• Sign In / Register
  • Help
  • Basket0
The books you love, the emails you want
Time is running out, opt in before 25 May or you'll stop hearing from us
Yes Please
Socialism Unbound: Principles, Practices, and Prospects - Columbia Studies in Political Thought / Political History (Paperback)
  • Socialism Unbound: Principles, Practices, and Prospects - Columbia Studies in Political Thought / Political History (Paperback)
zoom

Socialism Unbound: Principles, Practices, and Prospects - Columbia Studies in Political Thought / Political History (Paperback)

(author,author of preface), (foreword)
£28.00
Paperback 264 Pages / Published: 02/12/2011
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 1 week

  • This item has been added to your basket
Published more than twenty years ago, Stephen Eric Bronner's bold defense of socialism remains a seminal text for our time. Treating socialism as an ethic, reinterpreting its core categories, and critically confronting its early foundations, Bronner's work offers a reinvigorated "class ideal" and a new perspective for progressive politics in the twentieth century. Socialism Unbound is an extraordinary work of political history that revisits the pivotal figures of the labor movement: Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, Karl Kautsky, Vladimir Lenin, and Rosa Luxemburg. Examining their contributions as well as their flaws, Bronner shows how critical innovation gave way to dogma. New practical problems have arisen, and this volume engages with the relationship between class and social movements, institutional accountability and democratic participation, economic justice and market imperatives, and internationalism and identity. With a foreword by Dick Howard and a new introduction by the author, Bronner's classic study remains indispensable for scholars and activists alike.

Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231153836
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 368 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm
Edition: Second Edition


MEDIA REVIEWS

Praise for the first edition: "This is a humane and erudite book. Bronner's bold analysis of the labor movement in theory and practice explores its past contributions and mistakes, reshapes its socialist legacy for the present, and illuminates the emancipatory project for the future."--Frances Fox Piven, author of Challenging Authority: How Ordinary People Change America"Bronner provides one of the finest historical accounts of the socialist tradition yet written."--New Political Science"The integrity of his discourse and his insistence on greater democracy help preserve the idea of socialism as a qualitatively freer society than what we have today in postmodern America. Bronner has written a book which helps prepare the groundwork for the realization of our collective dreams."--New Politics"An interesting, sophisticated, and deeply principled examination of socialism's past and future and will appeal to readers with a theoretical bent and an interest in its emancipatory project."--


Praise for the first edition:

"A humane and erudite book. Bronner's bold analysis of the labor movement in theory and practice explores its past contributions and mistakes, reshapes its socialist legacy for the present, and illuminates the emancipatory project for the future."--Frances Fox Piven, author of "Challenging Authority: How Ordinary People Change America"

"Provides one of the finest historical accounts of the socialist tradition yet written."--"New Political Science"

"Bronner has written a book which helps prepare the groundwork for the realization of our collective dreams."--"New Politics"

"An interesting, sophisticated, and deeply principled examination of socialism's past and future and will appeal to readers with a theoretical bent and an interest in its emancipatory project."--"The American Political Science Review"


Praise for the first edition:

"A humane and erudite book. Bronner's bold analysis of the labor movement in theory and practice explores its past contributions and mistakes, reshapes its socialist legacy for the present, and illuminates the emancipatory project for the future."--Frances Fox Piven, author of Challenging Authority: How Ordinary People Change America

"Provides one of the finest historical accounts of the socialist tradition yet written."--New Political Science

"Bronner has written a book which helps prepare the groundwork for the realization of our collective dreams."--New Politics

"An interesting, sophisticated, and deeply principled examination of socialism's past and future and will appeal to readers with a theoretical bent and an interest in its emancipatory project."--The American Political Science Review


A humane and erudite book. Bronner's bold analysis of the labor movement in theory and practice explores its past contributions and mistakes, reshapes its socialist legacy for the present, and illuminates the emancipatory project for the future.

--Frances Fox Piven, author of Challenging Authority: How Ordinary People Change America

You may also be interested in...

Capital
Added to basket
£18.99
Paperback
The State and Revolution
Added to basket
George Orwell
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Capital
Added to basket
£18.99
Paperback
Practicing Stalinism
Added to basket
The Future of Socialism
Added to basket
The Grundrisse
Added to basket
£18.99
Paperback
Early Writings
Added to basket
£16.99
Paperback
Speak for Britain!
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Parliamentary Socialism
Added to basket
Communist Manifesto
Added to basket
£1.25
Paperback
Demanding the Impossible
Added to basket
Five Year Mission
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
A History of the British Labour Party
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.