Alexander Gallas on his new book, ‘The Thatcherite Offensive’- 25 and 27 May

1st May 2017

Book Launch

The Thatcherite Offensive: a Neo-Poulantzasian Analysis

Alexander Gallas, University of Kassel


Join Alexander Gallas for the launch of the paperback edition of The Thatcherite Offensive: a Neo-Poulantzasian Analysis. Drawing on the theories of Nicos Poulantzas and dissecting internal Conservative Party policy papers, Gallas analyses Thatcherism as a coordinated offensive of the power block, building a new accumulation regime and – crucially – intervening directly in class relations. In sum, class struggle under Thatcherism was not merely a response by those opposing her economic policies; rather, attacking the organised working class was itself the core of the Thatcherite project.


25 May, 16:00, Room G.030; Arthur Lewis Building, University of Manchester. Free entry.


27 May, 15:00, Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS, London. Free entry. Facebook event:https://www.facebook.com/events/1689106204716383/?notif_t=plan_user_joined&notif_id=1493033339961412