Why the Left Loses The Decline of the Centre-Left in Comparative Perspective

Politics, Sociology

Paul Kennedy, Rob Manwaring, “Why the Left Loses: The Decline of the Centre-Left in Comparative Perspective”
The Moral Economists: R. H. Tawney, Karl Polanyi, E. P. Thompson, and the Critique of Capitalism by Tim Rogan
Inside American Education by Thomas Sowell
Civil Rights: Rhetoric or Reality by Thomas Sowell
Working the Case: Law Enforcement, Police Work, and Police Organizations (Law Enforcement and Intelligence Gathering) by Leon Murley

Paul Kennedy, Rob Manwaring, “Why the Left Loses: The Decline of the Centre-Left in Comparative Perspective”

ISBN: 1447332660, 1447332695 | 2018 | EPUB | 208 pages | 698 KB

Around the world, parties of the left and center-left have been struggling, losing ground to right-wing parties and various forms of reactionary populism.
This book brings together a range of leading academics and experts on social democratic politics and policy to offer an international, comparative view of the changing political landscape.
Using case studies from the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, France, Australia and New Zealand contributors argue that despite different local and specific contexts, the mainstream center-left is beset by a range of common challenges. Analysis focuses on institutional and structural factors, the role of key individuals, and the atrophy of progressive ideas as interconnected reasons for the current struggles of the center-left.

The Moral Economists: R. H. Tawney, Karl Polanyi, E. P. Thompson, and the Critique of Capitalism by Tim Rogan

2017 | ISBN: 0691173001 | English | 280 pages | EPUB | 1 MB

A fresh look at how three important twentieth-century British thinkers viewed capitalism through a moral rather than material lens
What’s wrong with capitalism? Answers to that question today focus on material inequality. Led by economists and conducted in utilitarian terms, the critique of capitalism in the twenty-first century is primarily concerned with disparities in income and wealth. It was not always so. The Moral Economists reconstructs another critical tradition, developed across the twentieth century in Britain, in which material deprivation was less important than moral or spiritual desolation.
Tim Rogan focuses on three of the twentieth century’s most influential critics of capitalism―R. H. Tawney, Karl Polanyi, and E. P. Thompson. Making arguments about the relationships between economics and ethics in modernity, their works commanded wide readerships, shaped research agendas, and influenced public opinion. Rejecting the social philosophy of laissez-faire but fearing authoritarianism, these writers sought out forms of social solidarity closer than individualism admitted but freer than collectivism allowed. They discovered such solidarities while teaching economics, history, and literature to workers in the north of England and elsewhere. They wrote histories of capitalism to make these solidarities articulate. They used makeshift languages of “tradition” and “custom” to describe them until Thompson patented the idea of the “moral economy.” Their program began as a way of theorizing everything economics left out, but in challenging utilitarian orthodoxy in economics from the outside, they anticipated the work of later innovators inside economics.
Examining the moral cornerstones of a twentieth-century critique of capitalism, The Moral Economists explains why this critique fell into disuse, and how it might be reformulated for the twenty-first century.

Inside American Education by Thomas Sowell

English | May 11th, 2010 | ISBN: 0029303303 | 392 Pages | EPUB | 2.34 MB

An indictment of the American educational system criticizes the fact that the system has discarded the traditional goals of transmitting knowledge and fostering cognitive skills in favor of building self-esteem and promoting social harmony.

Civil Rights: Rhetoric or Reality by Thomas Sowell

English | October 13th, 2009 | ISBN: 0688031137 | 170 Pages | EPUB | 0.23 MB

Economist Sowell deftly refutes the key assumptions on which the Civil Rights Movement was erected, and probes fundamental racial issues such as affirmative action, busing, and women’s issues, including the ERA.

Working the Case: Law Enforcement, Police Work, and Police Organizations (Law Enforcement and Intelligence Gathering) by Leon Murley

2017 | ISBN: 1508103801 | English | 96 pages | PDF | 12 MB

Police officers typically are responsible for maintaining public order and safety, enforcing the law, and preventing, detecting, and investigating criminal activities. Police may also perform licensing and regulatory duties. This resource examines the role of police at various levels of society, from small communities to state and national jurisdictions. It addresses the concept of due process and the relationship between police and court systems. It considers controversial issues such as police activities involving minorities and responses to protests and riots. It concludes with discussions of the involvement of police in national security and of international police organizations such as Interpol.