• New release
  • transform! yearbook 2017: “The Left, the People, Populism”

  • In 2016 the cohesion of the European Union was tested as never before. Popular dissatisfaction with the national and European neoliberal orders – culminating in Brexit – gave an impetus to populist radical right forces. Nevertheless, several elections and referendums checked this trend to some extent.

    The transform! yearbook 2017 critically examines key questions. Could populism also work as a political concept for the left? Is the polarity between left and right outdated? In this respect, the volume contains detailed studies of the social composition and dynamics of populist-right voters and non-voters.

    transform! 2017 is the third of an annual series reporting on and analysing European political and social developments.

    The book is available in English. Editions in French, German, Greek, and Italian will follow soon.

    The electronic version (in English) is online under this link.

     

    Ordering information

    THE LEFT, THE PEOPLE, POPULISM: PAST AND PRESENT. transform! 2017 
    Edited by Walter Baier, Eric Canepa and Eva Himmelstoss
    Merlin Press Ltd
    www.merlinpress.co.uk | Direct link here
    ISBN 978-0-85036-729-4
    308 pages, Paperback
    Published February 2017
    Price: £ 16.99

    Contents

    Preface

    Walter Baier, Eric Canepa, Eva Himmelstoss: The Left, the People, Populism

    The European Union and the Left

    Gregor Gysi: Europe – Quo Vadis? The Left and European Integration

    Walter Baier: Twofold Disenchantment

    Euclid Tsakalotos – interviewed by Haris Golemis

    Pedro Chaves: Economic Governance of the European Union: Activate the Emergency Brakes?

    Social Evolutions

    Ursula Huws: The Future of Work: Neither Utopias nor Dystopias but New Fields of Accumulation and Struggle

    Alexander Buzgalin: Time of Alternatives: The Left 100 Years after the October Revolution

    Joachim Bischoff: Ways Out of Secular Stagnation?

    The Left: Past and Present

    Serge Wolikow: The Left and the Labour Movement in Europe – What History? From the 19th to the 21st Century

    Roger Martelli: The Left, the People, Populism

    Ludmilla Bulavka-Buzgalina: The Left Alternative – The Search for a Subject of History

    Jukka Pietiläinen: What is Left in Europe: A Comparative Analysis of Survey Data on Left Self-Location

    Alberto Garzón: Analysis of the European Left

    Lutz Brangsch: Back to the Roots?

    Geoff Eley: What Produces Democracy? Revolutionary Crises, Popular Politics, and Democratic Gains in Twentieth-Century Europe

    Michael Löwy: Ecosocialism – from William Morris to Hugo Blanco

    Ulrich Brand, Judith Dellheim, Christoph Görg, Sabine Leidig, Andreas Novy, Melanie Pichler, Daniela Setton: The Consequences of Climate Change for Left Strategy – A Roundtable

    Susan Zimmermann: Gender, Feminism, Antifeminism, Imperialism. Notes from a Gender History Perspective on the Current Debates Around Male Immigrant Attitudes Towards Women

    Voters – Right-Wing Appeals and the Left

    Bernhard Müller: Right-Wing Populism – An Answer to the Crisis of Democratic Capitalism

    Horst Kahrs: Voter Abstention as Class Electoral Behaviour – and the Weakness of Left Approaches

    Gavin Rae: Non-Voting and Support for Left Parties in Poland

    State of the Left: Country Reports

    Richard Seymour: The Corbyn Moment: A Dialectic of Defeats

    Yann Le Lann: Who Are In the Streets? Reflections on Nuit Debout in Paris

    Pablo Sánchez: New Municipalism in Barcelona: A First Attempt at a Balance Sheet

    Anej Korsika: Towards the League of the Balkan Left

    Activity Report

    Maxime Benatouil (ed.): transform! europe 2016 at a Glance