Discipline: Political Science
Theory of politics ascribed to and derived from the French socialist Louis-Auguste Blanqui (1805-1881).
Capitalist and reactionary regimes are to be overthrown by a revolutionary coup d'etat, carried out by an elite of dedicated revolutionaries. They will then use the power of the state to introduce a regime based on equality.
Critics of Leninism often portray it as a species of Blanquism.
S Bernstein, August Blanqui and the Art of Insurrection (London, 1971)