John Moses. Trade Union Theory from Marx to Walesa.

John Moses. Trade Union Theory from Marx to Walesa.

Nueva York: Berg, 1990.

270 páginas.




1 – Marx and Engels – The Key Statements

The Condition of the Working Class in England

The Poverty of Philosophy

The Manifesto of the Communist Party

Wage Labour and Capital

Inaugural Address

Wages, Price and Profit

The Instructionsfor the Delegates of the Provisional General Council

Capital, Volume I

Marx and Engels Contra Anarchism and Anarcho-Syndicalism

2 – Trade Union Independence: The Reception of the ‘Hamann Interview’

3 – The Main Implications

The Marxist Theory of Wages

Trade Unions and Labour’s Claim to Power

Trade Unions and Class Consciousness

The Party-Union Relationship

4 – Conflicting Interpretations I: From Eduard Bernstein to Hermann Müller

5 – Conflicting Interpretations II: Rosa Luxemburg contra Eduard Bernstein

6 – Conflicting Interpretations III: From Lenin to Lozovsky

7 – The Dual Character of Trade Unions

8 – Christianity and Trade Unionism


Christian Socialism

9 – The Polish Trade Union Movement between Moscow and Rome

The Historical/Economic Context of Solidarity

Trade Unions in Real Existing Socialism (RES)

The Economic Conditions of RES and the Rise of Solidarity

Solidarity’s Response: The 21 Demands (Gdansk Agreement) and the Organisational Statute

The Programme



I – The Twenty-One Postulates of the Gdansk Inter-factory Strike Committee

II – Solidarity’s Programme Adopted by the First National Congress

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