| RETHINKING REVOLUTION: SOCIALIST REGISTER 2017|
Edited by Leo Panitch and Greg Albo
What is the meaning of revolution in the twenty-first century?
One hundred years ago October 1917 was a unique event inspiring socialists and
oppressed peoples and became an inevitable point of reference for 20th century
politics. Today the left needs both come to terms with this legacy and to transcend
it, through a critical reappraisal of its broad effects, positive and negative, on
political, intellectual and cultural life, considering also new revolutions after 1917.
The main point of the volume is to look forward. Nowadays, when reform as it
was understood in the 20th century appears to be as impossible as revolution, it is
necessary to rethink the relationship between capitalist crises and both revolution
and reform. Change needs to be understood in relation to the distinct trajectories
of radical politics in different regions.
Contributors will consider, interrogate and explore many issues:
Alternatives to neoliberal capitalism: Socialist strategies - or detours?
The immense ecological challenge to revolutionary political strategy.
Reframing revolution amidst accelerated technological change.
What is the salience today of the concept of the revolutionary party?
Questioning agency - of the working class and other oppressed groups.
Socialist feminist perspectives on the meaning of revolution today.
Revolutionary vision, including its artistic expression in the 21st century.
Leo Panitch/Sam Gindin The Meaning of Revolution in the 21st century
Greg Albo New Socialist Strategies - or Detours
Slavo Zizek Addressing the Impossible
Hilary Wainwright Rethinking Movements and Parties
Jodi Dean The Actuality of Revolution
Adolph Reed Race, nation and revolution: Re-examining 'the people'
David Schwartzman Beyond eco-catastrophism: the conditions for solar communism
Andrea Malm Revolution and counter-revolution in an era of climate change
Patrick Bond Ecosocialist strategy for a new workers' party in South Africa
Fabien Escalona Eurocommunism and todays new parties of the radical left
Pierre Beaudet The party and the prince: A Quebec Model?
Robert Cavooris Turning the Tide: Potential and Limits of Bolivia's 'Process of Change'
Steve Striffler The revolution disarmed? Venezuela's 21st century socialism
Bryan Palmer/Joan Sangster The distinctive heritage of 1917: A critical appraisal
Wang Hui China's revolutionary legacy
August Nimtz Marx and Engels on revolutionary power: An updated distillation
Tony Zurbrugg Leninism's fault lines: Looking back to 1917
Walter Benn Michaels Art and Revolution in the 21st century
ISBN. 978-0-85036-725-6 paperback
Published October 2016