The last chapter suggests that the authoritarianism characteristically advocated by the Right, the reformism standardly defended by the Centre and the Marxism typically upheld by the Left, even when taking seemingly environmentally-aware forms, all rest upon deficient conceptions of 'power'. Such deficient conceptions are likely to cash out into inadequate theories of the state. In this chapter, I begin by arguing that the two most common views of the state may well fail to give it sufficient weight. Then, I propose an alternative approach to theorizing the state - one that seems anarchist in its implications.