Karl Marx on Democracy, Participation, Voting, and Equality

Political Theory 12 (4):537-556 (1984)
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Marx's Critique of Hegel's Philosophy of Right (1843) makes the very case for Democracy as a privileged constitutional form that he makes in the 1844 Manuscripts for communism. Democracy is the "generic constitution" to which monarchy stands as a species. Democracy is "content and form", since the state is essentially the Demos and Democracy is goverment of the People. "Democracy is the resolved mystery of all constitutions".


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Patricia Springborg
Humboldt-University, Berlin

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From Marx to Aristotle, from Aristotle to Us.Cornelius Castoriadis - 1978 - Social Research: An International Quarterly 45.
Democracy: Method or Praxis?Patricia Springborg - 1984 - Thesis Eleven 9 (1):108-125.

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