Nicos Poulantzas was one of the leading Marxist theorists of the twentieth century, developing seminal analyses of the state and social classes during the crisis of monopoly capitalism. This volume brings together a wide selection of Poulantzas' key writings in legal philosophy and political sociology. Articles include his early pieces on law, his studies of "hegemony," authoritarianism, and social classes, and his debate on the state with Ralph Miliband.
NICOS POULANTZAS was born in Athens in 1936 and died in Paris in 1979. His other published works include Political Power and Social Classes and State, Power, Socialism. JAMES MARTIN is Senior Lecturer in Politics at Goldsmith's College, London, and is the author of Gramsci's Political Analysis, co-author of Contemporary Social and Political Theory: An Introduction, and editor of Antonio Gramsci: Critical Assessments.