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Colin Barker

Theories of Russia

(Easter 1981)

Mimeographed handout.
© 1981 Colin Barker.
Published in February 2019 with the kind permission of the Estate of Colin Barker.
Transcribed & marked up by Einde O’ Callaghan for the Encyclopaedia of Trotskyism On-Line (ETOL).


(1) Psychologistic Theories

(2) Purely “Political” Theories

(3) Economic Growth Theories

(4) “Degenerated Workers’ State” Theory

(5) “Class” Theories

(6) Bettelheim’s “State Capitalism”

(7) “New Class” Theories

(8) The theory of “bureaucratic state capitalism”

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