A Selection of the Works of Ellen Meiksins Wood

Ellen Meiksins Wood (1942-2016) was a Marxist historian and political thinker of enormous significance. We are proud to publish many of her books and, in order to encourage readers to engage with her work more broadly, we have collected the following list of articles and interviews currently in the public domain. With the kind permission of her publishers a number of the pieces are being made freely available for the first time. 



1978 

- ‘C.B. Macpherson, Liberalism, and the Task of Socialist Political Theory’, Socialist Register 15, 215–240

1981

- ‘Liberal Democracy and Capitalist Hegemony: A Reply to Leo Panitch on the Task of Socialist Political TheorySocialist Register 18, 169-189

‘The Separation of the Economic and the Political in Capitalism, New Left Review 127, 66-95

1982

- ‘The Politics of Theory and the Concept of Class: E.P. Thompson and His Critics’, Studies in Political Economy 9, 45–75

1983

Marxism Without Class Struggle?, Socialist Register 20, 239-271

1984

Marxism and the Course of History, New Left Review 147, 95-107

1985

Beyond Class? A Reply to Chantal Mouffe, Studies in Political Economy 17, 141–165

1987

Why Class Struggle is CentralAgainst the Current 10, 7-9

- ‘A reply to 'Looking for alternatives to reformismInternational Socialism 35

1988

‘Capitalism and Human Emancipation, New Left Review 167, 3-20

1989

‘Rational Choice Marxism: Is the Game Worth the Candle?’, New Left Review 177, 41-88

1990

The Uses and Abuses of 'Civil Society, Socialist Register 26, 60-84

Explaining Everything or Nothing, New Left Review 184, 116-128

1991

Review of Bread and Circuses: Historical Sociology and Political Pluralism, History of the Human Sciences, 4(3), 469-471

1992

Custom Against Capitalism, New Left Review 195, 21-28

1994

Ralph Miliband, 1923-1994: The Common Sense of Socialism, Radical Philosophy 68, 62-63

Edward Palmer Thompson: In Memoriam,  Studies in Political Economy 43, 26-31

1995

A Chronology of the New Left and its Successors, or: Who's Old-Fashioned Now?, Socialist Register 31, 22-49

1996

Interview with Ellen Meiksins Wood - Democracy & Capitalism: Friends or Foes?, New Socialist Magazine, January 1996

1997

Back to Marx, Monthly Review 49(2), 21-39

Labor, the State, and Class Struggle, Monthly Review 49(3), 1-17

A Note on Du Boff and Herman, Monthly Review 49(6), 39-43

1998

Capitalist Change and Generational ShiftsMonthly Review 50(5), 1-10

The Communist Manifesto After 150 Years, Monthly Review 50(1), 14-35

The Agrarian Origins of Capitalism, Monthly Review 50(5), 1-10

1999

Kosovo and the New ImperialismMonthly Review 51(2), 1-8

Unhappy Families: Global Capitalism in a World of Nation-States, Monthly Review 51(3), 1-12

The Politics of Capitalism, Monthly Review 51(4), 12-26

2001

Eurocentric Anti-Eurocentrism, Against the Current 92, 29-35

War Without Boundaries, Canadian Dimension 35(6), 16-17

2002

Class, Race, and Capitalism, Political Power and Social Theory 15, 275-284

Contradiction: Only in Capitalism?, Socialist Register 38, 275-293

Explaining September 11, Studies in Political Economy 67, 25-31

2003

Christopher Hill and the Recovery of History, Against the Current 104, 43-45

Capitalist Empire and the Nation State, Against the Current 106, 21-26

2008

Why it Matters, London Review of Books, 30(18), 5-6

- ‘Review of Pierre Dockès, Medieval Slavery and Liberation, Social History, 9(1), 1010-103

2009

Capitalism and Social Rights, Against the Current 140, 28-32

2010

Happy Campers, London Review of Books 32(2), 26-27

2013

Social Property Relations in the 21st Century: An Interview with Ellen Meiksins Wood, Alternate Routes 24, 159-170

2014

- ‘Capitalism’s Gravediggers, Jacobin

2016

- ‘The Strike at York UniversityCanadian Dimension 

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