Author: Greg AlboStephen Hellman/Several ContributorsTranslator(s)/ Editors(s): Leo Panitch/Greg Albo/Vivek ChibberPublisher: LeftWordYear: 2012Language: EnglishPages: 367ISBN/UPC (if available): 9789380118147
The resurgence social movement in recent years has put the question of strategy back on the left’s agenda. This volume of the Socialist Register surveys some of the most explosive mobilizations around the world. But it also asks, what are the challenges, both political and intellectual, for the anti-capitalist left today? Some of the issues it takes up:**The crisis of vision in trade unions – can they still serve as a vehicle for working-class organization?**The place of gender struggles in left movements todayThe emergence of Greece as the epicenter for antineoliberal movements in Europe**The condition of new anti-capitalist parties in Europe - A balance sheet of the Occupy Wall Street Movement**The contradictions of progressive governments in South Africa and Bolivia**The promise and pitfalls of ‘horizontalism’ in the new movements**The mixed legacy of Leninism as a strategic visionAs the turn to austerity continues in the West, these are some of the questions that the left will have to confront as it mobilizes a fight-back. The next two volumes will take up the transformations in class structure and class organization that have occurred in the wake of the economic crisis.
ContentsPreface by Leo Panitch, Gregory Albo, Vivek Chibber1. The Crisis and Economic Alternatives by Gregory Albo2. Rethinking Unions, Registering Socialism by Sam Gindin3. Occupy Wall Street: After the Anarchist Moment by Jodi Dean4. Occupy Oakland: The Question of Violence by Barbara Epstein5. Occupy Lenin by Mimmo Porcaro6. Left Strategy in the Greek Cauldron: Explaining Syriza’s Success by Michalis Spourdalakis7. The Rise of Syriza: An Interview with Aristides Baltas by Aristides Baltas, Leo Panitch8. Transformative Power: Political Organization in Transition by Hilary Wainwright9. Die Linke Today: Fears and Desires by Christoph Spehr10. What is Left of Leninism? New European Left Parties in Historical Perspective by Charles Post11. Whatever Happened to Italian Communism? Lucio Magri’s The Tailor of Ulm by Stephen Hellman12. On Taming a Revolution: The South African Case by John S. Saul13. Strategy and Tactics in Popular Struggles in Latin America by Atilio Boron14. Twenty-first Century Socialism in Bolivia: The Gender Agenda by Susan Spronk15. Socialist-Feminist Strategy Today by Johanna Brenner, Nancy Holmstrom16. Feminism, Co-optation and the Problems of Amnesia: A Response to Nancy Fraser by Joan Sangster, Meg Luxton17. Reconsidering the American Left by Eli Zaretsky18. Alain Badiou and the Idea of Communism by Alex Callinicos19. The State and the Future of Socialism by Michael Lebowitz