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Perspectives for change in Communist societies

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Published by Westview Press in Boulder, Colo .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Europe, Eastern
    • Subjects:
    • Communism.,
    • Communist parties -- Addresses, essays, lectures.,
    • Communism -- Europe, Eastern -- Addresses, essays, lectures.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographic references and index.

      Statementedited by Teresa Rakowska-Harmstone.
      SeriesWestview special studies on the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe
      ContributionsRakowska-Harmstone, Teresa.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHX56 .P39
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxii, 194 ;
      Number of Pages194
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4729316M
      ISBN 10089158336X
      LC Control Number78017331


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Perhaps more important, to. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Perspectives for change in Communist societies. Boulder, Colo.: Westview Press, (OCoLC) Separate essays on a number of European communist countries, each with something to say but no common framework and few comparisons.

The editor draws an interesting distinction between societies in which the national political culture is congruous with the communist system (U.S.S.R., G.D.R., Bulgaria) and those where there is a basic incongruity (Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary). The resulting document of twenty-three pages, entitled Manifesto of the Communist Party (more generally known since as The Communist Manifesto), was published in February and printed in the office of the Workers’ Educational Association (better known as the Communistischcr Arbeiterbildungsverein.

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Marx, also known as the father of communism, spent most of his life in exile in Great Britain and France. He wrote the Communist Manifesto inwhich later served as the inspiration for the formation of the Communist Party. Communism is Perspectives for change in Communist societies book known as "Marxism." Marx believed that a truly utopian society must be classless and : Alia Hoyt.

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Since its start a century ago, Communism, a political and economic ideology that calls for a classless, government-controlled society in which everything is shared equally, has seen a series of surges—and declines.

What started in Russia, became a global revolution, taking root in countries as far flung as China. Hence, in all transitional societies working toward Communism, work Perspectives for change in Communist societies book and motivation appear to be extremely lacking even though everyone is assigned some task or job.

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The editor, Neil J. Smelser, has divided these selections into three topical sections and has also included works by Friedrich Engels.

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This is a simplified version of Marxist Theory designed for second year A level students. Utopian socialism is the first current of modern socialism and socialist thought as exemplified by the work of Henri de Saint-Simon, Charles Fourier, Étienne Cabet, Robert Owen and Henry George.

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On the other hand, Karl Marx, a famous Philosopher, and Sociologist, from Germany, initiated the idea of Communism, in his book The Communist Manifesto, as a response to two political theories are in opposition to each other as in the former promotes private ownership, the latter stands against it.

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In the first section of Marx and Engel’s Manifesto, there are a number of references to society being plunged into momentary barbarism by economic crises.

The conflict perspective, or conflict theory, derives from the ideas of Karl Marx, who believed society is a dynamic entity constantly undergoing change driven by class conflict.

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