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Capitalism and Social Democracy

Capitalism and Social Democracy

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Part of Studies in Marxism and Social Theory

  • Date Published: December 1986
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521336567

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  • This 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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    • Date Published: December 1986
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521336567
    • length: 280 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 153 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.43kg
    • availability: Available
  • Author

    Adam Przeworski

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