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Socialism

Haddock, Bruce Anthony 1995. Socialism. New Perspective 1 (1) , pp. 20-21.

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Abstract

Socialism as a political movement was very much a response to the consequences of industrialisation. Liberalism and capitalism emerged in socialist argument as Janus-faced villains, defending a conception of political and economic freedom which effectively perpetuated the subordination of the working classes. Socialists might not agree about precisely what was wrong with the status quo; nor could they necessarily agree on a common programme for the future. But there was a general consensus in socialist circles that the ideals of the French Revolution liberty, equality, fraternity - could not be attained in a political system built upon an individualist foundation.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Department of Politics and International Relations (POLIR)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HX Socialism. Communism. Anarchism
Publisher: Sempringham
ISSN: 1352-6359
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Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 05:08
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/48887

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