Georg Fülberth

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Georg Fülberth-Sperling (born September 25, 1939 in Darmstadt ) is a German political scientist .


1959 to 1964 Fülberth studied German and history at the University of Frankfurt / Main . In 1964 he passed the first state examination for teaching there. From 1965 to 1966 he also studied political science in Berlin and Marburg and then went to Finland as a lecturer for a year . In 1967 he began his scientific career as administrator of an assistant position with Wolfgang Abendroth at the Institute for Scientific Policy at the University of Marburg. He did his doctorate in 1970 under Abendroth, in the same year he became his research assistant. Fülberth was Professor of Political Science at the University of Marburg from 1972 to 2004 .

From 1962 to 1966 Fülberth belonged to the SPD , from 1964 to its self-dissolution the SDS , since 1974 he has been a member of the German Communist Party (DKP), for which he was active at the local level in Marburg . For example, from 1990 to 1993 he was city councilor of the DKP in Marburg, 2001-2006 as a DKP member on the list of PDS district council members in Marburg-Biedenkopf, 2007-2011 also as a DKP member city councilor of the "Marburg Left" faction Marburg (2009–2011 parliamentary group chairman).

Fülberth's main research areas are the theory and history of capitalism , the history of the labor movement and local contemporary history. He publishes regularly in the Junge Welt , in Ossietzky , in concrete and occasionally on Friday as well as in Neues Deutschland and the DKP newspaper UZ . He also has his own column in the magazine Lunapark21 . Articles from this were published in 2019 in the Unter der Lupe collection . Analyzes and reflections on ordinary capitalism .

In his books, Fülberth deals with the history of the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Democratic Republic , the history of capitalism and socialism .

Fülberth calls his research branch “capitalism” and suggests establishing an academic subject of the same name. This should represent a cross section between social, cultural, legal and economic sciences and explore the properties of capitalism in the past and present.

1972–1979 and 1982–1991 he was on the federal executive committee of the Federation of Democratic Scientists (BdWi) .


  • Proletarian party and bourgeois literature. Disputes in the German social democracy of the Second International about the possibilities and limits of a socialist literary policy. Hermann Luchterhand Verlag, Neuwied and Berlin 1972.
  • together with Jürgen Harrer : Die deutsche Sozialdemokratie 1890–1933. Hermann Luchterhand Verlag, Darmstadt and Neuwied 1974. ISBN 3-472-88002-3 .
  • Guide through the history of the Federal Republic of Germany. Pahl-Rugenstein, Cologne 1983, ISBN 3-7609-0841-1 .
  • The relations between SPD and KPD in local politics in the Weimar period 1918/19 to 1933. Pahl-Rugenstein, Cologne 1985, ISBN 3-7609-5198-8 .
  • KPD and DKP. Two communist parties in the fourth period of capitalist development. Heilbronn 1990. ISBN 3-923208-24-3 .
  • Seven efforts to grasp the temporary final victory of capitalism. concrete literature publishing house, Hamburg 1991, ISBN 3-89458-101-8 .
  • Opening balance of all-German capitalism. From late socialism to national restoration. concrete literature publishing house, Hamburg 1993, ISBN 3-89458-119-0 .
  • The big attempt. History of the communist movement and the socialist states. Papyrossa , Cologne 1994, ISBN 3-89438-076-4 .
  • The end as an opportunity? Reflections on the tendency of the socialist movement to fall from 1988-1998. 2nd volume Hamburg 1998. ISBN 3-930786-15-X and ISBN 3-930786-17-6 .
  • G Stroke - A Brief History of Capitalism. 6th edition, Papyrossa, Cologne 2015, ISBN 978-3-89438-518-7 .
  • Finis Germaniae. German history since 1945. PapyRossa-Verlag, Cologne 2007, ISBN 978-3-89438-360-2 .
  • "But if things change." The left . 2nd edition, Papyrossa, Cologne 2009, ISBN 978-3-89438-383-1 .
  • Capitalism. Papyrossa, Cologne 2010, ISBN 978-3-89438-429-6 .
  • Socialism. Papyrossa, Cologne 2010, ISBN 978-3-89438-430-2 . Georg Fülberth: Socialism Reviews
  • "Capital" compact. 5th edition, Papyrossa, Cologne 2017, ISBN 978-3-89438-452-4
  • History of the Federal Republic of Germany. Papyrossa, Cologne 2012, ISBN 978-3-89438-500-2
  • Marxism . Papyrossa, Cologne 2014. ISBN 978-3-89438-542-2
  • Explorations. Political journalism from three decades . Papyrossa, Cologne 2014. ISBN 978-3-89438-575-0
  • Friedrich Engels. Papyrossa. Cologne 2018. ISBN 978-3-89438-669-6
  • Under the microscope. Analyzes and reflections on ordinary capitalism. Papyrossa Cologne 2019. ISBN 978-3-89438-721-1

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