state

The empire of civil society: A critique of the realist theory of international relations - Justin Rosenberg

The empire of civil society - Justin Rosenberg

A provocative and original reconceptualization of international relations.

The myth of 1648: class, geopolitics, and the making of modern international relations - Benno Teschke

The myth of 1648 - Benno Teschke

This work presents a myth-busting account of how class conflict and economic development, and not only interstate rivalry, led to the emergence of the modern state system.

Free economy and the strong state: some notes on the state - Werner Bonefeld

Free economy and the strong state: some notes on the state - Werner Bonefeld

Werner Bonefeld argues that the prominent role of the state since the financial crisis of 2008 is not a break with 'neoliberalism', because a free market and a strong state require one another.

Notes for a libertarian critical theory of state power

Notes by Collegamenti Wobbly on an anarchist view of government.

Editorial - The State We’re In

Originally published in September 2009.

Fascists and state repression

Some brief observations regarding attitudes towards the repression of the far-right by state forces.

State: an introduction

A brief introduction to what we at libcom.org mean when we refer to the state, or government, and how we think we should relate to it as workers.

“Just and peaceful labor relations”: Why the U.S. government supported collective bargaining

This post gives a brief account of some of the history of the capitalist state’s sponsorship of contracts for unions in the United States, with an emphasis on the reasoning that politicians and judges gave for their support of collective bargaining. The piece argues that what the U.S. government wanted out of introducing state support for collective bargaining was, in the words of the National Labor Relations Act, to ‘Promote the flow of commerce’ through ‘friendly adjustment of industrial disputes.’

God and the state - Mikhail Bakunin - audiobook

Mikhail Bakunin by Rae Maxwell

Bakunin’s most famous work, published in various lengths, this version is the most complete form of the work published hitherto, recorded as an audiobook by LibriVox.

Islamic fundamentalism: Religious fanaticism to reinforce the state

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1990 article by Internationalist Perspective on Islamic fundamentalism not as a mediaeval religious phenomenon but as a modern statist one. We do not agree with elements of this article related to "decadence" but believe it to be interesting nonetheless.