Dissident Marxism and Utopian Eco-Socialism in the German Democratic Republic: The Intellectual Legacies of Rudolf Bahro, Wolfgang Harich, and Robert (Historical Materialism Book #306) (Hardcover)

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Dissident Marxism and Utopian Eco-Socialism in the German Democratic Republic: The Intellectual Legacies of Rudolf Bahro, Wolfgang Harich, and Robert (Historical Materialism Book #306) By Alexander Amberger Cover Image

Dissident Marxism and Utopian Eco-Socialism in the German Democratic Republic: The Intellectual Legacies of Rudolf Bahro, Wolfgang Harich, and Robert (Historical Materialism Book #306) (Hardcover)

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Rudolf Bahro, Wolfgang Harich and Robert Havemann were probably the best-known critics of the DDR's ruling Socialist Unity Party. Yet they saw themselves as Marxists, and their demands extended far beyond a democratisation of real socialism. When environmental issues became more important in the West in the 1970s, the Party treated it as an ideological manoeuvre of the class enemy. The three dissidents saw things differently: they combined socialism and ecology, adopting a utopian perspective frowned upon by the state. In doing so, they created political concepts that were unique for the Eastern Bloc. Alexander Amberger introduces them, relates them to each other, and poses the question of their relevance then and now.
Product Details ISBN: 9789004687806
ISBN-10: 9004687807
Publisher: Brill
Publication Date: February 6th, 2024
Pages: 426
Language: English
Series: Historical Materialism Book