On Strategy and Tactics Marxism and Electoral Politics

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Blackledge, P (2019). On Strategy and Tactics Marxism and Electoral Politics. Historical Materialism. 83 (3), pp. 355-380.
AuthorsBlackledge, P
Abstract

The rise of Syriza and Podemos alongside debates amongst Egyptian and other socialists about participation in parliamentary elections has reignited considerable interest across the international left about the issue of parliamentary elections. It is hard to imagine a more apt moment for the publication of August Nimtz’s study of Lenin’s practical and theoretical engagement with this subject. While praising Nimtz’s scholarship, this essay challenges his interpretation of the relationship between strategy and tactics in Lenin’s thought and the position of elections therein. It concludes with an attempt to unpick what is of general significance in Lenin’s engagement with electoral politics from more local details of interest only to scholars of Russian history.

Keywords16 Studies In Human Society; 14 Economics; 22 Philosophy And Religious Studies; Political Science & Public Administration
Year2019
JournalHistorical Materialism
Journal citation83 (3), pp. 355-380
PublisherBrill
ISSN1465-4466
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1521/siso.2019.83.3.355
Web address (URL)https://guilfordjournals.com/doi/abs/10.1521/siso.2019.83.3.355?journalCode=siso
Publication dates
Print01 Oct 2019
Publication process dates
Deposited26 Oct 2017
Accepted10 Aug 2017
Accepted author manuscript
License
CC BY 4.0
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