Locating the Left in Difficult Times

Framing a Political Discourse for the Present
 
 
Palgrave Macmillan (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 3. August 2018
 
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 224 Seiten
978-3-319-85373-4 (ISBN)
 
This book investigates notions of the individual, society, the state, economic relations and historical change that exist in the political left by drawing on contemporary philosophical, political and social thought. Using a discourse perspective, this work brings together the many fractious strains in the left, including social democracy, anarchism, communism and market socialism, and discusses them in terms of their relationships with each other. Not only does the study disentangle the left from liberal capitalism and progressive movements-such as those against racism and inequality-it sees the current left as intertwined with its history and its visions of the future.
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2017
  • Englisch
  • Cham
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  • Schweiz
Springer International Publishing
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
X, 213 p.
  • Höhe: 210 mm
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  • Breite: 148 mm
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  • Dicke: 12 mm
  • 296 gr
978-3-319-85373-4 (9783319853734)
10.1007/978-3-319-54343-7
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Gordon Hak is Professor Emeritus in the Department of History at Vancouver Island University, CN
1. Introduction Part I Theoretically Speaking2. What we mean when we talk about capitalism and the left 3. Explorations in discourse 4. The question of change
Part II Locations in History5. Listening to history6. Institutions and isms to 1900 7. A left comes into its own, 1900-1950 8. Beyond social democracy 9. The left makes history, 1950-1975
Part III Present Tensions 10. The left in retreat 11. Current affairs 12. Populism
Part IV Conditional Futures13. Social democracy and market socialism 14. An anarchist prospectus, communism revisited, a dash of populismBibliography
This book investigates notions of the individual, society, the state, economic relations and historical change that exist in the political left by drawing on contemporary philosophical, political and social thought. Using a discourse perspective, this work brings together the many fractious strains in the left, including social democracy, anarchism, communism and market socialism, and discusses them in terms of their relationships with each other. Not only does the study disentangle the left from liberal capitalism and progressive movements-such as those against racism and inequality-it sees the current left as intertwined with its history and its visions of the future.

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