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 Is the polarity between left and right outdated?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 full electronic version (in English) is online under this link.
THE LEFT, THE PEOPLE, POPULISM: PAST AND PRESENT. transform! 2017
Edited by Walter Baier, Eric Canepa and Eva Himmelstoss
Merlin Press Ltd
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308 pages, Paperback
Published February 2017
Price: £ 16.99
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?
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
Maxime Benatouil (ed.): transform! europe 2016 at a Glance