The Socialist Register 2019

The World Turned Upside Down?

Edited by Leo Panitch and Greg Albo  

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  • Trumping the Empire (Leo Panitch & Greg Albo)
  • Extreme capitalism and ‘the national question’ (Aijaz Ahmad)
  • The contradictions of global migration (Adam Hanieh)
  • The Capitalocene: Permanent capitalist counter-revolution (Elmar Altvater & Birgit Mahnkopf)
  • Trump and the new billionaire class (Doug Henwood)
  • Locating Trump: Paleoconservatism, neoliberalism, and anti-globalization (Ray Kiely)
  • China’s new globalism (Lin Chun)
  • Can China unmake the American making of global capitalism? (Sean Kenji Starrs)
  • Decoupling is a myth: Asian capitalism in the global disarray (Jayati Ghosh)
  • Amplifying the contradictions: The centrifugal BRICS (Ana Garcia & Patrick Bond)
  • Neoliberal capitalism: The authoritarian turn (Marco Boffo, Alfredo Saad-Filho, Ben Fine)
  • Can China Unmake the American Making of Global Capitalism? (Sean Starrs)
  • Humantarian intervention today (Umat Özsu)
  • : ‘Death to the corporation’: A modest proposal (David Whyte)
  • America’s tipping point? Between Trumpism and a new left (Nicole Aschoff)
  • The European crisis and the left (Alan Cafruny)
  • Corbyn and Brexit Britain: Is there a way forward for the left? (Colin Leys)
  • References


  • 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.

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