Power and Politics - The Marxist Approach

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Marx

  • The state is the instrument of the ruling capitalist class
  • The state is an entity designed to further in interests of the bourgeoisie, maintaning their position
  • Elections are without real meaning as the choice will be between people cmmitted to preserving the existing form of society
  • Class struggle occurs between the proletariat and the bourgeoisie
  • The withering of the state will occur when the proletariar seize the power from the bourgeoiss ad create a classless society
  • Members of the ruling class edevour to presuade the rest of society that continuation of thestatus quo is in their interest aswell, and do this by numbing and radical instincts

Miliband

  • Although the state is made up of many different elements, governemtns usually ensure there is no threat to the interests of those who own capital
  • The Labour Party has not challnged bi business, just trs to show it can operate capitaism more humanely
  • Thesocial backgrund of those with senior positions in British life…

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wngono

A similar resource which looks at the Marxist approach to one previously recommended but in a format which can be printed and use effectively as a revision tool for that topic.

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