The Politics of the Right


LeftWord Books, New Delhi, 2016

400 pages

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Today the left faces new challenges from political forces amassing on the radical right. The 52nd volume of the Socialist Register presents a serious calibration and a careful political mapping of these forces. It addresses pivotal questions on the reordering of the new right. These essays – very broad in terms of themes and places – speak to the global challenges the new right poses for the left at this historical moment.

What is the nature of the right’s populism, nationalism and militarism?

What is the social base and organizational strength and range of far right political forces?

To what extent are they influencing mainstream parties and opinion?

How have they penetrated state institutions?

What role do state security services and police forces play?

Does our political situation today require comparison with 1930s Fascism?

How should the left respond to defend democratic and human rights?

Aijaz Ahmad | Walter Baier | Armando Boito | Alexander Buzgalin | Geoff Eley | Avishal Ehrlich | Liz Fekete | Bill Fletcher Jr | Doug Henwood | Andreas Karitzis | Stefan Kipfer | Andre Kolgonov | Michael Löwy | Gavan McCormack | David Moore | Alfredo Saad-Filho | Parastou Saberi | Richard Saull | Richard Seymour | Francis Sitel | G.M. Tamás | Reg Whitaker | Lesley Wood

Greg Albo

Greg Albo teaches political economy at the Department of Political Science, York University, Toronto. He is currently co-editor of the Socialist Register. He is also on the editorial boards of Studies in Political Economy, Relay, Capitalism, Nature, Socialism, Canadian Dimension, The Bullet and Historical Materialism (England). Co-editor of A Different Kind of State: Popular Power and Democratic Administration and author of numerous articles in journals such as Studies in Political Economy, Socialist Register, Canadian Dimension, and Monthly Review.

Leo Panitch

Leo Victor Panitch, (born May 3, 1945, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) is a Distinguished Research Professor of Political Science and Canada Research Chair in Comparative Political Economy at York University. Since 1985, he has served as co-editor of the Socialist Register, which describes itself as "an annual survey of movements and ideas from the standpoint of the independent new left". Panitch himself sees the Register as playing a major role in developing Marxism's conceptual framework for advancing a democratic, co-operative and egalitarian, socialist alternative to capitalist competition, exploitation and insecurity.