State, Power, Socialism

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Verso Books, Jan 14, 2014 - Philosophy - 272 pages
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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.

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Introduction to the Verso Classics edition
and Power 2 Individualization
The Nation
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
AuthoritarianStatism andTotalitarianism
The Dominant Mass Party

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Nicos Poulantzas was born in Athens in 1936 and died in Paris in 1979. His other published works include Political Power and Social Classes, Classes in Contemporary Capitalism, Fascism and Dictatorship and State, Power, Socialism.

A translator from Romanian, Spanish, German, French, and Italian, Patrick Camiller has translated many works, including Dumitru Tsepeneag’s Vain Art of the Fugue, The Necessary Marriage, and Hotel Europa.

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