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Politics against pessimism


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Contents: The struggle over market society: from economic liberalism to the defence of politics - Industrial society and social democratic politics: political organisation in Sweden - Wigforss's democratic commitment: repositioning socialist politics - The democratisation and politicisation of capitalism: from British collectivist liberalism to Swedish social democracy in the 1920s - Statecraft, employment and welfare in the 1930s and 1940s - Citizenship and the social question in the postwar period - Trade union organisation as the bearer of substantive rationality - Comparative evolution of social democratic possibilities - The responsibilities of labour in social democratic politics - The state and deliberation: on the economic possibilities of politics.

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Winton Higgins and Geoff Dow have each taught political science and political economy courses for many years - Higgins at Macquarie University (but now a visiting fellow at UTS); and Dow at The University of Queensland. Winton Higgins is a graduate in arts, law and politics from Sydney, Stockholm and London universities.
Geoff Dow is a graduate in economics, sociology and politics from Queensland.

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