Historical Dictionary of Socialism

Historical Dictionary of Socialism

This book will provide a mine of information for teachers and students of political ideologies, comparative politics, political sociology, labor history, and political theory.

Author: James C. Docherty

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810864771

Category: Philosophy

Page: 504

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Primarily concerned with the historical roots and contemporary condition of socialism, the second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Socialism offers information on writers, activists, ideas, political parties, institutions, and movements that sought_and in many cases are still seeking_to change the social and political order. It reflects the diversity in the broad movement of the left, the many variants of which include reformist social democracy, revolutionary Marxism, the New Left, and contemporary anti-capitalism. Taking up where the first edition left off, this thoroughly revised dictionary shows how socialism has been reacting, reforming and also expanding. This is done through a chronology, a list of acronyms and abbreviations, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and a cross-referenced dictionary section with 114 new entries, some on the current leadership, others on the many new parties of Central and Eastern Europe and the Third World, and yet others on the reaction to globalization. This book will provide a mine of information for teachers and students of political ideologies, comparative politics, political sociology, labor history, and political theory.
Categories: Philosophy

Historical Dictionary of Socialism

Historical Dictionary of Socialism

This third edition of Historical Dictionary of Socialism contains a chronology, an introduction, a glossary, and an extensive bibliography.

Author: Peter Lamb

Publisher:

ISBN: 1442258268

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Page: 656

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Socialism has been an influential force for social change for almost two centuries. Its philosophy and ideology have inspired millions while simultaneously arousing fear and revulsion in its enemies. Having emerged after the French Revolution in the effort to build upon and develop the egalitarian ideas of the Enlightenment, socialism has taken many forms. It has, furthermore, sometimes been manipulated and reformulated by opportunists who have built authoritarianism and totalitarian dictatorships in its name. Opponents seize on such examples to frighten away people who may otherwise have found socialism attractive. Socialism has survived such criticism and misrepresentation as its core principles have struck a chord with generations of people concerned with social justice. This third edition of Historical Dictionary of Socialism contains a chronology, an introduction, a glossary, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on activists, politicians, political thinkers, political parties and organizations, and key topics, concepts, and aspects of socialist theory.. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the Socialism."
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Historical Dictionary of Socialism

Historical Dictionary of Socialism

An introduction and guide to this most contentious of modern social movements and ideologies, with 327 entries tracing its evolution from the early 19th century to the present.

Author: J. C. Docherty

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:49015002882356

Category: Philosophy

Page: 395

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An introduction and guide to this most contentious of modern social movements and ideologies, with 327 entries tracing its evolution from the early 19th century to the present. Unlike other general works on the subject, focus is on the democratic tradition of socialism rather than those elements which later became communism. Entries cover not just key thinkers, ideas, and political parties, but also education, women, literature, and policies, showing how socialism was sustained as a movement. Includes a glossary of terms and their origins, a chronology, a statistical appendix, and a substantial bibliography. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Categories: Philosophy

Historical Dictionary of Socialism

Historical Dictionary of Socialism

It will, hopefully, be useful for readers who wish to focus on socialist politics in one country or to embark on ... a central place in the history of socialism, see James C. Docherty and Sjaak van der Velden, Historical Dictionary of ...

Author: Peter Lamb

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442258273

Category: Political Science

Page: 660

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This third edition of Historical Dictionary of Socialism contains a chronology, an introduction, a glossary, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on activists, politicians, political thinkers, political parties and organizations, and key topics, concepts, and aspects of socialist theory.. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the Socialism.
Categories: Political Science

Historical Dictionary of Berlin

Historical Dictionary of Berlin

The dictionary section has more than 300 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, places, institutions, and events. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Berlin.

Author: Ulrike Zitzlsperger

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781538124222

Category: History

Page: 436

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After World War II Berlin became one of the playgrounds of the Cold War; the Berlin Wall made the division between East and West, between ‘capitalism’ and ‘communism’ in 1961 highly visible, though it did remove Berlin from front-line politics. East and West Berlin had turned into shop-windows of ideologies – West Berlin representing the lure of a market economy, East Berlin the promise of socialism. It is, then, fitting that the fall of the Wall in 1989 awarded Berlin such a prominent role. It was here that the development after Reunification of East and West became a closely observed event – and, well beyond Germany, Berlin appeared to represent fundamental developments throughout Europe at the time. Today, Berlin is the capital of reunified Germany and therefore one of the key political players in the European Union (EU) and it’s now a desirable destination for young entrepreneurs. The Historical Dictionary of Berlin contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has more than 300 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, places, institutions, and events. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Berlin.
Categories: History

Historical Dictionary of Organized Labor

Historical Dictionary of Organized Labor

An essential reference source that introduces scholars to the study of organized labor on the international as well as national level.

