The State: Seize It? Smash It? Take a Long March Through It?


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Support this podcast What is to be done with the state? How does one's assessment of the state relate to socialist strategy? Is the state merely a committee for managing the common affairs of the whole bourgeoisie? Is it entirely captured by industry, or factions of capital, or does it operate independently? Team Advantage convenes to discuss theories of the state, and explains how state theory ultimately informs the approach one takes to social transformation.

Further reading: Ralph Miliband, The State in Capitalist Society. 1969. Ralph Miliband, The Coup in Chile. October 1973. Miliband, Ralph. "Poulantzas and the capitalist state." New Left Review 82.1 (1973): 83-93. Rooksby, Ed. "‘Structural Reform’ and the Problem of Socialist Strategy Today." Critique 46.1 (2018): 27-48.

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