Socialism: A Very Short Introduction, Paperback Book

Socialism: A Very Short Introduction Paperback

Part of the Very Short Introductions series

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 Does it have a future, or has it become an outdated ideology in the 21st century?

Michael Newman examines and explains the successes and failures of modern socialism by taking an international perspective - ranging from communism in Cuba to social democracy in Sweden.

Discussing its evolution from the industrial towns of the 19th century to its response to the feminist, green, and anti-capitalist movements today, Newman concludes that, with its values of equality, solidarity, and cooperation, socialism remains as relevant as ever but that it needs to learn lessons from the past.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192 pages, 19 black and white
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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  • Category: Political science & theory
  • ISBN: 9780192804310

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Focuses more on the New Left/1968 Green Movement and feminism as modern socialist movement and welfare/social programs as evolution of how socialism can/will/does work/survive in today's Western world.