By (author) Philippe van Parijs
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Marxism Recycled by Philippe van Parijs
Book DescriptionIt was Philippe van Parijs' conviction that the Marxist tradition can be kept alive as an essential political component of the Left not through dutiful conservation, but through ruthless recycling: the discarding of encumbering elements, and the reshaping of the remainder using the latest intellectual 'technology'. The essays collected in this book examine the structure and potential of historical materialism as a general theory of social change. They draw on the lessons of the failure of Marxist crisis theory, and show how a rejuvenated notion of exploitation can illuminate the analysis of the class structure of welfare state capitalism or the assessment of international migration. They explore and advocate a 'capitalist road to communism' that expands the realm of freedom while bypassing socialism, and they develop those aspects of the Marxist project consistent with ecological concerns.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521418027
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 8-Jul-1993
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Philippe van Parijs
Future of Democracy in Europe, Hardback (November 2015)
Short essays on European democracy by 20 European intellectuals.
Linguistic Justice for Europe and for the World, Paperback (January 2015)
In Europe and throughout the world, competence in English is spreading at a speed never achieved by any language in human history. This growing dominance of English is frequently perceived as being grossly unjust. This book is the first systematic treatment of the of the normative aspects of language policy and how this relates to justice.
Marxism Recycled, Paperback (October 2009)
Van Parijs defends the notion of a 'capitalist road to communism', remaining true to the Marxian ideal while embracing capitalism.
Real Freedom for All, Paperback (November 1997)» View all books by Philippe van Parijs
In this paperback edition of a highly successful, ground-breaking study, Philippe Van Parijs sets out a new and compelling case for a just society. Calling for an unconditional basic income for all, Real Freedom for All will be required reading for anyone concerned about the welfare state and its role in modern liberal democracies.
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