The European Heritage in Economics and the Social Sciences

The First Socialization Debate (1918) and Early Efforts Towards Socialization

Editors: Backhaus, Jurgen, Chaloupek, Günther, Frambach, Hans (Eds.)

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  • Provides a case study of the socialism debate in Europe that can be applied to similar situations in the US and elsewhere
  • Analyzes political, social, and economic factors in the rise of socialism
  • Addresses a timely topic in the US and Europe, the rising calls for state intervention in unstable situations
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This book discusses the 1918 European socialization debate, its consequences, and its relevance a century later. Following the end of the First World War, the disastrous social and economic situation facing Europe led to calls for socialization of central economic sectors, as well as measures for the improvement of work conditions and social security. This book rekindles the debate, presenting the basic issues of socialization from different European countries and taking into account current developments. The chapters track the socialism debate in Europe from its initial inception in 1918 and examine the ways in which it has shaped the public discourse in the years following, drawing theoretical connections between the conditions that created the environment for the debate to begin and contemporary social and political trends. This book will be of particular interest to graduate students and researchers of socioeconomics, ethics, the history of economic thought, history, and political science. 


About the authors

Jürgen G. Backhaus (*1950), JSD 1976, PhD (Econ) 1985, Professor of Public Finance and Fiscal Sociology at Erfurt University 2000-2015. Between 1986 and 2000, he has held the chair in Public Economics at Maastricht University. In 2006 he received the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (Knight’s Cross), in September 2004 he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Thessaly (Greece). In 1994 he founded (with Frank H. Stephen) the European Journal of Law and Economics. He has published 60 books and monographs, about 200 articles in refereed journals and book chapters, 28 scholarly notes and 63 reviews. His research interests span economics, but also neighboring disciplines such as law, fiscal sociology and environmental sciences.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • The First Socialization Debate of 1918: Was the Socialization Commission Doomed to Failure Right from the Start?

    Frambach, Hans A.

    Pages 1-16

  • From “Finance Capital” to “Organized Capitalism:” Socialization in Rudolf Hilferding’s Writings Under the Influence of Ferdinand Tönnies

    Greitens, Jan

    Pages 17-30

  • Visions of Socialization and Political Reality—the Position of Labour Minister Heinrich Brauns

    Eissrich, Daniel

    Pages 31-44

  • Different Views of Socialization Strategies in Germany Since the First Socialization Debate

    Schmidt, Karl-Heinz

    Pages 45-59

  • Socialization Proposals: The Aspect of Labor Participation

    Backhaus, Jürgen (et al.)

    Pages 61-73

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eBook $79.99
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Hardcover $139.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The First Socialization Debate (1918) and Early Efforts Towards Socialization
Editors
  • Jurgen Backhaus
  • Günther Chaloupek
  • Hans Frambach
Series Title
The European Heritage in Economics and the Social Sciences
Series Volume
23
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-15024-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-15024-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-15023-5
Series ISSN
1572-1744
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 235
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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