Renewing Socialism : Transforming Democracy, Strategy and Imagination
Intellectually and politically engaging,Renewing Socialismexamines the failures of socialism in the twentieth century and explores the nature of global capitalism, offering a vision of a reinvigorated socialism to ambitiously counter the current debilitating pessimism.
While democracy and equality remain the goals of socialism, new conditions require imaginative new strategies. Panitch stresses the need for re-founding, reorganizing and re-democratizing labour movements and calls for a change of focus from the accumulation of capital to the accumulation of capacities: political, economic, social, environmental and human.
This new edition includes an interview with the author in which he discusses:
- the impact of American imperialism on left strategies worldwide;
- what common interests work for solidarity andagainstdivisions of race, gender and class;
- whether, as green parties turn towards market socialism, there is space left for a red-green anti-capitalist coalition;
- if new socialist parties can avoid the mistakes of communist and social democratic parties in the twentieth century.