C. B. Macpherson's Critique of Liberal Democracy and Capitalism

  title={C. B. Macpherson's Critique of Liberal Democracy and Capitalism},
  author={David Morrice},
  journal={Political Studies},
  pages={646 - 661}
  • D. Morrice
  • Published 1 December 1994
  • Economics
  • Political Studies
C. B. Macpherson's project was to revise liberal-democratic theory in the light of Marxism, to rescue the valuable part of the liberal tradition from the dangers of capitalist market relations, and to democratize socialism. I identify Macpherson's concept of political theory, which informs his project; reconstruct his criticisms of liberal democratic theory and capitalist market relations; and note his prescriptions for a better political theory and practice. The project remains significant and… 
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