Author Meets Critics: Capitalism’s Crises in South Africa and the World: Class Struggle and Left Responses by V. Satgar, A. Bieler, H. Wainwright

Sunday, 10 July 2016: 09:00-10:30
Location: Hörsaal II (Neues Institutsgebäude (NIG))
RC02 Economy and Society (host committee)

Language: English

This edited volume is the second in the “Democratic Marxism” series, emanating from South Africa. The “Democratic Marxism” series seeks to develop Marx’s unfinished historical materialism by generating analyses of the contemporary dynamics of global capitalism, class struggle and possible futures. It seeks a South-centred and postvanguardist conversation with Marxist scholars and movements in the Global North. The second volume attempts to clarify the meaning of the current systemic crises of global capitalism and left responses.
In this regard contributors to the session will seek to go beyond catastrophic understandings of the current crisis, unpack current debates about the systemic crises of capitalist civilisation, conjunctural crises and left agency. In the conversation reference will be made to the role of progressive think tanks, social movements, trade unions and new left parties.

Authors: Vishwas Satgar, William Carroll and Hilary Wainwright. 
Critic: Jennifer Chun.
Session Organizer:
Vishwas SATGAR, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Heidi GOTTFRIED, Wayne State University, USA
Hilary WAINWRIGHT, Transnational Institute, USA
Jennifer CHUN, University of Toronto, Canada
Austerity and Resistance: The Politics of Labour in the Euro-Zone Crisis
Andreas BIELER, School of Politics and IR, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
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