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 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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Brexit Referendum: How Its Outcome Will Affect the Future of the UK and the…
24.06.2016
There is a clear signal that the European Union must change. The costs of the free market are borne disproportionately by the poorest and least educated classes of the population who suffer most from

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Which Way Forward for the Eurasian Economic Union?
21.04.2016
The consequences of NATO and EU enlargement have discouraged Eurasian political elites from using the EEU as a stepping-stone to the neo-liberal world economic system.

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Russia’s Regional Options in the World System
12.01.2016
The Russian government will turn to strengthen the Eurasian Union as well as its political and economic alliances with the BRICS and the overlapping membership of the Shanghai Cooperation

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