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Socially Mixed Economies : How Social Gains Develop in Opposed Systems - John Weber

Socially Mixed Economies

How Social Gains Develop in Opposed Systems

Hardcover Published: 12th September 2001
ISBN: 9780739102701
Number Of Pages: 216

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Can capitalist societies permit the uncapitalist? Can capitalism outwit communism by achieving communism's many goals? Is capitalism truely the "end of the World"? In this book John Weber looks at the give-and-take of modern world history. He draws on examples from Europe, the US and the developing world to suggest that the modern political landscape is not polorized between pure socialist and capitalist regimes. Weber shows how society's political fabric has been shaped by "concessions", creating a "socially mixed economy" of capitalism laced with socialism. The study illuminates the eagerness of Communist-led countries to embrace aspects of the market economy. However, "pure socialism" has not been abandoned for "pure capitalism". This book should be useful to economists, political scientists and historians seeking to understand that social gains can develop within opposed political systems.

Weber's understanding of the 'end of ideology' in the Yeltsin years is the best brief treatment of the subject that I have seen. -- Paul Buhle, Brown University

Chapter 1 Foreword by James Lawler Chapter 2 Subverted at Birth Chapter 3 The Socialistic Shorter Working Day Chapter 4 The Grandest Concession Chapter 5 What If They Have No Boots? Chapter 6 Two Centuries: Two Concessions Chapter 7 Double Trouble for Women Chapter 8 The Movement Toward an Economic Bill of Rights Chapter 9 The Second Reconstruction Chapter 10 Health Care as Socialist Intruder Chapter 11 The Forty-Four Main Concessions and Some Patterns Observed Chapter 12 Two Worlds Or One? Chapter 13 The German Model Chapter 14 French and Italian Statism Chapter 15 The Wayward Six in Eastern Europe Chapter 16 The Vietnamese and Cuban Models Chapter 17 India's Special Ways Toward the Mix Chapter 18 The Portent of "Chinese Characteristics" Chapter 19 Four Mixtures Made in Russia Chapter 20 The Arena of Future Third Ways

ISBN: 9780739102701
ISBN-10: 0739102702
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 12th September 2001
Publisher: Lexington Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.42