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Class, Power and the State in Capitalist Society


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Preface; L.Panitch Introduction; C.Barrow, P.Wetherly & P.Burnham Ralph Miliband and the New Left; M.Newman Parliamentary Socialism, Labourism and Beyond; P.Burnham On Moving on from "Moving On": Miliband, Marxism and Politics; P.Blackledge Ralph Miliband and the Instrumentalist Theory of the State: The (Mis)Construction of An Analytic Concept; C.Barrow Can Capitalists Use The State To Serve Their General Interests?; P.Wetherly Dialogue of the Deaf: Some Reflections on the Poulantzas-Miliband Debate; B.Jessop 'Miliband and the Withering Away of the State'; J.Hoffman Theorizing the Unexceptional US Welfare State; J.Manley The Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan: Environmental Groups or Business Dominance?; G.A.Gonzales Conclusion: Miliband for a Sceptical Age?; P.Wetherly, C.Barrow & P.Burnham

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PAUL BLACKLEDGE Senior Lecturer in Politics, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK GEORGE A. GONZALEZ Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Miami, USA JOHN HOFFMAN Retired Professor of Political Theory, University of Leicester, UK BOB JESSOP Professor of Sociology and Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies, Lancaster University, UK JOHN F. MANLEY Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Stanford University, USA MICHAEL NEWMAN Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration Studies and Professor of Politics, London Metropolitan University, UK LEO PANITCH Canada Research Chair in Comparative Political Economy, York University, Toronto, Canada

About the Author

PAUL WETHERLY is Reader in Politics at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK. He is the editor of Marx's Theory of History: The Contemporary Debate (1992) and author of Marxism and the State: An Analytical Approach (2005). He was guest editor (with Alan Carling) of a special issue of Science & Society on Rethinking Marx and History (April, 2006). Paul has published several articles on aspects of Marxism and state theory. CLYDE W. BARROW is Chair of the Department of Policy Studies and Director of the Center for Policy Analysis at the University of Massachusetts - Dartmo


'I would certainly recommend this book to scholars in political theory and especially to those interested in Marxist state theory.' - Edward Rooksby, Political Studies Review

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