harrington

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1611453356

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

View: 851

Argues that socialist renewal is the only viable means of achieving progress and freedom in the 21st century and illustrates the imperative for placing human values before doctrinaire political or solely monetary motivation. Reissue.

For Socialism


Author: Gustav Landauer

Publisher: Telos Press, Limited


Category: Political Science

Page: 150

View: 8790

Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy


Author: Joseph A. Schumpeter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134841507

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 460

View: 2039

Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy remains one of the greatest works of social theory written this century. When it first appeared the New English Weekly predicted that `for the next five to ten years it will cetainly remain a work with which no one who professes any degree of information on sociology or economics can afford to be unacquainted.' Fifty years on, this prediction seems a little understated. Why has the work endured so well? Schumpeter's contention that the seeds of capitalism's decline were internal, and his equal and opposite hostility to centralist socialism have perplexed, engaged and infuriated readers since the book's publication. By refusing to become an advocate for either position Schumpeter was able both to make his own great and original contribution and to clear the way for a more balanced consideration of the most important social movements of his and our time.

Chapters on Socialism


Author: John Stuart Mill

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1775410668

Category: Political Science

Page: 75

View: 5043

The concept of socialism has gotten a lot of negative press in recent years, but few of those who throw this term around with impunity have a keen understanding of what it actually means. In this volume, renowned political philosopher John Stuart Mill provides an overview and critique of socialism. A must-read for anyone who wants to get to the bottom of today's most heated political debates.

Dependency and Socialism in the Modern Caribbean

Superpower Intervention in Guyana, Jamaica, and Grenada, 1970-1985


Author: Euclid A. Rose

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739104484

Category: Political Science

Page: 450

View: 7040

Was the Anglophone Caribbean condemned by its colonial history to permanent conditions of dependency and by Cold War geopolitical realities to international interventionism? In Dependency and Socialism in the Modern Caribbean Euclid Rose focuses upon the efforts made by the English-speaking Caribbean through case studies that compare and contrast the political economies of Guyana, Jamaica, and Grenada to break out of the legacy of colonial dependency and underdevelopment through the implementation of a Caribbean brand of socialism. The work considers the Caribbean's adoption of Fabian-style socialism as an alternative to capitalist development and how these socialist policies were impacted by differences in infrastructure capacity, economic and social resources and political agendas. It highlights the pivotal role of race and class, and the hitherto little studied impact of religion, on the region's political economy. Moreover, the study calculates the impact of the global economy upon Caribbean socio-economic conditions, and the ideological, geopolitical, and strategic implications of the Cold War and the Caribbean's socialist alignment on the nature, character, and intensity of British and American interventionism in the region. A must read for political economists in search of a greater understanding of the postcolonial political economy of the Caribbean and Latin America."

Socialism and Governance

A Comparison Between Maoist and Dengist Governance


Author: Henry Wang

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 141201655X

Category: History

Page: 402

View: 9731

Probing the relationship between socialism and governance, the author offers a new perspective for understanding Chinese politics since 1949. China's politics can be roughly divided into two periods - the Maoist period (1949-1978) and the Dengist Period (since 1978) - characterized as Revolutionary China and Reformatory China. These two periods are better understood when they are compared with each other. For, to study an epoch, we need a logic that transcends that epoch. A comparative approach is very helpful in uncovering the deeper meaning of Chinese revolution and Chinese reforms. Using the key concept 'two worlds of life' (Experiencing World and Meaning World), the author argues that there is a sharp discrepancy between the two worlds of life in all the self-claimed 'socialist' countries. Although the Meaning World is 'socialist', the Experiencing World cannot be adequately understood as being socialist. 'Socialism' has become an ideational veil which masks the true nature of the Experiencing World. After the 'socialist' revolution, the chain of the concept of 'socialism' awaits the proletariat. Only through Entborgenheit can we understand the true nature of the Experiencing World of all 'socialist' states. It is argued that the concept 'real socialism' is still misleading, for such a 'socialism' is still unreal; that the concept 'state socialism' is no more than a confusing concept and needs also to be rejected, for there is not such a thing as state socialism in our experiencing world. We had neither 'real socialism' nor 'state socialism', we had only statism in our experiencing world. The Maoist Chiina was a schizophrenic case of 'socialism', due to the inherent conflict between statism in the Experiencing World and 'socialism' in the Meaning World. All the Communist states created a Janus-faced creature, with one face being statism and the other face being 'socialism'. This is caused by the pathology of treating statization of means of production as socialization of means of production. Dengist China initiated a de-statization process, but this process is not socialization either.

What is Socialism?

And what Would be Its Practical Effects Upon Society? : a Correct Report of the Public Discussion Between Robert Owen & Mr. John Brindley, Held in Bristol, on the 5th, 6th, and 7th of January, 1841, Before an Audience of More Than 5000 Persons, J.S. Harford, Esq., of Blaize Castle, in the Chair : with the Preliminary Correspondence Between Mr. Owen and Mr. Brindley's Committee : and an Appendix, Containing a Distinct Declaration of Principles


Author: Robert Owen,John Brindley

Publisher: N.A


Category: Socialism

Page: 68

View: 6851

Socialism: The Only Practical Alternative to Contemporary Capitalism

The Only Practical Alternative to Contemporary Capitalism


Author: Tatah Mentan

Publisher: African Books Collective

ISBN: 995672789X

Category: Political Science

Page: 254

View: 5692

Since the end of World War II, global capitalism, spearheaded by US financial interests and backed by the most lethal military force that has ever been assembled, has consolidated its power over the world economy. In the past decades, especially, transnational corporations have tightened their control over national governments and international institutions. The imposition of free trade policies and the increasing privatization of social services have facilitated the accumulation of fabulous wealth for the owners of capital at the expense of working people and the environment worldwide. Contemporary capitalism now dominates every major sector of the world economy. The social and environmental costs of contemporary capitalism are prohibitive. The global megatrends of rising inequality and absolute poverty, political instability, and global climate change-all compounded and accelerated by this predatory mode of production-are adversely affecting the lives and threatening the future of every inhabitant of nations and the entire world. In view of these megatrends and the current global economic crisis, the conclusion that contemporary capitalism does not serve the interests of the vast majority of the people on the planet and is both economically and environmentally unsustainable, is self-evident. History offers harsh lessons. The political violence of the 20th century, which resulted in an estimated 200 million deaths and untold economic and environmental destruction, cautions us to work for socialism in the 21st century with every means at our disposal except violence. Facing the awful power and willingness of capitalism to coerce and corrupt, we must find ways to make soft power prevail. Clearly, a revolution is in order-it is time to place the socialist alternative on the national and world agenda.

A Future for Socialism


Author: John E. Roemer

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674339460

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 178

View: 378

In this text, Roemer proposes a new future of socialism based on a redefinition of market socialism. The Achille's heel of socialism has always been maintaining innovation and efficiency in an economy in which income is equally distributed. Roemer points out that large capitalist firms have already solved a similar problem: in those firms, profits are distributed to numerous shareholders, yet they continue to innovate and compete. The author argues for a modified version of socialism, not necessarily based on public ownership, but founded on equality of opportunity and political influence.