18th Mar, 2017
Seminar in Contemporary Marxist Theory
King's College London
LEGITIMACY, DICTATORSHIP AND UTOPIA: A MARXIST PERSPECTIVE ON POLITICAL OBLIGATION
22 March 2017, 18.00-20.00, K-1.56 King's Building, Strand campus, King's College London, London WC2R 2LS
Speaker: Professor Lea Ypi (London School of Economics)
Of all the ideas central to socialist philosophy and practice, few have been scorned, misunderstood, celebrated or feared more than the idea of 'dictatorship of the proletariat': the revolutionary transitional government that stands between the capitalist state ridden by class-struggle and the communist abolition of class rule leading to the emergence of classless society. This seminar will explain, revise and defend such an idea as part of a more general attempt to suggest the ongoing relevance of the Marxist theory of the state for a number of key debates in contemporary political theory.
All seminars are open to the public. No need to book.
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