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Description - Socialism: A Very Short Introduction by Michael Newman

Many people now think of socialism as an outdated ideology. In this Very Short Introduction, Michael Newman seeks to contextualise it, explaining the evolution of socialist ideas from the French Revolution to the present day, and examining why past attempts to implement socialism might have failed. This fresh approach offers a unique understanding of both the theory and practice involved, and how closely the two are related. In addition to providing readers with a strong sense of socialism's relevance in today's world, the author emphasises the inevitable close ties between socialism and notions of democracy, freedom, and equality.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780192804310
ISBN-10: 0192804316
Format: Paperback
(174mm x 112mm x 11mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 28-Jul-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Michael Newman

Michael Newman is Professor of Politics at London Metropolitan University, where he is also Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration Studies and Director of the London European Research Centre. His previous publications include Ralph Miliband and the Politics of the New Left (Merlin Press) and Democracy, Sovereignty and the European Union (Hurst).

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