Spontaneous Order and the Utopian Collective (Paperback)

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Spontaneous Order and the Utopian Collective (Paperback)

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Vladimir Lenin, Leon Trotsky, and Nikolai Bukharin were the three leaders of the Russian Revolution who shaped the new society most, both through their theories and their political leadership. All three were motivated by the ideal of building a utopian collective. Once in power, they tirelessly tried to put their vision into practice, but the Soviet system that resulted was nothing like the one they tried to create. In Spontaneous Order and the Utopian Collective, Nell takes her cue from the personal writings and documents of Lenin, Trotsky, and Bukharin to consider them anew from an Austrian theoretical perspective, analyze the divergence between theory and practice using a spontaneous order framework, and identify three interconnected prerequisites necessary for a utopian collectivist society. Nell then asks whether it might be possible to create this utopian collective somehow, and avoid the pitfalls of planning.
Guinevere Liberty Nell studies and publishes in the areas of Austrian economics, economic policy, and Soviet economic history. She worked as a tax policy analyst for five years at The Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC before earning a Master's Degree from the University of Warwick, UK, in Soviet economic history. She is the author of "Rediscovering Fire" and "Spontaneous Order and the Utopian Collective", and the editor of "Basic Income and the Free Market" and the companion books "Austrian Theory and Economic Organization" and "Australian Economic Perspectives on Individualism and Society."
Product Details ISBN: 9781349475582
ISBN-10: 1349475580
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: December 19th, 2015
Pages: 189
Language: English