Reversal of Opinion: The Implications of the Work of Acemoglu and Robinson for Marxist Thought

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Petith, Howard;
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  • Subject: Acemoglu, Daron | Marxisme | Revolution | Democracy | Participatory democracy | Marx, Karl | Robinson, James A. | Marx, democracy, revolution, participatory democracy
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This paper describes the implications for Marxist thought of the work of Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson. In the first two periods of this they explained how the rise of democracy brought prosperity to Europe  and why the same process had not worked in Latin America b... View more
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