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The Socialist Challenge Today By Leo Panitch

The Socialist Challenge Today by Leo Panitch

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This book addresses the challenges facing socialists and the recent shift from protest to politics. It examines the limits and possibilities for class, party and state transformation and the democratic and socialist insurgencies inside the Labour Party in Britain, and the Democratic Party in the USA.

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The Socialist Challenge Today: Syriza, Corbyn, Sanders - Revised, Updated and Expanded Edition by Leo Panitch

WHAT SHOULD THE LEFT AIM TO ACHIEVE TODAY? This book addresses the challenges facing socialists and the recent shift from protest to politics. It examines the limits and possibilities for class, party and state transformation and the democratic and socialist insurgencies inside the Labour Party in Britain, and the Democratic Party in the USA. One of the most unexpected aspects of politics today is the coming to the fore of socialists at leadership level in the British Labour Party and the US Democratic Party. Their class-focused political discourse is directed against the power of capitalists, corporations and banks - and against the state policies which reflect and sustain that power. This is more than mere left populism - the focus is on addressing the dynamics, structure, inequalities, and contradictions in capitalism, confronting ruling class privilege and power, and the systemic core of neoliberal globalization. There is a new will: to build the power, cohesion, and capacities of the working class; to struggle for broader and deeper reforms. New socialist movements know that they must offer systematic political education to realise their great potential, and to overcome the barriers that they face. The authors provide essential historical, theoretical and critical perspective. They stress the need for renewing working-class politics through new kinds of socialist parties.

About Leo Panitch

In addition to their affiliations with the political science department at York University and the annual Socialist Register, Leo Panitch, Sam Gindin and Stephen Maher are prominent activists in the Socialist Project in Toronto.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS: Introduction: The revival of democratic socialism; class, party, state: the twentieth century socialist experience; From protest to party to state: lessons from Syriza; Corbyn's challenge: from party insurgency to state transformation?; Sanders challenge: economic democracy beyond `responsible capitalism'?; Planning for democratic socialism.

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NGR9780850367577
9780850367577
0850367573
The Socialist Challenge Today: Syriza, Corbyn, Sanders - Revised, Updated and Expanded Edition by Leo Panitch
New
Paperback
The Merlin Press Ltd
2019-11-12
100
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