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By Henri Lefebvre, Stuart Elden, Neil Brenner

The most influential Marxist theorists of the 20th century, Henri Lefebvre pioneered the research of the fashionable kingdom in an age of increasing worldwide monetary integration and fragmentation. presently after the 1974 book of his landmark e-book The creation of house, Lefebvre launched into the most bold initiatives of his occupation: a attention of the heritage and geographies of the fashionable kingdom via a huge learn that associated a number of disciplines, together with political technology, sociology, geography, and historical past. nation, house, global collects a chain of LefebvreOCOs key writings at the kingdom from this era. Making to be had in English for the 1st time the as-yet-unexplored political element of LefebvreOCOs paintings, it includes essays on philosophy, political conception, country formation, spatial making plans, and globalization, in addition to provocative reflections at the probabilities and boundaries of grassroots democracy lower than complex capitalism. nation, house, international is a vital supplement to The construction of area, The city Revolution, and The Critique of lifestyle. LefebvreOCOs unique and prescient analyses that emerge during this quantity are urgently correct to modern debates on globalization and neoliberal capitalism.

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Metaillie, 1988). three. There are at present collections of Lefebvre's essays on hand in English-Writings on towns, ed. Eleonore Kofman and Elizabeth Lebas (Oxford: Blackwell, 1996); and Key Writings, ed. Stuart Elden, Eleonore Kofman, and Elizabeth Le bas (New York: Continuum, 2003)-but they take care of his writings at the kingdom and the realm in basic terms in some way within the first example and as one element between many within the moment. four. Ni cos Poulantzas, kingdom, strength, Socialism, trans. Patrick Camiller (New York: New Left Books, 1978), 50, a hundred ninety. five. In Social construction of city area, Gottdiener deals an invaluable preliminary exploration of a few of Lefebvre's principles at the nation, yet he doesn't speak about Lefebvre's significant paintings in this subject, De l'Etat, four vols. (Paris: Union Generale d'Editions, 1976-78). To our wisdom, the single systematic stories of Lefebvre's nation thought are German texts: Hajo Schmidt's Sozialphilosophie des Krieges: Staats- und subjekttheoretische Untersuchungen zu Henri Lefebvre und Georges Bataille (Essen: Klartext, 1990 ); and Corel Wex's doctoral thesis, "Logistik der Macht: Henri Lefebvres Sozialtheorie und die Raumlichkeit des Staates" (Phillips-Universitat Marburg, 1999). Elden, figuring out Henri Lefebvre, 211-56, and Merrifield, Henri Lefebvre, 121-42, every one comprise a bankruptcy dedicated to 42 creation Lefebvre's state-theoretical writings. Neil Brenner has written a number of articles that explicate and practice Lefebvre's country thought to debates on modern globalization, sociospatial concept, and kingdom spatial restructuring. See, specifically, "State Territorial Restructuring and the creation of Spatial Scale," Political Geography sixteen, no. four (1997 ): 273-306; "Global, Fragmented, Hierarchical: Henri Lefebvre's Geographies of'Globalization;' Public tradition 10, no. 1(1997):137-69; "Between Fixity and movement: Accumulation, Territorial association and the historic Geography of Spatial Scales;' setting and making plans D: Society and area sixteen (1998), 459-81; "The city query as a Scale query: Reflections on Henri Lefebvre, city concept and the Politics of Scale;' overseas magazine of city and neighborhood study 24, no. 2 (2000 ): 361-78; and "Henri Lefebvre's Critique of country Productivism," in Goonewardena et al. , house, distinction, way of life, 231-49. 6. Lefebvre's works stated listed here are De l'Etat; Une pensee devenue monde: Faut-il abandonner Marx? (Paris: Fayard, 1980 ); and Le retour de los angeles dialectique: Douze mots-clefs pour le monde moderne (Paris: Messidor, 1986). 7. Henri Lefebvre, L'irruption deNanterre au sommet, second ed. (Paris: variations Syllepse, 1998 [1968]), translated via Alfred Ehrenfeld because the Explosion: Marxism and the French Upheaval (New York: sleek Reader, 1969). eight. Henri Lefebvre, "State," in Key Writings, sixty one (originally from Le retour de l. a. dialectique). nine. in response to Remi Hess's bibliography, De l'Etat has been translated into Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, and Serbo-Croatian. See Hess, Henri Lefebvre et l'aventure, 333. 10.

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