Democracy and Marxism
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October 27, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 4:30 pm on Saturday, repeating until November 17, 2018
Duration: This eight-week course meets Saturdays 4:30-6:30pm, from September 29 to November 17.
The ethic of democracy is central to the project of Marxism. This class will examine the concept of democracy and how it has been incorporated within the Marxist tradition. The Marxist critique of liberal ‘democracy’ and the relation of democracy to human creation as well as economic production will also be interrogated. Readings will include works from Aristotle, Marx, Gramsci, Pannekoek, Luxemburg, Castoriadis, and Poulantzas.
Peter BratsisPeter Bratsis teaches political science at the City University of New York. He is a founding editor of the journal Situations: Project of the Radical Imagination; author of Everyday Life and the State (Paradigm, 2006); and editor, with Stanley Aronowitz, of Paradigm Lost: State Theory Reconsidered (Minnesota, 2002). His most … Read More ›