Aside from Post Modernism, probably the hottest topic today among socialist scholars world-wide is Market Socialism. In this book, four leading socialist scholars present both sides of the debate--two for, and two against--highlighting the different perspectives from which Market Socialism has been viewed.
Arguing in favor of Market Socialism are the philosophers David Schweickart and James Lawler. While opposing them and Market Socialism are the political economist Hillel Ticktin and the political theorist Bertell Ollman. The evidence and arguments found in this book will prove invaluable to readers interested in the future of socialism.
"Bringing together these debaters provides a very useful snapshot of the nature of the debates that have occurred over the concept of market socialism for many years." -Michael A. Lebowitz, "Critical Sociology ..." makes for entertaining reading ... Whatever your feelings on socialism are ... you will find yourself engrossed in a political discourse that challenges established beliefs and creates a whole series of new ideas on the future of the political left." -Michael Taube, "The Vancouver Sun "The book... is an excellent vehicle for stimulating discussion of such matters. "New Political Science, Victos Wallis, Berklee College of Music."
|Participants in the Debate|
|"Market Socialism: A Defense"||p. 7|
|"Marx as Market Socialist"||p. 23|
|"The Problem is Market Socialism"||p. 55|
|"Market Mystification in Capitalist and Market Socialist Societies"||p. 81|
|Schweickart on Ticktin||p. 125|
|Ticktin on Schweickart||p. 129|
|Lawler on Ollman||p. 137|
|Ollman on Lawler||p. 149|
|Select Bibliography on Market Socialism||p. 193|
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Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 1st April 1998
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1