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Leo Panitch on Ralph Miliband's 'The State in Capitalist Society'

Leo Panitch on Ralph Miliband's theory of the state, his debates with Nicos Poulantzas, and the relevance of his work to the Corbyn project, with Alex Doherty on the Politics Theory Other podcast.

Alex Doherty19 June 2019

Leo Panitch on Ralph Miliband's 'The State in Capitalist Society'

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