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作者 Mudge, Stephanie L., 1973- author
書名 Leftism reinvented : Western parties from socialism to neoliberalism / Stephanie L. Mudge
出版項 Cambridge, Massachusetts ; London, England : Harvard University Press, 2018
國際標準書號 9780674971813 (hardback : alk. paper)
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館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人社中心  JC574 M84 2018    在架上    30560400634066
 人文社會聯圖  JC574 .M84 2018    到期 03-16-20    30650020074700
說明 xxviii, 524 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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附註 "Left-leaning political parties play an important role as representatives of the poor and disempowered. They once did so by promising protections from the forces of capital and the market's tendencies to produce inequality. But in the 1990s they gave up on protection, asking voters to adapt to a market-driven world. Meanwhile, new, extreme parties began to promise economic protections of their own--albeit in an angry, anti-immigrant tone. To better understand today's strange new political world, Stephanie L. Mudge's Leftism Reinvented analyzes the history of the Swedish and German Social Democrats, the British Labour Party, and the American Democratic Party. Breaking with an assumption that parties simply respond to forces beyond their control, Mudge argues that left parties' changing promises expressed the worldviews of different kinds of experts. To understand how left parties speak, we have to understand the people who speak for them. Leftism Reinvented shows how Keynesian economists came to speak for left parties by the early 1960s. These economists saw their task in terms of discretionary, politically-sensitive economic management. But in the 1980s a new kind of economist, who viewed the advancement of markets as left parties' main task, came to the fore. Meanwhile, as voters' loyalties to left parties waned, professional strategists were called upon to "spin" party messages. Ultimately, left parties undermined themselves, leaving a representative vacuum in their wake. Leftism Reinvented raises new questions about the roles and responsibilities of left parties--and their experts--in politics today"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 397-497) and index
Socialist, economistic, and neoliberalized leftism -- Making the infrastructure of socialist leftism, 1880s-1920s -- European leftism's first reinvention, 1920s-1960s -- Economistic leftism, American-style, or, making the Democrats "left" -- Reformatting economics, reinventing leftism -- New economists, new experts, new Democrats -- Making Western European leftism "progressive" -- Conclusions and implications
主題 Liberalism -- Western countries
Liberalism -- Economic aspects -- Western countries
Right and left (Political science) -- Western countries
Political parties -- Western countries
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