This website will serve as a clearinghouse for academics, independent scholars, and activists broadly associated with the approach set out by Political Marxism. The website originally developed out of a research group at the University of Sussex attempting to extend and refine the method and theoretical categories developed by the proponents of Political Marxism:
Political Marxism has largely been developed in the context of a historical debate on the transition to capitalism. Many of the categories which have come to define this approach have been tied to the specific problematic of this debate. This has been a source of strength for the approach because it has offered a solid historical foundation for these theoretical categories. Yet it has also made it difficult to use the approach to examine issues that are far removed from its initial historical setting. One of the consequences of using the transition as a lens to analyse other social and historical development has been a certain drift towards a structural approach which tends to neglect the question of historical agency and specificity.