Documents the extent of the significant current stake of private capital in the coal industry and the indications that the government is waiting for the resolution of the coal dispute before attempting to extend that ownership.
A sustained challenge to the left's orientation to law and order issues; it rejects the view of 'Thatcherism' as a new departure in authoritarian statism ; questions the separation of policing from the criminal justice system as a whole; and argues that policing, which is more about social control than crime control, is an essentially symbolic rather than an instrumental activity .
Argues that Marx and Engels did have a coherent analysis of the national question and that this provided the basis of later developments and debates by Kautsky, Luxemburg, Lenin and Stalin, with Otto Bauer the only 'renegade'.
Why do both Marxists and non-Marxists have difficulty explaining and coming to terms with the passion engendered by nationalism? In a review of two books, by Ernest Gellner and Benedict Anderson, Gavin Kitching identifies a materialist theory ofconsciousness which begins to provide an answer.