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A Party With Socialists In It

Author : Simon Hannah
ISBN : 0745337473
Genre : Socialism
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** Guardian Politics Book of the Day**For over a hundred years, the British Labour Party has been a bastion for working class organisation and struggle. However, has it ever truly been on the side of the workers? Where do its interests really lie? And can we rely on it to provide a barrier against right-wing forces? By looking into its history, this book shines a light on the internal dynamics of the 'party with socialists in it'.From its origins in the late nineteenth century, the Labour Party was uncomfortably divided between a metropolitan liberal and a working class milieu, which characterises the party to this very day. This history guides us through the Bevanite movement and the celebrated government of Clement Attlee, to the emergence of a New Left that was highly sceptical of the Labour party during the Wilson era. It explores the move towards Blairism and the disheartening story of the decline of the Labour Left after their historic defeat in the 1980s.With the emergence of socialist leader Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour Party's fate rests in the balance. Will they reconcile their internal divisions or split into obscurity?Published in partnership with the Left Book Club.
Category: Socialism

The Fate Of Labour Socialism

Author : James Naylor
ISBN : 9781442629097
Genre : History
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Almost a century before the New Democratic Party rode the first "orange wave," their predecessors imagined a movement that could rally Canadians against economic insecurity, win access to necessary services such as health care, and confront the threat of war. The party they built during the Great Depression, the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF), permanently transformed the country's politics. Past histories have described the CCF as social democrats guided by middle-class intellectuals, a party which shied away from labour radicalism and communist agitation. James Naylor's assiduous research tells a very different story: a CCF created by working-class activists steeped in Marxist ideology who sought to create a movement that would be both loyal to its socialist principles and appealing to the wider electorate. The Fate of Labour Socialism is a fundamental reexamination of the CCF and Canadian working-class politics in the 1930s, one that will help historians better understand Canada's political, intellectual, and labour history.
Category: History

The Socialist Party Of America

Author : Jack Ross
ISBN : 9781612347509
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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At a time when the word “socialist” is but one of numerous political epithets that are generally divorced from the historical context of America’s political history, The Socialist Party of America presents a new, mature understanding of America’s most important minor political party of the twentieth century. From the party’s origins in the labor and populist movements at the end of the nineteenth century, to its heyday with the charismatic Eugene V. Debs, and to its persistence through the Depression and the Second World War under the steady leadership of “America’s conscience,” Norman Thomas, The Socialist Party of America guides readers through the party’s twilight, ultimate demise, and the successor groups that arose following its collapse. Based on archival research, Jack Ross’s study challenges the orthodoxies of both sides of the historiographical debate as well as assumptions about the Socialist Party in historical memory. Ross similarly covers the related emergence of neoconservatism and other facets of contemporary American politics and assesses some of the more sensational charges from the right about contemporary liberalism and the “radicalism” of Barack Obama.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Has The Democratic Party Become Socialist

Author : Merrill Ring
ISBN : 1674094191
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in the 2020 election, Republicans will claim that the Democratic Party is socialist. Their ideas of what socialism is are both fuzzy and wrong. This small book is intended to set the record straight both about what socialism is and about whether Democrats are a party of socialists.

Democratic Socialism

Author : Donald F. Busky
ISBN : 0275968863
Genre : Political Science
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Examines the history of social democratic parties and governments from the 19th century onward.
Category: Political Science

The Sewer Socialists

Author : Elmer A. Beck
ISBN : UOM:39015022215035
Genre : Socialism
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Category: Socialism

After Socialism

Author : Ray Abrahams
ISBN : 157181910X
Genre : Social Science
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The collapse of Soviet influence and the disillusionment with socialism in the early 1990s led to ambitious programs of economic reform throughout Eastern Europe. The papers in this volume, written by anthropologists and sociologists with detailed first-hand knowledge of the rural areas concerned, explore the situation in several countries; account is also taken of the differences between them. Not only are reform policies considered in the light of actual developments and reactions of villagers to changing circumstances; actual processes of land reform, the emergence of new family farms, and the creation of new forms of co-operative and joint stock company are described and examined well.
Category: Social Science

