Europe in the Brave New World. transform! yearbook 2020

This year’s transform! yearbook will be released in April 2020.

transform! yearbook 2020 explores the future of Europe in the emerging multipolar world. What is the impact of the global crisis of hegemony? What is at stake for democracy and labour and what opportunities are opening up for political and social subjects in the era of digital capitalism? Can art and history still provide some answers?
For the transformation of this brave new world there needs to be a continuous battle for the hegemony of left emancipatory ideas, which is impossible without a concrete analysis of the present situation. It is to this effort that transform! 2020 hopes to contribute.

Ordering information

Europe in the Brave New World. transform! 2020
Edited by Walter Baier, Eric Canepa and Haris Golemis
Merlin Press Ltd.
ISBN 978-0-85036-760-7
to be published: April 2020
Price: £ 20.00


Walter Baier, Eric Canepa, Haris Golemis: Europe in the Brave New World

Europe and the World: History, Politics, Economics
David Harvey: Global Hegemony In Our Time: The Rise of China Interviewed by Haris Golemis
Walter Baier: Shadow and Light in the Dusk of Neoliberalism
Göran Therborn: Challenges for the Left: A Door of Opportunity 
Eric Canepa: Abstract Neoliberal Memory and the Marginalisation of Mediterranean Europe
Carlo Spagnolo: Europe’s Divided Memories After 1945: Notes on the Crisis of European Integration and Memory 
Erhard Crome: European Security at Risk
Dagmar Švendová: The European Union’s Space Programmes: A Challenge for the Left
Tobias Boos, Ulrich Brand, Kristina Dietz, and Miriam Lang: The End of the ‘Progressive Cycle’ and the New Resistance to the Right Turn: Challenges for Emancipatory Forces in Latin America

Democracy and Labour: Political and Social Subjects in the Brave New World of Digital Capitalism
Julia Rone: Democracy in the Era of Social Media: Why the deus ex machina Will Not Work This Time
Jörn Boewe and Johannes Schulten: Who Defines the Principles of 21st-century Digital Capitalism? The Case of Amazon
Ilaria Lani: Organising Digital Platform Workers in Italy
Philipp Lorig: Crowdwork in Handiwork Services: Traditionalisation Within Innovation
Sarah Bormann: Crowdwork from a Trade-Union Perspective
Yifat Solel: ‘It’s the Democracy, Stupid!’: Fake News, Sharing Economy, and the Cooperative Alternative
Appendix: A Case Study of Cooperative Initiatives: Israeli Cooperatives after the 2011 Protest Experience

Facets of Radical Feminism
Silvia Federici: Women and Feminisms – Past and Present Interviewed by Eirini Avramopoulou
Agnieszka Mrozik, Valeriya Utkina, Nora García, Catia Gregoratti, Selin Çağatay: Feminism, National Movements, and European Questions: A Roundtable coordinated by Heidemarie Ambrosch and Barbara Steiner

Art, Resistance, Utopia
Kimon Markatos: The Brave Old World: Utopia, Dystopia, Science Fiction, and the Project of the Left
Stefan Amzoll: ‘I’m Singing Now!’: Nineteen Sequences to Describe Hanns Eisler

Country Reports
Yiannos Katsourides: Governing on the Left: a Sisyphean Task
Yann Le Lann: The Outer Bypass: What the Relation of the Yellow Vests to the Trade Unions Says About Collective Bargaining
Piotr Ikonowicz: Challenges for the Polish Left

Anniversaries and In Memoriam
Loudovikos Kotsonopoulos: State, Socialism, and Utopia: Erik Olin Wright’s Emancipatory Social Science
Werner Michael Schwarz, Georg Spitaler, and Elke Wikidal: Red Vienna, 1919-2019
Wladislaw Hedeler: The World Party from Moscow: New Research on the Founding of the Comintern
Veronika Sušová-Salminen: Revolution or Restoration? 1989 – The End of the Revolutionary Cycle and the Rise of Neoliberalism in Central and Eastern Europe

The Marxist-Christian Dialogue
José Manuel Pureza: From Anathema to the Search for Convergence: The Dialogue Between Christians and Marxists in Our Time

Economic Update
Joachim Bischoff: The Downswing of the Global Economic Cycle