Communism and the Emergence of Democracy by Harald Wydra

By Harald Wydra

Sooner than democracy turns into an institutionalized type of political authority, the rupture with authoritarian kinds of energy reasons deep uncertainty approximately strength and results. This e-book connects the learn of democratization in japanese Europe and Russia to the emergence and situation of communism. Wydra argues that the communist earlier isn't really easily a legacy yet has to be noticeable as a social organism in gestation, the place serious occasions produce new expectancies, thoughts, and logos that impression meanings of democracy. by way of reading a sequence of pivotal ancient occasions, he exhibits that democratization isn't just an issue of institutional layout, yet fairly an issue of attention and management lower than stipulations of maximum and worrying incivility. instead of adopting the competition among non-democratic and democratic, Wydra argues that the communist adventure needs to be critical to the research of the emergence and nature of democracy in (post-) communist international locations.

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Marx on Religion by John Raines

By John Raines

Few humans could ever count on that Karl Marx is the author of the above assertion. He not just wrote it, yet he did so within the related breath of his extra recognized dictum that "religion is the opiate of the masses." How can one reconcile such various views at the strength and ubiquity of faith? during this compact reader of Marx's crucial notion on faith, John Raines bargains the whole variety of Marx's ideas on faith and its courting to the area of social kin. via a cautious choice of essays, articles, pamphlets, and letters, Raines exhibits that Marx had a much more advanced realizing of spiritual belief.Equally vital is how Marx's rules on faith have been in detail tied to his inquiries into political economic climate, revolution, social swap, and the philosophical questions of the self. Raines deals an advent that exhibits the continued significance of the Marxist point of view on faith and its implications for a way faith keeps to behave in and reply to the momentous alterations occurring in our social and environmental worlds. "Marx on faith" additionally features a research consultant to aid professors and scholars in addition to the overall reader proceed to appreciate the importance of this frequently under-examined section of Marx. John Raines is Professor of faith at Temple collage. he's the writer of over a half-dozen books, together with, so much lately, "What males Owe to girls: Men's Voices from global Religions".

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Anarchism in Chinese Political Culture: Anarchism and by Peter G. Zarrow

By Peter G. Zarrow

Naphtali Lewis and Meyer Reinhold's Roman Civilization is a vintage. initially released via Columbia collage Press in 1955, the authors have undertaken one other revision which takes into consideration fresh paintings within the box. those volumes encompass chosen fundamental files from historical Rome, protecting a variety of over 1,000 years of Roman tradition, from the root of the town to its sacking via the Goths.The decisions disguise a wide spectrum of Roman civilization, together with literature, philosophy, faith, schooling, politics, army affairs, and economics. those English translations of literary, inscriptional, and papyrological assets, lots of that are to be had nowhere else, create a mosaic of the brilliance, the sweetness, and the facility of Rome.

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Reduction, Rationality and Game Theory in Marxian Economics by Bruce Philp

By Bruce Philp

This ebook examines the most components of curiosity in Marxian economics, paying specific cognizance to classification clash, analytical Marxism and video game concept. only a few books can declare to hide the components that this e-book does with such readability, educational rigour and originality. Its learn of online game conception and Marxism makes it a very distinct ebook that would curiosity a greater variety of economists and social scientists than would routinely be the case.

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After Socialism: Volume 20, Part 1 (Social Philosophy and by Ellen Frankel Paul, Fred D. Miller, Jeffrey Paul

By Ellen Frankel Paul, Fred D. Miller, Jeffrey Paul

Twelve philosophers, historians, and political philosophers investigate facets of socialism within the context of its contemporary reversals. a few essays learn the ethical and political values that made socialism beautiful to intellectuals, or overview no matter if facets of socialism can be preserved, resembling its quest for equality and group. Others study even if free-market structures must be extra changed in accordance with ongoing socialist evaluations or attest to the continued validity of socialism through suggesting ways that it can nonetheless have a effective destiny.

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The Place of Marxism in History (Revolutionary Studies by Ernest Mandel

By Ernest Mandel

At a time whilst many repentant leftists are proclaiming Marxism incapable of explaining the recent phenomena of the final sector of the 20 th century, Ernest Mandel reminds us that Marxism drew from its very inception at the advances of all of the social sciences and emancipation pursuits of its time. In a survey of the a number of assets of Marx and Engels' concept, Mandel identifies the explicit contribution of the 2 buddies within the numerous disciplines to which they utilized themselves: philosophy, political financial system, social historical past, progressive employer, self-organisation of the operating classification, emancipation activities, and internationalism. Concluding that Marxism 'constantly learns from endlessly altering truth' and that it's the wide awake expression of the genuine flow of staff towards self-emancipation, Mandel proposes a formulation which supplies for a dialectical interplay among innovation and the verification of tested tenets.

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