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Fascism and Dictatorship : Third International and the Problems of Fascism - Nicos Poulantzas

Fascism and Dictatorship

Third International and the Problems of Fascism

By: Nicos Poulantzas, J. White (Translator)

Paperback Published: 1st January 1974
ISBN: 9780860917168
Number Of Pages: 368

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Poulantzas’s book is the first major Marxist study of German and Italian fascism to appear since the Second World War. It carefully distinguishes between fascism as a mass movement before the seizure of power and fascism as an entrenched machinery of dictatorship. It compares the distinct class components of the counter-revolutionary blocs mobilzed by fascism in Germany and Italy; analyses the changing relations between the petty bourgeoisie and big capital in the evolution of fascism; discusses the structures of the fascist state itself, as an emergency regime for the defense of capital; and provides a sustained and documented criticism of official Comintern attitudes and policies towards fascism in the fateful years after the Versailles settlement. Fascism and Dictatorship represents a challenging synthesis of factual evidence and conceptual analysis that has been rare in Marxist political theory to date.

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""The first comprehensive work of this kind to appear in English." --New German Critique "A fascinating work ... A book that can be used as an encyclopaedia for those interested in class and fascism." --Contemporary Sociology"

ISBN: 9780860917168
ISBN-10: 0860917169
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 1st January 1974
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 13.34  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.47
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition