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The Normative Argument for Communist Legality

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This chapter argues for the continued existence of legality in a future communist society in which classes have been abolished along with production on the basis of commodity exchange. More specifically, a normative case is made for a communist version of legality that would mediate between the diverse and potentially conflicting projects pursued by socialized individuals under associated production. Communist legality would thus serve as a form of mediation, enabling the free development of each individual to be realized in a way that is consistent with the free development of all individuals.

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Shoikhedbrod, I. (2019). The Normative Argument for Communist Legality. In: Revisiting Marx’s Critique of Liberalism. Marx, Engels, and Marxisms. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-30195-8_4

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