The Democratic Socialism of Emile Vandervelde

Winner of the Pierlot Prize in Contemporary History This political biography of Emile Vandervelde traces the path of European socialism at the turn of the century.

Author: Janet Polasky

Publisher: Berg Pub Limited

ISBN: STANFORD:36105020141102

Category: Political Science

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Winner of the Pierlot Prize in Contemporary History, this political biography of Emile Vandervelde traces the European socialist path at the turn of the century as it wended its way from Marx's writings to the practices of social democrats in the interwar period. Vandervelde defined democratic socialism as a compromise between orthodox and revisionist Marxism. As President of the Second International, he brought French, British, and German socialists together as comrades in a common revolutionary struggle.
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The Democratic Socialism of Emile Vandervelde

Winner of the Pierlot Prize in Contemporary History This political biography of Emile Vandervelde traces the path of European socialism at the turn of the century.

Author: Janet Polasky

Publisher: Berg Publishers

ISBN: 1859730337

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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Winner of the Pierlot Prize in Contemporary History This political biography of Emile Vandervelde traces the path of European socialism at the turn of the century. Vandervelde defined democratic socialism as a compromise between orthodox and revisionist Marxism. As President of the Second International, he brought French, British, and German socialists together as comrades in a common revolutionary struggle.This history of the struggles of two generations of socialists to define and practise what Vandervelde called 'revolutionary reformism' draws attention to the Marxist origins of democratic socialism and will appeal to anyone interested in politics, comparative history or labour movements.
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A House Divided

The first book to explore the historical development of Belgian politics, this groundbreaking study of the rivalry between Catholicism, Socialism and nationalism is essential reading for anyone interested in Europe before World War I.

Author: Carl Strikwerda

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9780585114149

Category: History

Page: 420

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The first book to explore the historical development of Belgian politics, this groundbreaking study of the rivalry between Catholicism, Socialism and nationalism is essential reading for anyone interested in Europe before World War I.
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A Documentary Study of Hendrik De Man Socialist Critic of Marxism

In this collection of excerpts from the essential works of Hendrik de Man (1885-1953), Peter Dodge reinstates in historical consciousness this pioneer sociologist of the European socialist movement and of labor in industrial society.

Author: Hendrik de Man

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400868087

Category: Political Science

Page: 370

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In this collection of excerpts from the essential works of Hendrik de Man (1885-1953), Peter Dodge reinstates in historical consciousness this pioneer sociologist of the European socialist movement and of labor in industrial society. Regarded before World War II as pre-eminent among socialist theoreticians, comparable to Marx himself, de Man fell into obscurity when his equivocal neutralist stance during the Occupation of his native Belgium undermined his political legitimacy. Yet de Man's observations on the class order of capitalist society, on the difficulties of establishing effective industrial democracy, and on the nature of industrial society may be even more relevant today than they were in early twentieth-century Europe. While largely accepting the Marxist analysis of capitalism, de Man also drew attention to the unacknowledged collapse of many of its assumptions. Insofar as capitalism evolved in ways that Marx had not foreseen, de Man partially attributes the fate of socialism to the limitations of Marxism's nineteenth-century mode of analysis. Selecting from the seventeen books, forty-odd brochures, and some four hundred articles that comprise de Man's works, the editor chooses those passages that are of primary significance for dc Man's intellectual development and for his contribution to social analysis. In addition to explanatory headnotes and an Introduction to de Man's life, the volume contains a selective bibliography of primary and secondary material. Originally published in 1979. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
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Smashing the Liquor Machine

Polasky, Democratic Socialism of Emile Vandervelde, 54–55. 117. Emile Vandervelde, Annales parlementaires, Chambre des députés, Compte rendu analytique, ...

