Visible Seeds of Socialism and Metamorphoses of Capitalism

28 Pages Posted: 8 Jun 2013

Date Written: June 7, 2011


Roman Rosdolsky suggests a method to deal with the transition towards socialism that integrates three issues: 1) the identification of dynamic features of capitalism; 2) the systematization of metamorphoses of capitalism; 3) the evaluation of how these metamorphoses reshape the elaboration of alternatives to capitalism. This evaluation is a precondition for the visualization, within the complex dynamics of capitalism, of seeds of a new society – institutions born out of political struggles and of emancipatory features of key social processes. These institutions reshape the nature of the metamorphoses of capitalism – and the possibility of establishing socialism and democracy.

Keywords: metamorphoses of capitalism, technology and finance, socialism and democracy

JEL Classification: B130, B140, P500

Suggested Citation

Albuquerque, Eduardo da Motta e, Visible Seeds of Socialism and Metamorphoses of Capitalism (June 7, 2011). Available at SSRN: or

Eduardo da Motta e Albuquerque (Contact Author)

Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais ( email )

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