The Bolsheviks and Workers' Control
Maurice Brinton undertakes an innovative analysis of the Russian revolution and its implications for worker's autonomy.
Worker's control is again widely discussed and widely researched. this book has two aims. it seeks to contribute new factual, material to the current discussion on workers' control. And it attempts a new kind of analysis of the fate of the Russian Revolution. The two objectives, as will be shown, are inter-related.
An impressive array of documentation is brought to bear on how the Bolshevik State related to the whole question of self-management in revolutionary Russia. Sources are used which have never before been so inter-related and interpreted within such a profound analysis. This book has great significance today especially for those who are interested in a historical understanding of the question of a democracy of participation and popular control.
Maurice Brinton is one pen-name of the late Chris Pallis, neurologist and libertarian socialist intellectual. Under the same name, he is also the author of The Irrational in Politics.
1979: 86 pages
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-919618-69-5
Hardcover ISBN: 0-919618-70-7
eBook ISBN: 978-155164-399-1