State, Power, Socialism
Verso Books, Jan 14, 2014 - Philosophy - 272 pages
Developing themes of his earlier works, Poulantzas here advances a vigorous critique of contemporary Marxist theories of the state, arguing against a general theory of the state, and identifying forms of class power crucial to socialist strategy that goes beyond the apparatus of the state.
This new edition includes an introduction by Stuart Hall, which critically appraises Poulantzas’s achievement.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
and Power 2 Individualization
The State as
Towards a Relational Theory of Power?
Part Three State and Economy Today 1 On the Economic Functionsof the State
The Limits ofthe MolochState
The Dominant Mass Party
Other editions - View all
Common terms and phrases
administration analyses andthe asthe atthe authoritarian statism bourgeois bourgeoisie bureaucracy bythe capitalist capitalist relations class struggle conception concrete constitution consubstantial contradictions crisis democratic democratic socialism dictatorship discourse division of labour divisionof labour doesnot dominant classes dominant ideology economic apparatus essentially fascism formof forms Foucault fractions framework fromthe hegemony historical homogeneous inscribed institutional intellectual labour internal inthe involves isan isnot isthe itis juridical labour-power Marxism material matrix mechanisms mode of production modern nation monopoly capital ofits oflabour ofpower ofproduction ofthe oftheState onthe organization parties personnel petty bourgeoisie phenomenon political domination popular masses power bloc precisely problem question rank-and-file democracy refer relations of production relationship of forces relationsof production representative democracy reproduction of capital role social classes social division society space specific State’s strategic structure sucha surplus-value thatis thatthe thecapitalist thedominant theory therelations theState theyare tobe totalitarianism tothe traditional transformation unity various violence withinthe withthe