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About World Association for Political Economy 2014

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The history of modern capitalism confirms the potential of the public sphere and the state sector to advance human development. It must be noted that not every case of an expanded state role has been politically progressive, as exemplified by the fascist regimes of the 1930s-40s and more recent times. However, historically the positive features of both the public sphere and the state sector expanded as workers’ and other social movements opened the era of mass politics in the late nineteenth century, leading to significant achievements through social democracy, Communist Party led socialism, and developmentalism in the mid-twentieth century. Since then the positive aspects of the public sphere and the state sector have been under attack from neoliberalism.