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216 x 138mm | 160 pages | October 2018 HB | 978-1-5095-3105-9 £45.00 | $59.95 | €57.90 PB | 978-1-5095-3106-6 £14.99 | $19.95 | €19.90 ebook available

The Left Case Against the EU COSTAS LAPAVITSAS

Many on the left see the European Union as a fundamentally benign project with the potential to underpin ever greater co-operation and progress. If it has drifted rightwards, the answer is to fight for reform from within. In this iconoclastic polemic, economist Costas Lapavitsas demolishes this view. He contends that the EU’s response to the Eurozone crisis represents the ultimate transformation of the union into a neoliberal citadel. Concurrently, the rise of German hegemony has divided the EU into an unstable mixture of wealthy core and dependent peripheries. These related developments make the EU impervious to meaningful reform and ripe for a direct challenge that stresses popular and national sovereignty as preconditions for true socialist internationalism. Lapavitsas’s call for socialist opposition to the EU upends the wishful thinking that often characterizes the debate and will be a challenging read for all on the left interested in the future of Europe. COSTAS LAPAVITSAS is Professor of Economics at SOAS University of London.

Series: Radical Futures 190 x 124mm | 140 pages | November 2018 HB | 978-1-5095-3223-0 £35.00 | $45.00 | €44.90 PB | 978-1-5095-3224-7 £9.99 | $12.95 | €12.90 ebook available

Generation Left KEIR MILBURN

Increasingly age, not class, appears to be the most prominent dividing line in politics. Young people across the globe are embracing left-wing ideas, supporting figures such as Corbyn and Sanders. Where has this “Generation Left” come from and how can it change the world? This compelling book by Keir Milburn traces the story of Generation Left from the financial crash of 2008, through the explosive movements of 2011, to its entry into the electoral arena, showing how it has found itself vying for dominance with aging right-leaning voters and a “Third Way” political elite unable to accept reality. By offering a new concept of political generations, Milburn explains how the age gap can be bridged, and the rightwards drift of older people ended through a reinvention of youth and adulthood. This book is essential reading for anyone, young or old, who is interested in addressing our multiple contemporary crises. KEIR MILBURN is Lecturer in Political Economy and Organisation at the University of Leicester.


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