The Contingent Nature of the Revolution Predicted by Marx

Posted: 23 Aug 2001

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Howard Petith

Autonomous University of Barcelona - Department of Economics and Economic History

Abstract

A formalisation of Elster's interpretation of Marx's theory of revolution is presented in terms of a one sector model with continuous substitution, land as a factor of production and a particular population theory. A justification for calling such a model Marxian is given. Then, it is shown that the revolution may occur only if the drag caused by the fixed supply of land is greater than the force of technical progress.

Keywords: Marx, Revolution, Land

JEL Classification: B24, E11, O41

Suggested Citation

Petith, Howard, The Contingent Nature of the Revolution Predicted by Marx. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=251340

Howard Petith (Contact Author)

Autonomous University of Barcelona - Department of Economics and Economic History ( email )

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Barcelona, 08193
Spain

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