Author: Mark Lawrence Schrad

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190841577

Category: History

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This is a unique retelling of the history of temperance and prohibition. Rather than focusing on white, rural, conservative American bible-thumpers, Mark Lawrence Schrad contends that the temperance movement was a progressive, international, and revolutionary movement of oppressed-peoples fighting the liquor traffic, through which states and rich capitalists combined to get the lower classes addicted to drink for profit. Schrad shows that the temperance movementwas in fact a global pro-justice movement that had an impact in nearly every major country in the world, both developing and developed.
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Reforming Urban Labor

the cities where they could live like, but not with, the middle classes. --

Author: Janet L. Polasky

Publisher:

ISBN: 0801447941

Category: History

Page: 238

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the cities where they could live like, but not with, the middle classes. --
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International Labor Legislation

Ayusawa, Iwao Frederick. International Labor Legislation. New York: Columbia University Press, 1920. 258 pp. Reprint available February 2005 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN 1-58477-461-4.

Author: Iwao Frederick Ayusawa

Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781584774617

Category: Law

Page: 258

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Ayusawa, Iwao Frederick. International Labor Legislation. New York: Columbia University Press, 1920. 258 pp. Reprint available February 2005 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN 1-58477-461-4. Cloth. $80. * A study of the history and progress of international labor agreements, treaties, conventions and congresses that resulted in labor legislation with international applicability or influence on international commercial practices by a Japanese scholar. Ayusawa begins with the origins of international labor legislation in the early nineteenth-century and concludes with an analysis of the 1919 Washington Conference. Important for its historical perspective, this study shows that the central issues of globalization debated today, such as the international community's right to demand changes in local labor practices, are the same ones that affected its first phase during the late-nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Originally published as Volume XCI, Number 2 in Columbia's series Studies in History, Economics and Public Law.
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Yeats

Émile Vandervelde's biographers suggest that Lalla's strong personality led her ... Janet Polasky : The Democratic Socialism of Émile Vandervelde ( Oxford ...

Author: Richard J. Finneran

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472113348

Category: Literary Criticism

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The most recent volume of this distinguished annual
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European Socialists Respond to Fascism Ideology Activism and Contingency in the 1930s

Stressing the transnational dimension of this process while simultaneously integrating local, regional, and national factors, this work finds that it was social democracy, rather than communism, that acted as the primary vehicle for radical ...

Author: Gerd-Rainer Horn

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019987994X

Category: History

Page: 224

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Based on documents collected in six European countries, European Socialists Respond to Fascism: Ideology, Activism and Contingency in the 1930s is a transnational study of largely parallel developments in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, and Spain in the years 1933-1936. Triggered into action by the shock effect of the Nazi rise to power in Germany, socialists throughout Western Europe entered an unusually active period of practical reorientation and debate over political strategy which helped determine the contours of European politics up to the outbreak of World War II and beyond. Stressing the transnational dimension of this process while simultaneously integrating local, regional, and national factors, this work finds that it was social democracy, rather than communism, that acted as the primary vehicle for radical change among European marxists during the 1930s. Following major figures within the European left and the significant events that made up the inter-war period, Gerd-Rainer Horn demonstrates the interconnectedness of Europe's interwar socialists. Finally, Horn manages to relate these findings to the ongoing interdisciplinary debate on structure, agency, and contingency in the historical process.
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Between Cross and Class

Anticlericalism on the part of socialist union leaders and the socialist party ... Janet Polasky , The Democratic Socialism of Emile Vandervelde ( Oxford ...

