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Socialist optimism

Paul Auerbach

Socialist optimism

an alternative political economy for the twenty-first century

by Paul Auerbach

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Socialism,
  • Political aspects,
  • Economics

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (pages 469-510) and index.

    StatementPaul Auerbach, Reader in Economics, Kingston University, UK
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHX73 .A84 2016
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 522 pages
    Number of Pages522
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27205542M
    ISBN 10113756394X, 1137563958
    ISBN 109781137563941, 9781137563958
    LC Control Number2015039321
    OCLC/WorldCa927241518


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