Marxism and Democracy

Paperback | March 1, 1989

byJoseph V. Femia

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The collapse of the Soviet Union would seem to sound the death knell for Marxism as a blueprint for social change. Why has this doctrine - the repository of so many hopes and dreams - failed in its grand ambition to liberate the human race from poverty and oppression? Through a critical andsystematic analysis of what Marx and his disciples had to say about democracy, Joseph Femia sheds light on the reasons for this failure.

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Dr. Femia explains why Marxism's internal contradictions have always, in practice, been 'solved' through the imposition of despotic modes of government.

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The collapse of the Soviet Union would seem to sound the death knell for Marxism as a blueprint for social change. Why has this doctrine - the repository of so many hopes and dreams - failed in its grand ambition to liberate the human race from poverty and oppression? Through a critical andsystematic analysis of what Marx and his disci...

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Dr. Femia explains why Marxism's internal contradictions have always, in practice, been 'solved' through the imposition of despotic modes of government.

Joseph V. Femia is at University of Liverpool.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:194 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.43 inPublished:March 1, 1989Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198279213

ISBN - 13:9780198279211

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Dr. Femia explains why Marxism's internal contradictions have always, in practice, been 'solved' through the imposition of despotic modes of government.

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`a densely argued and provocative text'Democratization