Paper $33.95 ISBN: 9781848138438 Published December 2010 For sale in North and South America only
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The Politics of Equality

An Introduction

Jason C. Myers

The Politics of Equality

Jason C. Myers

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168 pages | 5.4375 x 8.5 | © 2010  
Paper $33.95 ISBN: 9781848138438 Published December 2010 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9781848138445 Published December 2010 For sale in North and South America only
Why are socialists, communists and social democrats concerned with the distribution of wealth? Why do they place so much importance on public goods such as education and health care? To what extent does democracy matter to socialist ideologies?

In The Politics of Equality, Jason C. Myers sheds new light on questions like this, providing a readable, contemporary introduction to egalitarian political philosophy. Concentrating on ideas and values rather than on the rise and fall of parties and movements, the book offers crucial insights into a vital tradition of political thought and how it is key to our understanding of contemporary debates from Obama's plans for a national health care programme to the recent global wave of economic state regulation.

This is essential reading for anyone interested in constructing a more just society.
Contents
Introduction
1. Historical Materialism
2. Equal Freedom
3. Economy and Society
4. Democracy
5. Internationalism
6. The Privation State
Conclusion
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