The Socialist Register was founded by Ralph Miliband and John Saville in 1964 as ‘an annual survey of movements and ideas’ from the standpoint of the independent new left. It is currently edited by Leo Panitch, Greg Albo and Vivek Chibber, assisted by an editorial collective of eminent scholars in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. Each volume is focused on a topical theme and characterized by the inclusion of relatively long, sustained analyses which cut across intellectual disciplines and geographical boundaries.
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Socialist Register 2013: The Question of Strategy.
The resurgence of social movements 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 today; • the emergence of Greece as the epicentre for anti-neoliberal movements in Europe; • the condition of new anti-capitalist parties in Europe; • a balance sheet for 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 vision.
The full table of contents and a link to download the preface can be found at the bottom of this page.
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