State and Capital: an irremovable relation of complementarity to the material base

This article takes a direction counter to the dominant academic trends and those in the human sciences in particular, labeled mainly by their post-modern varnish and that preach the absolute autonomy of the state, and therefore, disseminate the possibility of the state to establish itself as the privileged loci for the termination of social inequalities and for the conquest of a truly emancipated society. This article uses Marx and Mészáros to discuss the complementary relationship between the modern state and the sociometabolism of the capitalist system. The objective is to elucidate the complementary function of the state, which is essential to the socio-reproductive system of capital and the corrective intervention of socio-economic processes. It is understood that the state performs a complementary and inseparable role in the capitalist system.

State; Capital; Relationship of complementarity


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