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Which socialism?: Marxism, socialism, and democracy Norberto Bobbio

Which socialism?: Marxism, socialism, and democracy

Norberto Bobbio

Published October 1987
ISBN : 9780816616336
242 pages
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Can democracy provide a path to socialism? Can civil rights and democratic institutions be protected and developed in a socialist society? Does our view of the nature and value of democracy affect our understanding of socialism itself? In a worldMoreCan democracy provide a path to socialism? Can civil rights and democratic institutions be protected and developed in a socialist society? Does our view of the nature and value of democracy affect our understanding of socialism itself? In a world with regimes which profess to be socialist, which socialism is worth defending today? This volume re-examines the uneasy relation between socialism and democracy. It argues that Marxist theory has failed to provide an adequate account of the nature and role of the state in socialist society, and defends the concept of representative democracy. Bobbios arguments sparked off a lively debate in Italy- this volume includes a reply by Antonio Negri. The volume also includes an essay by Bobbio on Marxism and international relations, and his text on Gramscis conception of civil society.