Socialism: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) (Paperback)

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What is socialism? Does it have a future, or has it become an outdated ideology in the 21st century?

This Very Short Introduction considers the major theories in socialism, and explores its historical evolution from the French Revolution to the present day. Michael Newman argues that socialism has always been a diverse doctrine, while nevertheless containing a central core of interconnected values
and goals: a critique of capitalism; an optimistic view of human beings; and the belief that it is possible to establish societies based on egalitarianism, social solidarity, and co-operation. In this new edition, he draws on case studies such as Cuba, Sweden, and Bolivia, to consider attempts to
implement socialism in practice, before discussing New Left challenges to conventional notions of socialism on such questions as feminism, climate change, and direct action. Rejecting the widespread view that socialism is an out-dated doctrine, Newman argues that it remains ultimately relevant in
today's world.

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About the Author


Michael Newman is an Emeritus Professor at London Metropolitan University, where he was a Professor of Politics and held a Jean Monnet Personal Chair in European Studies. He currently teaches at New York University, London. Newman has published many works on socialism, Europe, peace and conflict.His most recent book is Transitional Justice: Contending with the Past (Polity Press, 2019).


Product Details
ISBN: 9780198836421
ISBN-10: 0198836422
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: December 1st, 2020
Pages: 200
Language: English
Series: Very Short Introductions