The Crisis of the German Left: The PDS, Stalinism and the Global Economy (Monographs in German History)

0 avg rating
( 0 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781845451608: The Crisis of the German Left: The PDS, Stalinism and the Global Economy (Monographs in German History)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Using Nietzsche's categories of monumentalist, antiquarian and critical history, the author examines the historical and theoretical contexts of the collapse of the GDR in 1989 and looks at the positive and negative legacies of the GDR for the PDS (the successor party to the East German Communists). He contends that the Stalinization of the GDR itself was the product not just of the Cold War but of a longer inter-systemic struggle between the competing primacies of politics and economics and that the end of the GDR has to be seen as a consequence of the global collapse of the social imperative under the pressure of the re-emergence of the market-state since the mid-1970s. The PDS is therefore stuck in dilemma in which any attempt to "arrive in the Federal Republic" (Brie) is criticized as a readiness to accept the dominance of the market over society whereas any attempt to prioritize social imperatives over the market is attacked as a form of unreconstructed Stalinism. The book offers some suggestions as to how to escape from this dilemma by returning to the critical rather than monumentalist and antiquarian traditions of the workers' movement.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Peter Thompson is a lecturer in German at the University of Sheffield, UK. His research since 1990 has concentrated mainly on the history of the German workers' movement, the transformation of the GDR and the PDS but he has also written on ecology, the history of ideas and Bertolt Brecht.

Review:

"...presents a unique perspective on the PDS...Thompson's take on the PDS and the history of the German left gives historians and political scientists a fresh perspedtive on these topics."German Studies Review

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 24.95
US$ 9.24

Convert currency

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9781571815439: The Crisis of the German Left: The PDS, Stalinism and the Global Economy (Monographs in German History)

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  1571815430 ISBN 13:  9781571815439
Publisher: Berghahn Books, 2005
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Dr. Peter Thompson
Published by Berghahn Books, United Kingdom (2006)
ISBN 10: 1845451600 ISBN 13: 9781845451608
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Berghahn Books, United Kingdom, 2006. Paperback. Condition: New. New edition. Language: English . Brand New Book. Using Nietzsche s categories of monumentalist, antiquarian and critical history, the author examines the historical and theoretical contexts of the collapse of the GDR in 1989 and looks at the positive and negative legacies of the GDR for the PDS (the successor party to the East German Communists). He contends that the Stalinization of the GDR itself was the product not just of the Cold War but of a longer inter-systemic struggle between the competing primacies of politics and economics and that the end of the GDR has to be seen as a consequence of the global collapse of the social imperative under the pressure of the re-emergence of the market-state since the mid-1970s. The PDS is therefore stuck in dilemma in which any attempt to arrive in the Federal Republic (Brie) is criticized as a readiness to accept the dominance of the market over society whereas any attempt to prioritize social imperatives over the market is attacked as a form of unreconstructed Stalinism. The book offers some suggestions as to how to escape from this dilemma by returning to the critical rather than monumentalist and antiquarian traditions of the workers movement. Seller Inventory # POW9781845451608

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 9.24
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Thompson, Peter
Published by Berghahn Books
ISBN 10: 1845451600 ISBN 13: 9781845451608
New Softcover Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Berghahn Books. Condition: New. Fine. Paperback. 2005. Originally published at $24.95. Seller Inventory # W94918b

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 5.25
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Dr. Peter Thompson
Published by Berghahn Books, United Kingdom (2006)
ISBN 10: 1845451600 ISBN 13: 9781845451608
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Berghahn Books, United Kingdom, 2006. Paperback. Condition: New. New edition. Language: English . Brand New Book. Using Nietzsche s categories of monumentalist, antiquarian and critical history, the author examines the historical and theoretical contexts of the collapse of the GDR in 1989 and looks at the positive and negative legacies of the GDR for the PDS (the successor party to the East German Communists). He contends that the Stalinization of the GDR itself was the product not just of the Cold War but of a longer inter-systemic struggle between the competing primacies of politics and economics and that the end of the GDR has to be seen as a consequence of the global collapse of the social imperative under the pressure of the re-emergence of the market-state since the mid-1970s. The PDS is therefore stuck in dilemma in which any attempt to arrive in the Federal Republic (Brie) is criticized as a readiness to accept the dominance of the market over society whereas any attempt to prioritize social imperatives over the market is attacked as a form of unreconstructed Stalinism. The book offers some suggestions as to how to escape from this dilemma by returning to the critical rather than monumentalist and antiquarian traditions of the workers movement. Seller Inventory # POW9781845451608

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 12.24
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Thompson, Peter
Published by Berghahn Books
ISBN 10: 1845451600 ISBN 13: 9781845451608
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 6
Seller:
Mesilla Internet
(Mesilla, NM, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Berghahn Books. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1845451600 New. Seller Inventory # Z1845451600ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.02
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.48
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Peter Thompson
Published by Berghahn Books (2005)
ISBN 10: 1845451600 ISBN 13: 9781845451608
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Berghahn Books, 2005. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1845451600

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 22.48
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Dr. Peter Thompson
Published by Berghahn Books
ISBN 10: 1845451600 ISBN 13: 9781845451608
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Berghahn Books. Paperback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Seller Inventory # B9781845451608

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 17.02
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.07
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Thompson, Peter
Published by Berghahn Books (2005)
ISBN 10: 1845451600 ISBN 13: 9781845451608
New Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Berghahn Books, 2005. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # CE-9781845451608

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 23.31
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.76
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Peter Thompson
Published by Berghahn Books (2006)
ISBN 10: 1845451600 ISBN 13: 9781845451608
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Berghahn Books, 2006. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. new edition. 144 pages. In Stock. Seller Inventory # __1845451600

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 31.40
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.80
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Thompson Peter
Published by Berghahn Books
ISBN 10: 1845451600 ISBN 13: 9781845451608
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Majestic Books
(London, ,, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Berghahn Books. Condition: New. pp. 144. Seller Inventory # 11242026

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 41.04
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.19
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Peter Thompson
Published by Berghahn Books (2005)
ISBN 10: 1845451600 ISBN 13: 9781845451608
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books Express
(Portsmouth, NH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Berghahn Books, 2005. Paperback. Condition: New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 1845451600n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 116.15
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds