State, Power, Socialism (Paperback)

By Nicos Poulantzas, Stuart Hall (Introduction by)

Verso, 9781859842744, 269pp.

Publication Date: February 17, 2001

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Developing themes of his earlier work, the author here advances a critique of contemporary Marxist theories of the state, arguing against a general theory of state, and identifying forms of class power crucial to socialist strategy that goes beyond the apparatus of the state.

About the Author

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."