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The Rosa Luxemburg's Collapse Theorie and the Debate on the Revolution in the German Social Democracy (1898-1914)

Grant number: 13/18952-8
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): February 01, 2014
Effective date (End): July 31, 2016
Field of knowledge:Humanities - History - Modern and Contemporary History
Principal researcher:Lincoln Ferreira Secco
Grantee:Rosa Rosa de Souza Rosa Gomes
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):14/17793-6 - ROSA Luxemburg's collapse theory and the debate on revolution in the German social democracy (1898-1914), BE.EP.MS


The different social movements currently taking place, lead us back to Rosa Luxemburg's political theory and her proposition of mass organization through action. Her economic theory cannot, likewise, be abandoned: first of all, because it is impossible to separate the two dimensions - political and economic - of her line of thought; secondly, because this theory can provide the foundations to construe the changes that have led and lead to the reproduction of the capitalist system. When proposing that this system sustains itself through domination, exploitation and later incorporation of non-capitalists areas, Rosa undertakes a historical approach to capitalism and suggests a collapsing tendency (Zusammenbruchstheorie), which, nevertheless, does not confound itself with the revolution, but with barbarity. Our research intends to understand Rosa's contributions to the discussion on imperialism, within her historical period, by connecting collapse, revolution and barbarity in the Rosa Luxemburg's economic work "The Accumulation of Capital".

Academic Publications
(References retrieved automatically from State of São Paulo Research Institutions)
GOMES, Rosa Rosa de Souza Rosa. Rosa Luxemburg\'s accumulation theory and SPD : from \"Social Reform or Revolution\" to \"Socialism or Barbarism\" (1898-1913). 2016. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas São Paulo.

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