Book presenting some of the key approaches to the capitalist state developed in the 1970s debates within the Conference of Socialist Economists.
The state debate - Simon Clarke
The origin of the family, private property and the state - Frederick Engels
Engels' 1884 book focusing on early human history, following the disintegration of the primitive community and the emergence of a class society based on private property. Engels looks into the origin and essence of the state, and concludes it is bound to wither away leaving a classless society.