Workers and Political Alienation

  • Daniel N. Nelson


One would expect workers and communist regimes to ‘get along’, but they do not. From Gdańsk to Shanghai, evidence mounts that communist parties find their most consistent opposition among the people they rule to arise from the supposedly revolutionary stratum of industrial labor. This development needs to be investigated. In this chapter, I undertake a comparison of workers in the politics of Romania, Poland and Yugoslavia — notwithstanding their historical, socio-economic and political differences — with the goal of enlarging our understanding of labor’s political alienation in communist Europe.


Communist Party Gross National Product Council Member Communist Regime Industrial Labor 
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  • Daniel N. Nelson
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  1. 1.University of KentuckyUSA

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