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The Global Left
Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

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ISBN 9781138390393
July 27, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
136 Pages

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Book Description

This book presents a new assessment by Immanuel Wallerstein titled The Global Left: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow with additional chapters by prominent social theorists. Global Left is a different concept from globalization and speaks to the appropriateness of the unit of analysis of global change and its implications both for intellectual understanding and political action. Wallerstein considers anti-systemic movements, dilemmas of the left in relation to the structural crisis of the modern world-system, and tactics and strategies for political action. The book includes new essays by Etienne Balibar, John K. Galbraith, Johan Galtung, Nilufer Gole, and Pablo Gonzalez Casanova in conversation with Wallerstein’s core ideas.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Michel Wieviorka

The Global Left: yesterday, today, tomorrow

Immanuel Wallerstein

1. Capitalism and anti-systemic movements: 1789-1986

2. Structural crisis of the modern world-system: dilemmas of the left

3. Bifurcation and collective choice: tactics and transition

Appreciations / Critiques

4. Bifurcation in the ‘end’ of capitalism

Étienne Balibar

5. The Global Left: A remark

James K. Galbraith

6. A propos the Global Left and Right

Johan Galtung

7. The Global and the Left: Are there possible convergences?

Nilüfer Gole

8. The Left: Its Immediate Future

Pablo González Casanova

9. The Decline Hypothesis

Michel Wieviorka

10. Response to Appreciations / Critiques

Immanuel Wallerstein

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Until his recent death, Immanuel Wallerstein was Professor of Sociology at Yale University and Director of the Fernand Braudel Center at the State University of New York. His books include the world renowned three-volume study, The Modern World-System, and, cowritten with Etienne Balibar, Race, Nation, Class. In 2003, he received the Career of Distinguished Scholarship Award from the American Sociological Association. He is considered to this day one of the most influential sociologists of his era.