Based on in-depth interviews with seventy-four intellectuals of the lefts in Cuba and Mexico, Reinventing Revolution explores the rapidly changing thinking of progressives on the big-and enduring-questions of democracy, economic alternatives, and national sovereignty. Offering a unique world-systems perspective on the sociology of intellectuals and

chapter Chapter 1|23 pages


Global Change, Paradigm Crisis, and the Renovation of Left Discourse

chapter Chapter 2|18 pages

The Backdrop

From the Revolutionary 1960s to the Neoliberal 1980s—What’s Left?

chapter Chapter 3|30 pages

Democracy I

The Persistence of Socialist and Liberal Orthodoxies

chapter Chapter 4|33 pages

Democracy II

Renovative Perspectives on Democracy

chapter Chapter 5|20 pages

Socialism I

State vs. Market

chapter Chapter 6|18 pages

Socialism II

Renovative Perspectives on Economic Alternatives

chapter Chapter 7|19 pages

National Sovereignty I

The Nation-State in the Post-Cold War, Globalized World-System

chapter Chapter 8|20 pages

National Sovereignty II

Toward a Relative Autonomy of the Nation-State

chapter Chapter 9|17 pages


Past Imperfect, Present Tense, Future Conditional