Ralph Miliband


A Select Bibliography in English


From The Socialist Register 1995, pp.286-289.
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Parliamentary Socialism; A Study in the Politics of Labour, London: Allen and Unwin, 1961

Parliamentary Socialism; A Study in the Politics of Labour second edition, with postscript: London: Merlin Press, 1972

The State in Capitalist Society, London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1969

Marxism and Politics, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1977

Capitalist Democracy in Britain, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982

Class Power and State Power (Essays), London: Verso, 1983

Divided Societies; Class Struggle In Contemporary Capitalism, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1989

Socialism for a Sceptical Age, Cambridge: Polity Press, 1994

Doctoral Dissertation, University of London, 1956, Popular Thought in the French Revolution 1789-1794

Essays and articles

Harold Laski, Clare Market Review, Vol.26, No.1, Michaelmas 1950

The Politics of Robert Owen, Journal of the History of Ideas, Vol.15, No.2, April 1954

The Politics of Contemporary Capitalism, NR 5, Summer 1958

The Transition to the Transition, NR, Autumn 1958; subsequently published in an abbreviated version in MR, Vol.10, No.10, Feb 1959 as The Politics of the Long Haul

The New Capitalism; a View from Abroad, MR, Vol.11 Nos.3-4, July-Aug 1959

A Rethinking Sermon, New Statesman, 7.11.1959

The Battle for the Labour Party, MR, Dec 1960

Bold but Sound, New Statesman, 20.8.1960

The Sickness of Labourism, NLR 1, Jan/Feb 1960

Footnote to Labourism, NLR 8, March/April 1961

C. Wright Mills, NLR 15, May/June 1962

The People’s Militia in the Soviet Union, MR, vol.13, No.12, April 1962

If Labour wins ..., MR, vol.15, No.6, Oct 1963

Harold Laski, Tribune, 12.6.1964

Labour’s Framework of Policy, International Socialist Journal, vol.1, No.3, June 1964

Socialism and the Myth of the Golden Past, SR, 1964

Voices of Socialism: Karl Marx, Tribune, 20.11.1964

Mills and Politics, in I.L. Horowitz (ed.), The New Sociology, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1964

Marx and the State, SR, 1965, reprinted in Class Power and State Power, 1983

What does the Left want, SR, 1965; abbreviated version in Tribune, 28.5.1965

The Labour Government and beyond, SR, 1966

Man and Contemporary Capitalism, New Knowledge, 17.10.1966

Vietnam and Western Socialism, SR, 1967

Professor Galbraith and American Capitalism: The Managerial Revolution Revisited, SR, 1968

The Problem of the Capitalist State, NLR 58, Nov/Dec 1969

Lenin’s The State and Revolution, SR, 1970

Marxism, in Colliers Encyclopaedia, New York, 1981

The Capitalist State: Reply to Nicos Poulantzas, NLR 59, Jan/Feb 1970, reprinted in Class Power and State Power, 1983

Barnave: A Case of Bourgeois Class Consciousness, in I. Meszaros, (ed.), Aspects of History and Class Consciousness, London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1971

Poulantzas and the Capitalist State, NLR 82, Nov/Dec 1973, reprinted in Class Power and State Power, 1983

The Coup in Chile, SR, 1973

Is Disruption on the Campus ever justified?, THES, 10.5.1974

Marxism: Looking Backward and Forward, MR, vol.26, No.2, June 1974

Politics and Poverty, in D. Wedderburn (ed.), Poverty, Inequality and Class Structure, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1974

Marxist Theory and the Modern State, Arena, No.39, 1975

Political Forms and Historical Materialism, SR, 1975

Teaching Politics in an Age of Crisis, Inaugural lecture, University of Leeds delivered on 7.10.1974, The University of Leeds Review, vol.18, 1975

The Smiles on the Face of Labour’s Right, The Guardian, 19.9.1975

Moving on, SR, 1976

The Future of Socialism in England, SR, 1977

Constitutionalism and Revolution: Notes on Eurocommunism, SR, 1978

A State of De-Subordination, BJS, Vol.29, No.4, December 1978

A Commentary on Rudolf Bahro’s Alternative, SR, 1979

John Saville: a Representation, in D. Martin and D. Rubinstein (eds.), Ideology and the Labour Movement, London: Croom Helm, 1979

Military Intervention and Socialist Internationalism, SR, 1980

Political Action, Determinism, and Contingency, in M. Zeitlin (ed.), Political Power and Social Theory, Research Annual, Vol.1, Greenwich, Conn: JAI Press Inc, 1980

Class War conservatism, New Society, 19.6.1980

Power and Responsibility, THES, 22.5.1981

Socialist Advance in Britain, SR, 1983

State Power and Class Interests, NLR 138, Mar/April 1983

Why Labour must not retreat from the Politics of Radical Renewal, The Guardian, 27.2.1984

The Politics of Peace and War, in Martin Shaw (ed.), War, State and Society, London: MacMillan, 1984

The New Revisionism in Britain, NLR 150, March/April 1985

Why the Left has fallen on Hard Times, The Guardian, 22.4.1985

A Road to take the Left inside Labour, The Guardian, 5.8.1985

State Power and Capitalist Democracy, in S. Resnick and R. Wolff (eds.), Rethinking Marxism; Essays for Harry Magdoff and Paul Sweezy, New York: Autonomedia, 1985

