Wednesday, 14 June 2017

The Thatcherite Offensive: the paperback edition of A.Gallas' book

Alexander Gallas. 2017. The Thatcherite Offensive. A Neo-Poulantzasian Analysis. Haymarket books.

Drawing upon Greek state-theorist Nicos Poulantzas, Gallas challenges both mainstream and critical accounts of British politics in the 1980s and 90s. He shows that Thatcherism’s success and novelty, indeed its unity as a political project, lay in the fact that the Thatcher governments profoundly shifted class relations in Britain in favor of capital and restructured the institutions underpinning class domination.