Renewing Socialism: Transforming Democracy, Strategy and Imagination

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Merlin/Fernwood, 2008 - Political Science - 226 pages
"Renewing Socialism examines the failures of socialism in the twentieth century and explores the nature of global capitalism, offering a vision of a reinvigorated socialism to ambitiously counter the current debilitating pessimism." "While democracy and equality remain the goals of socialism, new conditions require imaginative new strategies. Panitch stresses the need for re-founding, reorganizing and re-democratizing labour movements and calls for a change of focus from the accumulation of capital to the accumulation of capacities: political, economic, social, environmental and human."--BOOK JACKET.

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Contents

Rethinking Revolution and Reform in Capitalist Democracies
13
Observations on Communisms Demise
42
Liberal Democracy and Socialist Democracy
72
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Leo Panitch is the Canada research chair of comparative political economy at York University. He is the coauthor of Global Capitalism and American Empire. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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