Marxist Approaches to Power

This on-line version is the pre-copyedited, preprint version. The published version can be found here: ‘Marxist Approaches to Power’ in E. Amenta, K. Nash, A. Scott, eds, The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Political Sociology, Oxford: Blackwell, 3-14, 2012. Marxist approaches to power focus on its relation to class domination in capitalist societies. Power is linked to…

The Communist Manifesto as a Classic Text

This on-line version is the pre-copyedited, preprint version. The published version can be found here: ‘The Communist Manifesto as a classic text’, In S. Eliaesen and N. Georgieva, eds, New Europe: Growth to Limits, Oxford: Bardwell Press, 199-219, 201o. ***   To re-read the Communist Manifesto today is to engage in a strange and paradoxical…

Althusser, Poulantzas, Buci-Glucksmann: Elaborations of Gramsci’s Concept of the integral State

This on-line version is the pre-copyedited, preprint, English version. The published version can be found here: ‘Althusser, Poulantzas, Buci-Glucksmann: Weiterentwicklung von Gramscis Konzept des integralen Staats’, in S. Buckel and A. Fischer-Lescano, eds, Hegemonie gepanzert mit Zwang. Zivilgesellschaft und Politik im Staats-verständnis Antonio Gramscis, Baden-Baden, Nomos, 43-65, 2007. *** This chapter explores some ways in…

Marx and Engels on the State

This on-line version is the pre-copyedited, preprint version. The published version can be found here: ‘Marx and Engels on the state’, in S. Hibbin, ed., Politics, Ideology, and the State, London: Lawrence and Wishart, 40-68, 1978. *** It is a commonplace that Marx did not produce an account of the state to match the analytical…

The Political Scene and the Politics of Representation: Periodizing Class Struggle and the State in The Eighteenth Brumaire

This on-line version is the pre-copyedited, preprint version. The published version can be found here: ‘The politics of representation and The Eighteenth Brumaire‘, in M. Cowling and J. Martin, ed., The Eighteenth Brumaire Today, London: Pluto Press, 179-194, 2002. *** The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte has a key place in debates over Marx’s theory…

Nicos Poulantzas en Grande-Bretagne

This on-line version is the pre-copyedited, preprint version. The published version can be found here: Christine Buci-Glucksmann, ed., La gauche, le pouvoir, le socialisme, Paris: PUF, 1983. Comment évaluer l’énorme influence théorique de Nicos Poulantzas sur la gauche en Grande-Bretagne? Pour beaucoup d’entre nous, Nicos Poulantzas a été une inspiration constante et directe, pour beaucoup…

Nicos Poulantzas: Marxist Theory and Political Strategy

Download the full text PDF version: Nicos Poulantzas Marxist Theory and Political Strategy Preface The idea for this book first took shape in early 1979 and it has been some five years in coming to fruition. I have long been interested in theories of the capitalist state in general and the work of Poulantzas in…

The Capitalist State: Marxist Theories and Methods

Download the PDF format here: The Capitalist State Marxist Theories and Methods Preface This book has been an unconscionably long time in the making. My interest in theories of the state and state power dates back some twelve years or more and my interest in epistemological and methodological issues in theory construction is even longer-lived.…