Radical theories: Paths beyond Marxism and social democracy

Schecter, Darrow (1994) Radical theories: Paths beyond Marxism and social democracy. Manchester University Press, p. 205. ISBN 9780719043857

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Abstract

This book aims to reclaim and rediscover the range of radical, democratic, socialist alternatives to capitalism. Schecter argues that whilst the collapse of the Soviet Union has seen the failure of one type of socialism, it has presented the left with the cance to re-evaluate the contribution of thinkers and movements obscured by the hegemony of Marxism-Leninism. Schecter surveys the range of radical alternatives, both from the early years of socialism and from contemporary political theory. Revolutionary syndicalism, anarchism, council communism, guild socialism, market socialism and green, post-industrial socialism all come under his critical gaze. He argues that the key to new socialist politics lies in the recognition and re-politicization of civil society.

Item Type: Book
Schools and Departments: School of History, Art History and Philosophy > History
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HX Socialism. Communism. Anarchism
Depositing User: Darrow Schecter
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 19:19
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2012 10:51
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/20051
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