Comparative Communist Politics by Ghiţa Ionescu (auth.)

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Those deriving from the socialist idea of decentralised direct and self-administration, and those superimposed by the growth of the archcentralistic 'total' state; and (c) the deep ideological differences 50 between the schools of thought clashing in the communist world movement and notably the Russian, the Chinese and the Yugoslav. e. with a population contained within a territory submitted to the sovereignty of one central government, or whether it should be a communist form of federation of mutualistic communes and corporations) was only taken almost a year after the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917, and by a Constituent Commission fundamentally divided on this issue.

But it is precisely this question which forms the backbone of the argument put forward in the second section of this survey. 35 2. THE COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE SOCIALIST STATE The moment has now come to explain the contention which was implicit in the preceding critical recapitulation. This is that the concept of the state is still useful for comparative political studies. This does not mean that a debate should be reopened here on whether the study of the state is still the pivot of political science.

R. R. e. R. and Hungary, even television) but also and especially in relation to the indigenous or underground counter-cultures (the non-official or clandestine fringe publications and circles); the articulation of political opposition (studies of the politicisation of the 'groups', of the emergence of 'parliamentary groups', and of factions in the party, should be added, when and if they can be undertaken). (b) Cross-area Most of the effects of the transformation of the socialist state caused by the transition from pre-industrial to technological societies are similar to the effects the same causes produce on non-socialist states.

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