By Mark Sandle
Mark Sandle is Lecturer in Russian and East eu background at De Montfort University.; This booklet is meant for undergraduate classes on twentieth century Soviet history/the chilly War/European history/Soviet studies/History of political thought/Marxism-Leninism. The Left.
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86–7. 49. , p. 512. 50. , p. 57. 51. Merridale (eds) (London: Edward Arnold, 1991), p. 161. 52. McLellan, Marx, selected writings, p. 157. 53. Harding, “Legitimations, nationalities and the deep structure of ideology”, in The post-Soviet nations. ) (New York: Columbia University Press, 1992), p. 83. 54. Engels has been somewhat overlooked in comparison with Marx. McLellan, Engels (London: Collins, 1977). 55. Walicki, Marxism, p. 113. 56. Lichtheim, Marxism: an historical and critical study, p. 238.
13 In the chaos after October 1917, there was very little coherence in the policy on nationalization until June 1918. This was exacerbated by a sense of conceptual imprecision on the part of the Bolshevik leadership. Beyond the shared belief in the need to expropriate financial capital, the leadership lacked any consensus on the technicalities: methods, timescale, priorities and so on. Faced with growing economic collapse, resistance and disappearance on the part of owners, the factory committees began to “nationalize” factories on their own initiative.
4. , p. 24. 36 THE CRUCIBLES OF RUSSIAN SOCIALISM 5. Dagger (eds), Political ideologies and the democratic ideal (New York: HarperCollins, 1991), pp. 120–1. 6. Berki, Socialism, p. 27. 7. Malia, Alexander Herzen and the birth of Russian socialism, (New York: Universal Library, 1961), p. 110. 8. Berki, Socialism, p. 25. 9. Crick, Socialism, ch. 1. 10. Bauman, Socialism: the active utopia (London: Allen & Unwin, 1976), p. 60. 11. The best one volume overview of the varieties of socialism is Lichtheim, Socialism, chs 1–4.
A Short History Of Soviet Socialism by Mark Sandle