Gramsci as a Spatial Theorist

Antonio Gramsci’s philosophy of praxis is characterised by the spatialization as well as historicization of its analytical categories. These theoretical practices are deeply intertwined in his ‘absolute historicism’. Highlighting the spatiality of Gramsci’s analysis not only enables us to recover the many geographical themes in his work but also provides a useful counterweight to the emphasis on the historical dimensions of his historicism.

On the Originality, Legacy, and Actuality of Nicos Poulantzas

This on-line version is the pre-copyedited, preprint version. The published version can be found here:  ‘On the originality, legacy, and actuality of Nicos Poulantzas’, Studies in Political Economy, 34, 75-108, 1991.   It is now some eleven years (at the time of writing in 2000) since the tragic death of Nicos Poulantzas.[1] His name will…

Poulantzas’s State, Power, Socialism as a Modern Classic

Note: this is the long version of a chapter published in German as ‘Kapitalistischer Staatstyp und autoritärer Etatismus. Poulantzas’s Staatstheorie als moderner Klassik’, in L. Bretthauer et al., eds, Poulantzas Lesen: Zur Aktualität marxistischer Staatstheorie, Hamburg: VSA, 65-81; and retranslated in its short version in 2011 as ‘Poulantzas’s State, Power, Socialism as a modern classic’,…

Marxist Approaches to Power

This on-line version is the pre-copyedited, preprint version. The published version can be found here: ‘Marxist Approaches to Power’ in E. Amenta, K. Nash, A. Scott, eds, The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Political Sociology, Oxford: Blackwell, 3-14, 2012. Marxist approaches to power focus on its relation to class domination in capitalist societies. Power is linked to…

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…

Globalization and the National State

This on-line version is the pre-copyedited, preprint version. The published version can be found here: ‘Globalization and the national state’, in S. Aaronowitz and P. Bratsis, eds, Paradigm Lost: State Theory Reconsidered, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 185-220, 2002. *** Keywords: Poulantzas; state theory; class relations; domestic bourgeoisie; imperialism; internationalization; globalization; ideology; nation-state; Keynesian welfare…