First-ever collection of the key writings of one of the most influential
political theorists of the postwar epoch. 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,
including some important pieces translated here for the first time.
Texts include his early analyses of law, his studies of hegemony,
authoritarianism, and social classes, and his debate on the state with
Ralph Miliband and Ernesto Laclau. An essential introduction for the
scholar and the student to a body of work that continues to reverberate
across the social sciences.