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Paradigm Lost

State Theory Reconsidered

2002

Stanley Aronowitz and Peter Bratsis, editors

Paradigm Lost

Analyzes the ongoing relevance of a revitalized state theory to today’s political debates.

This volume seeks to enrich and complicate current political debates by bringing state theory back to the fore and assessing its relevance to the social phenomena and thought of our day.

Contributors: Clyde W. Barrow, Richard A. Cloward, Adriano Nervo Codato, Bob Jessop, Andreas Kalyvas, Rhonda F. Levine, Leo Panitch, Renato Monseff Perissinotto, Frances Fox Piven, Paul Thomas, Constantine Tsoukalas.

Paradigm Lost is an important, timely, and sorely needed contribution to the current debates concerning the phenomenon of globalization. It will enrich and complicate the current discussion on the significance and the implications of globalization and provide a good basis for the elaboration of alternative oppositional theories of the state.

Joseph A. Buttigieg, editor and translator of the complete critical edition of Antonio Gramsci's Prison Notebooks

With increasing globalization, the meaning and role of the nation-state are in flux. At the same time, state theory, which might help to explain such a trend, has fallen victim to the general decline of radical movements, particularly the crisis in Marxism. This volume seeks to enrich and complicate current political debates by bringing state theory back to the fore and assessing its relevance to the social phenomena and thought of our day. Throughout, it becomes clear that, whether confronting the challenges of postmodern and neo-institutionalist theory or the crisis of the welfare state and globalization, state theory still has great analytical and strategic value.

Contributors: Clyde W. Barrow, U of Massachusetts, Dartmouth; Richard A. Cloward; Adriano Nervo Codato, Federal U of Paraná, Brazil; Bob Jessop, Lancaster U, UK; Andreas Kalyvas, U of Michigan; Rhonda F. Levine, Colgate U; Leo Panitch, York U; Renato Monseff Perissinotto, Federal U of Paraná, Brazil; Frances Fox Piven, CUNY; Paul Thomas, U of California, Berkeley; Constantine Tsoukalas, U of Athens.

Paradigm Lost

Stanley Aronowitz is distinguished professor of sociology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Peter Bratsis is adjunct lecturer in political science at Queens College, City University of New York.

Paradigm Lost

Paradigm Lost is an important, timely, and sorely needed contribution to the current debates concerning the phenomenon of globalization. It will enrich and complicate the current discussion on the significance and the implications of globalization and provide a good basis for the elaboration of alternative oppositional theories of the state.

Joseph A. Buttigieg, editor and translator of the complete critical edition of Antonio Gramsci's Prison Notebooks

Paradigm Lost

Contents

Acknowledgments

State Power,Global Power
Stanley Aronowitz and Peter Bratsis

PART I Miliband and Poulantzas in Review

ONE The Miliband–Poulantzas Debate:An Intellectual History Clyde W.Barrow
TWO The State and Contemporary Political Theory:Lessons from Marx Adriano Nervo Codato and Renato MonseffPerissinotto
THREE Bringing Poulantzas Back In Paul Thomas

PART II The Contemporary Relevance ofMiliband and Poulantzas

FOUR The Impoverishment ofState Theory Leo Panitch
FIVE The Stateless Theory:Poulantzas’s Challenge to Postmodernism Andreas Kalyvas
SIX Eras ofProtest,Compact,and Exit: On How Elites Make the World and Common People
Sometimes Humanize It Richard A.Cloward and Frances Fox Piven
SEVEN The Withering Away ofthe Welfare State? Class,State,and Capitalism Rhonda F.Levine
EIGHT Globalization and the National State Bob Jessop
NINE Relative Autonomy and Its Changing Forms Constantine Tsoukalas

PART III Beyond Miliband and Poulantzas

TEN Unthinking the State:Reification,Ideology,and the State as a Social Fact Peter Bratsis
ELEVEN Global Shift:A New Capitalist State? Stanley Aronowitz

Contributors

Index