SOCIALIST REGISTER 2023: Capital and Politics


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The 59th annual volume of theSocialist Registerexamines the growth of corporate power and other important organizational trends in global capitalism. Rejecting such notions as “stakeholder capitalism,” it reviews the organization and strategies of unions and the left as it searches for new routes to socialism.


Adam Hanieh:World Oil: Contemporary Transformations in Ownership and Control

Nicolas GrahamandWilliam K. Carroll: Climate Breakdown: From Fossil Capitalism to Climate Capitalism (and Beyond?)

Rafeef Ziadah: Logistical Landscapes: Corporate Power and Capital in the Maritime Industry

Patrick Bond: Multilateralism at a Crossroads: Vaccine Apartheid, Climate Wars, Geopolitical Turmoil

Stephen F. Diamond: The ‘Corporate Governance’ Myth

Charmaine ChuaandSpencer Cox: Battling the Behemoth: Amazon and the Rise of America’s New Working Class

Kyle Bailey: The Illusions of ‘Stakeholder Capitalism’: The Case of Unilever

Richard Saunders: Transnational Capital and Regulating African Extractives: Zimbabwe’s Blood Diamonds

Minqi Li: From ‘996′ to ‘Lying Flat’: China’s Regime of Accumulation

Pun NgaiandChen Peier: Infrastructural Capitalism: High-Speed Rail and Class Conflict in China

Armando Boito: Political Divisions and Neo-Fascism in Brazil


Stephen MaherandScott M. Aquanno: Capitalist Restructuring, State Transformation: Leo Panitch and Capitalism Today

Panagiotis Sotiris: Mass Parties, Dual Power, and Questions of Strategy: A Dialogue with Leo Panitch

Madeleine Davis: Leo Panitch on British Labourism and the Prospects for a ‘Labour New Left’

Leo PanitchandRafael Khachaturian: Against Pessimism: A Life on the Left

Greg Albois a Professor in the Department of Political Science at York University, Toronto.Alfredo Saad-Filhois Professor of Political Economy and International Developmentat King’s College London, and author of Progressive Policies for Economic Development (2021).Nicole Aschoffis author of The New Prophets of Capital (2015) and The Smartphone Society (2021).


The Socialist Registerhas been the intellectual lodestar for the international left since 1964. —Mike Davis, the late, great author ofPlanet of Slums,Evil Paradises: Dreamworlds of Neoliberalism,among other books.

Every yearThe Socialist Registerpushes the envelope on theory and the state of struggles on particular themes. Drawing upon the most knowledgeable and brilliant scholars on the left, the cumulative effect is to produce an encyclopedia of theory and practice for everyone who wants to help to create a socialist future. —Michael Lebowitz, author, Between Capitalism and Community.


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