The Dilemmas of Social Democracies: Overcoming Obstacles to a More Just World

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Lexington Books, Jan 1, 2006 - Political Science - 433 pages
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The Dilemmas of Social Democracies seeks to advance the eradication of poverty and the ethical construction of social democracy and sustainable peace. Howard Richards and Joanna Swanger argue that the reason that capitalism resists transformation and that social democracy is so hard to achieve is because of the philosophical and institutional underpinnings the constitutive rules of capitalism; the book therefore explores the historical origins of these rules, their implications for blocking progress toward social justice, and how they can be improved."
  

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Contents

On Cooperation and Sharing
1
Making Invisible Causes Visible
43
The Drama of Spanish Socialism Tragedy Farce or Conceptual Error? Part 1
67
The Drama of Spanish Socialism Tragedy Farce or Conceptual Error? Part 2
81
A Modest Hypothesis Concerning Swedish Social Democracy
99
Swedens RehnMeidner Model Too Good to be True or The Stumbling Blocks of Freedom and Property
119
The Revenge of the Iron Law of Wages
145
Hjalmar Brantings Uppfostran
165
Islam and Economic Rationality in Indonesia
225
The Stones that the Builders Rejected
257
MiddleClass Values
285
The Venezuela That Might Have Been
315
Social Democracy on a World Scale The World Bank and The Logic of Love
349
Epilogue
387
Bibliography
391
Index
419

Karl Poppers Vienna or The Straitjacket of Mainstream Social Science
181
Power and Principle in South Africa
207
About the Authors
433
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Joanna Swanger is assistant professor of border studies and resident director of the Border Studies Program at Earlham College. Howard Richards is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Peace & Global Justice Studies at Earlham College.

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