The Strategic Dilemmas of Working-Class Politics and Organization Today

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A woman is smiling at the camera. Her wavy, long black hair is parted on the right side of her head and is punctuated by a white streak near her face. She wears a textured top in a bright blue hue. She appears to be indoors - a swath of white fabric featuring a golden fern-like print hangs behind her.Cat Boyd is a Glasgow-based writer, campaigner and trade unionist. She is assistant editor at Conter and host of Contercast. She writes mainly on Scottish and American politics, culture and work.


A man with short black hair looks at the camera. He is wearing glasses and has a short gray beard. His arms are crossed. He is wearing a red shirt with the word "anti-capitalista" written on it and his arms are crossed. The background is a white wall.Daniel Chavez is Knowledge Hub Researcher at the Transnational Institute (TNI). After the defeat of left governments in Latin America following the 2008 economic crisis, and disappointments in European left projects, he initiated the New Politics project at TNI to stimulate innovative thinking on questions of participatory democracy and progressive governance. A scholar-activist with a strong commitment to progressive Latin America, Daniel cut his activist teeth at the United Federation of Mutual Aid Housing Cooperatives (FUCVAM) in Uruguay where he worked for almost a decade. He is the author and editor of several books, including The Left in the City: Progressive and Participatory Local Governments in Latin America (Latin American Bureau, 2004) and in Spanish as La izquierda en la ciudad (Icaria, 2004), The New Latin American Left: Utopia Reborn (TNI, 2008) and Nueva Izquierda En America Latina (Catarata, 2008).

Vivek Chibber is Professor of Sociology at New York University and the author of The Class MatrixPostcolonial Theory and the Specter of Capital and Locked in Place: State-Building and Late Industrialization in India, which won the Barrington Moore, Jr. Prize. He is the editor of Catalyst and has contributed to many journals, including the Socialist RegisterAmerican Journal of SociologyBoston Review and New Left Review.