Crônicas depois do furacão

Argumentos para repensar a esquerda

25 January 2006
Sue Branford

Hilary Wainwright, coordenadora de vãrias redes internacionais de
pesquisa e ativismo, procurou colocar-se no centro dos acontecimentos,
dando voz a todos os lados da crise que se abateu sobre o PT e o
governo Lula em 2005.

Spanish -

Este livro, sucesso na Europa, é um convite ao debate politico, que tem como componente central entrevistas com personalidades da esquerda brasileira intelectuais, ativistas, parlamentares, atores de destaque no cenário politico nacional. Hilary Wainwright, coordenadora de vãrias redes internacionais de pesquisa e ativismo, procurou colocar-se no centro dos acontecimentos, dando voz a todos os lados da crise que se abateu sobre o PT e o governo Lula em 2005.

No Olho do Furacão e um livro que não se propõe a dar respostas definitivas. As diversas visões sobre a crise aqui apresentadas suscitam, antes de tudo, a reflexão teórica e a ação cidadã e destacam a necessidade de repensar as formas de ação politica.

"Este rico e diversificado conjunto de reflexões sobre a "crise do PT" vai ser leitura obrigatória para aqueles que querem enfrentar a tarefa de repensar a esquerda - e a política - no Brasil e em outras partes, escapando da complacência e do oportunismo, mas também da amargura nihilista dos nossos sonhos e corações partidos. -- Evelina Dagnino- Professora da UNICAMP

As esquerdas foram derrotadas no seu projeto democrático e popular, ainda em 1989. Esse livro, recolhe reflexões para nos ajudar a compreender porque as esquerdas não conseguiram ter um projeto.E nos conclama para o debate, sobre os verdadeiros desafios políticos e ideológicos desse estágio da luta de classes no Brasil Imprescindível parta toda militância social e de esquerda! -- João Pedro Stédile - Dirigente Nacional doMST

January 2006
Xamã VM Editora, São Paulo (eds.)

About the authors

Hilary Wainwright

Hilary Wainwright is a leading researcher and writer on the emergence of new forms of democratic accountability within parties, movements and the state. She is the driving force and editor behind Red Pepper, a popular British new left magazine, and has documented countless examples of resurgent democratic movements from Brazil to Britain and the lessons they provide for progressive politics.

As well as TNI fellow, she is also Senior Research Associate at the International Centre for Participation Studies at the Department for Peace Studies, University of Bradford, UK and Senior Research Associate at International Centre for Participation Studies', Bradford University. She has also been a visiting Professor and Scholar at the University of California, Los Angeles; Havens Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison and Todai University, Tokyo. Her books include Reclaim the State: Experiments in Popular Democracy (Verso/TNI, 2003) and Arguments for a New Left: Answering the Free Market Right (Blackwell, 1993).

Wainwright founded the Popular Planning Unit of the Greater London Council during the Thatcher years, and was convenor of the new economics working group of the Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly from 1989 to 1994.\

Follow Hilary on twitter: @HilaryPepper

 

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