The Politics of Transition

Authors

  • Richard R. Fagen

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-038-06-1986-10_1

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History

Abstract

In the twentieth century, all nationally based experiments in the transition to socialism have taken place in the context of inherited structures of underdevelopment. The pattern of domestic production and international exchange, the manner in which labor is organized and exploited, the sociogeography of cities and countryside, the class structure itself, and much more reflect in very direct and dramatic ways these inherited structures. And if the history of revolutionary movements in this century teaches any consistent lesson, it is that these old structures do not quickly or easily yield to new ones.

Published

1986-11-01

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