Rethinking Democracy

Socialist Register 2018

Edited by Leo Panitch and Greg Albo  

This volume seeks a re-appraisal of actually existing liberal democracy today, but its main goal to help lay the foundations for new visions and practices in the development of socialist democracy. Amidst the contradictions of neoliberal capitalism today, the responsibility to sort out the relationship between socialism and democracy has never been greater.

  • Socialist Register
  • ISBN: 9781773630021
  • $36.00
  • November 2017
  • 340 Pages
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Contents

  • Rethinking Socialism and Democracy: New Strategies — or Detours? (Greg Albo)
  • Women: Linking lives with democracy (Sheila Rowbotham)
  • From Hayek to Trump: The logic of neoliberal democracy (Martijn Konings)
  • In fear of populism: referendums and neoliberal democracy (James Foley & Pete Ramand)
  • Organized for democracy? Left challenges inside the Democratic Party (Adam Hilton)
  • Fake democracy, bad news (Natalie Fenton & Des Freedman)
  • Democracy and public broadcasting (Tom Mills)
  • Digital democracy? (Nina Power)
  • Barcelona en comú: urban democracy and ‘the common good’ (Ramon Ribera Fumaz & Greig Charnock)
  • Cooperative democracy or competitiveness? rethinking Mondragon (Sharryn Kasmir)
  • New agrarian democracies? the pink tide’s lost opportunity (Leandro Vergara-Camus & Cristobal Kay)
  • Practicing democratic communism: the Kerala experience (Michelle Williams)
  • From democracy to socialism, then and now (Paul Raekstad)
  • Challenging the common sense of neoliberalism: Gramsci, Macpherson, and the next left (Ian McKay)
  • Radical democracy and socialism (Alex Demirovic)
  • References

Authors

  • Leo Panitch

    York University

    Leo Panitch is a Distinguished Research Professor, renowned political economist, Marxist theorist and editor of the Socialist Register. He received a B.A. (Hons.) from the University of Manitoba in 1967 and a M.Sc.(Hons.) and PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 1968 and 1974, respectively. He was a Lecturer, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor at Carleton University between 1972 and 1984. He has been a Professor of Political Science at York University since 1984. He was the Chair of the Department of Political Science at York from 1988-1994. He was the General Co-editor of State and Economic Life series, U. of T. Press, from 1979 to 1995 and is the Co-founder and a Board Member of Studies in Political Economy. He is also the author of numerous articles and books dealing with political science including The End of Parliamentary Socialism (1997). He was a member of the Movement for an Independent and Socialist Canada, 1973-1975, the Ottawa Committee for Labour Action, 1975-1984, the Canadian Political Science Association, the Committee of Socialist Studies, the Marxist Institute and the Royal Society of Canada. He is currently a supporter of the Socialist Project.

  • Greg Albo

    York University

    Greg Albo is a professor of Political Science at York University in Toronto.