Marxist Theory of the State

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The Abolition of the State: Anarchist & Marxist Perspectives
Price, Wayne
Book
2007
Both Anarchists and Marxists believe that it will be possible to do away with the state. But what do they mean by that? What is the state, after all? What institutions, if any, would be necessary ...
Antonio Gramsci: Towards an Intellectual Biography
Davidson, Alastair
Book
This biography lifts the study of Gramsci out of the sterile search for orthodoxy or heresy and instead examines Gramsci's personality in its full moral and intellectual complexity. Davidson has succe...
The Civil War in France
Marx, Karl
Book
1871
Written by Karl Marx as an address to the General Council of the International, with the aim of distributing to workers of all countries a clear understanding of the character and world-wide significa...
Critique of the Gotha Programme
Marx, Karl
Article
1875
Karl Marx's criticisms of the programme adopted by congress to unite the two German socialist parties in 1875.
The Death of the State in Marx and Engels
Draper, Hal
Article
1970
Surveys the thinking of Marx and Engels on the 'dying-away' of the state in socialist (communist) society.
A History of Africa
Jaffe, Hosea
Book
A succint synopsis of over 2,000 years of the continent's history, with particular emphasis on the struggles of the past century. Jaffe has made a path-breaking attempt to de-Europeanize Marxist views...
The History of Democracy: A Marxist Interpretation
Roper, Brian S.
Book
2013
Roper traces the history of democracy from ancient Athens to the emergence of liberal representative and socialist participatory democracy. He argues that democracy cannot be understood separately fro...
Karl Marx and the Iroquois: An essay on Marx's Ethnological Notebooks
Rosemont, Franklin
Article
Franklin Rosemont delves into Marx's Ethnological Notebooks and examines their significance and relevance towards today's communist movement.
Karl Marx's Theory of Revolution: Volume I: State and Bureaucracy
Draper, Hal
Book
1977
A wide-ranging and thorough exposition of Marx's views on democracy.
Karl Marx's Theory of Revolution: Volume II: The Politics of Social Classes
Draper, Hal
Book
1978
Draper ranges through the development of the thought of Marx and Engels on the role of classes in society.
Karl Marx's Theory of Revolution: Volume III: The Dictatorship of the Proletariat
Draper, Hal
Book
1986
Hal Draper examines how Marx and Marxism dealt with the issue of dictatorship in relation to the revolutionary use of force and repression, particularly as this debate has centered on the use of the t...
Karl Marx's Theory of Revolution: Volume IV: Critique of Other Socialisms
Draper, Hal
Book
1990
Much of Karl Marx's most important work came out of his critique of other thinkers, including many socialists who differed significantly in their conceptions of socialism. Draper looks at these critiq...
Marx Engels Internet Archive
Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich
Database
Marxism.ca
Website
A gateway to resources about Marxism compiled by Connexions.
The National Question: Marxist Theory and National Liberation
Blaut, James M.
Book
1989
This major exploration of the Marxist theory of national struggle takes issue with various modern contributors, notably Hobsbawm and Nairn. Professor Blaut draws on his wide experience of the Third Wo...
The Socialist Register 1965: Volume 2: A Survey of Movements & Ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1964

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Radical Digressions
Diemer, Ulli
Website
2006
Ulli Diemer's website/blog featuring comment from a radical left-libertarian perspective.