Author: Lex Heerma van Voss

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 3039100440

Category: History

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In the late nineteenth century in a number of continental European countries Christian associations of workers arose: Christian trade unions, workers' cooperatives, political leagues, workers' youth movements and cultural associations, sometimes separately for men and women. In some countries they formed a unified Christian labour movement, which sometimes also belonged to a broader Christian subculture or pillar, encompassing all social classes. In traditional labour history Christian workers' organizations were solely represented as dividing the working class and weakening the class struggle. However, from the 1980s onwards a considerable amount of studies have been devoted to Christian workers' organizations that adopted a more nuanced approach. This book takes stock of this new historiography. To broaden the analysis, each contribution compares the development in at least two countries, thus generating new comparative insights. This volume assesses the development of Christian workers' organizations in Europe from a broad historical and comparative perspective. The contributions focus on the collective identity of the Christian workers' organization, their denominational and working-class allegiances and how these are expressed in ideology, organization and practice. Among the themes discussed are relations with churches and Christian Democracy, secularization, the development of the Welfare State, industrial relations and the contribution to working-class culture. This volume is the result of a joint intellectual enterprise of the International Institute of Social History (IISG) in Amsterdam (Netherlands) and a group of scholars linked to the KADOC - Documentation and Research Centre for Religion, Culture and Society of the KU Leuven (Catholic University Leuven-Belgium).
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The age of internationalism and Belgium 1880 1930

153 Polasky, The Democratic Socialism of Emile Vandervelde, pp. 70–1. 154 'La reprise: discours de Vandervelde devant la Commission des XVII', ...

Author: Daniel Laqua

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719098703

Category: History

Page: 264

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Belgium was a major hub for transnational movements. By taking this small and yet significant European country as a focal point, the book critically examines major issues in modern history, including nationalism, colonial expansion, debates on the nature of international relations and campaigns for political and social equality. Now available in paperback, this study explores an age in which many groups and communities – from socialists to scientists – organised themselves across national borders. The timeframe covers the rise of international movements and associations before the First World War, the conflagration of 1914 and the emergence of new actors such as the League of Nations. The book acknowledges the changing framework for transnational activism, including its interplay with domestic politics and international institutions. By tracing international movements and ideas, the book aims to reveal and explain the multifarious and sometimes contradictory nature of internationalism.
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The Congo

J. Polasky, The Democratic Socialism of Émile Vandervelde: Between Reform and Revolution (Oxford: Berg, 1995), p. 59. Nzongola-Ntalaja, The Congo, pp. 31–2.

Author: Leo Zeilig

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 9781848136311

Category: History

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Since well before Henry Morgan Stanley's fabled encounter with David Livingstone on the shore on Lake Tanganyika in the late 19th century and his subsequent collaboration with King Leopold of Belgium in looting the country of its mineral wealth, the Congo's history has been one of collaboration by a minority with, and struggle by the majority against, Western intervention. Before the colonial period, there were military struggles against annexation. During Belgian rule, charismatic religious figures emerged, promising an end to white domination; copper miners struck for higher wages; and rural workers struggled for survival. During the second half of the 20th century, the Congo's efforts at disentanglement from Belgian rule, the murder of the nationalist leader Patrice Lumumba and the long dictatorship of General Mobutu culminated in one of the bloodiest wars the world has ever seen. At the start of a new millennium, this book argues that the West has plundered Africa to its own advantage and that unrestrained global capitalism threatens to remake the entire world, bringing violence and destruction in the name of profit. In this radical history, the authors show not only how the Congo represents and symbolises the continent's long history of subordination, but also how the determined struggle of its people has continued, against the odds, to provide the Congo and the rest of Africa with real hope for the future.
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The Labour Party Denis Healey and the International Socialist Movement

Rebuilding the Socialist International during the Cold War, 1945–1951 Ettore Costa ... Polasky, The Democratic Socialism of Emile Vandervelde, 243.

