Panagiotis Sotiris

has taught social and political philosophy as an adjunct lecturer at the University of Crete, Panteion University, the University of the Aegean, and the University of Athens. His research interests include Marxist philosophy, the work of Louis Althusser, and social and political movements in Greece.

Poulantzas Revisited: State, Classes and Socialist Transition; An Interview with Panagiotis Sotiris

Poulantzas Revisited: State, Classes and Socialist Transition; An Interview with Panagiotis Sotiris

Nicos Poulantzas offered invalu­able insights into the com­plex­i­ty of state appa­ra­tus­es, artic­u­lat­ing mul­ti­ple rela­tions between the state and the ter­rain of class strug­gle includ­ing the realm of pro­duc­tion, and the myr­i­ad ways that the state func­tions as a cru­cial node in the (re)production of bour­geois class strate­gies.

Eurocrats

European Union as Class Project and Imperialist Strategy

Euro­pean Inte­gra­tion is a process tra­versed by class antag­o­nisms, and par­tic­u­lar class rela­tions of force can explain both its his­to­ry and its par­tic­u­lar insti­tu­tion­al con­fig­u­ra­tion. Yet its par­tic­u­lar eco­nom­ic, insti­tu­tion­al, and mon­e­tary archi­tec­tures rep­re­sent mate­r­i­al obsta­cles to the actu­al coor­di­na­tion of the strug­gles of the sub­al­tern class­es all over Europe, strug­gles that are nec­es­sar­i­ly uneven because of the dif­fer­ent tem­po­ral­i­ties of social antag­o­nism in dif­fer­ent social for­ma­tions. This what makes a strat­e­gy of rup­ture and exit the nec­es­sary con­di­tion for social change but also for the pos­si­bil­i­ty of cre­at­ing new forms of coor­di­na­tion and coop­er­a­tion between move­ments.

Rethinking Political Power and Revolutionary Strategy Today

Rethinking Political Power and Revolutionary Strategy Today

We asked sev­er­al con­trib­u­tors to write on the theme of the state and rev­o­lu­tion­ary strat­e­gy, for a round­table dis­cus­sion revolv­ing around the fol­low­ing prompt: “In the late 19th and ear­ly 20th cen­turies the social­ist move­ment spilled a great deal of ink debat­ing the ques­tion of state pow­er. Lenin’s work was per­haps the most influ­en­tial, but it also pro­voked a wide… Read more →