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A managerial perspective
Peter McCullen and Colin Harris

democratic socialism. In his critical reading of ‘the new communitarianism’, Prideaux 66 accuses Etzioni of coaxing the reader to accept a congenial view of American society in the 1950s, and then attempting to restore social cohesiveness through the application of social controls, and, in a manner consistent with his own organisational theory. 67 ‘In reality the favourable bias

in The Third Way and beyond
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Geoffrey K. Roberts and Patricia Hogwood

) PD (Luxembourg) see: DP/PD PDC (Switzerland) see: CDV–PDC PdCI Party of Italian Communists/Partito dei Comunisti Italiani PDS Democratic Party of the Left (Italy)/Partito Democratico della Sinistra PDS Party of Democratic Socialism (Germany)/Partei der Demokratischen Sozialismus PEV Ecologist Party – The Greens (Portugal)/Partido Ecologista Os Verdes PL Right-wing alliance (Italy)/Polo della

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

here on social reformism, also known as ‘revisionist socialism’, ‘social democracy’ and ‘democratic socialism’. In particular, we look at the British version of socialism in the form of the Labour Party. Marxist and anarchist contributions to socialism will be discussed in Chapter 12 . Third World socialism is usually a variation of one of the three other versions adapted, with varying degrees of commitment and success, to

in Understanding political ideas and movements
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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
Geoffrey K. Roberts and Patricia Hogwood

. Election to the German Bundestag, 22 September 2002   Votes (%) Seats Social Democratic Party (SPD) 38.5 251 Christian Democratic Union (CDU) 29.5 190 Christian Social Union (CSU) 9.0 58 Alliance 90/Greens 8.6 55 Free Democratic Party (FDP) 7.4 47 Party of Democratic Socialism (PDS) 4.3 2 Others 3.0 0 Total   603 Party system From 1961, only three parties won seats in the Bundestag: the CDU–CSU, the SPD and the

in The politics today companion to West European Politics
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Geoffrey K. Roberts and Patricia Hogwood

] Gysi, Gregor First leader of the Party of Democratic Socialism (PDS), after its emergence from the Socialist Unity Party (SED) at the end of 1989. Gysi was born in Berlin in 1948. He joined the SED in 1967. He was a lawyer by profession, and gained a reputation as a defender of dissidents. He became known as a reformer within the SED in the closing months of the communist regime. This led to his election as Chairman

in The politics today companion to West European Politics