The History of Democracy: A Marxist Interpretation

Pluto Press (2013)

Abstract
Origins: democracy in the ancient Greek world --Democracy suppressed: the Roman republic and empire -- The early Middle Ages and the transition from feudalism to capitalism -- The English Revolution and parliamentary democracy -- The American Revolution and constitutional redefinition of democracy -- The revolutionary revival of democracy in France -- The revolutions of 1848-49 -- Capitalist expansion, globalisation and democratisation -- The Marxist critique of capitalism and representative democracy -- Precursors of socialist participatory democracy: the Paris Commune 1871 and Russian Revolutions of 1905 and 1917.
Keywords Democracy History  Democracy Philosophy  Philosophy, Marxist
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Call number JC421.R628 2013
ISBN(s) 9780745331904   0745331890
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