Capitalism and Social Democracy
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Capitalism and Social Democracy by Adam Przeworski
Book DescriptionThis is a study of the choices faced by socialist movements as they developed within capitalist societies. Professor Przeworski examines the three principal choices confronted by socialism: whether to work through elections; whether to rely exclusively on the working class; and whether to try to reform or abolish capitalism. He brings to his analysis a number of abstract models of political and economic structure, and illustrates the issues in the context of historical events, tracing the development of socialist strategies since the mid-nineteenth century. Several of the conclusions are novel and provocative. Professor Przeworski argues that economic issues cannot justify a socialist programme, and that the workers had good reasons to struggle for the improvement of capitalism. Therefore, the project of a socialist transformation, and the fight for economic advancement, were separate historical phenomena.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521336567
(228mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 26-Dec-1986
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Adam Przeworski
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Democracy and the Limits of Self-Government, Paperback (June 2010)
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States and Markets, Hardback (September 2003)» View all books by Adam Przeworski
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