Historical Dictionary of Socialism (2nd Edition) by James C. Docherty

By James C. Docherty

Basically inquisitive about the ancient roots and modern situation of socialism, the second one version of the ancient Dictionary of Socialism deals details on writers, activists, principles, political events, associations, and pursuits that sought—and in lots of instances are nonetheless seeking—to switch the social and political order. It displays the range within the wide circulate of the left, the various editions of which come with reformist social democracy, innovative Marxism, the recent Left, and modern anti-capitalism.

Taking up the place the 1st variation left off, this completely revised dictionary indicates how socialism has been reacting, reforming and likewise increasing. this is often performed via a chronology, an inventory of acronyms and abbreviations, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and a cross-referenced dictionary part with 114 new entries, a few at the present management, others at the many new events of important and jap Europe and the 3rd global, and but others at the response to globalization. This publication will supply a mine of data for lecturers and scholars of political ideologies, comparative politics, political sociology, hard work heritage, and political thought.

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Interesting as these antecedents are as forerunners of elements of socialist thought, they are not particularly helpful in understanding socialism as a modern movement, simply because precedents can be found for just about any viewpoint over the past two millennia. Evidence of direct lineage between ideas is all too often assumed rather than proven. As Bernard Crick has observed in his short introductory text Socialism (1987), socialism really has no precedent in the ancient or medieval world, which is because there was no precedent for the scale of the explosion of capitalist activity and industrialization that occurred first in Western Europe and then spread to the rest of the world after 1800.

New Zealand: Labour Party retains power at elections but without an overall majority (July). 2003 Barbados: The Barbados Labour Party wins its third successive general election victory (May). Germany: Large declines in the SPD vote in the state elections of Hessen and Lower Saxony (February). Israel: The Social Democratic Party of Israel (Yachad) is formed as a successor to Meretz. Mexico: The Institutional Revolutionary Party gains control of parliament in coalition with the Ecologist Green Party (July).

1939 Dominican Republic: Dominican Revolutionary Party is formed. 1940 International: Last executive meeting of the Labor and Socialist International is held in Brussels (March). Mexico: A Stalinist agent murders Leon Trotsky. 1942 United Kingdom: Labour Party conference adopts a policy for a comprehensive social security system, a family allowance scheme, and a national health service (December). Publication of the Beveridge Report which recommends the setting up of a comprehensive national system of social insurance and a national health service (December).

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