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Capitalism’s final phase
The case of the Socialist Workers’ Party
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This chapter argues that the SWP is the most politically marginal group studied in this book. The chapter gives insight into how far from the centre of British politics the dominant meanings of globalisation discourse have travelled. Moreover, despite Labour's rightwards shift, the SWP's discourse is born to some extent of the same ideological gene pool as its social democratic relations. As such, this contrast also enables insight into globalisation's relationship with left-wing staples such as the state. The chapter first assesses the relationship between the globalisation concept and the SWP's pre-existing commitment to Marxism. The second section looks at the party's approach to foreign economic policy, noting the impact of the financial crisis on SWP discourse in this regard. Finally, the third section looks at organisational issues such as the relationship between anti-war and anti-capitalism, and the SWP's role in and understanding of the wider transnational movement.

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Globalisation and ideology in Britain

Neoliberalism, free trade and the global economy


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