In 2017 the cohesion of the European Union has come under threat as never before. Populist-right anti-European parties have either entered governments or come close to doing so. The Brexit process is going forward, and the integrity of some states is being threatened by secessionist movements.
The transform! yearbook 2018 examines who actually voted for the populist right in France and Austria and reviews the evolution of the European project from the Cold War through the end of east-west system competition and Maastricht’s establishment of economic governance. Authors from across Europe analyse the system’s tendency to produce divergence and consider strategies for reforming or dismantling it or for single-country exit with its difficulties and ironies.
transform! 2018 is the fourth of an annual series reporting on and analysing European political and social developments.
The book is available in English and French. Editions in German, Greek and Italian will follow soon.
Integration – Disintegration – Nationalism. transform! 2018
Edited by Walter Baier, Eric Canepa and Eva Himmelstoss
Merlin Press Ltd
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298 pages, soft cover
Published February 2018
Price: £ 16.99
Walter Baier, Eric Canepa, Eva Himmelstoss: Integration – Disintegration – Nationalism
Europe, the World, and the Left
Gregor Gysi: Europe – Its Fault Lines and Future
Samir Amin – interviewed by Walter Baier
Jan Kavan: Europe at the Crossroads
Veronika Sušová-Salminen: From Universalism to Diversity – How to Live in the Post-Western World of Hybrids
Confronting ‘Governance’ and Exit – Whither the European Union?
Leonardo Paggi: Maastricht as a ‘Civilisation’ – Historical Fragments of an Oligarchical Culture
Ilona Švihlíková: 150 Years After Capital – The EU’s Economic Reforms
Joachim Bischoff: Endless Recovery?
Marisa Matias and José Gusmão: The European Union – History, Tragedy, and Farce
Axel Troost: Left Alternatives for Fostering Solidarity in Europe
Marica Frangakis: The Multiple Aspects of EU Exit and the Future of the Union
John Grahl: Brexit – Towards the Precipice
Erhard Crome: The EU, NATO, and the OSCE
Right and Left Populism – Elections and Security Policy
Walter Baier: Between Two Crises? – The 2017 Austrian Elections from a European Perspective
Yann Le Lann and Antoine de Cabanes: France Insoumise versus the Front National – The Differences Between Far-Right and Left-wing Populism
Friedrich Burschel: Right-wing Shift – Fast Forward
Rafał Pankowski: The Internationalisation of Nationalism and the Mainstreaming of Hate – The Far Right in Poland
Dirk Burczyk: Left Security Policy – Navigating Between the Pathos of Civil Rights and the Lived Realities of Voters
The Battle Over Public History – Anti-fascism and the New Totalitarianism Discourse
Haris Golemis: Rejecting Historical Revisionism in Practice – Greece’s Minister of Justice Boycotts the Tallinn Conference on the Victims of Communism
An Exchange of Letters Between the Greek and Estonian Ministers of Justice
Leonardo Paggi: Memory as an Apparatus
Thilo Janssen: The Dangerous Conservative Totalitarianism Discourse in the EU
Two Anniversaries: 150 Years of Marx’s Capital – 100 Years after the Hungarian Soviet Republic
Lutz Brangsch, Radhika Desai, Ingo Schmidt, Claude Serfati, and Patrick Bond: Marx, Hilferding and Finance Capital – A Roundtable on the Continued Relevance of an Old Book
Lajos Csoma: The Hungarian Soviet Republic – Revolutionary Movements in Hungary in 1918-1919
The Christian-Marxist Dialogue
Walter Baier: Dialogue of Critical Minorities
Luciana Castellina: Pope Francis and the Opening of a Christian-Marxist Dialogue
Michael Löwy: The Left and Christian Nonviolent Consensus
Piero Coda: For a Nonviolent Style of Thinking