Marx, Engels, and Marxisms

Rosa Luxemburg

A Revolutionary Marxist at the Limits of Marxism

Authors: Brie, Michael, Schütrumpf, Jörn

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  • Offers the first coherent analysis of Rosa Luxemburg's ideas and works, and their development and contradictions
  • Takes into account Luxemburg's Polish writings on the first Russian revolution, which have been largely ignored until now
  • Provides unique scholarly contributions to the field of Marxism on a number of issues, particularly on the national question and the 1905/6 Russian Revolution
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This book analyses the development of Rosa Luxemburg (1871–1919) as an outstanding Marxist thinker and socialist politician in the era of imperialism and revolution. Identifying the driving force behind Luxemburg’s development as the deep unity between her passionate, emphatic life and her political and theoretical work, the authors retrace the inner dynamics of its different stages while highlighting the deep rupture caused by the experience of the Russian Revolution. On the basis of new publications of her Polish works and other writings, Luxemburg's strategic approaches are located in an Eastern European context. The authors discuss Luxemburg’s unique analyses of the first experiments in socialist participation in government, of the first Russian revolution and of the forms of accumulation of capital to outline the foundations of her novel understanding of both democratic-socialist revolution and of a society that would point beyond social democracy as well as Bolshevism – a vision that will gain new significance in the twenty first century. This book looks upon the lasting heritage of Rosa Luxemburg as the groundbreaking thinker of the unity between democracy and socialism.

About the authors

Michael Brie is Head of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung in Berlin, Germany. Recent books include Rediscovering Lenin: Dialectics of Revolution and Metaphysics of Domination (2019) and Karl Polanyi in Dialogue: A Socialist Thinker of Our Times (2017).

Jörn Schütrumpf is Head of the Research Group on Rosa Luxemburg of the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung in Berlin, Germany. Recent books include "Spartacus Uprising": The suppressed report of the committee of inquiry of the constituent Prussian state assembly on the January 1919 riots in Berlin (2018) and Paul Levi: Without a drop of minions blood. Spartacus (2018).


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‘This exceptional book is the product of latest research on Luxemburg, based on the full corpus of her writings – including many that have only recently come to light. It explores such critical issues as the extent to which her defense of political democracy is compatible with a commitment to a new society based on socialized means of production’.

Peter Hudis, General Editor, The Complete Works of Rosa Luxemburg

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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Hardcover 106,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Rosa Luxemburg
Book Subtitle
A Revolutionary Marxist at the Limits of Marxism
Authors
Series Title
Marx, Engels, and Marxisms
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-67486-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-67486-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-67485-4
Series ISSN
2524-7123
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 253
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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