Nationalizations: workers control or salvation of capitalism? – Case study on the nationalizations during the Portuguese revolution of 1974-75

The author is analysing the relationship between the bourgeoisie, the state, the communist party and the workers in the Portuguese revolution. After Portugal was question as a colonial power and an economic recession, also the bourgeoisie had an interest in centralisation. The role of young workers in the cities should not be underestimated either, who avoiding the control of the traditional social democratic and communist parties have questioned the private ownership of the means of production and launched new forms of self-organisation.