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Political Science Communism & Socialism

C.B. Macpherson

Dilemmas of Liberalism and Socialism

by (author) William Leiss

Publisher
McGill-Queen's University Press
Initial publish date
Apr 2009
Category
Communism & Socialism
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780773535671
    Publish Date
    Apr 2009
    List Price
    $19.95
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780773535275
    Publish Date
    Apr 2009
    List Price
    $110.00
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9780773582996
    Publish Date
    Apr 2009
    List Price
    $95.00

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Focusing on two key themes - property and the state - Leiss tracks Macpherson's analysis of the contradictions of liberal-democracy through all of his writings, beginning with his 1935 M.A. thesis supervised by Harold Laski at LSE. His concluding chapter critically examines the core of Macpherson's political philosophy - the distinction between extractive and developmental powers - against the background of social change in the democracies of the West in the period since the end of the Second World War.

About the author

William Leiss is a fellow and past president of the Royal Society of Canada, an officer of the Order of Canada, and professor emeritus at the School of Policy Studies, Queen’s University. He is the author of several books, including Mad Cows and Mother’s Milk: The Perils of Poor Risk Communication.

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