David Lane

United Kingdom

David Lane is Emeritus Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge University, and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.

Materials

The Changing World Order in 2017. 'New Era' in Chinese Policy
11.01.2018
Outside the core of the capitalist bloc of the world system, the emerging powers continued to move in a contrary direction with the formation of new economic and political regional associations. The

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The Changing World Order in 2017: The Rise of Populism
29.12.2017
Unlike 1917, which was a year of socialist rebellions, the general verdict on the hundredth anniversary of the October Revolution is that a repeat of a seizure of power led by a socialist party has

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The End of October: Yet Another Class Victory?
30.11.2017
Discussions of the October Revolution, which have taken place in connection with its hundredth anniversary, have dwelt on the role of Lenin and the Communist Party in the seizure of political power,

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The Significance of the October Revolution of 1917
03.11.2017
In December 1991 the USSR was dismembered into 15 sovereign states. What consequently was lost in the break-up of the USSR were the social and economic objectives promised by October. Perhaps the most

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Perceptions of the Russian October Revolution in Great Britain
03.10.2017
Stefan Zweig in his 1927 book, Decisive Moments in History, ranks Lenin’s return to Russia in October 1917 as one of the three most decisive ‘moments’ in recent world history. The others were the fall

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From Liberal Globalisation to Economic Nationalism?
31.07.2017
The election of Donald Trump, the UK’s exit from the European Union, and strong challenges to the current ruling elites by populist parties in France, Greece, Holland, Hungary and Poland confront the

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Britain’s Options Outside the European Union
23.06.2017
Britain will be faced with widening the scope of its trade and finding new markets to replace those lost in the European Union. Consequently, there is likely to be a strengthening of links between

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The UK Election of 8 June: Prospects from the Party Manifestos
06.06.2017
A victory for Theresa May would certainly lead to a strengthening of the UK’s relationship with the USA in the context of established NATO policy. Its current policy with respect to ‘terrorism’ in the

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Brexit and Breakup: Scotland’s Contested Place in the United Kingdom
19.04.2017
A political compromise with Scotland would have to meet the Scots’ claims for greater self-government. A federal United Kingdom would open up the possibilities of Scotland taking not only more powers

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Why Brexit Need Not Be a Calamity for the UK or Europe
31.03.2017
Leaving the EU is not a calamity. It opens up immense opportunities for the UK to strengthen associations not only in Europe, which extends outside the EU, but also in the wider international

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Theresa May’s One-Nation Conservatism
21.02.2017
For Theresa May, the British people’s vote to leave the European Union not only unlocked the door to the post of Prime Minister. In her interpretation the vote signalled a deeper malaise with

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Donald Trump and Theresa May: Prelude to a New World Order?
06.02.2017
2017 is neither 1917 nor 1989. What Trump and May signify is a circulation of political elites. The ascending elites represent a national bourgeoisie, the descending ones, cosmopolitan global

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