The ""great dichotomy"" between left and right has been a feature of pluralist politics since its emergence in modern times. Left and right are also central to the understanding of the political history of the twentieth century and may be gaining renewed visibility in the context of the current economic crisis, both in Europe and beyond. Should scholars think, once again, with and within the dichotomy, or can they think better beyond its strictures? The contributions to this volume provide answ...
TABLE OF CONTENTS; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; I; LEFT AND RIGHT; II; INTRODUCTION; NORBERTO BOBBIO'S RIGHT AND LEFTBETWEEN CLASSIC CONCEPTSAND CONTEMPORARY CRISES; A MULTI-AXIAL ANALYSISOF THE LEFT-RIGHT OPPOSITIONIN SOCIETY AND POLITICS; GIVING YOU RIGHT AND LEFT WINGS; MORAL RELATIVISM; III; INTRODUCTION; THE IDEOLOGICAL ORIGINSOF NEO-LIBERALISM; WHAT'S LEFT AND WHAT'S RIGHTIN NATIONALISM?; WHICH IDEOLOGIES ARE CANONICALAND WHICH ARE BLACK AND WHITE?A MATERIALIST AND NON ESSENTIALISTAPPROACH TO IDEOLOGIES; LEFT AND RIGHT IN THE NINETEENTHCENTURY IDEOLOGICAL DEBATE ELECTORAL REFORM AND IDEOLOGICALCONTINGENCYIV; INTRODUCTION; THE LEFT AND THE GLOBALFINANCIAL CRISIS; THE INFLUENCE OF THE TEA PARTYON THE REPUBLICAN PARTYAND U.S. POLITICS; IS DIE LINKE COMPATIBLE WITH PLURALISTDEMOCRACY IN GERMANY?; PARTY FOR ANIMALS AND NATURE (PAN)AND UTILITARIANISM; V; INTRODUCTION; LEFT-RIGHT VS. TRADITIONALAND NEW CLEAVAGES; EXPLAINING LEFT-RIGHT PARTYCONGRUENCE ACROSS EUROPEANPOLITICAL PARTIES; LEFT AND RIGHT IN NEW DEMOCRACIES; VI; INTRODUCTION; DEBATING LEFT AND RIGHTIN CONTEMPORARY CHINA; THE SILENT LEGISLATIVE PROCESS THE LEFT'S ATTRACTION AMIDST BOSNIAAND HERZEGOVINA'S NATIONALIST POLITICSVII; INTRODUCTION; LEFT, RIGHT AND EQUALITY FOR ITS OWNSAKE: RAYMOND ARON AND ISAIAH BERLIN; MILTON FRIEDMAN, AMARTYA SEN,AND LEFT AND RIGHT IN AMERICAN POLITICS; VEERING LEFT AND RIGHTON THE ROAD TO SERFDOM; REASSESSING THE LEFT-RIGHT DICHOTOMY; DEMOCRACY IS AT STAKE
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