Michael R. Krätke

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Michael R. Krätke (* 1949 in Lüneburg ) is a German political scientist. He studied political science, sociology and economics at the Free University of Berlin, was professor for political economy at the Universiteit van Amsterdam, is professor for political economy at Lancaster University , co-editor of spw - magazine for socialist politics and economy , on the scientific advisory board of Contributions to Marx-Engels research. New episode, on the scientific advisory board of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation (since 2007), and on the scientific advisory board of Attac Germany. and longtime union member.

In the mid-1990s, Krätke dealt with the history of Marxism . He distinguished four phases: (1) the phase from 1842 to the year of Marx's death in 1883, (2) the phase of "classical Marxism" from 1883 to the First World War , (3) the phase from the October Revolution to the end of the 1960s , (4) the contemporary phase of social-scientific Marxism following the Marx renaissance of the 1960s.

Fonts (selection)


  • with Veit-Michael Bader a. a., Crisis and Capitalism in Marx , 2 vols., Frankfurt a. M. 1975
  • with Volker Gransow : Viktor Agartz, Trade Unions and Economic Policy (= series of publications on trade union policy studies. Vol. 12). Verlag Die Arbeitswelt, Berlin 1978, ISBN 3-88114-217-7 .
  • Criticism of public finances. On the political economy of the tax state. VSA-Verlag, Hamburg 1984, ISBN 3-87975-247-8 .
  • with Frigga Haug (ed.): Materials for the Historical-Critical Dictionary of Marxism. Argument Verlag, Hamburg 1996.
  • Economy without work - work without economy? Development tendencies of capitalism and political interventions (= critical interventions. Vol. 1). Offizin, Hannover 1997, ISBN 3-930345-08-0 .
  • with Georg Fülberth : Nine questions about capitalism (= Rosa Luxemburg Foundation. Texts. Vol. 36). Dietz, Berlin 2007, ISBN 978-3-320-02102-3 .
  • Democracy and global economic crisis (= contradiction. Vol. 28, Issue 55, ISSN  1420-0945 ). Funding Association Contradiction, Zurich 2008.
  • Critique of Political Economy Today. Contemporary Marx . Hamburg 2017, ISBN 978-3-89965-732-6 .
  • Friedrich Engels or: How a Cotton Lord Invented Marxism . Berlin 2020, ISBN 978-3-320-02368-3 .



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Individual evidence

  1. ^ Members of the scientific advisory board. In: Attac. Retrieved July 13, 2018 .
  2. See Michael Krätke: Marxism as social science. In: Frigga Haug , Michael Krätke (Ed.): Materials for the Historical-Critical Dictionary of Marxism. For Wolfgang Fritz Haug on his 60th birthday. Argument, Hamburg 1996, ISBN 3-88619-396-9 , pp. 69-122.