Since the onset of the Global Financial Crisis the ideas of Karl Marx have once again become prominent in social and political thought. This book turns to Marxâ€™s theory of revolutionary subjectivity as a means of assessing the work of three contemporary global theorists: Ernesto Laclau, Antonio Negri, and Alain Badiou, considered here together for the first time.
Oliver Harrison is a lecturer in Political Theory at Nottingham Trent University.
â€™This book is a substantive and innovative attempt to bring together and analyse the transformation of Marxism into post-Marxism. Harrison's novel approach, comprehensive exposition and rich textual engagement enables those with only broad knowledge of the field to understand the particular challenges and developments of post-Marxism, both of which are often complicated beyond reason. It is well worth the read.â€™ Dr Matthew Johnson, Lancaster University, UK â€™Harrison's book is a highly readable and significant work of political theory. It shows the continuing relevance of Marx via a study of revolutionary subjectivity and the post-Marxism of Laclau, Badiou and Negri. It is a lively and intelligent assessment of Marx and his contemporary legacy.â€™ Gary Browning, Oxford Brookes University, UK