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New Left Review I/159, September-October 1986

John Palmer

Municipal Enterprise and Popular Planning

The appearance of a series of major reviews of the Greater London Council’s London Industrial Strategy (lis) in socialist publications, notably Mike Rustin’s thoughtful article in nlr 155, reflects its impact on the wider debate among socialists about strategies to confront the economic crisis. [1] Michael Rustin, ‘Lessons of the London Industrial Strategy’, nlr 155, January-February 1986. But socialist economic strategy, particularly one aimed at servicing and inspiring the struggle against unemployment and based on the development of demands and programmes ‘prefiguring’ an alternative socialist society, remains a seriously under-theorized subject among Marxists.

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