Socialism: A Very Short Introduction: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback | August 4, 2005

byMichael Newman

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What is socialism? Does it have a future, or has it become an outdated ideology in the 21st century?Michael Newman examines and explains the successes and failures of modern socialism by taking an international perspective -- ranging from communism in Cuba to social democracy in Sweden. Discussing its evolution from the industrial towns of the 19th century to its response to the feminist, green,and anti-capitalist movements today, Newman concludes that, with its values of equality, solidarity, and cooperation, socialism remains as relevant as ever but that it needs to learn lessons from the past.

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What is socialism? Does it have a future, or has it become an outdated ideology in the 21st century?Michael Newman examines and explains the successes and failures of modern socialism by taking an international perspective -- ranging from communism in Cuba to social democracy in Sweden. Discussing its evolution from the industrial town...

Michael Newman is Professor of Politics at London Metropolitan University, where he is also Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration Studies and Director of the London European Research Centre. His previous publications include Ralph Miliband and the Politics of the New Left (Merlin Press) and Democracy, Sovereignty and the Europ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 6.85 × 4.37 × 0.48 inPublished:August 4, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192804316

ISBN - 13:9780192804310

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Introduction1. Socialist traditions2. Cuban communism and Swedish social democracy3. New Lefts - enrichment and fragmentation4. Socialism today and tomorrowFurther reading

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`"well written and enjoyable to read."'Giles Bentley, Socialist Review