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TitleMarxism and Left-Wing Politics in Europe and Iran [electronic resource] / by Yadullah Shahibzadeh
ImprintCham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019
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This book reveals aspects of the rise and fall of the European and Iranian Left, their conceptualization of Marxism and ideological formations. Questions regarding the Left and Marxism within two seemingly different economic, political and intellectual and cultural contexts require comprehensive comparative histories of the two settings. This project investigates the intellectual transformations, which the European and Iranian Left have experienced after the Russian Revolution to the present. It examines the impacts of these transformations on their conceptualizations of history and revolution, domination and ideology, emancipation and universality, democracy and equality. The monograph will appeal to researchers, scholars and graduate students in the fields of political science, Middle Eastern and European studies, political history and comparative politics. Yadullah Shahibzadeh is Author of The Iranian Political Language: From the late Nineteenth Century to the Present (2015), and Islamism and Post-Islamism in Iran: An Intellectual History (2016). Previously, he taught at the University of Oslo, Norway


1. Chapter 1: Introduction -- 2. Chapter 2: From True Democracy to Communism -- 3. Chapter 3: The Vanguard Party and the Dictatorship of the Proletariat -- 4. Chapter 4: The Crisis of Marxism: Ideology and Class-Consciousness -- 5. Chapter 5: Iran as Part of Global Communism -- 6. Chapter 6: Ideological Formation of the Stalinist Marxism in Iran and France -- 7. Chapter 7: The Crisis of Stalinism after 1953 -- 8. Chapter 8: French Marxism: Ideology and the Question of power -- 9. Chapter 9: The New Left in Iran: A Discourse on Gun and Politics -- 10. Chapter 10: The Educator must be Educated -- 11. Chapter 11: From Communism to Democracy -- 12. Chapter 12: Toward a Communist Democracy -- 13. Chapter 13: Conclusion

Comparative politics Middle East-Politics and governm Europe-Politics and government Russia-Politics and government Religion and politics Comparative Politics. Middle Eastern Politics. European Politics. Russian and Post-Soviet Politics. Politics and Religion.


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