Lenin's Electoral Strategy from Marx and Engels through the Revolution of 1905: The Ballot, the Streets—or Both

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Springer, Apr 30, 2016 - Political Science - 225 pages
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.
 

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Contents

1 What Marx and Engels Bequeathed
1
Lenins Politics Prior to 1905
43
3 The Dress Rehearsal and the First Duma
83
The Second Duma
127
Excerpt from Address of the Central Committee to the Communist League
171
Sketch of a Provisional Revolutionary Government
174
Whom to Elect to the State Duma
179
A Critical Review of the Relevant Literature
184
Notes
195
Bibliography
215
Index
219
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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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