Author: J. C. Docherty

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015041356562

Category: Political Science

Page: 392

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An essential reference source that introduces scholars to the study of organized labor on the international as well as national level. Contains nearly 500 entries describing the labor movements in various countries and the important people, organizations, ideas, and political parties involved in organized labor. Includes a chart of world-wide membership in labor organizations and union membership statistics.
Categories: Political Science

Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Macedonia

Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Macedonia

The Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Macedonia traces the key political, socio-economic, and cultural developments in the multiethnic mosaic that is Republic of Macedonia following its secession from the Yugoslav federation in the ...

Author: Dimitar Bechev

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810862956

Category: History

Page: 384

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Located at the very heart of the Balkans, the Republic of Macedonia has a rich and turbulent history, which reflects all the complexities of the region's past and present-day politics. In the late 19th and the early 20th century, it became the focal point of competition by the fledgling Balkan nation-states over the declining Ottoman Empire's European possessions. Late Ottoman Macedonia was a region, which impressed the external observer with its diversity: ethnic, religious, linguistic, clannish, and territorial identities all overlapped in a complex and puzzling mosaic. It is this diversity that has led to the Macedonian Question of the late 19th and early 20th centuries and continues to raise questions today. The Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Macedonia traces the key political, socio-economic, and cultural developments in the multiethnic mosaic that is Republic of Macedonia following its secession from the Yugoslav federation in the autumn of 1991. It also surveys often overlooked topics, such as the social transformations underwent in the course of the 20th century and during the decades of socialism, as well as the recent debates about historical memory and roots of the Slav Macedonian nation. Complete with a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 400 hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries, this reference provides a rich account of the history, present-day politics, and society of the Republic of Macedonia.
Categories: History

Historical Dictionary of Marxism

Historical Dictionary of Marxism

Historical Dictionary of Socialism. 2nd ed. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2006. ... Berkeley, CA: Centre for Socialist History, 1994. Foster, J. Marx's Ecology: ... Marx and History: From Primitive Society to the Communist Future.

Author: Elliott Johnson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442237988

Category: Political Science

Page: 608

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The Historical Dictionary of Marxism includes a chronology, introductory essay, and extensive bibliography. The dictionary provides over 500 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, political parties and movements, and major communist or ex-communist countries. This book is an excellent access point for students and researchers.
Categories: Political Science

Historical Dictionary of Organized Labor

Historical Dictionary of Organized Labor

... worked as a research assistant with the Australian Dictionary of Biography at the Australian National University . ... historical dictionaries : Historical Dictionary of Australia ( 1992 , 1999 ) , Historical Dictionary of Socialism ...

Author: J. C. Docherty

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810849119

Category: Political Science

Page: 439

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Thoroughly updated, this essential reference source introduces scholars to the study of organized labor on the international as well as national level. Contains 400 entries describing the labor movements in countries around the world, and the important people, organizations, ideas, and political parties involved in organized labor. Includes a summary list of past and present international labor leaders, lists of global union federations and the affiliated organizations of major national labor federations, and analytical lists of the membership of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions.
Categories: Political Science

Historical Dictionary of Organized Labor

Historical Dictionary of Organized Labor

of three historical dictionaries: Historical Dictionary of Australia (1992, 1999, 2007), Historical Dictionary of Socialism (1997), and Historical Dictionary of Organized Labor (1996, 2004). Since 2005, his research interests have ...

Author: James C. Docherty

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810861961

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 448

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Organized labor is about the collective efforts of employees to improve their economic, social, and political position. It can be studied from many different points of view—historical, economic, sociological, or legal—but it is fundamentally about the struggle for human rights and social justice. As a rule, organized labor has tried to make the world a fairer place. Even though it has only ever covered a minority of employees in most countries, its effects on their political, economic, and social systems have been generally positive. History shows that when organized labor is repressed, the whole society suffers and is made less just. The Historical Dictionary of Organized Labor looks at the history of organized labor to see where it came from and where it has been. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, a glossary of terms, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400 cross-referenced entries on most countries, international as well as national labor organizations, major labor unions, leaders, and other aspects of organized labor such as changes in the composition of its membership. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about organized labor.
Categories: Business & Economics