Leo Panitch

Panitch in 2012 Leo Victor Panitch (3 May 1945 – 19 December 2020) was a distinguished research professor of political science and a Canada Research Chair in comparative political economy at York University.

From 1985 until the 2021 edition, he served as co-editor of the ''Socialist Register'', which describes itself as "an annual survey of movements and ideas from the standpoint of the independent new left". Panitch himself saw the ''Register'' as playing a major role in developing Marxism's conceptual framework for advancing a democratic, co-operative and egalitarian socialist alternative to capitalist competition, exploitation, and insecurity.

Since his appointment as a Canada Research Chair in 2002, Panitch focused his academic research and writing on the spread of global capitalism. He argued that this process of globalization is being led by the American state through agencies such as the US Department of the Treasury and the Federal Reserve. Panitch saw globalization as a form of imperialism, but argued that the American Empire is an "informal" one in which the US sets rules for trade and investment in partnership with other sovereign, but less powerful capitalist states. His book ''The Making of Global Capitalism: The Political Economy of American Empire'' (2012), written with his close friend and university colleague Sam Gindin, traces the development of American-led globalization over more than a century. In 2013, the book was awarded the Deutscher Memorial Prize in the United Kingdom for best and most creative work in or about the Marxist tradition and in 2014 it won the Rik Davidson/SPE Book Prize for the best book in political economy by a Canadian.

Panitch was the author of more than 100 scholarly articles and nine books including ''Working-Class Politics in Crisis: Essays on Labour and the State'' (1986), ''The End of Parliamentary Socialism: From New Left to New Labour'' (2001) and ''Renewing Socialism: Transforming Democracy, Strategy and Imagination'' (2008) in which he argued that capitalism is inherently unjust and undemocratic. Provided by Wikipedia
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