Sample Political Science Coursework Paper on Marxist Theory

Marxist Theory

Marxism argued that the capitalists at first progressed greatly due to large increases in production and material wealth but as time passed, the forces and the social relations of production began to conflict. Continued conflicts between these two systems eventually lead to the devastation of the capital system.

Idealism advocated for a case where class struggle and conflicts do not exist. Because as these struggles progressed the capital class benefited because they get a disproportionate share of the wealth, power, status, and privileges as the working class lose. This, therefore, necessitated society to work towards achieving a balance. Marxists critics’ argue that some conflicts in society are unavoidable, especially in a larger and more complex society. These conflicting interests and values constrained the society and led to a change, therefore, social order, integration and consensus could not be attained thus society’s working-class revolutions are unavoidable.

Though the initial; plan of communism may have looked enticing, the political tactics used brought it down. The working class citizens felt exploited as the system brought more hardship and oppression especially in the Eastern Europe. The leaders who propagated for this system were puppets for the communist regime whose leaders were working remotely in Russia. According to communism, production in the hands of the workers, the central government is supposed to oversee and give guidance to the workers. After production, the workers would give majority of their production to the government that in turn would supply the workers with the products for their personal use. However, this was hindered by corruption that made some of the workers feel that the share they were given was unsatisfactory while other were given fair shares.

Failure of the government to meet the needs of its people would spur an uprising, a factor that led to end of the communists rule. On the other hand, Cuba and Chinese communism strategy flourished because the political leaders did not interfere with the capitalism types that came from below. This led to openness and a ground for the forces to thrive.