Endnotes: Two aspects of austerity

What are we to make of the current round of austerity? Some members of Endnotes give their assesment.

The state debate - Simon Clarke

Book presenting some of the key approaches to the capitalist state developed in the 1970s debates within the Conference of Socialist Economists.

Keynesianism, monetarism and the crisis of the state - Simon Clarke

Clarke's book looking at the emergence of the capitalist state, its historical development and relation to money throughout the 19th and 20th centuries.

Reclaim the ‘state debate’

Looking at the text The state debate by Simon Clarke, Aufheben analyse the role of the state in capitalist society against the background of the economic crisis.

In and against the state

Book from 1979 discussing the experience of working class people, mostly socialists, in working within the public sector in the late 1970s, or relying upon it as service provider; and the contradictions that reveals.

Karl Marx and the state

David Adam addresses Marx’s concept of a socialist society in relation to various concepts of the state.

Private property, exclusion and the state - Junge Linke

Junge Linke on the interdependence of private property, capitalism and the state

Why anti-national?

Why is nationalism so effective and so persistent? What is the basis for the continual appeal of nationalism in its many forms? Wine and Cheese tackle the question.

Capital and state - Gilles Dauvé

An extract of "The communist movement", 1972, on communism, capital and their relation to the capitalist state.

The Capitalist State: Illusion and Critique by Werner Bonefeld

Johannes Agnoli has reminded us of the need to complement Marx’s critique of political economy with the critique of the political, of the state. Marx never wrote his projected book on the state. This has let generations of Marxists to argue over "the" Marxist theory of the state.