• Preface

  • This year’s volume opens with an assessment of the European Union from the point of view of left strategy by Gregor Gysi, who was elected president of the Party of the European Left at its Congress in December. An idea of the few options left to a country led by a radical left party, which still suffers under the EU’s financial regime, is given by Greece’s Minister of Finance, Euclid Tsakalotos.
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The European Union and the Left

  • Twofold Disenchantment
  • By Walter Baier
  • Donald Trump’s election as the 45th President of the United States alarmed policy makers as well as the media and intellectuals all over Europe. Not only because the umbrellas have always been opened...

Social Evolutions

  • Ways Out of Secular Stagnation?
  • By Joachim Bischoff
  • In its Fall 2016 prognosis for the capitalist economy, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has notably scaled back its growth prediction for the USA. Sluggish investments – possibly also due to...

The Left: Past and Present

  • The Left, the People, Populism
  • By Roger Martelli
  • The right-left divide seems to be breaking down in current political representation. In fact this goes back some thirty years when the right turn of European socialism began to blur the boundaries...

  • Back to the Roots?
  • By Lutz Brangsch
  • How left movements and parties see themselves in society and how they behave towards people outside of them has been continually changing in the last 150 years. As a result, they have been able to...

Voters – Right-Wing Appeals and the Left

State of the Left – Country Reports

Activity Report

Book Order

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  • Yearbook as eBook available soon. THE LEFT, THE PEOPLE, POPULISM: PAST AND PRESENT. transform! 2017Edited by Walter Baier, Eric Canepa and Eva Himmelstoss Merlin Press...