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  • Author:
    Alex Callinicos
  • ISBN:
    0745623247
  • ISBN13:
    978-0745623245
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    Polity; 1 edition (October 3, 2000)
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    176 pages
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    Social Sciences
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Alex Callinicos′s book, which examines both the concept and reality of equality, therefore comes at. .But the struggle for true equality has only just begun,' Tony Blair has declared. The world indeed enters the 21st century heaving with poverty and inequality

Alex Callinicos′s book, which examines both the concept and reality of equality, therefore comes at an important time. Callinicos distinguishes himself from the majority of recent writers by his highly developed awareness of the historical and political context of philosophical enquiry. The world indeed enters the 21st century heaving with poverty and inequality. Just three super-rich men have a net worth equal to the income of the 36 poorest countries in the world. The gap between rich and poor is also growing in the advanced economies as well.

The world indeed enters the 21st century heaving with poverty and inequality. In this important new book, Alex Callinicos explores the meaning of equality in the contemporary world. См. также: Общая экономика. Just three super-rich men have a net worth equal to the income of the 36 poorest countries in the world

The world indeed enters the 21st century heaving with poverty and inequality.

Callinicos participated in the Counter-Summit to the IMF/World Bank Meeting in Prague, September 2000 and the demonstration against the G8 in Genoa . 2000: Equality (Themes for the 21st Century) (Cambridge: Polity Press).

Callinicos participated in the Counter-Summit to the IMF/World Bank Meeting in Prague, September 2000 and the demonstration against the G8 in Genoa, June 2001. He has also been involved in organising the Social Forum movement in Europe. 2002: Against the Third Way (Cambridge: Polity Press).

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New York: Basic Books. Callinicos, A. (2000). Equality (Themes for the 21st century series). The Destiny choice: Survival options for the 21st century (Adamantine studies on the 21st century series, Vol. 10). England: Adamantine Press Limited.

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'The class war is over. But the struggle for true equality has onlyjust begun,' Tony Blair has declared. The world indeed enters the21st century heaving with poverty and inequality. Just threesuper-rich men have a net worth equal to the income of the 36poorest countries in the world. The gap between rich and poor isalso growing in the advanced economies as well. 14 million people,a quarter of the population of the United Kingdom are currentlyclassified as poor, compared to only four million in 1979. In this important new book, Alex Callinicos explores the meaning ofequality in the contemporary world. He traces its origins as apolitical ideal in the great democratic revolutions of the 17th andthe 18th century, and in the efforts of the socialist movement toforce capitalism to live up to its promise of liberty, equality andfraternity. Callinicos also shows how the theories of egalitarianjustice developed over the past generation by philosophers such asJohn Rawls, Ronald Dworkin, Amartya Sen and G. A. Cohen have givena much more precise meaning to the ideal of equality. Individualsare entitled to be protected from the consequences of circumstancesbeyond their control - for example, the socio-economic position andthe natural talents they inherit - in order to have equal freedomto pursue their own well-being.The implications of egalitarian justice are radical. Callinicoscritically reviews the versions of this ideal - equality ofopportunity and social inclusion - by supporters of the Third Waysuch as Gordon Brown and Anthony Giddens. He argues that thestrategy pursued by New Labour to increase equality is riddled withcontradictions and contains an underlying authoritarian dimension.Fundamentally, equality and the market are irreconcilable. Anyattempt seriously to increase social equality will come intoconflict with the logic of the capitalist economic system. Only asocialist society, organized along democratic and decentralizedlines, can realize the ideal of equality.This book will be of great interest to students of politics,philosophy and sociology, and all those interested in this key andcontroversial topic.