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The Nicos Poulantzas Institute Sponsors GCAS’ “Democracy Rising” Conference–Free & Open to the Public

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The Global Center for Advanced Studies (GCAS) is excited that the Nicos Poulantzas Institute in Athens will be sponsoring the “Democracy Rising” Conference (Athens, Greece).

July 16-19th 2015

Free & Open to the Public

Nicos Poulantzas

Nicos Poulantzas

Who was Nicos Poulantzas?

Nicos Poulantzas (Greek: Νίκος Πουλαντζάς; 21 September 1936 – 3 October 1979) was a GreekFrench Marxist political sociologist. In the 1970s, Poulantzas was known, along with Louis Althusser, as a leading Structural Marxist and, while at first aLeninist, eventually became a proponent of eurocommunism. He is most well known for his theoretical work on the state, but he also offered Marxist contributions to the analysis of fascism, social class in the contemporary world, and the collapse of dictatorships in Southern Europe in the 1970s (e.g. Franco’s rule in Spain, Salazar’s in Portugal, and Papadopoulos’s in Greece).

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