Göran Therborn is a professor emeritus of sociology at Cambridge University and is amongst the most highly cited contempora – ry Marxian-influenced sociologists. He has published widely in journals such as the New Left Review, and is notable for his writing on topics that fall within the general political and sociological framework of post-Marxism. Topics on which he has written extensively include the intersection between the class structure of society and the function of the state apparatus, the for – mation of ideology within subjects, and the futu – re of the Marxist tradition.