Renewing Socialism opens with an exploration of the contemporary meaning of revolution and reform, beginning by stressing the appropriation of both terms into the rhetoric of the political right. Panitch examines the failure to realize socialisms revolutionary promise through an analysis of social democratic parties and the politics of compromise t
Table of Contents
Introduction -- Rethinking Revolution and Reform in Capitalist Democracies -- Observations on Communism's Demise -- Liberal Democracy and Socialist Democracy -- The Legacy of The Communist Manifesto in a Global Capitalism -- Globalization and Left Strategies -- Bringing Class Back In: Reflections on Strategy for Labor -- Transcending Pessimism: Rekindling Socialist Imagination
eo Panitch is Distinguished Research Professor of Political Science at York University, Toronto, and a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He is the co-editor of The Socialist Register, published annually in London and New York. His books include The End of Parliamentary Socialism (Verso 1997), The Assault on Trade Union Freedoms, Working Class Politics in Crisis, and Social Democracy and Industrial Militancy .