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Capitalism and Social Democracy

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Three principal choices, confronted by socialist movements as they developed within capitalist societies, are examined to trace the development of socialist strategies since the mid-19th century.
Paperback, 280 pages
Published August 27th 2002 by Cambridge University Press (first published January 1st 1985)
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Apr 23, 2008 Zachary rated it liked it
Quickly goes from incredible to polisci horseshit
Oct 01, 2015 Guille rated it liked it
This is a groundbreaking work of the analytical school within Marxist tradition. It deals with some interesting topics, but I found it marred by certain conceptual flaws that somehow framed the argument the author was trying to make. Of course if one acceptes the premises he makes, the argument flows nicely, but I think some of them are either controversial or false, which kind of undermines the whole relevance of the arguments made.
For example, in Chapter 1, Przeworski says that capitalism is "
Apr 05, 2013 Jesse rated it it was amazing
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