Critical Theories of the State: Marxist, Neomarxist, Postmarxist
Critical Theories of the State is a clear and accessible survey of radical perspectives on the modern state. By focusing on Marxist theory and its variations, particularly as applied to advanced industrial societies and contemporary welfare states, Clyde W. Barrow provides a more extensive and thorough treatment than is available in any other work.
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The Book analyse several theories related to the State in a critical manner. Five theories of the state identified by their theoretical assumptions about how well the state achieves the policy conjunctures necessary to maintain capitalist society. The scholars can identify historical patterns of class action in particular capitalist countries. Patterns of the class action that establish a relationship between classes and state elites. That, once the levels of analysis have been identified, it is necessary to connect the different levels with each other theoretically and to explain their interrelationships in determining state power and state policy. However, the author pointed that first scholars must outline the issues in a historical and comparative way. Plus they should approach the study through the connections between state power and class domination. Additionally extensive fact-gathering through the comparative empirical and historical research by the data collection plan.