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The Historical Councils in Twentieth-Century Europe

Benjamin Ask Popp-Madsen

in Visions of Council Democracy: Castoriadis, Lefort, Arendt

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474456319
eISBN:
9781474496353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474456319.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The chapter analyses the three primary examples of council democratic organization in the 20th century, that is, during the Russian Revolution of 1917, the German Revolution of 1918-19 and the ... More


Between Social Democracy and Council Dictatorship: The Council Movements in Historical Perspective

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/9780198856627.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

This chapter examines the underlying democratic and socialist impulses in the German council movements of the early twentieth century. It analyses the emergence of council movements in Russia (from ... More


Political Theory of Council Democracy from Bakunin to Luxemburg

Benjamin Ask Popp-Madsen

in Visions of Council Democracy: Castoriadis, Lefort, Arendt

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474456319
eISBN:
9781474496353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474456319.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The chapter reconstructs the intellectual history of council democracy from early anarchist interpretations of the Paris Commune over Karl Marx famous analysis of the Commune in The Civil War in ... More


Institutionalising the Instituting Power? Castoriadis and the Councils

Benjamin Ask Popp-Madsen

in Visions of Council Democracy: Castoriadis, Lefort, Arendt

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474456319
eISBN:
9781474496353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474456319.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter engages with the Greek French political thinker Cornelius Castoriadis and his interpretation of the workers’ councils’ movement. The chapter argues that Castoriadis developed two ... More


Self-Limitation and Democracy Lefort’s Model of Council Democracy

Benjamin Ask Popp-Madsen

in Visions of Council Democracy: Castoriadis, Lefort, Arendt

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474456319
eISBN:
9781474496353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474456319.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter explores the theory of council democracy developed by the French political thinker Claude Lefort. Like his onetime compatriot in Socialisme ou Barberie, Cornelius Castoriadis, Lefort ... More


The German Revolution at War’s End: Whose Revolution?

Anthony McElligott

in The Global Challenge of Peace: 1919 as a Contested Threshold to a New World Order

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781800857193
eISBN:
9781800852792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781800857193.003.0016
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter considers the revolution that broke out in November 1918 in Germany that encompassed a naval and army mutiny, the spread of sailors, soldiers and workers’ councils across Germany and the ... More


Why Council Democracy, Why Now?

Benjamin Ask Popp-Madsen

in Visions of Council Democracy: Castoriadis, Lefort, Arendt

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474456319
eISBN:
9781474496353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474456319.003.1000
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The chapter introduces the main objective of the book, namely, to reconstruct a theory of democracy based on the historical experiences of workers’ councils in 20th century Europe. The chapter argues ... 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


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


Visions of Council Democracy: Castoriadis, Lefort, Arendt

Benjamin Ask Popp-Madsen

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474456319
eISBN:
9781474496353
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474456319.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book examines the historical emergence of the council system in Russia and Germany by the end of the First World War, it reconstructs the intellectual history of council democracy in 20th ... More


Introduction

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/9780198856627.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

The introduction sets out the overall aim of the book and provides a brief historical snapshot of the German council movements. In addition to sketching some of the key debates that occurred within ... More


Council Democracy and Contemporary Movements of Occupation

Benjamin Ask Popp-Madsen

in Visions of Council Democracy: Castoriadis, Lefort, Arendt

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474456319
eISBN:
9781474496353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474456319.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The conclusion summarises the main arguments of the book and relates the council tradition to contemporary protest movements such as Occupy Wall Street and Indignados. Although the council movements ... More


Sunningdale, the Ulster Workers' Council Strike and the Struggle for Democracy in Northern Ireland

David McCann and Cillian McGrattan (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780719099519
eISBN:
9781526124128
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099519.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Version 1 The ‘Sunningdale experiment’ of 1973-74 witnessed the first attempt at establishing peace in Northern Ireland based on power-sharing. However, its provisions, particularly the cross-border ... More


Socialist Republicanism

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/9780198856627.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

This chapter reconstructs a theory of socialist republicanism from the writings of Karl Kautsky. Comparing it with the theories of the Revolutionary Shop Stewards and the SPD leadership, I argue that ... More


Between Liberal Constitutionalism and Permanent Revolution Arendt’s Republic of Councils

Benjamin Ask Popp-Madsen

in Visions of Council Democracy: Castoriadis, Lefort, Arendt

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474456319
eISBN:
9781474496353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474456319.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter reconstructs Hannah Arendt’s theory of council democracy, as it is primarily developed in her twin study of the American and French Revolution in On Revolution (1963). According to ... More


The Politics of Form Council Democracy between Transformatory Politics and Political Form

Benjamin Ask Popp-Madsen

in Visions of Council Democracy: Castoriadis, Lefort, Arendt

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474456319
eISBN:
9781474496353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474456319.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The last chapter of the book synthesises the discussions of the relation between constituent power, freedom, and institutional politics throughout the book. The chapter argues that it is one thing to ... More


Conclusion: After the Councils

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/9780198856627.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

The conclusion addresses the council movements’ widespread demands for the radical transformation of German society and for the democratization of politics and the economy. It frames these as the ... More


The Ulster Workers’ Council strike: the perfect storm

Gordon Gillespie

in Sunningdale, the Ulster Workers' Council Strike and the Struggle for Democracy in Northern Ireland

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780719099519
eISBN:
9781526124128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099519.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In May 1974 a two week long industrial stoppage spearheaded by a little known group of loyalist trade unionists brought about the collapse of the Northern Ireland Executive and ended a political ... More


Dublin is just a Sunningdale away

P. J. McLoughlin

in John Hume and the Revision of Irish Nationalism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719079566
eISBN:
9781781702468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079566.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

The political climate in Northern Ireland following Stormont's suspension led to a further greening of the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP). The relative quiescence of the unionist community ... More


Balance? The BBC in Northern Ireland, 1972–1978

Robert J. Savage

in The BBC's Irish troubles: Television, conflict and Northern Ireland

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719087332
eISBN:
9781781708804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087332.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter examines how BBC television at both the regional and national level, addressed the continuing crisis in Northern Ireland. The chapter considers changes in the regional service and the ... More


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