New ideas of socialism

Martell, Luke (1992) New ideas of socialism. Economy and Society, 21 (2). pp. 152-172. ISSN 1469-5766

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This paper discusses attempts to rethink socialism in the light of recent economic, social and political developments such as the rise of neo-liberalism, post-fordism, the demise of state socialism and globalization. It posits four new revisionist models of socialism - individualist socialism, market socialism, citizenship (or radical democratic) socialism and associational socialism. It examines each critically, arguing against the first and second models and in favour of the third and fourth. Associationalism, it is argued, provides a means for achieving the goals of citizenship or radical democratic socialism - a participatory pluralist and communitarian socialism. Associationalism, based on a strong role for associations in civil society and a co-operative polity, is outlined and advocated.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Sociology
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory. The state. Theories of the state
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Depositing User: SRO Admin
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2008
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2017 19:11
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