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‘High Stakes’ and ‘Low‐Intensity Democracy’: Understanding America's Policy of Promoting Democracy

Jason G. Ralph

in American Democracy Promotion: Impulses, Strategies, and Impacts

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240975
eISBN:
9780191598999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240973.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Explores the gap between rhetoric and practice in the American policy of promoting democracy. It attributes it to the US, promoting two inconsistent goals at the same time: democratization and free ... More


Socialist Planning: The Labour Party, 1931–1935

Daniel Ritschel

in The Politics of Planning: The Debate on Economic Planning in Britain in the 1930s

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206477
eISBN:
9780191677151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206477.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

This chapter discusses socialist planning that satisfied two urgent ideological needs within the post-1931 Labour party. It states that planning served as an attractive socialist alternative to the ... More


How Much Inequality Is Fair?: Mathematical Principles of a Moral, Optimal, and Stable Capitalist Society

Venkat Venkatasubramanian

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231180726
eISBN:
9780231543224
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231180726.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

Many in the United States feel that the nation’s current level of economic inequality is unfair and that capitalism is not working for 90% of the population. Yet some inequality is inevitable. The ... More


Introduction

A. J. Nicholls

in Freedom with Responsibility: The Social Market Economy in Germany 1918-1963

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208525
eISBN:
9780191678059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208525.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book discusses the concept of social market economy, ‘socialism with a human face’, a form of liberalized collectivism. It cites examples from former Communist countries, specifically, the case ... More


The Legacy of Iraq: From the 2003 War to the 'Islamic State'

Benjamin Isakhan (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748696161
eISBN:
9781474416177
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696161.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This book critically reflects on the failure of the 2003 intervention to turn Iraq into a liberal democracy, underpinned by free-market capitalism, its citizens free to live in peace and prosperity. ... More


Social Inequality, Civil Society, and the Limits of Citizenship in Latin America

Susan Eva Eckstein and Timothy P. Wickham-Crowley

in What Justice? Whose Justice?: Fighting for Fairness in Latin America

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520237445
eISBN:
9780520936980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520237445.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

Ostensibly since the time of Aristotle, the theme of social inequality has posed a central problem for the theory and practice of democracy. Although political democracy may ultimately be undermined ... More


Into the Future

Jeremy Black

in The Power of Knowledge: How Information and Technology Made the Modern World

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300167955
eISBN:
9780300198546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300167955.003.0015
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter discusses the possibilities of new information technology and the economic viability of information management in the future. It also describes some future challenges to American power ... More


Fantasies of the New Class

Stephen Schryer

in Fantasies of the New Class: Ideologies of Professionalism in Post-World War II American Fiction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157575
eISBN:
9780231527477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157575.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This introductory chapter examines the idea that qualified professionals will tame free-market capitalism, forcing it to submit to expert guidance. Such an idea encapsulates the dominant ideology of ... More


The Economic Possibilities of Capitalism

John Eatwell and Murray Milgate

in The Fall and Rise of Keynesian Economics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199777693
eISBN:
9780190261344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199777693.003.0019
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter analyzes the similarities and differences in the roles John Maynard Keynes and Joseph Schumpeter played in the possibility and long-run efficacy of free-market capitalism. It begins by ... More


Puerto Rico in the American Century: A History since 1898

Cesar J. Ayala and Rafael Bernabe

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831137
eISBN:
9781469605609
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895535_ayala
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Offering a comprehensive overview of Puerto Rico's history and evolution since the installation of U.S. rule, this book connects the island's economic, political, cultural, and social past. It ... More


Conclusion

Colleen Doody

in Detroit's Cold War: The Origins of Postwar Conservatism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037276
eISBN:
9780252094446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037276.003.0007
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter summarizes key themes and presents some final thoughts. This study of Cold War Detroit showed the roots of contemporary conservatism, which combined support for free-market capitalism, ... More


Anti Anti-Asianism and the Politics of Dissent: M. G. Vassanji’s The Gunny Sack

Gaurav Desai

in Commerce with the Universe: Africa, India, and the Afrasian Imagination

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164542
eISBN:
9780231535595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164542.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter presents a reading of M. G. Vassanji's The Gunny Sack. It explores the ways in which the novel creates a genealogy of Asian presence in East Africa while providing historical density to ... More


Suppressing the “Gambling Hell”

P. C. Kemeny

in The New England Watch and Ward Society

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190844394
eISBN:
9780190844424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190844394.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, History of Christianity

After reviewing some of the more prominent forms of gambling that the moral reformers sought to suppress and the role that local politics played in Boston’s political life, the forces that prompted ... More


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