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Lenin's Electoral Strategy from Marx and Engels through the Revolution of 1905

The Ballot, the Streets—or Both

Authors: Nimtz, August H.

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This book explores the time in which Lenin initiated his use of the electorate, beginning with the Marxist roots of his politics, from his leadership of Russian Social Democratic Labor Party in the First and Second State Dumas to Russia's first experiment in representative democracy from 1906 to 1907.

About the authors

August H. Nimtz is Professor of Political Science and African American and African Studies and Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Minnesota, USA. He is the author of Marx and Engels: Their Contribution to the Democratic Breakthrough (2000), Marx, Tocqueville, and Race in America: The 'Absolute Democracy' or 'Defiled Republic' (2003), and a number of related articles in edited volumes and journals.

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“As good as Nimtz is in bringing the past to life and uncovering new and important aspects of Lenin’s political practice, his analysis of current left formations falters, as he gives what seem like cursory reviews of complex situations in Greece, Germany, and elsewhere. … Lenin’s Electoral Strategy deserves to be widely read and discussed.” (International Socialist Review, Issue 99, January, 2016)

"August Nimtz presents a challenging and controversial thesis: Vladimir Ilyich Lenin made elections of all things central to his revolutionary strategy in Russia. No less distinctive is his well-documented contention that Lenin's thought was fundamentally democratic, deeply rooted in the theoretical and practical-political contributions of Karl Marx and Frederick Engels. A vibrant contribution to the swirl of scholarly and political debate, Nimtz's impressive work will generate new insights in history and present-day realities." Paul Le Blanc, Professor of History, La Roche College, USA and author of Lenin and the Revolutionary Party


Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • What Marx and Engels Bequeathed

    Nimtz, August H.

    Pages 1-42

  • Revolutionary Continuity

    Nimtz, August H.

    Pages 43-82

  • “The Dress Rehearsal” and the First Duma

    Nimtz, August H.

    Pages 83-126

  • From Revolution to “Coup d’État”

    Nimtz, August H.

    Pages 127-169

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eBook $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-38996-1
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  • Download immediately after purchase
Hardcover $110.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-39377-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Lenin's Electoral Strategy from Marx and Engels through the Revolution of 1905
Book Subtitle
The Ballot, the Streets—or Both
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-38996-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137389961
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-39377-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 225
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