revolutionary reflections | Uneven and Combined Development: Modernity, Modernism, Revolution (2): Causes, Consequences, Constraints

In this second part to his series of five pieces for revolutionary reflections Neil Davidson explores the aesthetic and political dimensions of the theory of Uneven and Combined Development. 2.1.      Capitalist Modernity: Industrialisation and...

revolutionary reflections | Class struggles in the 1989 revolution

For the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, we publish a translation of Volkhard Mosler's analysis of the class composition of the East German regime and the opposition movement to it.

revolutionary reflections | ‘Green Capitalism’: a critical review of the literature: part 3

Part III of Stephen Graham’s critical review of the ‘Green capitalism’ literature examines debates between advocates of ‘green Keynesian’ approaches and supporters of de-growth.

revolutionary reflections | Popular struggle in Indonesia: the spirit of Bandung

Following the recent Indonesian elections, in which the incumbent Jokowi defeated a descendent of the dictator Suharto, Frans Ari Prasetyo discusses the contradictions of the Jokowi government’s dependence on the World Bank and local capitalists.

revolutionary reflections | Which side are you on? Work, class and the 99%

Confusion is rife about what we mean by working class or middle class. Bob Carter argues that a focus on exploitative workplace relationships is far more illuminating than arbitrary hierarchies of inequality.

revolutionary reflections | Value, force, many states and other problems: part 2

In the second part of his essay on how violence and coercion are written into the core of capitalist social relations, Colin Barker explores how states modify the law of value.

revolutionary reflections | Perspectives on the crisis

Today the world is gripped with a sense of crisis to a degree that is as a great as in living memory. In this piece Sebastian Cooke provides a perspective on the nature of...

revolutionary reflections | Uneven and Combined Development: Modernity, Modernism, Revolution (3): Cartographies And Chronologies

In the third of his five pieces on Uneven but Combined Development, Neil Davidson looks at the application of the theory to England, Scotland, Germany and Japan before looking the Soviet transition to state...

revolutionary reflections | Uneven and Combined Development: Modernity, Modernism, Revolution (4): Continuities and Changes

In part 4 of his series on Uneven and Combined Development Neil Davidson looks at its relevance in the contemporary world. A PDF of all five pieces will be available next week. 4.1.      The Persistence...

revolutionary reflections | Endgames of US petro-imperialism?

Brian Parkin explains some of the contradictions of the energy markets and the process of US imperial decline in an era of climate catastrophe