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The dilemmas of social democracies : overcoming obstacles to a more just world

Author: Howard Richards; Joanna Swanger
Publisher: Lanham, MD : Lexington Books, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Dilemmas of Social Democracies seeks to advance the eradication of poverty and the ethical construction of social democracy and sustainable peace. Howard Richards and Joanna Swanger argue that capitalism resists transformation and that social democracy is so hard to achieve because of the philosophical and institutional underpinnings - the constitutive rules - of capitalism. The book therefore explores the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Richards, Howard, 1938-
Dilemmas of social democracies.
Lanham, MD : Lexington Books, ©2006
(OCoLC)654158101
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Howard Richards; Joanna Swanger
ISBN: 0739109707 9780739109700 9780739129272 0739129279
OCLC Number: 65063644
Description: xi, 433 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: On cooperation and sharing --
Making invisible causes visible --
The drama of Spanish socialism : tragedy, farce, or conceptual error? (part 1) --
The drama of Spanish socialism : tragedy, farce, or conceptual error? (part 2) --
A modest hypothesis concerning Swedish social democracy --
Sweden's Rehn-Meidner model : too good to be true, or, the stumbling blocks of freedom and property --
The revenge of the iron law of wages --
Hjalmar Branting's Uppfostran --
Karl Popper's Vienna, or, the straitjacket of mainstream social science --
Power and principle in South Africa --
Islam and economic rationality in Indonesia --
The stones that the builders rejected --
Middle-class values --
The Venezuela that might have been --
Social democracy on a world scale : the World Bank and the logic of love.
Responsibility: Howard Richards and Joanna Swanger.
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"The Dilemmas of Social Democracies seeks to advance the eradication of poverty and the ethical construction of social democracy and sustainable peace. Howard Richards and Joanna Swanger argue that capitalism resists transformation and that social democracy is so hard to achieve because of the philosophical and institutional underpinnings - the constitutive rules - of capitalism. The book therefore explores the historical origins of these rules, their implications for blocking progress toward social justice, and how they can be improved."--Jacket.

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