4th Nov, 2018
Selected Essays: From National Liberation to Globalisation
Nigel Harris’s Selected Essays: From National Liberation to Globalisationpresents an encompassing overview of the work of one of the most prolific and insightful Marxist economists of the second half of the twentieth century. It starts off with a new interview in which Harris reflects on the development of his thought over the more than half a century separating the death of Stalin from the latest developments in globalisation and capitalist restructuring. The collected essays deal with topics ranging from imperialism and the state to the political economy of development and migration, and offer an ample selection from Harris’s political journalism. Together the work constitutes at once a personal journey through the history of the British revolutionary left and a trenchant commentary on some of the most fundamental problems facing a renewed Marxist theory.
Nigel Harris is a British economist and Professor Emeritus of the Economics of the City at University College London. His Mandate of Heaven: Marx and Mao in Modern China was republished by Haymarket Books in 2015.
Ahmed Shawki is author of Black Liberation and Socialism. He is also an editor at Haymarket Books in Chicago and on the editorial board of the journal International Socialist Review.