Corbynism from Below
In Corbynism from Below thinkers, writers and activists chart how a bottom-up Labour campaign can win a general election, put Jeremy Corbyn in Number Ten, and turn the world upside down.
|Date Published||9th September 2019|
|Publisher||Lawrence & Wishart|
In 2017 Jeremy Corbyn surprised everyone, including his own supporters, by depriving Theresa May of her majority. Two years on, with May forced out, Boris Johnson in, and a dramatic constitutional crisis over Brexit, the country is likely to be facing another general election within a matter of months.
Bringing together a diverse range of thinkers, writers and activists, Corbynism from Below charts how a bottom-up Labour campaign can beat Johnson and Farage by building a popular opposition to the rising tide of right-wing populism. Both a rallying cry and a practical primer for victory, the book forensically outlines the shifting vote patterns that Labour needs to navigate, and the alliance building it must engage in, to win what promises to be the most momentous election in decades.
Unafraid to face up to the limits of Corbynism, while enthusiastic about the possibilities of a Labour victory, Corbynism from Below offers an account of how the Labour Party can win, and the kind of transformation we would see under a Corbyn government.
Mark Perryman: A Party Turned Upside Down
Top to Bottom
Lorna Finlayson: Corbyn in Context
Andrew Gamble: Authoritarian Populism versus a Plural Left
Phil Burton-Cartledge: A Tale of Two Crises
Jeremy Gilbert: Acid Corbynism for Beginners
Building Blocs from Below
Jess Garland: Members Not Only
Adam Klug and Emma Rees: How Big Organizing Works
Heather Wakefield: A Workplace to Wins
Anne Coddington: The New Left Mediascape
Neal Lawson: Labouring Under Illusions
Lindsey German: An Extra-Parliamentary Affair
Satnam Virdee: Class, Racism and the Politics of Vacuum
Gerry Hassan: Farewell to the Labour Nation
History in the Remaking
James Meadway: Out of the Ruins
Paul Hilder: The Revolution Will be Networked
Paula Surridge: In Search of the Value-Added Voter
Hilary Wainwright: An Inside-Out Politics