[Marxism] Looking for Papers on the Socialist Communes and Socialist Caracas Project(also the Cuban praxis of People's Councils)

Gurcan Efe Can efe.can.gurcan at umontreal.ca
Wed Nov 11 23:22:32 MST 2009


Looking for Papers on the Socialist Communes and Socialist Caracas Project(also the Cuban praxis of People's Councils)

Anyone who is interested in the socialist communes in Venezuela can contact me for a possible publication project (a book on the production of space in the Third World).

efe.can.gurcan at umontreal.ca

This is an important topic that deserves deeper sociological and political inquiries:

- Where does this project stand with regard to the Marxist theory of revolution?

- Dynamics and Structure of the Communes

- Case Studies

- What are future challenges and possible orientations? 

- Comparaison with the People's Councils in Cuba

- Role of "rural" socialist communes and the revolutionary strategy (strategy of encircling the cities)

- The Significance and Challenges of the Socialist Caracas Project

- Role of socialist communes of the suburban areas and the revolutionary strategy (strategy of encircling the cities from the suburban)

- Possible orientations for a Revolutionary Strategy in the Global South (From China to Venezuela)

- Problematics such as dialectics of socialist centralisation-decentralisation, neo-liberal model of civil society versus the socialist model, resistance to civil coups of imperialism, state's role in the Venezuelan and Cuban praxis, the model of vanguard party...

- The importance of the Rural (thus "suburban") revolution in our century

- Critique of pseudo-Marxist urbanism and ouvrierism


etc....





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