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End to Poverty? A Historical Debate

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ISBN-10: 0231137834

ISBN-13: 9780231137836

Edition: N/A

Authors: Gareth Stedman Jones

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In the 1790s, for the first time, reformers proposed bringing poverty to an end. Inspired by scientific progress, the promise of an international economy, and the revolutions in France and the United States, political thinkers such as Thomas Paine and Antoine-Nicolas Condorcet argued that all citizens could be protected against the hazards of economic insecurity. In An End to Poverty?Gareth Stedman Jones revisits this founding moment in the history of social democracy and examines how it was derailed by conservative as well as leftist thinkers. By tracing the historical evolution of debates concerning poverty, Stedman Jones revives an important, but forgotten strain of progressive thought.…    
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 2/22/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 4.50" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Gareth Stedman Jones is professor of political science at Cambridge University, a fellow of King's College, and director of the Centre for History and Economics. His works include Outcast London(1971), Languages of Class(1983), and Charles Fourier, The Theory of the Four Movements(1996).