The State

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The executive of the modern states is a...
committee for managing the common affairs of the whole bourgeoisie- Marx
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In a capitalist society the state becomes more powerful as....
The bourgeoisie becomes more dominant
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Would be reasonable to conclude that Marx felt the state to be a...
Conspiracy against the working class and that the wealth of the bourgeoisie could be used to ensure whoever was in power would do what they want
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Craib points out that they are similar to the ideas expressed by...
The right-wing militias in the USA
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Marx defined his on position about the state by...
Arguing against the views of Hegel
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Hegel felt that the state’s role was to produce...
Harmony between the different groups which made it up and bringing them together at higher level
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Hegel said this was done through...
The monarchy, representative assemblies (parliament) and state bureaucracy
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Marx felt though that the state is...
The projection societies powers, onto an external body
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Marx developed a notion of radical...
Democracy
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In undemocratic states...
The law and the constitution exist over and above the people
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In democratic states...
The law and constitution are a result of a collaboration of all citizens
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As with Durkheim, Marx traced the development of the state to...
To the division of labour
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For Durkheim the function of the state was to...
To mediate between different interests and to protect the individual against the power of smaller groups
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Further to this for Marx it was also an...
Organizing agency but one which was used in the domination of one class over another (bourgeoisie over the proletariatian)
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The social class at the helm of each state is in power not because of a deliberate action but because of...
Of the way that society has developed
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Marx felt that the concern of the state for individual liberty could be seen as...
An attempt to enforce the rights of the individual property owner against those without property, whose only way of getting their views heard is to take collective action (trade unions)
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Marx points out that the state was controlled by people who do not belong to the dominant class but...
Will still act in the interests of the dominant class
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For example by the end of the 19th century it could be said that the land owning bourgeoisie were in charge but...
Acted in the interests of industrial bourgeoisie
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Despite what Marx thought, left-wing governments have been able to bring about crucial reforms, such as the...
NHS, with the promise of free health care
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Why if the state is the “executive committee of the bourgeoisie” bring about such reforms?
The state does more than just protect the individual and balance group interests as Durkheim argued, nor does it simply enforce the interests of one class
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If capitalism is to survive it needs a...
Healthy workforce, educated to a high enough level necessary to operate and to ensure the next generation is bought up in a reasonable way
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