The Socialist Register 1995

Why Not Capitalism?

Edited by Leo Panitch  

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  • Preface
  • Ralph Miliband, Socialist Intellectual, 1924-1994 (Leo Panitch)
  • A Chronology of the New Left and Its Successors, Or: Who’s Old-Fashioned Now? (Ellen Meiksins Wood)
  • Saying No to Capitalism at the Millenium (George Ross)
  • Once More Moving On: Social Movements, Political Representation and the Left (Hilary Wainwright)
  • Globalizing Capitalism and the Rise of Identity Politics (Frances Fox Piven)
  • Europe In Search of a Future (Daniel Singer)
  • The Yeltsin Regime (K. S. Karol)
  • The State in the Third World (William Graf)
  • The ‘Underclass’ and the US Welfare State (Linda Gordon)
  • ‘Class War Conservatism’: Housing Policy, Homelessness and the ‘Underclass’ (Joan Smith)
  • Capitalist Democracy Revisited (John Schwartzmantel)
  • Parliamentary Socialism Revisited (John Saville)
  • Harold Laski’s Socialism (Ralph Miliband)
  • How it All Began: A Footnote to History (Marion Kozak)
  • Ralph Miliband, A Select Bibliography in English


  • 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.

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