The Global Left
Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow
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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
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
5. The Global Left: A remark
James K. Galbraith
6. A propos the Global Left and Right
7. The Global and the Left: Are there possible convergences?
8. The Left: Its Immediate Future
Pablo González Casanova
9. The Decline Hypothesis
10. Response to Appreciations / Critiques
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.