Contemporary Trotskyism

Contemporary Trotskyism : Parties, Sects and Social Movements in Britain

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Trotskyism has been an important ideological tradition within the radical left in Britain and elsewhere such as the ruling Syriza party in Greece. This book provides the definitive account of the history, ideological development and activities of Trotskyist parties and social more

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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 158.75 x 234.95mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138943819
  • 9781138943810

About John Kelly

Professor John Kelly teaches at the Department of Management, Birkbeck College, University of London. He has published widely on trade unions and the Labour more

Table of contents

Part 1 Introduction 1 Theoretical Perspectives  Part 2 Historical Developments  2 Trotsky and the Origins of Trotskyism: From the Russian Schism to the Fourth International 1923-38  3 Trotskyism in Britain 1932-2014  Part 3 Trotskyism as Sect  4 Doctrinal Orthodoxy and the Evolution of Trotskyist Organizations in Britain  Part 4 Trotskyism as Political Party  5 Party Membership, Organization and Finances  6 The Electoral Performance of Trotskyist Organizations  Part 5 Trotskyism as Social Movement  7 Working in the Trade Unions  8 Social Movements and Front Organizations  Part 6 Trotskyism Beyond Britain  9 Trotskyism in Western Europe  10 The Proliferation of Trotskyist Internationals  Part 7 Conclusions  11 The Achievements and Limitations of Trotskyism  Appendices show more