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reconstruction of the local community was only possible, Dewey suggested, on the back of a national form of democratic socialism and social intelligence. Furthermore, democracy beyond the state also depended on the vitality of creative democracy within the nation state: Our first defence is to realize that democracy can be served only by the slow day by day adoption and contagious diffusion in every phase of our common life of methods that are identical with the ends to be reached and that recourse to monistic, wholesale, absolutist procedures is a betrayal of human freedom no

in John Dewey
Arthur B. Gunlicks

relevance to Land or regional politics at all. We will return to this subject in Chapter 9. Parties and elections in the Länder Parties in the Länder The major German parties today are the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD); the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and its Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social Union (CSU), together often referred to as the Christian Democrats or the Union parties; the Free Democratic Party (FDP); the Bündis 90 (Alliance 90)/Greens; and the Party of Democratic Socialism (PDS). Smaller parties that sometimes appear on the scene and

in The Länder and German federalism
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Retrieving a ‘Global’ American Philosopher
John Narayan

support the conditions of equality, which would make creative democracy through social intelligence possible. Dewey’s politics of democratic socialism subsequently reveals his views on the relationship between economic and political equality within the Great Society. The final section highlights how Dewey’s views on economic and political equality translate into an argument for the extension of a global egalitarianism, which would allow all nations of the world to pursue the democratic way of life. To conclude the study, Chapter 5 turns to outlining what I believe are

in John Dewey
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Stan Metcalfe and Alan Warde

proportion of the population of the globe considered market principles unjust and the operation of markets a major basis of inefficiency. The slump, the poverty and the inequality of the 1930s, the lessons of co-operation in wartime, and optimism about the prospects of democratic socialism and welfare states, contributed to an atmosphere critical of markets, not only across Europe but also in the USA. The extent to which the market was re-evaluated positively in the late twentieth century is thus remarkable. The background to the rehabilitation of market principles

in Market relations and the competitive process
Steven Fielding

. Given that the likes of Keir Hardie had supported Home Rule, advocates claimed they were just ‘reaffirming’ a ‘basic Labour policy’ that had been temporarily cast aside.46 A few argued that limited self-government was consistent with democratic socialism, as it would promote participation in decisionmaking and develop responsibility.47 Others, however, looked on any measure that threatened to break up the United Kingdom as, at best, eccentric. Even Benn (albeit in 1967) argued that, as satellites could circumnavigate the earth in ninety minutes, it was ‘a little odd

in The Labour Governments 1964–70 volume 1
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David Boucher

site of justice we would have to invent the shared meanings for this imagined community. 29 Ironically, this is the very accusation that Dworkin levels at Walzer in relation to interpreting the meanings of American Society. With regard to health care, for example, Walzer is accused of inventing what Americans think. Far from the democratic socialism attributed by Walzer to Americans, they favour only a basic minimum and

in Political concepts
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Geoffrey K. Roberts and Patricia Hogwood

congress of the GDR Communist party (continued on 9, 16 and 17 December) decides to change its organisational structure, adopt new policies and change its name from Socialist Unity Party (SED) to Socialist Unity Party–Party of Democratic Socialism (SED–PDS). 18 March 1990 First democratic election for the Volkskammer (the legislature of the GDR). Victory for the Christian Democratic-led ‘Alliance for Germany

in The politics today companion to West European Politics
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Kevin Harrison and Tony Boyd

from democratic socialism and social democracy as to be worth studying as distinct ideological movements. The collapse of the USSR and its empire in Eastern Europe during 1989–91 is often hailed by Western conservatives as vindicating their belief that Marxism is a failed ideological system, unrealistic and of no value as a political movement or an ideological tool. However, for many Western Marxists the demise of the

in Understanding political ideas and movements
Germany, Sweden and Australia compared
Ashley Lavelle

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in In search of social democracy
Kevin Hickson

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