Is Socialism Possible on the Periphery?

Authors

  • Barry Munslow

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-035-01-1983-05_3

Keywords:

Imperialism, Marxism

Abstract

Can a transition to socialism occur in an underdeveloped country? The question has long been posed by Marxists and has caused as many divisions as any other single issue of theory. For the two thirds of the world's population who live "on the periphery" this is the central question, and the differing answers have determined the various strategies adopted by their revolutionary parties. There remain many who would deny any possibility of a socialist transition in a Third World country, or at the very least would cast grave doubts as to its viability. Among the most important of these theories is the world-systems approach and various tendencies within the Trotskyist tradition.

Published

1983-05-03

Issue

Section

Articles