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HIDALGO, Angela Maria. Democracy to overcome capital in Marxist thought: subsidies for reflections about educational organization. Perspectiva [online]. 2011, vol.29, n.01, pp.295-316. ISSN 0102-5473.

This article presents bibliographic research motivated by debates about participation in decision making processes in the context of political and educational reforms in the 1990s. It affirms that democracy is the basic premise for social change, according to Marxist authors. The study presents Marx and Engels’s analysis of the historic development of collective production planning and the necessary maintenance of productivity levels required to create conditions to overcome capitalism. It presents Luxemburg and Lenin’s disagreements about the transition to socialism and Luxemburg’s defense of mass participation in decision making. It concludes that the approach to political factors of organizational issues, concomitant to guaranteed access to historically produced knowledge, require advances in the analysis of the organizational principles of education based on the specificities of this social practice.

Keywords : Democracy; Educational Management; Marxism; Education.

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