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Transformative Politics : The Future of Socialism in Western Europe - A. Butler

Transformative Politics

The Future of Socialism in Western Europe

By: A. Butler

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Published: 7th August 1995
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'A major contribution to the rethinking of the socialist project. The analysis is clear and profound and identifies the dilemmas but also the potential of contemporary socialism.' - Andrew Gamble, Professor of Politics, University of Sheffield This comparative and theoretical account of the heritage and prospects of socialism in Western Europe characterises socialist political theory as transformative. Socialists counterpose objective social appraisal, such as the theory of capitalism, to implausibly ambitious agents of change - the proletariat or the interventionist state. This framework of analysis generates a comparative account of European socialist parties and their attitudes to international institutions - especially the European Union - and suggests a favourable prognosis for the future of socialism.

'A major contribution to the rethinking of the socialist project. The analysis is clear and profound and identifies the dilemmas but also the potential of contemporary socialism.' - Andrew Gamble, Professor of Politics, University of Sheffield

Preface to the Paperback Edition - Introduction: The End of Socialism? - Classes in Capitalism - States in Nations - The Limits of the Unitary State - A State in Decline - Western European Socialism - Conclusion: The Future of Socialism - Notes - Index

ISBN: 9780333620397
ISBN-10: 0333620399
Series: Future of Socialism in Western Europe
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 7th August 1995
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 11