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  • 26 May 20
  • transform! europe's 2020 yearbook explores the future of Europe in the emerging multipolar world. What is the impact of the global crisis of hegemony? What is at stake for democracy and labour and what opportunities are opening up for political and social subjects in the era of digital capitalism? Can art and history still provide some answers?
    For the transformation of this brave new world there needs to be a continuous battle for the hegemony of left emancipatory ideas, which is impossible without a concrete analysis of the present situation. It is to this effort that transform! 2020 hopes to contribute.

     

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    Europe in the Brave New World. transform! 2020
    Edited by Walter BaierEric Canepa and Haris Golemis
    Merlin Press Ltd.
    www.merlinpress.co.uk 
    ISBN 978-0-85036-760-7
    Paperback
    April 2020
    Price: £ 20.00

     

     

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    Preface 
    Walter Baier, Eric Canepa, Haris Golemis: Europe in the Brave New World

    Europe and the World: History, Politics, Economics 
    David Harvey: Global Hegemony In Our Time: The Rise of China Interviewed by Haris Golemis 
    Walter Baier: Shadow and Light in the Dusk of Neoliberalism 
    Göran Therborn: Challenges for the Left: A Door of Opportunity  
    Eric Canepa: Abstract Neoliberal Memory and the Marginalisation of Mediterranean Europe 
    Carlo Spagnolo: Europe's Divided Memories After 1945: Notes on the Crisis of European Integration and Memory  
    Erhard Crome: European Security at Risk 
    Dagmar Švendová: The European Union's Space Programmes: A Challenge for the Left 
    Tobias Boos, Ulrich Brand, Kristina Dietz, and Miriam Lang: The End of the 'Progressive Cycle' and the New Resistance to the Right Turn: Challenges for Emancipatory Forces in Latin America

    Democracy and Labour: Political and Social Subjects in the Brave New World of Digital Capitalism 
    Julia Rone: Democracy in the Era of Social Media: Why the deus ex machina Will Not Work This Time 
    Jörn Boewe and Johannes Schulten: Who Defines the Principles of 21st-century Digital Capitalism? The Case of Amazon 
    Ilaria Lani: Organising Digital Platform Workers in Italy 
    Philipp Lorig: Crowdwork in Handiwork Services: Traditionalisation Within Innovation 
    Sarah Bormann: Crowdwork from a Trade-Union Perspective 
    Yifat Solel: 'It's the Democracy, Stupid!': Fake News, Sharing Economy, and the Cooperative Alternative 
    Appendix: A Case Study of Cooperative Initiatives: Israeli Cooperatives after the 2011 Protest Experience

    Facets of Radical Feminism 
    Silvia Federici: Women and Feminisms – Past and Present Interviewed by Eirini Avramopoulou 
    Agnieszka Mrozik, Valeriya Utkina, Nora García, Catia Gregoratti, Selin Çağatay: Feminism, National Movements, and European Questions: A Roundtable coordinated by Heidemarie Ambrosch and Barbara Steiner

    Art, Resistance, Utopia 
    Kimon Markatos: The Brave Old World: Utopia, Dystopia, Science Fiction, and the Project of the Left 
    Stefan Amzoll: 'I'm Singing Now!': Nineteen Sequences to Describe Hanns Eisler

    Country Reports 
    Yiannos Katsourides: Governing on the Left: a Sisyphean Task 
    Yann Le Lann: The Outer Bypass: What the Relation of the Yellow Vests to the Trade Unions Says About Collective Bargaining 
    Piotr Ikonowicz: Challenges for the Polish Left

    Anniversaries and In Memoriam 
    Loudovikos Kotsonopoulos: State, Socialism, and Utopia: Erik Olin Wright's Emancipatory Social Science 
    Werner Michael Schwarz, Georg Spitaler, and Elke Wikidal: Red Vienna, 1919-2019 
    Wladislaw Hedeler: The World Party from Moscow: New Research on the Founding of the Comintern 
    Veronika Sušová-Salminen: Revolution or Restoration? 1989 – The End of the Revolutionary Cycle and the Rise of Neoliberalism in Central and Eastern Europe

    The Marxist-Christian Dialogue 
    José Manuel Pureza: From Anathema to the Search for Convergence: The Dialogue Between Christians and Marxists in Our Time

    Economic Update 
    Joachim Bischoff: The Downswing of the Global Economic Cycle