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TitleIsocracy [electronic resource] : The Institutions of Equality / by Nicolò Bellanca
ImprintCham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019
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Descript XIV, 204 p. 4 illus., 2 illus. in color. online resource


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


Chapter 1: A Good Place to Live -- Chapter 2: The Economic Istitutions of Isocracy -- Chapter 3: The Political Istitutions of Isocracy -- Chapter 4: The Anthropological Mutation -- Chapter 5: The Structural Possibility of an Alternative

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