The Party Of Democratic Socialism In Germany

Author : Peter Barker
ISBN : 904200360X
Genre : Social Science
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The Party of Democratic Socialism in Germany, which includes the papers from the first conference on the PDS in Britain, brings together a range of scholars and politicians from Germany, Britain, France and the USA. It assesses the present position of the party within the German political system shortly before the second 'Superwahljahr' in Germany. It also examines its relations with other post-communist parties in Europe and evaluates the state of its relations with the other political parties competing for the left-of-centre vote in the new Länder. Above all the volume is concerned with the question as to whether the PDS, as the successor party to the former ruling communist party in East Germany, represents a modern form of socialism or is merely a populist reaction to the particular concerns of eastern Germans after unification. The volume will be of particular interest to students and scholars of German and politics who are concerned with developments in Germany and Europe after the collapse of communism. There are twelve contributions to the volume, six in German and six in English.
Category: Social Science

The American Socialist Movement 1897 1912

Author : Ira Kipnis
ISBN : 1931859124
Genre : History
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“This is the epic story of the struggle to build a mass socialist movement in ragtime America. Kipnis was a brilliant historian, and this is his enduring gift to activists." —Mike Davis A new edition of the out-of-print classic.
Category: History

Dear Comrades

Author : Vladimir N. Brovkin
ISBN : 9780817989835
Genre : History
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This book presents, for the first time in English, a collection of previously unpublished Menshevik documents from the Hoover Institution Archives. It draws a dramatic picture of the Russian Civil War and the establishment of the Communist dictatorship as witnessed by the Russian Social Democrats, or Mensheviks. When the opposing Bolsheviks consolidated their power to emerge as the ruling party of the 1917 revolution, the Mensheviks' political influence was swept away and most were driven to exile in Siberia. These are not official party statements, but vivid reports, letters, and eyewitness accounts by Mensheviks who came from diverse walks of life and lived in various areas within the Soviet Union. A mosaic of individual portraits, specific situations, and tragedies illustrates the conflict, struggle, and repression during the period of Soviet politics under Lenin. Vladimir Brovkin has focused this unusual collection not on governments and key rulers, but on the accounts of ordinary citizens testifying to the historic power struggle that raged between the two political parties as they vied for supremacy within post-czarist Russia. Brovkin has skillfully edited the letters, reports, and documents in this book to create a unique documentary history of the Russian Revolution and the ensuing Civil War.
Category: History

The Evolution Of Electoral And Party Systems In The Nordic Countries

Author : Arend Lijphart
ISBN : 9780875861685
Genre : Election law
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"This is a book that all scholars of electoral systems or electoral history will need to read, and most will want to own. Much of the historical material reported is not available anywhere else in English, and much of it appears to be first-time reports of primary materials. Quite readable and very well-organized." -Cambridge Univ. Press referee
Category: Election law

The New European Left

Author : K. Hudson
ISBN : 9781137265111
Genre : Political Science
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Hudson explores the development of communists and other left forces, charting their survival and renewal after 1989. She shows how an open and democratic form of socialism has emerged which embraces environmental, gender and anti-war politics.
Category: Political Science

Marxian Socialism In The United States

Author : Daniel Bell
ISBN : 0801483093
Genre : Political Science
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First published in 1952, this work is widely considered a classic account of the American Left. In his introduction to this Cornell paperback edition, Michael Kazin reevaluates the book, viewing it in the context of subsequent work on the subject and of the recent history of the Left itself.
Category: Political Science

Radical Democracy

Author : David Trend
ISBN : 0415912474
Genre : Political Science
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In two volumes, presents selections representing the many aspects of work economists have done on the question of discrimination and group inequality. Volume I consists of essays and book excerpts that are primarily theoretical in intent; volume II, empirical in intent. Arrangement of 65 pieces is in sections that include racial and sexual inequality in the early years of the economics profession; neoclassical economics and the theory of discrimination; competition, culture, and alternative approaches to the economics of discrimination; indirect and direct tests of the presence of economic discrimination; identifying winners and losers from discrimination; and assessing antidiscrimination measures. Distributed by Ashgate. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Category: Political Science

