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Author Gronow, Jukka, author

Title On the formation of Marxism : Karl Kautsky's theory of capitalism, the Marxism of the Second International and Karl Marx's Critique of political economy / by Jukka Gronow
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2015]
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Series Historical Materialism Book Series
Historical materialism book series
Contents Introduction -- Part 1. Kautsky's Marxism -- ch. 1. Organised capitalism, the general cartel and the proletariat -- ch. 2. The dispute over revisionism -- ch. 3. The theory of immiseration, socialist consciousness and the intellectuals -- ch. 4. Socialism as science -- ch. 5. The capitalist law of appropriation: Kautsky's interpretation of Karl Marx's economic thought -- ch. 6. The centralisation of capital and monopoly formation -- ch. 7. Imperialism and the relation between industrial and agrarian countries -- ch. 8. Imperialism and its alternatives -- ch. 9. Imperialism as the last stage of capitalism -- ch. 10. Theoretical sources of Kautsky's and Lenin's studies on imperialism -- ch. 11. Imperialism as the truth about capitalism -- ch. 12. Parliamentary democracy and revolutionary tactics -- ch. 13. The question of democracy and dictatorship: Lenin's critique of Kautsky the renegade -- Part 2. Marx's Marxism -- ch. 14. The immanent critique and the natural rights theory -- ch. 15. John Locke, Adam Smith and Karl Marx's critique of private property
Preface and Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part 1. Kautsky's Marxism; Chapter 1. Organised Capitalism, the General Cartel and the Proletariat; Chapter 2. The Dispute over Revisionism; Chapter 3. The Theory of Immiseration, Socialist Consciousness and the Intellectuals; Chapter 4. Socialism as Science; Chapter 5. The Capitalist Law of Appropriation: Kautsky's Interpretation of Karl Marx's Economic Thought; Chapter 6. The Centralisation of Capital and Monopoly Formation; Chapter 7. Imperialism and the Relation between Industrial and Agrarian Countries
Chapter 8. Imperialism and Its AlternativesChapter 9. Imperialism as the Last Stage of Capitalism; Chapter 10. Theoretical Sources of Kautsky's and Lenin's Studies on Imperialism; Chapter 11. Imperialism as the Truth about Capitalism; Chapter 12. Parliamentary Democracy and Revolutionary Tactics; Chapter 13. The Question of Democracy and Dictatorship: Lenin's Critique of Kautsky the Renegade; Part 2. Marx's Marxism; Chapter 14. The Immanent Critique and the Natural Rights Theory; Chapter 15. John Locke, Adam Smith and Karl Marx's Critique of Private Property
Chapter 16. The Principle of LabourChapter 17. The Theory of Increasing Misery and the Critique of Capitalism; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index of Names; Index of Subjects
Summary Karl Kautsky was, for three decades before the First World War, the main authority on the intellectual heritage of Marx and Engels, the founding fathers of Marxism. His interpretation of Marx¿́¿s Capital and the basic laws and contradictions of capitalism was the standard reference point for both the foes and allies of Social Democracy. Jukka Gronow¿́¿s On the Formation of Marxism analyses Kautsky¿́¿s impact on the self-understanding of the European labour movement from his dispute over Revisionism with Eduard Bernstein to his polemics with V.I. Lenin over Imperialism and the Russian Revolution. Despite many political differences, Gronow shows that these authors shared a common understanding of the basic nature of capitalism, which in important respects differed from Marx¿́¿s critique of political economy
Notes Originally published as the author's doctoral thesis, Department of Sociology, University of Helsinki in 1986
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Subject Marx, Karl, 1818-1883.
Kautsky, Karl, 1854-1938
Kautsky, Karl, 1854-1938
Marx, Karl, 1818-1883
Communism -- History.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Ideologies -- Communism & Socialism.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Ideologies -- Communism, Post-Communism & Socialism.
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789004306653