Legal Marxism

Although Legal Marxism was more of a theoretical current than a political one, in the Russian debate about Marx, its theories had political implications.

Representatives of Legal Marxism, such as Peter Struve, opposed the Narodniks and viewed “modernising” capitalist development as conducive for Russian society. This view was developed, in part, by citing Marx. In 1917, Legal Marxism constituted a counter position to that put forward by the Bolsheviks.