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Social democracy and liberalism

Barker, Rodney (2008) Social democracy and liberalism. Re-Public. ISSN 1791-857X

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Capitalism has been accepted by social democrats with almost as much enthusiasm as was always granted to it amongst liberals, but it has been often accepted too uncritically. To say that you are in favour of capitalism and markets is as empty of content as saying that you like people, or enjoy music. The question is which people, what sort of music, and in what circumstances. And if capitalism is no longer cast in the role of opponent, who are the enemies whom the social democrat must confront?

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Additional Information: © 2008 Rodney Barker
Divisions: Government
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2008 10:30
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 00:48

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