In this powerful and provocative volume, Norberto Bobbio re–examines the uneasy relation between socialism and democracy. He argues that Marxist theory has failed to provide an adequate account of the nature and role of the state in socialist society and defends the concept of representative democracy. Bobbio′s arguments sparked off a lively debate in Italy; this volume includes a reply by Antonio Negri. The volume also includes an essay by Bobbio on Marxism and international relations, and his classic text on Gramsci′s conception of civil society.
1. A socialist democracy?.
2. Is there a Marxist doctrine of the state?.
3. What alternatives are there to representative democracy?.
4. Why democracy?.
5. Which socialism?.
6. Is there a Marxist doctrine of the state?A reply by Antonio Negri.
7. Gramsci and the conception of civil society.
8. Marxism and socialism.
9. Marx and classics.
10. Marxism and international relations.