The book argues that a social order dominated by the logic of capital and competition cannot, despite all the positive claims made on its behalf, produce the conditions which make true citizenship and community possible. By contrast, socialism offers an attractive and feasible programme for the realization of these ideals. Miliband argues that socialism cannot be seen as an answer to all the ills which have plagued humankind. Socialism, in his view, has to be understood as part of an age–old struggle for a more just society and he believes that, seen in this light, socialism remains not only desirable but also perfectly possible. Moreover, he believes, socialism will, in time, come to command a majority support which its advancement requires.
1. The Case Against Capitalism.
2. Socialist Aspirations.
3. Mechanisms of Democracy.
4. The Mixed Economy, Socialist Style.
5. Constituencies, Agencies, Strategies.
6. The Politics of Survival.