Capitalism & Alternatives

  • Organizing the 1%

    How Corporate Power Works

    By William K. Carroll and J.P. Sapinski     Forthcoming October 2018

    A highly accessible introduction to Marxist political economy, Carroll and Sapinski delve into the capitalist economic system at the root of corporate wealth and power and analyze the ways the capitalist class dominates over contemporary Canadian society.

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  • The Socialist Challenge Today

    Syriza, Sanders, Corbyn

    By Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin     Forthcoming August 2018

    In what direction should the left move in the 21st century?

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  • Speculative Harvests

    Financialization, Food, and Agriculture

    By Jennifer Clapp and S. Ryan Isakson     April 2018

    The centralization of finance and the corporatization of agriculture is having a very dramatic impact on the quality and availability of the food we eat.

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  • We Can Do Better

    Ideas for Changing Society

    By David Camfield     August 2017

    In We Can Do Better, David Camfield lays out a theoretical basis for political and social change that fuses critical Marxism with insights from anti-racist queer feminism. This reconstructed historical materialism treats capitalism and class as inextricably interwoven with gender, race and sexuality.

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  • One-Dimensional Man 50 Years On

    The Struggle Continues

    Edited by Terry Maley     April 2017

    One-Dimensional Man 50 Years On contains a diverse collection of essays on the legacy of Herbert Marcuse and the relevance of his thought for the 21st century. The contributors to the volume — both established and upcoming academics and activists — critically explore the applicability, as well as the limitations, of Marcuse’s seminal work to the current political conjuncture. It should be of interest to both scholars of critical theory and Left activists of all types.

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  • From Corporate Globalization to Global Co-operation

    We Owe It to Our Grandchildren

    By Tom Webb     September 2016

    This book is about the need for an alternative to capitalism. But what does that alternative look like?

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  • Socialist Register 2016

    The Politics of the Right

    Edited by Greg Albo and Leo Panitch     November 2015

    The fifty-second edition in the highly popular Socialist Register series focuses on the political forces and parties of the Right, seeking to shed light on their social base, organizational strength and range and influence on mainstream parties and opinions.

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  • The Servant State

    Overseeing Capital Accumulation in Canada

    By Geoffrey McCormack and Thom Workman  Foreword by David McNally     October 2015

    WINNER of the 2016 Atlantic Book Award for Scholarly Writing

    In The Servant State: Overseeing Capital Accumulation in Canada, McCormack and Workman explore Canada’s experience through the “age of austerity” and highlight how this experience has been shaped by the specific way capitalist development has unfolded in Canada and the role of the state in this process.

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  • The Tragedy of Social Democracy

    By Sirvan Karimi     July 2015

    The Tragedy of Social Democracy is about the rise, fall and future of social democracy as a politico-ideological force, a force that was believed would democratically transform capitalism into socialism. Instead of democratizing capitalism, social democracy was itself liberalized by capitalism. Why has social democracy gravitated into the magnetic field of neoliberalism? Who can be blamed for such a tragedy? Can social democracy reverse its political and ideological eclipse?

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  • Socialist Register 2015

    Transforming Classes

    By Leo Panitch and Greg Albo     November 2014

    The latest installment of this longstanding classic publication features works by many of today’s most progressive political theorists. Transforming Classes tackles examines the ways in which class is being transformed in the Global South, the organization of workers in the workplace and community and the myriad forces shaping and reshaping the lives of workers today.

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