IIRE Working Paper nº 35: Alex de Jong, "The long march of the Dutch SP"

This Working Paper looks at the evolution of the Socialist Party (SP) in the Netherlands.

With its roots in the maoist milieu of the seventies, the SP is a rare example of a party coming from the far-left to make a lasting national breakthrough. During its own long march, the SP underwent a metamorphosis from a small revolutionary group to a social-democratic mass-party.

Alex de Jong is a co-director of the IIRE Amsterdam.

The 3rd IIRE Economy Seminar is taking place between the 14th and the 16th February.

Following up on the sessions held in 2009 and 2011, this edition will go through the changing situation in the economies of the different continents, with a focus on the interaction between ecological and economic problems, and the debates on radical ways out of the crisis. Among the lecturers and participants, we will have well known economists like Michael Roberts, François Chesnais, Eric Toussaint, Ozlem Onaram, Claudio Katz, Cedric Durand, Michel Husson and environmentalist Daniel Tanuro.

Here is the final program in pdf format

If you are interested in attending the seminar, you can still write to us for the possibility of a late inscription.

Ecosocialist School 2013

The second 'ecosocialist school' organized by the IIRE was a successful, truly international meeting.
The final large activity of the IIRE in 2013 was the second 'ecosocialist school'. Each year, we organize several educational activities, the largest of which is a three-week school for political activists. Reflecting the increasing importance of the ecological question for progressive activists, we drew up a new program for our three-week school a couple of years ago and renamed it the 'ecosocialist school'.


Éditions Syllepse publie une version en français de la contribution de Au Loong Yu dans China's Rise: Strength and Fragilitynuméro 54 de notre série "Notebooks for Study and Research". Voici la quatrième de couverture:

"Ces trente dernières années ont vu des bouleversements colossaux transformer ce pays.