The Critique of Capitalist Democracy
An Introduction to the Theory of the State in Marx, Engels, and Lenin

Moore, Stanley W.
Publisher:  Paine-Whitman Publishers, New York, USA
Year Published:  1969   First Published:  1957
Pages:  180pp  
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX6236

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
1. Aim of this work
2. Delimitation of subject matter
3. Method of exposition
4. Editions and translations
5. Recommended reading

CHAPTER ONE: AN OUTLINE OF THE THEORY OF DICTATORSHIP
1. State and class
2. Class and exploitation
3. Variations in state organization
4. Dictatorial and constitutional rules
5. Dictatorship and sovereignty
6. Primacy of politics or economics?
7. Politics: primacy of force
8. Politics: primacy of law
9. Economics: asymmetrical interaction
10. Problem of revolution from above

CHAPTER TWO: SOME FEATURES OF CAPITALIST EXPLOITATION
1. Capitalism and commodity exchange
2. Use value
3. Exchange value and labour time
4. Fetishism of commodities: exchange as order of nature
5. Capitalism and exploitation: original accumulation
6. Labour power as commodity
7. Surplus value
8. Fetishism of capital: exploitation as order of nature
9. Freedom,equality, and capitalism

CHAPTER THREE: CAPITALISM AND DEMOCRACY
1. Capitalist democracy as counterpart of commodity exchange
2. Capitalist bureaucracy
3. Universal suffrage: Who is elected?
4. Universal suffrage: Who is obeyed?
5. Conditions for bourgeois revolution from above
6. Conditions for peaceful transition to socialism
7. Presence in England during the eighteen-seventies
8. Abusence in imperialist stage of capitalism
9. Problem of socialism and democracy

CHAPTER FOUR: IDEOLOGY AND ALIENATION
1. Ideology defined
2. Inverting conscious and unconscious, abstract and concrete
3. Patterns of inversion:ideologial and fetishistic
4. Mysticism and formalism
5. Alienation:social source
6. Alienation: social cure

LIST OF WORKS CITED

SUPPLEMENTARY INDEX

Subject Headings

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