Notes on Contributors

Kevin B. Anderson is a Professor of Sociology, Political Science, and Feminist Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has written on Marx, Hegel, the Frankfurt School, Foucault, and the Orientalism debate. Among his most recent books are Foucault and the Iranian Revolution (with Janet Afary, 2005) and Marx at the Margins (2010). <>

Mat Callahan is a musician and writer from San Francisco, now residing in Bern, Switzerland. He co-founded the seminal world-beat band, Looters, whose success led to the founding of the artists' collective Komotion International. Most recently, he produced the revival of James Connolly's "Songs of Freedom." He is the author of three books: Sex, Death and the Angry Young Man, Testimony, and The Trouble with Music. <>

Jannis Chasoglou is a student in political science, history and philosophy at the University of Tübingen, Germany. His research areas are: political economy, political theory, European integration, politics of Greece. <>

Haidar Eid is an Associate Professor of English at al-Aqsa University in Gaza. His advanced degrees are from Eastern Mediterranean University in Northern Cyprus and from the University of Johannesburg. He subsequently taught at Vista University–Soweto; Al-Quds Open University in Gaza/Palestine; the North China University of Science and Technology; Abu Dhabi University, UAE; and Mazoon College in Oman.

Ricardo R. Fuentes-Ramírez is a Puerto Rican activist currently pursuing his PhD in economics at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. His recent research focuses on the relationship between imperialism and development and on the political economy of transition to socialism.

Efe Can Gürcan is a PhD student in sociology at Simon Fraser University. His publications include articles on imperialism and NATO in Socialism & Democracy, on Cuban agrarian movements in Latin American Perspectives, on the political economy of "food security" (co-authored) in Rural Sociology, on food sovereignty in Kasarinlan, on regionalism in Journal of Social Research & Policy, and several book chapters. <>

Jannis Kompsopoulos is a PhD student at the University of Tübingen, Germany. His fields of interest are: European integration, State theory, history of political thought, historical materialism, theories of capitalism.

Tony Mckenna is a Hegelian-Marxist philosopher whose work has appeared in the Huffington Post, UN publications, ABC Australia, New Statesman, The Progressive, New Internationalist, Counterpunch, Monthly Review, Znet, New Humanist, Open Democracy, Ceasefire, New Left Project, Philosophers' Magazine, Counterfire, Critique: Journal of Socialist Theory, and Marx and Philosophy Review of Books. <>

Efe Peker is a joint-PhD candidate in Sociology at Simon Fraser University and in History at University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. His research interests focus on the historical sociology of social movements and state-building, with particular attention to the transformations of religion, nationalism, ideology, and culture. His upcoming publications are on republican state-building and the politics of secularism in France and Turkey. <>

Michael Perelman is a professor of economics at California State University, Chico. He is the author of 19 books and is currently working on his 21st. His most recent books are Railroading Economics and The Invisible Handcuffs, both published by Monthly Review Press.

Peter Ranis is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the Graduate Center, City University of New York and York College, CUNY. His 80+ publications include three books and many articles, most recently, “Argentine Cooperatives in Civil Society” in Jeff Shantz & José Brendan Macdonald, Beyond Capitalism (2013), and “Worker Cooperatives: Creating Participatory Socialism in Capitalism and State Socialism” in Democracy at Work online (2012).

Jim Rogers is a Research Fellow and Associate Lecturer at the School of Communications, Dublin City University. His research focuses on the evolving form and nature of the media and cultural industries in the digital era. He is author of The Death and Life of the Music Industry of the Digital Age (Bloomsbury, 2013).  <>