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Przeworski, Adam

Works: 142 works in 548 publications in 8 languages and 10,026 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Thesis advisor
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Most widely held works by Adam Przeworski
Democracy and the rule of law( )

14 editions published in 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 1,805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Addressing why governments sometimes follow the law and other times choose to evade the law, this work defends a positive interpretation where the rule of law results from the strategic choices of relevant actors
Democracy and the market : political and economic reforms in Eastern Europe and Latin America by Adam Przeworski( Book )

49 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The quest for freedom from hunger and repression has triggered in recent years a worldwide movement toward political democracy and economic rationality. Never have so many people experimented with democratic institutions. At the same time, traditional strategies of economic development have collapsed in Eastern Europe and Latin America and entire economic systems are being transformed on both continents."--Back cover
The logic of comparative social inquiry by Adam Przeworski( Book )

28 editions published between 1970 and 2000 in English and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Capitalism and social democracy by Adam Przeworski( Book )

54 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a study of the choices faced by socialist movements as they developed within capitalist societies. Professor Przeworski examines the three principal choices confronted by socialism: whether to work through elections; whether to rely exclusively on the working class; and whether to try to reform or abolish capitalism. He brings to his analysis a number of abstract models of political and economic structure, and illustrates the issues in the context of historical events, tracing the development of socialist strategies since the mid-nineteenth century. Several of the conclusions are novel and provocative. Professor Przeworski argues that economic issues cannot justify a socialist programme, and that the workers had good reasons to struggle for the improvement of capitalism. Therefore, the project of a socialist transformation, and the fight for economic advancement, were separate historical phenomena
Democracy and the limits of self-government by Adam Przeworski( )

23 editions published in 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The political institutions under which we live today evolved from a revolutionary idea that shook the world in the second part of the eighteenth century: that a people should govern itself. Yet if we judge contemporary democracies by the ideals of self-government, equality, and liberty, we find that democracy is not what it was dreamt to be. This book addresses central issues in democratic theory by analyzing the sources of widespread dissatisfaction with democracies around the world. With attention throughout to historical and cross-national variations, the focus is on the generic limits of democracy in promoting equality, effective participation, control of governments by citizens, and liberty. The conclusion is that although some of this dissatisfaction has good reasons, some is based on an erroneous understanding of how democracy functions. Hence, although the analysis identifies the limits of democracy, it also points to directions for feasible reforms"--Provided by publisher
Democracy and development : political institutions and well-being in the world, 1950-1990 by Adam Przeworski( Book )

32 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is economic development conducive to political democracy? Does democracy foster or hinder material welfare? These two questions are examined by looking at the experience of 135 countries between 1950 and 1990
Sustainable democracy by Adam Przeworski( Book )

31 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sustainable Democracy is a joint report of twenty one social scientists, from eleven countries and four academic disciplines, who collaborated over the period of two years under the name of the Group on East-South Systems Transformations (ESST). Their report identifies the principal political and economic choices confronting new democracies in Southern and Eastern Europe and South America, while evaluating their merits and feasibility in the light of current social science knowledge. The scientists explore the social, political and economic conditions under which democracy is likely to generate desirable and politically desired objectives, as well as, whether it is likely to last. It is argued that the state has an essential role in promoting universal citizenship and in creating conditions for a sustained economic growth. Special emphasis is placed on the interdependence between political and economic reforms
Democracy, accountability, and representation( Book )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book examines whether mechanisms of accountability characteristic of democratic systems are sufficient to induce the representatives to act in the best interest of the represented. The first part of the volume focuses on the role of elections, distinguishing different ways in which they may cause representation. The second part is devoted to the role of checks and balances, between the government and the parliament as well as between the government and the bureaucracy."--Jacket
Economic reforms in new democracies : a social-democratic approach by Luiz Carlos Bresser Pereira( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paper stones : a history of electoral socialism by Adam Przeworski( Book )

16 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Systems analysis for social scientists by Fernando Cortés( Book )

16 editions published between 1974 and 1982 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

States and markets : a primer in political economy by Adam Przeworski( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purpose of this text is to introduce concepts for studying relationships between states and markets. The economy and the state are thus analyzed as networks of relationships between principals and agents, each occupying a particular position in the institutional structure. The book then analyzes systematically the effect of the organization of the state on the functioning of the economy. It isolates the conditions that trigger government's positive or negative responses to the economy
The state and the economy under capitalism by Adam Przeworski( Book )

19 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
Democracy in a Russian mirror( Book )

12 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why bother with elections? by Adam Przeworski( Book )

7 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the collapse of traditional parties around the world and with many pundits predicting a "crisis of democracy", the value of elections as a method for selecting by whom and how we are governed is being questioned. What are the virtues and weaknesses of elections? Are there limitations to what they can realistically achieve? In this deeply informed book world-renowned democratic theorist Adam Przeworski offers a warts-and-all analysis of elections and the ways in which they affect our lives. Elections, he argues, are inherently imperfect but they remain the least bad way of choosing our rulers. According to Przeworski, the greatest value of elections, by itself sufficient to cherish them, is that they process whatever conflicts may arise in society in a way that maintains relative liberty and peace. Whether they succeed in doing so in today's turbulent political climate remains to be seen.--
Las reformas económicas en las nuevas democracias : un enfoque socialdemócrata by Luiz Carlos Bresser Pereira( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in Spanish and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Análisis de las reformas económicas llevadas a cabo en las nuevas democracias de América Latina y de la Europa del sur y del este, cuyo reto fundamental es consolidar las nuevas instituciones políticas en el contexto de una crisis económica
Dilemas da consolidação da democracia( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in Portuguese and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected works of Michael Wallerstein : the political economy of inequality, unions, and social democracy by Michael Wallerstein( )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects Michael Wallerstein's most important and influential contributions to research on issues of inequality, redistribution, and wage-determination
Estado y mercado( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in Spanish and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Ciência política nos anos 80( Book )

4 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in Portuguese and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Democracy and the market : political and economic reforms in Eastern Europe and Latin AmericaCapitalism and social democracyDemocracy and the limits of self-governmentDemocracy and development : political institutions and well-being in the world, 1950-1990Sustainable democracyDemocracy, accountability, and representationEconomic reforms in new democracies : a social-democratic approachPaper stones : a history of electoral socialism