Die Gemeinwirtschaft

Untersuchungen über den Sozialismus


Author: Ludwig Mises

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110504707

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 538

View: 1508


Vision and Reality


Author: Hyman Frankel

Publisher: Arena books

ISBN: 1906791570

Category: Political Science

Page: 341

View: 1770

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 for a Sceptical Age


Author: Ralph Miliband

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781859849477

Category: Political Science

Page: 211

View: 7738

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


An Analysis of Its Past and Future


Author: Szalai Erzsebet

Publisher: Central European University Press

ISBN: 9789637326295

Category: Political Science

Page: 81

View: 5364

"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.



Author: N.A

Publisher: Ludwig von Mises Institute

ISBN: 1610163397


Page: N.A

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Socialism: A Very Short Introduction


Author: Michael Newman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192804316

Category: Political Science

Page: 171

View: 9682

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.

Democratic Socialism

A Global Survey


Author: Donald F. Busky

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275968861

Category: History

Page: 230

View: 2978

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

Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy


Author: Joseph A. Schumpeter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134841507

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 460

View: 7772

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.

A Future for Socialism?

Political Theology and the "triumph of Capitalism"


Author: Harold Wells

Publisher: Trinity PressIntl

ISBN: 9781563381294

Category: Religion

Page: 220

View: 782

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.

The Party of Democratic Socialism in Germany

Modern Post-communism Or Nostalgic Populism?


Author: Peter Barker

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042003507

Category: Social Science

Page: 222

View: 4312

The Party of Democratic Socialism in Germany, which includes the papers from the first conference on the PDS in Britain, brings together a range of scholars and politicians from Germany, Britain, France and the USA. It assesses the present position of the party within the German political system shortly before the second 'Superwahljahr' in Germany. It also examines its relations with other post-communist parties in Europe and evaluates the state of its relations with the other political parties competing for the left-of-centre vote in the new Länder. Above all the volume is concerned with the question as to whether the PDS, as the successor party to the former ruling communist party in East Germany, represents a modern form of socialism or is merely a populist reaction to the particular concerns of eastern Germans after unification. The volume will be of particular interest to students and scholars of German and politics who are concerned with developments in Germany and Europe after the collapse of communism. There are twelve contributions to the volume, six in German and six in English.

Socialism and Social Science (Routledge Revivals)

Selected Writings of Ervin Szabó (1877-1918)


Author: György Litván,János Bak

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136626301

Category: Political Science

Page: 226

View: 2204

The essays and letters of Ervin Szabó (1877-1918) present proof of his critical insight into Marxist theory and of his perceptive analysis of socialism around the turn of the century. His ideals of an engaged social science and an enlightened socialism, his preoccupation with the socialist future, are still relevant today. The writings selected in this work, first published in 1982, are primarily those which address themselves to general issues of the European working-class movement and socialist theory, but there are also a few pieces that characterize the intellectual and political climate of early twentieth-century Budapest. Szabó was one of the theoretical leaders of a whole generation of progressive thinkers from Oscar Jászi through Karl and Michael Polányi to Georg Lukács and many others. The almost insurmountable conflict between theory and practice that characterized Ervin Szabo’s life remains a problem that has to be solved by engaged intellectuals whatever the time and place. Background notes and an introduction by the editors help to place the writings in their historical and political context.


Past and Future


Author: Michael Harrington

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1611453356

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

View: 9519

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.

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: 3708

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."

For Socialism


Author: Gustav Landauer

Publisher: Telos Press, Limited


Category: Political Science

Page: 150

View: 1195

A Future for Socialism


Author: John E. Roemer

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674339460

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 178

View: 1222

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.