The Left and Rights

A Conceptual Analysis of the Idea of Socialist Rights

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Author: Tom Campbell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780415555920

Category: Political Science

Page: 253

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The book presents an analysis of the concept of rights and provides an illuminating expression of socialist ideals. The author outlines an analysis of fundamental human rights compatible with historical relativism and applies this to the political right of freedom of expression and the economic right to work. Finally he deploys the proposed analysis of socialist rights to explain the ambivalence of socialist thinkers towards welfare rights in contemporary capitalist states and to analyze the logic of assertions that welfare law is often counter-productive.

The New Criminology

For a Social Theory of Deviance

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Author: Ian Taylor,Paul Walton,Jock Young

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134966679

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

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A major contribution to criminology in which Taylor, Walton and Young provide a framework for a fully social theory of crime.

The Left and Rights Routledge Library Editions: Political Science Volume 50

A Conceptual Analysis of the Idea of Socialist Rights

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Author: Tom Campbell,

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135025738

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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The book presents an analysis of the concept of rights and provides an illuminating expression of socialist ideals. The author outlines an analysis of fundamental human rights compatible with historical relativism and applies this to the political right of freedom of expression and the economic right to work. Finally he deploys the proposed analysis of socialist rights to explain the ambivalence of socialist thinkers towards welfare rights in contemporary capitalist states and to analyze the logic of assertions that welfare law is often counter-productive.

Conjectures and Refutations

The Growth of Scientific Knowledge

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Author: Karl Popper

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135971374

Category: Philosophy

Page: 608

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Conjectures and Refutations is one of Karl Popper's most wide-ranging and popular works, notable not only for its acute insight into the way scientific knowledge grows, but also for applying those insights to politics and to history. It provides one of the clearest and most accessible statements of the fundamental idea that guided his work: not only our knowledge, but our aims and our standards, grow through an unending process of trial and error.

The Cambridge History of Twentieth-Century Political Thought

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Author: Terence Ball,Richard Bellamy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521563543

Category: History

Page: 754

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A comprehensive overview of the development of political thought to the end of the twentieth century, first published in 2003.

The Communist Manifesto

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Author: Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

Publisher: Jaico Publishing House

ISBN: 9387944204

Category:

Page: N.A

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The Economics and Ethics of Private Property

Studies in Political Economy and Philosophy

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Author: Hans-Hermann Hoppe

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 940158155X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 265

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The collapse of socialism across Eastern Europe - as manifested most dramatically by the events of the forever memorable November 9, 1989, when the Germans of East and West reunited, moved and overjoyed, on top of the Berlin Wall - has added more support and urgency to the central thesis of this volume than I had ever hoped for. Whether the following studies deal with economic topics, such as employment, interest, money, banking, business cycles, taxes, public goods, or growth; with philosophical problems as the foundations of know ledge, and of economics and ethics in particular; or the reconstruction and theoretical explanation of historical and sociological phenomena such as exploitation, the rise and fall of civilizations, international politics, war, imperialism, and the role of ideas and ideological movements in the course of social evolution - each ultimately contributes to but one conclusion: The right to private property is an indisputably valid, absolute principle of ethics and the basis for continuous 'optimal' economic progress. To rise from the ruins of socialism and overcome the stagnation of the Western welfare states, nothing will suffice but the uncompromizing privatization of all socialized, that is, government, property and the establishment of a contractual society based on the recognition of the absoluteness of private property rights. *** In writing the following studies I received help from many sides. Special thanks go to my wife Margaret, who again took on the task of de Germanizing my English; to Llewellyn H.

Genealogies of Citizenship

Markets, Statelessness, and the Right to Have Rights

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Author: Margaret R. Somers

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521790611

Category: History

Page: 338

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This book is an ambitious intertwining of multidisciplinary themes about citizenship, social exclusion, statelessness, civil society, knowledge, the public sphere, networks and narrativity. Margaret Somers offers a fundamental rethinking of democracy, freedom, rights and social justice in today's world. This is political, economic and cultural sociology and social theory at its best.

The End of Socialism

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Author: James Otteson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107017319

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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"The End of Socialism explores the exact nature of the practical difficulties socialism faces and examines how its moral ideals can guide policy"--

Theory of Liberty, Legitimacy, and Power

New Directions in the Intellectual and Scientific Legacy of Max Weber

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Author: Vatro Murvar

Publisher: Routledge & Kegan Paul Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 279

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Why Not Socialism?

