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 conference: A Call for Papers on 1917

Critique's 2017 conference will be on 6th May in London. Read the call for papers on the continuing impact - or otherwise - of the Russian Revolution below.

Critique conference: A Call for Papers on 1917

Critique Notes updated

Journal editor Hillel Ticktin introduces each issue with a summary of the global economic situation. Now updated with 2016's issues.

Critique Notes archive

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Glasgow G12 8TA, Scotland, UK

Tel: +44 (0)141 330 3579
Email: Professor Ticktin