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Brundenius

Reflections on Socialism in the Twenty-First Century

Facing Market Liberalism, Rising Inequalities and the Environmental Imperative

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1st ed. 2020 2020. Buch. x, 290 S. 1 s/w-Abbildung, 2 Farbabbildungen, 40 Farbtabellen, Bibliographien. Hardcover

Springer. ISBN 978-3-030-33919-7

Format (B x L): 15,5 x 23,5 cm

In englischer Sprache

Produktbeschreibung

In this volume, the authors reflect on the question “what is socialism” as it pertains to today’s economy. There is particular emphasis on democratic socialism models as a potential alternative to classic authoritarian socialism. A number of topical questions are addressed such as: What is democratic socialism and is it feasible, or even viable? What can be learnt from existing democratic socialist experiences? What would an ideal democratic socialist society look like today? Under what circumstances, and where, could such a model emerge today? In exploring these questions, several themes arise within these chapters such as the role of socialist values and inspirations in capitalist societies; macro-economic policies for democratic socialism; and capitalism and socialism relate to the knowledge economy. The contemporary world is showing many contradictions with uncertain future scenarios that preoccupy mankind. The global capitalist system as we know it is in deep crisis—and some even predict its slow death. At the same time, classic socialism as experienced in the Soviet Union and its proxies is a stone dead alternative to capitalism today. So what options remain outside of fascism? The book considers this question as it examines a range of countries where socialism (in one form or another) has arisen, or where democratic socialism could be possible, including Cuba, USA, Denmark, Sweden, and Brazil.

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