ADAM PRZEWORSKI (Polish: ; born May 5, 1940,
Born in 1940 in
Przeworski was a member of the September Group of Analytical Marxists , but left the group in 1993.
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CAPITALISM AND SOCIAL DEMOCRACY
For more details on this topic, see social democracy .
In Capitalism and Social
The decision to participate in bourgeois elections led to another dilemma, according to Przeworski: given that manual workers were not the numerical majority in any European country, to win elections they had to choose whether or not to compromise their socialist principles and adopt a social democratic agenda to attract the support of allies, especially the middle class. Such compromise had major consequences for socialist parties, including the withdrawal of support of workers, the abandoning of extra-parliamentary tactics, and progressively the defection from socialist policies when in power.
Critiques to Przeworski’s account of the dilemmas of social democratic parties have been at least twofold. First, it has been shown that numerical majority is not necessary for social democratic parties to control governments, which implies that social democratic parties do not necessarily need to sacrifice workers’ votes to win elections. Second, Gøsta Esping-Andersen has argued that Przeworski is mistaken in attempting to differentiate reformist and revolutionary policies, since “we have no accepted criteria for deciding which actions will merely reflect the status quo and which will accelerate historical transformation”. Esping-Andersen suggests that policies that leftist parties adopt should be compared based on how they aid the process of class unity.
* Adam Przeworski; Michael E. Alvarez; Jose Antonio Cheibub;
Fernando Limongi (2000). Adam Przeworski, ed.
Adam Przeworski (2009): The Mechanics of Regime Instability in
Latin America, in: Journal of Politics in Latin America 1/2009. S.5-36
Adam Przeworski (2010).
* ^ G. A. Cohen, Marx's Theory of History, expanded edition (Oxford, 2000), p. xix. * ^ Adam Przeworski, Capitalism and Social Democracy, p. 13. * ^ Adam Przeworski, “Capitalism and Social Democracy”, p. 13, 17, 30-1. * ^ Adam Przeworski, “Capitalism and Social Democracy”, pp. 23-9. * ^ Adam Przeworski, “Capitalism and Social Democracy”, p. 106. * ^ Adam Przeworski, “Capitalism and Social Democracy”, p. 15. * ^ Adam Przeworski, “Capitalism and Social Democracy”, pp. 30-5. * ^ Leif Lewin, Ideology and Strategy (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1988). * ^ King, Desmond S.; Wickham-Jones, Mark (1990). "Social Democracy and Rational Workers". British Journal of Political Science. 20 (3): 387–413. JSTOR 193916 . doi :10.1017/s0007123400005895 . * ^ Gøsta Esping-Andersen, Politics against Markets (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1985), p. 9. * ^ Gøsta Esping-Andersen, Politics against Markets (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1985), p. 10.
* Adam Przeworski New York University. Official Web Page. Faculty. * Gerardo L. Munck interview with Przeworski (in English (2003, 62 pages, pdf) (in Spanish)
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Recipients of the Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science