Italian Critics of Capitalism

Italian Critics of Capitalism

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The writings collected in this volume present leading statements of theories of democracy and capitalism in twentieth century Italy starting from Vilfredo Pareto. The book is the first (and the unique) collection of Italian classics on capitalism, it is an important contribution for an organic and general overview of the Italian contemporary political thought.
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  • Paperback | 190 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 15.24mm | 317.51g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739142356
  • 9780739142356

Table of contents

Chapter 1 IntroductionTheories of Democracy and Capitalism in Twentieth-Century Italy Chapter 2 Chapter 1: The Transformation of Democracy and the Plutocratic Cycle Chapter 3 Chapter 2: The Mystification of Capitalism Chapter 4 Chapter 3: Economy of Competition and Historical Capitalism Chapter 5 Chapter 4: The Revolution Against Capital and the Crisis of the Capitalist System Chapter 6 Chapter 5: Liberal Socialism and Modern Capitalist Society Chapter 7 Chapter 6: The Reform of Society in the European Perspective Chapter 8 Chapter 7: Capital Chapter 9 Chapter 8: The Autonomous Order of Economy Chapter 10 Chapter 9: The Economic and Political Powers in the Capitalistic System Chapter 11 Chapter 10: The Future of Democracy and Capitalism Chapter 12 Chapter 11: The Capitalist Actors and Their Social Role Chapter 13 Chapter 12: Toward a New Critique of Capitalism Chapter 14 Chapter 13: Rethinking Democracy in the Age of Globalization
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Lorella Cedroni's book offers an excellent opportunity for English-speaking readers to follow the dialog between Italian intellectuals about the relationship (positive or negative) between capitalism and democracy. Cedroni has skillfully drawn out the main themes and positions in this debate, illustrating them with essays by such writers as Pareto, Gramsci, and Bobbio. -- Martin Staniland, University of Pittsburgh
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About Lorella Cedroni

Lorella Cedroni is an associate professor of Political Philosophy at the University of Rome.
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