Journal of Socialist Theory

Critique 50th anniversary conference, 10 June

01 June 2023

In the shadow of the Russian revolution: Putin, Xi and the long war in Ukraine (Open access)

23 Nov 2022

Critique Notes 93: A nodal point in human history?

27 June 2022


Critique is an independent scholarly journal, founded in 1973. It attempts to analyse contemporary society, both East and West, from a critical Marxist perspective. Rejecting the concept of socialism in one country, and the possibility that a country could be both socialist and undemocratic, it seeks to show that the problems of our time are governed by the necessity for democratic control over all aspects of society. The absence of democratic control leads to an inefficient, wasteful and hierarchically structured economy, though in different ways according to the particular society.

Critique attempts to analyse the forms, laws, tendencies and relations existing in different countries in the broader perspective of the epoch. It attempts to document the development of socialist opposition movements in Eastern Europe but its fundamental endeavour is to develop Marxist method and political economy both in principle and through application.


Critique Journal
Glasgow University,
Socialist Theory and Movements Research Network,
Glasgow G12 8TA,
Scotland, UK

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Email: Professor Ticktin