ISBN-10:
1107421098
ISBN-13:
9781107421097
Pub. Date:
08/07/2014
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Reinventing the Left in the Global South: The Politics of the Possible

Reinventing the Left in the Global South: The Politics of the Possible

by Richard Sandbrook

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ISBN-13: 9781107421097
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 08/07/2014
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 309
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

Richard Sandbrook is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Toronto and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Since 1968 he has focused his research on the Left's experience in the Global South, the relevance of social-democratic thinking to the reshaping of neoliberal globalization, the political economy of the basic-needs and market-oriented development strategies, the relationship of democratization to development, and the political role of workers and the urban poor in Africa. He has published over 50 articles and ten books, including Social Democracy in the Global Periphery: Origins, Challenges, Prospects (with Marc Edelman, Patrick Heller and Judith Teichman, Cambridge University Press, 2007).

Table of Contents

1. Reinventing the Left; 2. Alternative visions: leftist versus neoliberal paradigms; 3. How neoliberalism fails; 4. Making history: agency, constraints and realities; 5. Pitfalls and promise of the moderate Left; 6. The radical Left: moving beyond the socialist impasse; 7. Politics of the possible.

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