Syndicalism and the Transition to Communism: An International Comparative Analysis (Studies in Labour History)

Syndicalism and the Transition to Communism: An International Comparative Analysis (Studies in Labour History)

Ralph Darlington


During the 1st 20 years of the 20 th century, amidst a rare foreign upsurge in strike motion, the information of progressive syndicalism constructed right into a significant impact in the around the globe alternate union stream. dedicated to destroying capitalism via direct business motion and progressive exchange union fight, the flow raised basic questions on the necessity for brand spanking new and democratic varieties of strength during which employees might jointly deal with and society.

This learn offers an all-embracing comparative research of the dynamics and trajectory of the syndicalist move in six particular international locations: France, Spain, Italy, the United States, Britain and eire. this is often completed via an exam of the philosophy of syndicalism and the various types that syndicalist firms assumed; the certain fiscal, social and political context during which they emerged; the level to which syndicalism inspired wider politics; and the explanations for its next demise.

The quantity additionally presents the 1st ever systematic exam of the connection among syndicalism and communism, concentrating on the ideological and political conversion to communism undertaken via a number of the syndicalist movement's best figures and the measure of synthesis among the 2 traditions in the new communist events that emerged within the early 1920s.

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