Explore the 9th edition of the transform! yearbook, delving into the social fabric of the modern nation-state and left strategies for transformation. Uncover the historical context of the state’s role and its impact on class dynamics, and dive into an analysis of the delicate balance between politics and economics.
transform! yearbook 2023 considers the class character of the contemporary nation-state, its measure of relative autonomy from capital, and the left’s strategies for transforming it. While neoliberalism has curtailed the state’s function as guarantor of public welfare, it has strengthened its role as organiser of global marketisation and finance. However, with the pandemic, the crucial necessity of public healthcare services became a burning issue for large sections of the population, and worker-led initiatives to transform production and protect the environment raised the question of the possible role of the state in socio-ecological transformation.
This year’s transform! yearbook addresses the following aspects:
- State Theory
- State Transformation and Its Effects
- Rivalries at the International Level
- Authoritarian Capitalist States
- Country Case Studies
- Marxist Christian Dialogue