100 Years of Permanent Revolution

100 Years of Permanent Revolution : Results and Prospects

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One hundred years on from their first appearance in Leon Trotsky's Results and Prospects, this is a critical re-evaluation of two key Marxist theories: uneven and combined development, and permanent revolution. It brings together a formidable array of Marxist intellectuals from across the world including Daniel Bensaid, Michael Lowy, Hillel Ticktin and Patrick Bond. Marx saw societies progressing through distinct historical stages - feudal, bourgeois and communist. Trotsky advanced this model by considering how countries at different stages of development influence each other. Developed countries colonise less developed countries and exploit their people and resources. Elsewhere, even as many were kept in poverty, the influence of foreign capital and state-led industrialisation produced novel economic forms and prospects for political alliances and change. The contributors show how, 100 years on from its original publication, Trotsky's theories are hugely useful for understanding today's globalised economy, dominated by US imperialism. The book makes an ideal introduction to Trosky's thinking, and is ideal for students of political theory and development economics.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 264 pages
  • 136 x 218 x 20mm | 421.85g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 074532522X
  • 9780745325224
  • 1,581,893

About Bill Dunn

Bill Dunn teaches International Studies in the department of Political Economy at the University of Sydney. He is author of Global Restructuring and the Power of Labour (Palgrave, 2004), and co-editor, with Hugo Radice, of 100 Years of Permanent Revolution (Pluto, 2006). Hugo Radice is head of the School of Politics and International Studies at the University of Leeds. His latest book Political Economy of Global Capitalism is due to be published in December 2005.
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Table of contents

1. Permanent Revolution: Results and Prospects 100 Years On, Hugo Radice and Bill Dunn 2. From Uneven to Combined Development, Neil Davidson 3. The Marxism of Results and Prospects, Michael Lowy 4. Trotsky, 1905, and the anticipation of the Concept of Decline, Hillel Ticktin 5. Results and Prospects: Trotsky and his Critics, Paul Blackledge 6. The Baggage of Exodus, Daniel Bensaid 7. Beyond Trotsky: Extending Combined and Uneven Development, Colin Barker 8. From World Market to World Economy, Sam Ashman 9. Trotsky, Social Science, and Irish Revolution, Michael Hanagan 10. Uneven and Combined Development and 'Revolution of Backwardness': The Iranian Constitutional Revolution: 1906 - 1911, Kamran Matin 11. A Veteran of the Epoch of Revolution Looks Forward: Trotsky, Serge and the Soviets, Suzi Weissman 12. Trotsky's Omission: Labour's Role in Combined and Uneven Development, Andrew Herod 13. Combined and Uneven Development as a Strategic Concept, Bill Dunn 14. The Geography of Uneven Development, Neil Smith 15. The Reinvention of Populism: Islamist Responses to Capitalist Development in the Contemporary Maghreb, Alejandro Colas 16. China: Unevenness, Combination, Revolution? Neil Davidson 17. Explaining uneven and combined development in South Africa, Patrick Bond and Ashwin Desai Index
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