A conference in Glasgow on uneven and combined development for the 21st century.
Alienation is the idea that in the past people lived in harmony, then some rupture left people feeling like foreigners in the world, but that this can be overcome for humanity to again live in harmony with itself and nature. To what extent is alienation a useful concept for Marxists? What does it explain and obscure?
In the third and final part of his essay on violence and capitalist social relations, Colin Barker insists that capitalist states cannot be theorised without recognising their multiplicity.
A collection of the writings of Mike Kidron casts light on the heterodox Marxist economist and the revolutionary socialist organisation he once belonged to, writes Brian Parkin.
Selim Nadi conducts a wide-ranging interview with long-standing revolutionary socialist Ian Birchall.
In the second part of his essay on how violence and coercion are written into the core of capitalist social relations, Colin Barker explores how states modify the law of value.
The first part of Colin Barker's essay looking at how violence and coercion are written into the core of capitalist social relations
Radha D'Souza's investigation into the international liberal rights regime is a welcome intervention that should make us question the framework of 'rights'.
Will Searby goes back to the theory of value and exploitation in Marx's Capital to explore how exploitation relates to different forms of oppression.
In the concluding part of our serialisation of his 1978 essay on the state in capitalist society, Colin Barker considers the theory of the Permanent Arms Economy.