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Capitalism and Social Democracy

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ISBN-10: 0521336562

ISBN-13: 9780521336567

Edition: 1997

Authors: Adam Przeworski, G. A. Cohen, Jon Elster, John Roemer

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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…    
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Book details

List price: $31.99
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/26/1986
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 6.02" wide x 9.02" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

Jon Elster is Professor of Rationalit� et sciences sociales at College de France, and Robert K. Merton Professor of Social Sciences at Columbia University. He is author of Closing the Books: Transitional Justice in Historical Perspective .