New Left Review, Volume 323 (September - October 2014)
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Neil Davidson: A Scottish Watershed
Analysis of Scotland’s independence referendum and the hollowing of Labour’s electoral hegemony north of the border, after its lead role in the Unionist establishment’s Project Fear. What tectonic shifts have brought the UK’s archaic, multinational-monarchical state to the fore, as focus for an unprecedented mass politicization?
Ching Kwan Lee: The Spectre of Global China
China’s overseas expansion has unsettled Western commentators. In this striking ethnographic study, Ching Kwan Lee investigates the labour regimes, investment patterns and management ethos of the PRC’s state-owned firms on the Central African Copperbelt, in contrast to the giant multinationals. Surprise findings include Zambia’s first SEZs and a distinctive, quasi-Weberian ethic of ‘eating bitterness’.
Timothy Brennan: Subaltern Stakes
If the post-colonial theory that emerged as a militant intellectual project in the 80s has faltered over the past decade, against a backdrop of actual imperialist excursions, Vivek Chibber’s critical intervention in the field has ignited fresh debate around it. Timothy Brennan asks whether an effective challenge can be mounted without tackling the theory’s amnesia more directly.
Nancy Ettlinger: The Openness Paradigm
Hailed by management gurus as a new strategy for hard-pressed companies in the advanced economies, the ‘open business model’ aims to transform post-Fordism’s flexibilized forms of production—with, Nancy Ettlinger argues, bleak prospects for global labour.
Erdem Yörük, Murat Yüksel: Class and Politics in Turkey's Gezi Protests
What social forces have been mobilized in the mass protests of recent years? Following Göran Therborn and André Singer’s contributions in NLR 85, Erdem Yörük and Murat Yüksel examine the class backgrounds and political ideologies of the Gezi Park protesters, finding that manual workers outnumbered ‘new middle classes’.
Emilie Bickerton on Michael Witt, Jean-Luc Godard, Cinema Historian.
Diagnosis of Western democracy’s hollowing in the final work of a political-science master.
Joshua Rahtz on Angus Burgin, The Great Persuasion.
The high culture of neoliberalism’s interwar progenitors set in contrast to its 1970s popularizers.
Alex Niven on Richard Burton, A Strong Song Tows Us.
First full-length biography of the singular English modernist poet, Basil Bunting.
most important profit stream. This fundamental difference in mining philosophy explains the investors’ different approaches to exploration, drilling and working practices. Exploration—surface drilling to discover and measure new mining resources—is expensive, costing an average of $200 per metre, and its commercial payoff is uncertain. A 2010 survey has noted that, whereas nfca has consistently invested in greenfield drilling, resulting in the discovery of a large, verifiable orebody within its
by the West, nor the egalitarian partner of win-win development trumpeted by Beijing. Opening the Pandora’s box of ‘varieties of capital’, 64 nlr 89 this essay has argued that Chinese state capital has a peculiar logic, practices and ethos of its own, distinct from those of global private capital. The experience of Zambia over the past fifteen years suggests that Chinese state capital can be both more accommodating and more dangerous to African development than profit-maximizing global
undeniable that the material needs of life—food, housing, and shelter—motivate subaltern classes everywhere. Struggle over them is, in fact, the universal condition of conflict between elites and the poor. For its part, the bourgeoisie of Europe displayed the same timidity and treachery as its Eastern counterparts, and, like the latter, had to be pushed from below in order to make possible the establishment of basic democratic institutions. A history misperceived Here, however, despite the
and against these claims, it may be helpful to give a quick sketch of the economic and political developments since the neoliberal-Islamist Justice and Welfare Party (akp) dislodged the parties of the Kemalist establishment in 2002. The past twelve years have been a period of breakneck economic growth in Turkey: gnp has expanded from $230bn to $788bn, driven by the akp’s export-oriented free-market strategy and huge inflows of foreign investment. While financialization, land speculation and
50s. He also manages to slip in his own French New Wave by way of a revisionist account attacking its politique, and admitting the movement was the ‘twitch of a twitch’, having described Italian neo-realism as ‘the last twitch of cinema’. The tension between an auteur approach to cinema and one based on national consciousness is a rich one; it animates one’s viewing of Histoire(s), rather than blocking it. It is easy to challenge, and one feels the division cannot be absolute for Godard himself.