Liberalism, Neoliberalism, and Urban Governance: A State-Theoretical Pespective

This paper discusses the recurrence and the recurrent limitations of liberalism as a general discourse, strategy, and regime. It then establishes a continuum of neoliberalism ranging from a project for radical system transformation from state socialism to market capitalism, through a basic regime shift within capitalism, to more limited policy adjustments intended to maintain another type of accumulation regime and its mode of regulation.

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…

Lectures on Gramsci

This module introduces the work of Antonio Gramsci and its relevance to the arts, humanities and social sciences. It deals with the life and work of Gramsci, outlines the principal influences on his intellectual and political analyses, and some key concepts deployed in his work. At the end of the course, participants will have gained…

Accumulation Strategies, State Forms, and Hegemonic Projects

This on-line version is the pre-copyedited, preprint version. The published version can be found here:  ‘Accumulation strategies, state forms, and hegemonic projects’, Kapitalistate, 10, 89-111, 1983.  Despite the burgeoning literature on the state in capitalist societies, we are still ill-equipped to deal with some fundamental theoretical problems. The search for solutions has often led Marxists…

Recovered imaginaries, imagined recoveries: a cultural political economy of crisis construals and crisis-management in the North Atlantic Financial Crisis

This on-line version is the pre-copyedited, preprint version. The published version can be found here: ‘Recovered imaginaries, imagined recoveries: a cultural political economy of crisis construals and crisis-management in the North Atlantic Financial Crisis’, in M. Benner, ed., Beyond the Global Economic Crisis: Economics and Politics for a Post-Crisis Settlement, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 234-54, 2013.…

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…