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The Ideas of Nikolai Bukharin

A. Kemp-Welch (ed.)

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198278665
eISBN:
9780191684227
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198278665.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Nikolai Bukharin was a pioneer and founder member of Soviet Communism. An Old Bolshevik and a close comrade of Lenin, he was shot by Stalin, but eventually reinstated, posthumously, under Gorbachev. ... More


Revolutionaries in Power, 1917–1923

Evan Mawdsley and Stephen White

in The Soviet Elite from Lenin to Gorbachev: The Central Committee and its Members 1917-1991

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297383
eISBN:
9780191599842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297386.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

The Central Committee of the Russian Communist Party, which constituted the political elite of Soviet Russia, was in Lenin's time, relatively homogeneous and was entirely composed of people who had ... More


Soviet ‘Federalism’

Jeffrey Kahn

in Federalism, Democratization, and the Rule of Law in Russia

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246991
eISBN:
9780191599606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246998.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

Although most scholars were quick to puncture the Soviet Union's sham claims to democracy, too many accepted at face value its claim to be a federal state. The shifting debates about federalism in ... More


Epilogue: Reflections on Memory and Nostalgia

Peter J. Schmelz

in Such Freedom, If Only Musical: Unofficial Soviet Music during the Thaw

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195341935
eISBN:
9780199866854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341935.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter begins by discussing Wolfgang Becker's 2003 film Goodbye Lenin! and its reflection of contemporary German nostalgia for the German Democratic Republic. This chapter then addresses the ... More


Lenin's Jewish Question

Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300152104
eISBN:
9780300168600
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300152104.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In this examination of Lenin's genealogical and political connections to East European Jews, the book reveals the broad cultural meanings of indisputable evidence that Lenin's maternal grandfather ... More


Stalin's Last Struggle

Yoram Gorlizki and Oleg V. Khlevniuk

in Cold Peace: Stalin and the Soviet Ruling Circle, 1945–1953

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195165814
eISBN:
9780199788811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165814.003.0008
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter shows how, despite his frailties, Stalin used the XIX Party Congress as a means of exercising his dominance over the party by, among other things, restructuring “offices” and reassigning ... More


Bukharin’s International Alternative

Anna di Biagio

in The Ideas of Nikolai Bukharin

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198278665
eISBN:
9780191684227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198278665.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter outlines the principal foreign policy debates of the 1920s. It contrasts the different solutions Stalin and Bukharin offered to the problem of the continuing applicability of Lenin's ... More


Bukharin’s Theory of Cultural Revolution

John Biggart

in The Ideas of Nikolai Bukharin

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198278665
eISBN:
9780191684227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198278665.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter argues that while Bukharin is considered to have been a custodian of Leninism and the gradual change during the New Economic Policy (NEP), his theory of cultural revolution differed ... More


The Revolutionary Party: Architect of the New Hegemony

Joseph V. Femia

in Gramsci's Political Thought: Hegemony, Consciousness, and the Revolutionary Process

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198275435
eISBN:
9780191684128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198275435.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter describes Antonio Gramsci's theory of the revolutionary party, the agency entrusted with the task of formulating and building the new proletarian hegemony. It also considers the ... More


Totalitarian Millennialism: The Bolshevik Apocalypse (1917–1935 ce)

Richard Landes

in Heaven on Earth: The Varieties of the Millennial Experience

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199753598
eISBN:
9780199897445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753598.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter traces how the dynamics of apocalyptic disappointment, led millennial ideologues (Bakùnin, Lenin, and Trotsky) to turn the politique du pire into coercive purity, setting the stage for a ... More


Marxist Democracy?

Joseph V Femia

in Marxism and Democracy

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198279211
eISBN:
9780191713842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198279213.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Examines what Marxists would put in place of liberal democracy as presently constituted. Different types of Marxists propose different kinds of solutions. Three distinct models of democracy are ... More


Unfinished Utopia: Nowa Huta, Stalinism, and Polish Society, 1949-56

Katherine Lebow

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451249
eISBN:
9780801468865
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451249.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book is a social and cultural history of Nowa Huta, dubbed Poland's “first socialist city” by Communist propaganda of the 1950s. Work began on the new town, located on the banks of the Vistula ... More


History and Event: From Marxism to Contemporary French Theory

Nathan Coombs

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748698998
eISBN:
9781474416047
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748698998.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book challenges the use of the terms 'history' and 'event' to register the shift from historical necessity in Marxism to contingent events in contemporary philosophy. It argues both classical ... More


Conclusion

Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern

in Lenin's Jewish Question

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300152104
eISBN:
9780300168600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300152104.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on Vlamidir Lenin's genealogical and political connections to the East European Jews. It explains the Lenin hardly cared about Jews at all and he ... More


Socialism Unbound: Principles, Practices, and Prospects

Stephen Eric Bronner

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153836
eISBN:
9780231527354
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153836.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Published more than twenty years ago, this bold defense of socialism remains a seminal text for our time. Treating socialism as an ethic, reinterpreting its core categories, and critically ... More


Communism and the Heresy of Religion

Arthur Versluis

in The New Inquisitions: Heretic-Hunting and the Intellectual Origins of Modern Totalitarianism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195306378
eISBN:
9780199850914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306378.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the conflict between communism and religion. It suggests that Karl Marx's famous assertion that religion is the opiate of the massed had unintended consequences because it was ... More


Democracy and State Power

Marc Mulholland

in Bourgeois Liberty and the Politics of Fear: From Absolutism to Neo-Conservatism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199653577
eISBN:
9780191744594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653577.003.0009
Subject:
History, World Modern History, History of Ideas

The arrival of mass suffrage, in countries with governments responsible or irresponsible to elected parliaments, gave rise either to ‘umbrella’ pan-class parties, or sectional parties of class or ... More


Factory of Strategy: Thirty-Three Lessons on Lenin

Antonio Negri

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231146821
eISBN:
9780231519427
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231146821.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book is both a systematic inquiry into the development of Vladimir Lenin’s thought and an encapsulation of a critical shift in theoretical trajectory of its author, Antonio Negri. It is the last ... More


Creating the New Man: From Enlightenment Ideals to Socialist Realities

Yinghong Cheng

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824830748
eISBN:
9780824870164
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824830748.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The idea of eliminating undesirable traits from human temperament to create a “new man” has been part of moral and political thinking worldwide for millennia. During the Enlightenment, European ... More


Party Supremacy and Hong Kong

Christine Loh

in Underground Front: The Chinese Communist Party in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028948
eISBN:
9789882207653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028948.003.0010
Subject:
History, Asian History

The key regime value of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) that Hong Kong has to contend with is the supremacy of the party. In order to ensure the party's leadership in government, the CCP has a ... More


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