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Socialist Register 2003: Fighting Identities


Paperback, 304 pages
ISBN: 1-58367-085-8
Released: November 2002
There is no MR Associate Discount on Socialist Register titles.

Edited by Leo Panitch and Colin Leys

Why do racial, religious, ethnic and national identities have such purchase on the lives of so many people, and why are they still at the center of so many major conflicts at the beginning of the twenty-first century? What form is racism taking amidst the inequalities, refugees and mass migrations of today’s global capitalism? How does the American state—as both the manager of the world capitalist order and as the embodiment of an all-too-often chauvinist national identity—fit into the picture of ‘Fighting Identities’?

I know the Register very well and have found it extremely stimulating, often invaluable.

—Noam Chomsky

The Socialist Register has been the intellectual lodestar for the international left since 1965.

—Mike Davis



  • Aijaz Ahmad, Fundamentalisms: Religious, National and Imperial
  • John S. Saul, The Marxism of Race, Nationalism and Religion
  • Gaspar Miklos Tamas, Re-Evaluating Sovereignty and Self- Determination: Radical Democracy versus Post-Fascism
  • Manning Marable, The ‘Black Reparations’ Controversy
  • Nancy Leys Stepan, Science and Race: Before and after the Genome Project
  • Nira Yuval-Davis, The Intersectionality of Gender, Race and Class
  • Stephen Castles, Refugees and Global Migration
  • Mahmood Mamdani, Ethnicity and Human Rights: Reflections on the Rwanda Genocide
  • Bill Fletcher, Jr., Race and Labor in the USA, Past and Present
  • Joerg Flecker, Nationalism, Xenophobia and Racism: Class Insecurities in Western Europe
  • Lou Kushnick Huw Beynon, Race and Class in the UK Today
  • Aziz Al-Azmeh, Islam and Arab Politics
  • Avishai Ehrlich, Israeli Judaism and the Future of Palestine
  • Hugh Roberts, The Algerian Tragedy: Lessons for the Left
  • Susan Woodward, Religion and Ethno-Nationalism in the Death of Yugoslavia
  • Georgi Derluguian, The War in Karabagh: Ethnic Politics in Post-Soviet Central Asia
  • Nied Ap. Fonseca, Two Brazils
  • Amory Starr, Is the Anti-Globalisation Movement Racist? A Critical Reflection
  • Peter Gowan, American Global Government

Leo Panitch is professor of political science at York University in Toronto. Colin Leys was for many years professor of political science at Queen’s University in Canada.

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Publication Date: November 2002

Number of Pages: 304

Paperback ISBN: 9781583670859