The Crisis and the Left  - Socialist Register 2012

The Crisis and the Left - Socialist Register 2012

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Author: David Harvey
Several Contributors/
Translator(s)/ Editors(s): Leo Panitch/Greg Albo/Vivek Chibber
Publisher: LeftWord
Year: 2011
Language: English
Pages: 306
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9789380118024


This year's Socialist Register continues its coverage of the economic crisis.

It deepens the analysis with essays on:

1. The global roots of the crisis
2. The place of the city as a site of capital accumulation and resistance
3. The fraudulence of neoliberal “environmentalism”
4. The intensification of global austerity

It also extends regional coverage of the crisis, with essays on the United States, Latin America, China, Eastern Europe, Ireland, and the Middle East.

The volume also opens up a debate on possible strategies for the Left, which will continue in the upcoming volume in 2013 on socialist strategy for the 21st century.


1. Elmar Altvater
2. Nicole M. Aschoff
3. Merlin Chowkwanyun
4. Adam Hanieh
5. David Harvey
6. Ho-fung Hung
7. Michel Husson
8. Ursula Huws
9. Claudio Katz
10. Peadar Kirby
11. Costas Lapavitsas
12. Larry Lohmann
13. David McNally
14. Frances Fox Piven
15. Adolph Reed Jr.
16. Jan Toporowski


Preface by Leo Pnitch, Greg Albo, Vivek Chibber

1. The urban roots of financial crises : reclaiming the city for anti-capitalist struggle by David Harvey
2. Slump, austerity and resistance by David McNally
3. Crisis as Capitalist opportunity : New accumulation through public service commoditisation by Ursula Huws
4. Financialization, Commodification and carbon: the contradictions of neoliberal climate policy by Larry Lohmann
5. The new American poor law by Frances Fox Piven
6. A tale of two crises : Labour, capital and restructuring in the US auto industry by Nicole M. Aschoff
7. Race, class, crisis : the discourse of racial disparity and its analytical discontents by Adolph Reed, Jr Merlin Chowkwanyun
8. Finance, oil and the Arab uprisings : the global crisis and the Gulf states by Adam Hanieh
9. The singularities of Latin America by Claudio Katz
10. Sinomania : Global Crisis, China’s Crisis ? by Ho-fung Hung
11. Eastern Europe : Post-Communist assets in Crisis by Jan Toporowski
12. When banks cannibalize the state : responses to Ireland’s economic collapse by Peadar Kirby

Symposium on the Euro zone Crisis and left strategies

13. From subprime farce to Greek tragedy : the crisis dynamics of financially driven capitalism by Elmar Altvater
14. Default and Exit from the euro zone : a radical left strategy by Costas Lapavitsas
15. Exit or Voice ? a European strategy of rupture by Michel Husson