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…

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…

Differential Accumulation: Explanans, Explanandum, or Both? Critical Realist Reflections on Power and Capital

The Second Annual Forum on Capital as Power THE CAPITALIST MODE OF POWER: PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE October 20–21, 2011 York University, Toronto *** CHAIR: Joseph Baines (York University) 1. Differential Accumulation: Explanans, Explanandum, or Both? Critical Realist Reflections on Power and Capital Bob Jessop, Keynote Speaker, Lancaster University 2. Money and the Public Purpose: The…

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…

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.…