The "Superstructure": State and Civil Society in Western Democracies
Below are the readings for the November 13 session of Fall Socialist School.
These readings will be covered in the fourth session. Read either or both.
- Ernest Mandel, The Marxist Theory of the State excerpt (10 mins, easy)
- Perry Anderson The Antinomies of Antonio Gramsci excerpt, New Left Review (5 mins, moderate)
These readings will help provide additional information to what's covered in the required readings above.
- Hal Draper, The State and Society chapter in Karl Marx's Theory of Revolution: Volume I (30 mins, moderate)
- Ralph Miliband, State Power and Class Interests, New Left Review (30 mins, moderate)
These readings will provide historical context to the concepts introduced in the other readings.
- Antonio Gramsci, State and Civil Society excerpts from The Prison Notebooks (1920-30s)