From Statism To Pluralism

From Statism To Pluralism

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Modern societies currently lack positive alternative visions of the future. Many writers have claimed that the only option is a return to free-market capitalism, in which success and survival depend on being as competitive as possible whether as a nation, firm or individual.; Paul Hirst argues that there are viable alternative futures and widely applicable models that can be used to structure change. Hirst's distinctive approach to political theory reasons from real political problems rather than confining itself to abstract concepts.; Presenting an innovative political position, this collection of essays represents an attempt to re- state a practical third way between the discredited ideals of state socialism and laissez-faire capitalism.Such a pact requires a governing party coalition strong enough to act as a social leader, but not so strong as to dominate associations ... Labour is more likely to get back into office if it acts as the party of more than one group of interests.

Title:From Statism To Pluralism
Author:Hirst, Paul, Paul Hirst Professor of Social Theory, Birkbeck College, London.
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-02-01


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