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  • Left Strategies in the Covid Pandemic and Its Aftermath: transform! yearbook 2022

  • 17 May 22 Posted under: Covid-19 , The Left , Christian-Marxist Dialogue , Peace and War
  • transform! yearbook 2022 looks at how left politics has been challenged by the Covid pandemic and asks what a programme of left demands for pandemic research, prevention and treatment might look like. transform! yearbook 2022 will be released in June.

    The publication is available as hardcopy at Merlin Press and as eBook on the transform! yearbook website.

    There have been great changes over the last thirty years: the collapse of the Eastern Bloc, triumphant neoliberalism, the rise of China as an economic power, transform! yearbook 2022 asks what are the resulting geopolitical shifts behind the war in Ukraine? Also, what are the new imperatives for public intervention in the economy; the emergence of social democracy in the US, and what are the structural difficulties for any left politics face in the EU?

    This year's transform! yearbook addresses the following themes:

    • The Covid Pandemic and the Left
    • War and Peace in the Changing World System
    • The Marxist-Christian Dialogue
    • A Democratic Europe?
    • Social Democracy, the Radical Left in the Face of the Socio-Ecological Crisis
    • Ecosocialism/Ecofeminism




    Left Strategies in the Covid Pandemic and Its Aftermath
    transform! yearbook 2022
    Walter Baier, Eric Canepa, Haris Golemis
    Merlin Press
    ISBN 978-0-85036-782-9


    Walter Baier, Eric Canepa, Haris Golemis: Left Strategies in the Covid Pandemic and Its Aftermath

    The Covid Pandemic and the Social and Political Left
    Leigh Phillips: A Programme for a Pandemic Justice Movement
    Ricardo Antunes: Pandemic Capitalism: What Now?
    Asbjørn Wahl: Covid-19 and Working-Class Power
    Donatella della Porta: Contentious Politics in Critical Emergency Junctures: The Pandemic and Progressive Social Movement Organisations

    Geopolitical Shifts and Conflicts
    transform! europe Peace Manifesto, Stop the War! An Appeal for a Europe of Peace
    Veronika Sušová-Salminen: Can We Avert Further Wars? The West, Russia, and China in the World of Seismic Shifts
    Jan Campbell: China and Europe in the Foreseeable Future
    Silvina Romano, Tamara Lajtman, and Aníbal García Fernández: The Geopolitics of Covid in Latin America

    The Marxist-Christian Dialogue
    Walter Baier: What Can the Socialist Left Learn From the Pope?
    Margareta Gruber: Without the City of Man There Can Be No Paradise on Earth: The Bible Ends with a Vision of a Megacity
    Michael Löwy: Marxisms and Christianities: Recent Publications

    Étienne Balibar: The Eternal Impossibility of a Democratic Europe and the Tasks of a ‘Party of Europe’
    Katerina Anastasiou and Axel Ruppert: Discuss Security – Reclaim the Future
    Nidžara Ahmetašević: Europe – From Fortress to Dungeon
    María Eugenia Rodríguez Palop: Migrants and Refugees: Pariahs of Europe

    Social Democratic and Radical Left Political Strategies
    Luciana Castellina and Donald Sassoon: Social Democracy and the Radical Left: Old Divisions and the Imperatives of the New Socio-Ecological Crisis
    Gerassimos Moschonas: Social Democracy’s Electoral and Ideological Retreat, the European Union, and the Radical Left’s Dilemmas
    Steffen Lehndorff: From the New Deal of the 1930s to the Green New Deal of the 2020s
    Loren Balhorn: Class Struggle for Social Democracy
    Seraphim Seferiades: ‘Populism’ as a Cognitive Barrier: A Political Approach
    Dunja Larise: Why Is Austro-Marxism Still Worth Studying in the 21st Century?

    Ariel Salleh: A Relational Logic for The Left – Interviewed by Haris Golemis
    Michael Löwy: For an Ecosocialist ‘Great Transformation’: Fourteen Theses
    Anna Saave: Ecofeminism Now

    European Country Reports
    Jana Tsoneva: Neoliberal Hysteresis: Lessons from Bulgaria’s Abortive Vaccination Campaign
    Mario Candeias: Decisive Elections and the Future of the Left in Germany
    Claudia Krieglsteiner: Pandemic De-Socialisation in Austria
    Francisco Louçã: Portugal: Time Is Running Out

    Daniel Finn: The Contested Legacy of Derry’s Bloody Sunday

    Authors and Editors

    Members and Observers of transform! europe 

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