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Studies in East European Thought

, Volume 70, Issue 2–3, pp 141–152 | Cite as

Lenin on democratic theory

  • Artemy Magun
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Abstract

Lenin’s State and Revolution is not only a project for imminent revolutionary policy and not only a legitimization argument for a revolutionary dictatorship, but also a theory of state and theory of democracy. Lenin points at the reduplication of state organs that is inherent in a democratic state. While the Russian revolutionary thinks of this reduplication as something transitory, we today increasingly see it as a durable condition coterminous with the late-modern democratic state. I use Lenin’s treatise as a point of inspiration to briefly characterize my dialectical theory of state.

Keywords

Lenin Democracy State Dialectics Councils 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.European University at Saint-Petersburg, Saint-Petersburg State UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia

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