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Kautsky, John H. 1922-2013

Overview
Works: 44 works in 254 publications in 4 languages and 5,781 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Case studies  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Contributor, Author of introduction, Translator, Other
Classifications: JC251, 302.158
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John H Kautsky
Political change in underdeveloped countries : nationalism and communism by John H Kautsky( Book )

45 editions published between 1962 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The politics of aristocratic empires by John H Kautsky( Book )

20 editions published between 1982 and 2017 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Politics of Aristocratic Empires is a study of a political order that prevailed throughout much of the world for many centuries without any major social conflict or change and with hardly any government in the modern sense. Although previously ignored by political science, powerful remnants of this old order still persist in modern politics. The historical literature on aristocratic empires typically is descriptive and treats each empire as unique. By contrast, this work adopts an analytical, explanatory, and comparative approach and clearly distinguishes aristocratic empires from both primitive and more modern, commercialized societies. It develops generalizations that are supported and richly illustrated by data from many empires and demonstrates that a pattern of politics prevailed across time, space, and cultures from ancient Egypt five millennia ago to Saudi Arabia five decades ago, from China and Japan to Europe, from the Incas and the Aztecs to the Tutsi. Kautsky argues that aristocrats, because they live off the labor of peasants, must perform the primary governmental functions of taxation and warfare. Their performance is linked to particular values and beliefs, and both functions and ideologies in turn condition the stakes, the forms, and the arenas of intra-aristocratic conflict?the politics of the aristocracy. The author also analyzes the roles of the peasantry and the townspeople in aristocratic politics and shows that peasant revolts on any large scale occur only after commercial modernization. He concludes with chapters on the modernization of aristocratic empires and on the importance in modern politics of institutional and ideological remnants of the old aristocratic order."--Provided by publisher
The materialist conception of history by Karl Kautsky( Book )

14 editions published in 1988 in German and English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The political consequences of modernization by John H Kautsky( Book )

25 editions published between 1971 and 1980 in English and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politics in traditional societies; The politics of modernization from within; Agents of modernization from without; The impact of modernization from without on traditional societies; Political responses to modernization from without; Postrevolutionary conflict; among the modernizers; The politics of industrialization: the condition of balance and attempts to upset it; A postcrit on comunism
Communism and the politics of development; persistent myths and changing behavior by John H Kautsky( Book )

14 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moscow and the Communist Party of India : a study in the postwar evolution of international communist strategy by John H Kautsky( Book )

30 editions published between 1954 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marxism and Leninism, not Marxism-Leninism : an essay in the sociology of knowledge by John H Kautsky( Book )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2018 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the pre-eminent scholars in the history and theory of European socialism, John Kautsky in this volume develops the argument that Marxism and Leninism are two quite different ideologies. He counterposes this view with the commonly accepted one of Leninism as simply one form that Marxism took in the course of its evolution. The easy identification of Marxism and Leninism with each other has been responsible for great confusion in the realm of both scholarly and political discourse.Kautsky develops his position within the tradition of the sociology of knowledge, by the close examination of the different meanings of the Marxist vocabulary as it was used by Marxists and Leninists. His frame of reference turns on the position of labor in turn-of-the-century industrial Europe and the role of modernizing intellectuals in underdeveloped countries. While the vocabulary used was often common to Marx and Lenin, Marxism was explicitly concerned with appeals to workers in industrial nations such as Germany and Austria, whereas Leninism appeals to revolutionaries in underdeveloped nations such as Russia and China.Whatever be the current assessment of the future of socialism and communism, Kautsky holds that it is important to study the core structure of both Marxism and Leninism, since they were major phenomena that powerfully affected the world in the twentieth century. Beyond that, in dealing with how different ideologies can be ensconced within the same rhetoric, the book offers an outstanding entrance into the sociology of knowledge as a tool for political analysis. This is a unique work in the function of language no less than the nature of ideology.The work is divided into five parts: Two environments, two ideologies, one terminology. The evolution of Marxism, its appeals in the German Empire. The evolution of Leninism, its appeals to strata involved in making modernizing revolutions. The differential outcomes of Marxism in the East and Leninism in the West. And finally, an examination of why Marxism and Leninism have been seen as a single ideology. In a new essay prepared for this new edition, Kautsky provides important autobiographical as well as historical reflections on how this book fits into the overall pattern of the author's work
Karl Kautsky : Marxism, revolution & democracy by John H Kautsky( Book )

8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social democracy and the aristocracy : why socialist labor movements developed in some industrial countries and not in others by John H Kautsky( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Patterns of modernizing revolutions : Mexico and the Soviet Union by John H Kautsky( Book )

8 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karl Kautsky and the social science of classical Marxism( Book )

8 editions published in 1989 in English and German and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The road to power : political reflections on growing into the revolution by Karl Kautsky( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summary of Moscow and the Communist Party of India, a study in the postwar evolution of communist strategy by John H Kautsky( Book )

1 edition published in 1954 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political change in underdeveloped countries by John H Kautsky( Book )

4 editions published between 1962 and 1965 in Undetermined and English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dictatorship of the proletariat by Karl Kautsky( Book )

6 editions published between 1964 and 2007 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The political thought of Karl Kautsky : a theory of Democratic, anti-Communist Marxism by John H Kautsky( Book )

3 editions published in 1951 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Communism and the politics of development by John H Kautsky( Book )

2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

J. A. Schumpeter and Karl Kautsky : parallel theories of imperialism by John H Kautsky( Book )

4 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The political thought of Karl Kautsky : a theory of democratic, anit-communist Marxism by John H Kautsky( Book )

2 editions published in 1951 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Di du kai fa guo jia de zheng zhi bian qian by Si. Ji. Ke( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in Chinese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Social democracy and the aristocracy : why socialist labor movements developed in some industrial countries and not in others
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Moscow and the Communist Party of India : a study in the postwar evolution of international communist strategyMarxism and Leninism, not Marxism-Leninism : an essay in the sociology of knowledgeSocial democracy and the aristocracy : why socialist labor movements developed in some industrial countries and not in othersThe road to power : political reflections on growing into the revolution
Alternative Names
Kautsky, Hans, 1922-2013

Kautsky, John H.

Kautsky, John H., 1922-

Kautsky, John Hans.

Kautsky, John Hans 1922-

Kautsky, John Hans 1922-2013

Languages
English (214)

German (9)

Arabic (1)

Chinese (1)