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A Bridge to the Present: Rosa Luxemburg and the Underground Tradition

Stephen Eric Bronner

in Socialism Unbound: Principles, Practices, and Prospects

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153836
eISBN:
9780231527354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153836.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

For most of the twentieth century, economic reformism and political authoritarianism have vied for influence over the labor movement. But there was another tradition lurking in the background. Its ... More


The Rosa Luxemburg Trials of 1914 and the Emergence of the Ideal Type of the Weimar Party Lawyer

Grunwald Henning

in Courtroom to Revolutionary Stage: Performance and Ideology in Weimar Political Trials

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199609048
eISBN:
9780191744280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609048.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

This chapter introduces the reader to the German legal system through a short history of advocacy, focused on the transition of barristers from civil service to free profession. Under competitive ... More


Luxemburg on Popular Emancipation

Camila Vergara

in Systemic Corruption: Constitutional Ideas for an Anti-Oligarchic Republic

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691207537
eISBN:
9780691208732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691207537.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter focuses on Rosa Luxemburg, who proposed to embrace workers' councils as a political infrastructure of emancipation at a moment when the modern party system had begun to consolidate. It ... 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


Socialist Civic Virtues

James Muldoon

in Building Power to Change the World: The Political Thought of the German Council Movements

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780198856627
eISBN:
9780191889806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198856627.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

The German council movements struggled not only for the deepening of democracy and the social ownership of the means of production, but also for a broader project of human emancipation couched in ... More


Can There Be a People's Commons? The Significance of Rosa Luxemburg's Accumulation of Capital

Drucilla Cornell

in The Intellectual Origins of the Global Financial Crisis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823249602
eISBN:
9780823250752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823249602.003.0019
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Hannah Arendt saw that imperialism, led to the anti-political drive for infinite and thus total expansion that was one element of totalitarianism. Imperialism is also, as Rosa Luxemburg argued, the ... More


Rosa Luxemburg (1871–1919)

Dalia Nassar and Kristin Gjesdal (eds)

in Women Philosophers in the Long Nineteenth Century: The German Tradition

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780190868031
eISBN:
9780197584224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190868031.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

In this chapter, Rosa Luxemburg examines the basic structure of wage labor. For Luxemburg, wage labor is a condition for the systemic, economical exploitation of one free human being by another. ... More


Building Workers’ Power

James Muldoon

in Building Power to Change the World: The Political Thought of the German Council Movements

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780198856627
eISBN:
9780191889806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198856627.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

This chapter argues that council theorists considered it important to shift the balance of power between social classes in order to achieve political transformation. It theorizes differences between ... More


Rise and Fall of Capitalism: Linear or Cyclical?

Paul De Grauwe

in The Limits of the Market: The Pendulum Between Government and Market

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198784289
eISBN:
9780191826856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198784289.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Philosophers, economists, social scientists, and historians have developed countless theories describing how capitalism emerged and why ultimately it would be doomed. The key characteristics of these ... More


Fighting the Red Beast: Counter-Revolutionary Violence in the Defeated States of Central Europe

Robert Gerwarth

in War in Peace: Paramilitary Violence in Europe after the Great War

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199654918
eISBN:
9780191744273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654918.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Military History

This chapter analyses the emergence of powerful counterrevolutionary movements in Germany, Austria, and Hungary. These movements were passionately devoted to defeating an often imagined Bolshevik ... More


Capitalism and Socialism

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/9780199653577.003.0008
Subject:
History, World Modern History, History of Ideas

The political and social significance of the rise of ‘trusts’ and ‘cartels’ is evaluated, with the suggestion that capitalist ‘nouveau riche’ tended to meld with traditional landed and political ... More


Primitivism and Philo-primitivism

Ben Etherington

in Literary Primitivism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781503602366
eISBN:
9781503604094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503602366.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 2 advances the historical side of the argument by drawing a distinction between “philo-primitivism” and “emphatic primitivism.” It finds that the philo-primitivist ideal of the “noble savage” ... More


Workers of the Nations

Dustin Ells Howes

in Freedom Without Violence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199336999
eISBN:
9780190490119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199336999.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

Nationalism and socialism resuscitated the ancient idea of collective freedom exercised through violence. Yet the disastrous consequences of the resulting violence generated skepticism and ... More


Introduction

Drucilla Cornell and Nick Friedman

in The Mandate of Dignity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823268108
eISBN:
9780823272457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823268108.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The introduction defends what we call “big picture” constitutionalism as necessary for the creation of a revolutionary government and that this debate about what we call constitutionalism has a long ... More


Building Power to Change the World: The Political Thought of the German Council Movements

James Muldoon

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780198856627
eISBN:
9780191889806
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198856627.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

The German council movements arose through mass strikes and soldier mutinies towards the end of the First World War. They brought down the German monarchy, founded several short-lived council ... More


Peace through Law: Lessons from 1914

B.S. Chimni

in The Justification of War and International Order: From Past to Present

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198865308
eISBN:
9780191898242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198865308.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The theme ‘peace through law’ has engaged the continued attention of states and international law scholars – and indeed for a much longer time than often assumed, as the chapters in Part III have ... More


Limits to Commodification

Christoph Hermann

in The Critique of Commodification: Contours of a Post-Capitalist Society

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780197576755
eISBN:
9780197576793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197576755.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

The chapter explores possible limits to commodification. The chapter identifies four kinds of limits: social limits consisting of moral norms and standards endangered by commodification; political ... More


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