A1 Journal article (refereed)
Rethinking Samir Amin’s legacy and the case for a political organization of the global justice movement (2019)

Juego, B. (2019). Rethinking Samir Amin’s legacy and the case for a political organization of the global justice movement. Globalizations, 16(7), 1109-1115. https://doi.org/10.1080/14747731.2019.1654774

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Publication details

All authors or editors: Juego, Bonn

Journal or series: Globalizations

ISSN: 1474-7731

eISSN: 1474-774X

Publication year: 2019

Volume: 16

Issue number: 7

Pages range: 1109-1115

Publisher: Routledge

Publication country: United Kingdom

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/14747731.2019.1654774

Persistent website address: https://jwsr.pitt.edu/ojs/index.php/jwsr/article/view/949

Publication open access: Other way freely accessible online

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Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/67232

Additional information: Also published in the Journal of World-Systems Research (ISSN 1076-156X), Vol. 25 Issue 2. Please see: https://jwsr.pitt.edu/ojs/index.php/jwsr/article/view/949


A case is made here for the desirability and viability of the late Samir Amin’s call for a new International. However, the project to forge a political organization of the global justice movement must in the first instance draw lessons from the limitations of the recent network structure of new social movements, notably the World Social Forum, and rectify the failures of the old internationals of left-wing cadres. The actualization of such a radical idea also needs to observe the realpolitik of class formation and class struggle under conditions of the imperialistic globalization of capitalism today. Envisioned as a plural and participatory learning organization, the new International’s progression should be evolutionary and its strategic engagements have to balance the imperatives of political realism with the ideals of democratic values.

Keywords: globalisation; social classes; class struggle; global justice; international movements; left-wing movements; political internationals

Free keywords: class formation; class struggle; global justice movement; new international; Samir Amin; World Social Forum

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Reporting Year: 2019

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