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Corbynism: A Critical Approach

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Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBingley
Publisher or commissioning bodyEmerald
ISBN (Print)978-1787543720, 1787543722
DateAccepted/In press - 7 Aug 2018
DateE-pub ahead of print - 13 Sep 2018
DatePublished (current) - 24 Sep 2018

Publication series

NameSociety Now
PublisherEmerald

Abstract

From the moment Jeremy Corbyn was elected Labour leader, Corbynism has been dismissed, derided or romanticised - but rarely taken seriously as a set of ideas on its own terms. From a left perspective, this book critically outlines the shared understanding of capitalism and its alternatives that unites the component parts of the Corbyn movement. Bypassing arguments over electability undermined by the 2017 election, Corbynism: A Critical Approach decodes the central tenets of the Corbynist worldview, showing their coherence with contemporary political-economic shifts. Corbyn’s platform of protectionism at home and isolationism abroad, it contends, chimes with conspiratorial understandings of global capitalism as a ‘rigged system’ common to populist nativism in an age of Trump and Brexit.

    Structured keywords

  • Global Political Economy
  • MGMT Work Organisation and Public Policy
  • MGMT theme Global Political Economy
  • MGMT theme Inclusive Economy

    Research areas

  • Corbynism, Corbyn, Labour Party, Populism, Nationalism, Postcapitalism, Political Economy, Conspiracy Theory, Capitalism, Marxism

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