Electoral Change

Author : Mark N. Franklin
ISBN : 9780955820311
Genre : Political Science
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Until the last quarter of the 20th Century, Western party systems appeared to be frozen and stability was generally taken to be the central characteristic of individual-level party choice. But during the 1970s and 1980s, in a spasm of change that appeared to occur in all countries, this ceased to be true. Voters in Western countries suddenly demonstrated an unexpected and increasing unpredictability in their choices between parties, often to the extent of voting for parties that are quite new to the political scene. Understanding these fundamental changes became a pressing concern for political scientists and commentators alike, and a matter of extensive controversy and debate. In the middle 1980s, an international team of leading scholars set out to explore the reasons for these shifts in voting patterns in sixteen western countries: all those of the (then) European Community (except for Luxembourg and Portugal), together with Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden and the United States. In this book they report their findings regarding the connections between social divisions and party choice, and the manner in which these links had changed since the mid-1960s. The authors based their country studies on a common research design. By doing so, they were able to focus on the characteristics that the sixteen countries had in common so as to evaluate the extent to which the changes had a common source. This is a longitudinal study, extending over nearly a generation, of changes in voting behaviour that is as fully cross-national as it was possible to produce at the time. Its findings enabled the authors to break away from conventional explanations for electoral change to arrive at conclusions of far-reaching importance. The passage of time has not dated this book, and in this edition the original text is augmented by a new Preface that describes the ways in which the book's findings retain their relevance for contemporary scholarship, and by an Epilogue in which the main analyses reported in the book are brought up to date to the middle 2000s.
Category: Political Science

The Transformation Of Austrian Socialism

Author : Kurt Leo Shell
ISBN : 0873950054
Genre : Literary Collections
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As most political observers know, the powerful socialist parties of Western and Central Europe are facing a profound crisis due to their departure from the Marxist slogans of their youth and their increasing inability to define the meaning of "socialist" goals in the prosperous mixed economy of individual enterprise and welfare state now in full blast in most European countries. In Dr. Shell's judgment the Austrian Socialist Party exhibits this transformation most clearly. A modern "mass" party, containing more then ten per cent of the entire Austrian population as dues-paying members, it is no longer full of the sound and fury of Marxist class-war slogans. Instead, its traditional labels conceal a loss of direction, of clear sense of mission, and of the "State within a State" function originally envisaged. In tracing its history, its personalities, and achievements from World War I to the present day, Dr. Shell presents a complete and authoritative picture not only of the Austrian Socialist Party, but of what may well be the shape of things to come in the other Socialist parties of Central and Western Europe.
Category: Literary Collections

New Socialist Business Values

Author : Eddie Miller
ISBN : 0953846040
Genre : Espionage, Soviet
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This is Robert Corfe's third book on the socio-economic philosophy of New Socialism. Whilst in the earlier books he laid down the theoretical foundations for New Socialist economic thinking and formulated a terminology in advancing ideas for a better world, in this book he concentrates on practical proposals for ensuring an efficient financial-industrial infrastructure which correlates also with a fair society.
Category: Espionage, Soviet

American Political Parties In The 21st Century

Author : Dave Blevins
ISBN : 9780786424801
Genre : Political Science
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Since the United States gained its independence, the American political landscape has been dominated by two major political parties--first Whigs and Democrats, and over the last century or so, Democrats and Republicans. In recent years, however, voter disenchantment with the major parties has led to the formation of numerous smaller parties. Often addressing a particular concern (such as the environment) and operating on a local, state or regional level, these parties generally focus on affecting political decisions regarding specific topics of interest. This book catalogs and describes more than 180 political parties that are active in the United States today. Information has been gathered largely from the parties themselves, via direct contact with representatives and from their websites. From the Alaskan Independence Party to the Young Democratic Socialists, entries contain the party name, address, telephone and fax numbers, launch date, and email and website addresses. A review of the party's history and notable activities as well as an abbreviated summary of each party's platform is also provided. Finally, a listing of any affiliates--and their contact information--is also included where applicable.
Category: Political Science