Primarily concerned with the historical roots and contemporary condition of socialism, The A to Z 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. This reference gives a history of socialism through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and cross-referenced dictionary entries. This book will provide a mine of information for teachers and students of political ideologies, comparative politics, political sociology, labor history, and political theory.
Peter Lamb is research fellow at Keele University and has taught politics at many British universities. James C. Docherty was an Australian Federal Government employee and is the author of Historical Dictionary of Organized Labor, Second Edition (Scarecrow Press, 2004), Historical Dictionary of Australia (Scarecrow Press, 1999), and Historical Dictionary of Socialism (Scarecrow Press, 1997).