Activism and Capitalist Democracy, in Carol Harlow (ed.), Public Law and Politics, London: Sweet and Maxwell, 1986

Class Analysis, in A. Giddens and J. Turner (eds.), Social Theory Today, p.325-34, Cambridge: Polity Press, 1987

Class Struggle from Above, in W. Outhwaite and M. Mulkay (eds.), Social Theory and Social Criticism; Essays in honour of Tom Bottomore, Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1987

Freedom, Democracy and the American Alliance, SR, 1987

Old Labour Sickness, The Guardian, 14.9.1987

Reflections on the Crisis of Communist Regimes, NLR 111, Sep/Oct 1989

Counter-hegemonic Struggles, SR, 1990

What comes after Communist Regimes?, SR, 1991

Socialism in Question, MR, March 1991

Fukuyama and the Socialist Alternative, NLR 193, May/June 1992

The USSR used to work, Workers’ Liberty, 16, March 1992

The Example of Harold Laski, NLR 200, July/Aug 1993

The Socialist Alternative, in L. Diamond and M.F. Plattner (eds.), Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy Revisited, Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993

Ethnicity and Nationalism: a View from the Left, Socialist Alternatives, Vol.3 No.1, 1994

Reclaiming the Alternative, in A. Callari, S. Cullenberg, and C. Biewener (eds.), Marxism in the Postmodern Age, New York: The Guildford Press, 1995

With Marcel Liebman:

Reflections on Anti-Communism, SR, 1984; reprinted in MR, vol.37, No.3, July-Aug 1985

Beyond Social Democracy, SR, 1985/6

With Leo Panitch:

The New World Order and the Socialist Agenda, SR, 1992

Socialists and the “New conservatism”, SR, 1987; reprinted in MR, vol.38, No.8, Jan 1987

With John Saville:

Labour Policy and the Labour Left, SR, 1964

With John Saville and Leo Panitch:

Problems and Promise of Socialist Renewal, SR, 1988

Contributor to:

Tom Bottomore (ed.) A Dictionary of Marxist Thought, Oxford: Blackwell, 1983


Popular Sovereignty and the French Constituent Assembly 1789-1791, The Cambridge Journal, Vol.6, No.12, September 1953

Deane: The Political Ideas of Harold J. Laski, Stanford Law Review, vol.8, No.1, December 1955

Progress in the Age of Reason, PQ, Vol.28, No.3, July-Sept 1957, pp.298-300

Freedom and Coercion, BJS, Vol.9, No.1, March 1958

Party Democracy and Parliamentary Government, Political Studies, Vol.6, No.2, June 1958

Who governs Britain, ULR, 3, Winter 1958

Power at the Top, ULR, 7, Autumn 1959

Revolutionaries by half, NLR 11, Sep/Oct 1961

The French Revolution from its Origins to 1783, PQ, Oct-Dec 1962, pp.430-1

The Reluctant Rebel, Bulletin of the Society for the Study of Labour History, No.6, Spring 1963; reprinted in MR, vol.15, No.7, Nov 1963

The Man on Horseback ..., PQ, April-June 1963, pp.219-20

Parties and Politics, Tribune, 31.1.1964

Accountable Power, Tribune, 13.3.1964

The Moderates, Spectator, 27.3.1964

Firing from the Left, Tribune, 4.6.1965

Three Faces of Fascism, PQ, April-June 1966, pp.221-2

Isaac Deutscher - an appreciation, Tribune, 1.9.1967

A Study of Graduate Work at the London School of Economics’, Cambridge Review, 10.6.1967

Castro. A Political Biography, PQ, Oct-Dec 1969, pp.515-7

In Place of Revolution, Sunday Times, 16.3.1969

Against Dogmatism, Tribune, 13.2.1970

Review of studies of Marx by Jean Hyppolite, Robert C. Tucker and J.B. Sanderson, PQ, vol.41, No.3, July-Sept 1970, pp.353-5

Marxist Sociology in Action, PQ, vol.42, No.3, July-Sept 1971, pp.341-343

The Hurdles are getting Higher, The Guardian, 19.8.1971

On the Trot, The Guardian, 2.9.1971

Coups for Beginners, TLS, 28.4.1972

Selections from the Prison Notebooks, Society for the Study of Labour History Bulletin, No.25, Autumn 1972

Stalin’s Blight, TLS, 16.6.1972

White Hopes, TLS, 1.12.1972

Situating Marx, BJS, vol.24, No.3, September 1973

Stalin and after, SR, 1973

Reflections on the Causes of Human Misery, BJS, Vol.25, No.3, September 1974

Bettelheim and Soviet Experience, NLR 91, May/June 1975

Kolakowski’s Anti-Marx, Political Studies, vol.29, No.1, March 1981

The Forward March of Labour Halted?, Marxism Today, April 1982

Who Rules Britain, AJS, Nov 1992


AJS American Journal of Sociology

BJS British Journal of Sociology

MR Monthly Review

NR New Reasoner

NLR New Left Review

PQ Political Quarterly

SR Socialist Register

THES Times Higher Education Supplement

TLS Times Literary Supplement

ULR Universities and Left Review

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