Palgrave Studies in Classical Liberalism

Isocracy

The Institutions of Equality

Authors: Bellanca, Nicolò

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    • Offers a critique of contemporary capitalism
    • Identifies economic institutions of isocracy according to a perspective of gradual change from the capitalist mode of production
    • Illustrates the political institutions of isocracy through five contemporaries practices

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In the twentieth century there were two great political and social paradigms, the liberal-democratic and the libertarian (in its various socialist, anarchist, and communist delineations). The central idea of the first approach is isonomy: the exclusion of any discrimination on the basis that legal rights are afforded equally to all people. The central idea of the second approach is rather to acknowledge and address a broader spectrum of known inequalities. Such an approach, Bellanca argues, allows the pursuit of pluralism as well as a more realistic and complex view of what equality is. Here he analyzes the main economic and political institutions of an isocratic society, and in so doing, effectively outlines how a utopian society can be structurally and anthropologically realized.

This book is ideal reading for an audience interested in the critique of contemporary capitalism through a renewed perspective of democratic socialism and leftist libertarianism.

Nicolò Bellanca is Associate Professor of Development Economics at the University of Florence, Italy. He is the author of a broad array of scholarly articles, books and textbooks about both the history of economic thought and development economics. His current research focuses on the theory of institutional change.

About the authors

Nicolò Bellanca is Associate Professor of Development Economics at the University of Florence, Italy. He is the author of a broad array of scholarly articles, books and textbooks about both the history of economic thought and development economics. His current research focuses on the theory of institutional change.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Isocracy
Book Subtitle
The Institutions of Equality
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Classical Liberalism
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-00695-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-00695-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-00694-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 204
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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