Labour's Utopias: Bolshevism, Fabianism, Social Democracy

1st Edition

Peter Beilharz

Published November 23, 2018
Reference - 178 Pages
ISBN 9781138324619 - CAT# K392197
Series: Routledge Library Editions: The Labour Movement

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First published in 1992. The collapse of communist rule in Eastern Europe has led to a widespread view that socialism is a dead, or at least dying, force. Labour’s Utopias argues that this assumption is based on the popular conception that socialism’s various traditions are simply different means to a common end. The author looks at three strands of socialism – Bolshevism, Fabianism and German Social Democracy – in order to assess whether this argument is justified, concluding that in fact each has a distinct vision of an ideal future.

This study will appeal to scholars and students of politics, history and socialism, and to all those with an interest in the alternatives to capitalism.

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