Author: Ettore Costa

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319773476

Category: Political Science

Page: 333

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This book describes how, after the Second World War, the Labour Party assumed leadership of the International Socialist Movement, thanks to the achievements of the Attlee Government. International Secretary Denis Healey guided the reconstruction of the Socialist International through the early Cold War, making the British vision for socialist internationalism prevail over the French and Belgian. At first, the provisional Socialist International (International Socialist Conference and Comisco) supported cohabitation with pro-communist socialists and the USSR, but with the Sovietisation of Eastern Europe it committed to militant anti-communism. Ambiguity between the Labour Party and Labour Government influenced British policy in Austria, Czechoslovakia, Greece, Italy and Poland, while the characterization and stereotypes of Eastern and Southern Europe shaped the language and actions of the British. Furthermore, the book shows how international contacts and the British and Swedish model encouraged the transition of socialist parties to responsible government parties fully embracing Western democracy and prepared the ideological revision of the 1950s.
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The Russian Revolution and Civil War 1917 1921

On the author see Polasky, J. The Democratic Socialism of Emile Vandervelde: Between Reform and Revolution. Oxford: Berg, 1995. xi + 303 pp.

Author: Jonathan Smele

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441119926

Category: History

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The Russian Revolution and Civil War in the years 1917 to 1921 is one of the most widely studied periods in history. It is also somewhat inevitably one that has generated a huge flow of literature in the decades that have passed since the events themselves. However, until now, historians of the revolution have had no dedicated bibliography of the period and little claim to bibliographical control over the literature. The Russian Revolution and Civil War, 1917-1921offers for the first time a comprehensive bibliographical guide to this crucial and fascinating period of history. The Bibliography focuses on the key years of 1917 to 1921, starting with the February Revolution of 1917 and concluding with the 10th Party Congress of March 1921, and covers all the key events of the intervening years. As such it identifies these crucial years as something more than simply the creation of a communist state.
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Historical Dictionary of Socialism

X.3 Belgium Polaksy, Janet L. The Democratic Socialism of Emile Vandervelde: Between Reform and Revolution. Oxford: Berg Publishers, 1995.

Author: James C. Docherty

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810864771

Category: Philosophy

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Primarily concerned with the historical roots and contemporary condition of socialism, the second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Socialism offers information on writers, activists, ideas, political parties, institutions, and movements that sought_and in many cases are still seeking_to change the social and political order. It reflects the diversity in the broad movement of the left, the many variants of which include reformist social democracy, revolutionary Marxism, the New Left, and contemporary anti-capitalism. Taking up where the first edition left off, this thoroughly revised dictionary shows how socialism has been reacting, reforming and also expanding. This is done through a chronology, a list of acronyms and abbreviations, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and a cross-referenced dictionary section with 114 new entries, some on the current leadership, others on the many new parties of Central and Eastern Europe and the Third World, and yet others on the reaction to globalization. This book will provide a mine of information for teachers and students of political ideologies, comparative politics, political sociology, labor history, and political theory.
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The Great War and the Origins of Humanitarianism 1918 1924

The fruitful work of the conferences of the Socialist International and the ... 27 Janet L. Polasky, The Democratic Socialism of Emile Vandervelde: Between ...

Author: Bruno Cabanes

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107020627

Category: History

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Pioneering study of the transition from war to peace and the birth of humanitarian rights after the Great War.
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The International Faith

Labour's Attitudes to European Socialism, 1918–39 Christine Collette ... For Vandervelde, see Polasky, Janet (1995), The Democratic Socialism of Emile ...

Author: Christine Collette

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429795978

Category: History

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First published in 1998, illuminating the principles and practices which impelled British Labour’s international attitudes, this book focuses on relationships between social democratic and communist organisations in the troubled scene of Europe between the wars. Peace and disarmament were the first priorities, giving way to the fight against fascism after 1933; the Spanish Civil War was the watershed when disarmament ceased to be a tenable option. Against this background, contacts made with the Labour and Socialist International and the International Federation of Trades Unions are considered and the distinctive approaches of women and young people are discussed. The history of these formal organisations is balanced by an account of the wide-ranging contacts of the broad Labour Movement in fields such as sport, education, Esperanto, music and art. Its protagonists’ belief in international socialism is seen to be a faith which survived fascism and war, and continued to give hope for the future. This book will be of interest to students of Labour history and politics, as well as international and European studies.
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