What Does the Ruling Class Do When it Rules: State Apparatuses and State Power Under Feudalism, Capitalism and Socialism

The radical sociologist analyzes the practices of the elite.

“A fundamental contribution both to the political sociology of state institutions in general and to the Marxist theory of the state … rich in theoretical insight and historical illustration.” — Erik Olin Wright

Göran Therborn holds the Chair of Sociology at the University of Cambridge, and is editor and author of, respectively, Inequalities of the World, Asia and Europe in Globalization, and Between Sex and Power: Family in the World, 1900–2000.