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Author: G. A. Cohen

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400830633

Category: Philosophy

Page: 96

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Is socialism desirable? Is it even possible? In this concise book, one of the world's leading political philosophers presents with clarity and wit a compelling moral case for socialism and argues that the obstacles in its way are exaggerated. There are times, G. A. Cohen notes, when we all behave like socialists. On a camping trip, for example, campers wouldn't dream of charging each other to use a soccer ball or for fish that they happened to catch. Campers do not give merely to get, but relate to each other in a spirit of equality and community. Would such socialist norms be desirable across society as a whole? Why not? Whole societies may differ from camping trips, but it is still attractive when people treat each other with the equal regard that such trips exhibit. But, however desirable it may be, many claim that socialism is impossible. Cohen writes that the biggest obstacle to socialism isn't, as often argued, intractable human selfishness--it's rather the lack of obvious means to harness the human generosity that is there. Lacking those means, we rely on the market. But there are many ways of confining the sway of the market: there are desirable changes that can move us toward a socialist society in which, to quote Albert Einstein, humanity has "overcome and advanced beyond the predatory stage of human development."

Dreamworld and Catastrophe

The Passing of Mass Utopia in East and West

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Author: Susan Buck-Morss

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262523318

Category: History

Page: 368

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Developing the notion of dreamworld as both a poetic description of a collective mental state and an analytical concept, Susan Buck-Morss attempts to come to terms with mass dreamworlds at the moment of their passing. The dream of the twentieth century was the construction of mass utopia. As the century closes, this dream is being left behind; the belief that industrial modernization can bring about the good society by overcoming material scarcity for all has been challenged by the disintegration of European socialism, capitalist restructuring, and ecological constraints. The larger social vision has given way to private dreams of material happiness and to political cynicism. Developing the notion of dreamworld as both a poetic description of a collective mental state and an analytical concept, Susan Buck-Morss attempts to come to terms with mass dreamworlds at the moment of their passing. She shows how dreamworlds became dangerous when their energy was used by the structures of power as an instrument of force against the masses. Stressing the similarities between the East and West and using the end of the Cold War as her point of departure, she examines both extremes of mass utopia, dreamworld and catastrophe. The book is in four parts. "Dreamworlds of Democracy" asks whether collective sovereignty can ever be democratic. "Dreamworlds of History" calls for a rethinking of revolution by political and artistic avant-gardes. "Dreamworlds of Mass Culture" explores the affinities between mass culture's socialist and capitalist forms. An "Afterward" places the book in the historical context of the author's collaboration with a group of Moscow philosophers and artists over the past two tumultuous decades. The book is an experiment in visual culture, using images as philosophy, presenting, literally, a way of seeing the past. Its pictorial narratives rescue historical data that with the end of the Cold War are threatened with oblivion and challenge common conceptions of what this century was all about.

A Theory of Justice

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Author: John RAWLS

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674042603

Category: Philosophy

Page: 623

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Though the revised edition of A Theory of Justice, published in 1999, is the definitive statement of Rawls's view, so much of the extensive literature on Rawls's theory refers to the first edition. This reissue makes the first edition once again available for scholars and serious students of Rawls's work.

The System of Liberty

Themes in the History of Classical Liberalism

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Author: George H. Smith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110735479X

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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Liberal individualism, or 'classical liberalism' as it is often called, refers to a political philosophy in which liberty plays the central role. This book demonstrates a conceptual unity within the manifestations of classical liberalism by tracing the history of several interrelated and reinforcing themes. Concepts such as order, justice, rights and freedom have imparted unity to this diverse political ideology by integrating context and meaning. However, they have also sparked conflict, as classical liberals split on a number of issues, such as legitimate exceptions to the 'presumption of liberty', the meaning of 'the public good', natural rights versus utilitarianism, the role of the state in education, and the rights of resistance and revolution. This book explores these conflicts and their implications for contemporary liberal and libertarian thought.

New trends in development theory

essays in development and social theory

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Author: Peter Wallace Preston

Publisher: Routledge Kegan & Paul

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 218

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