The relevance of Luhmann’s systems theory and of Laclau and Mouffe’s discourse analysis to the elaboration of Marx’s state theory

This on-line version is the pre-copyedited, preprint, English version. The published version can be found here:  ‘Zur Relevanz von Luhmann’s Systemtheorie und von Laclau und Mouffe`s Diskursanalyse für die Weiterentwicklung der marxistischen Staatstheorie’, in J. Hirsch, J. Kannankulam and J. Wissel, eds, Der Staat der bürger-lichen Gesellschaft. zum Staatsverständnis von Karl Marx, Baden-Baden: Nomos, 157-179,…

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…