Journal of Socialist Theory

Critique is an independent scholarly journal, founded in 1973. It attempts to analyse contemporary society, both East and West, from a critical Marxist perspective... show moreRejecting the concept of socialism in one country, and the possibility that a country could be both socialist and undemocratic, it seeks to show that the problems of our time are governed by the necessity for democratic control over all aspects of society. The absence of democratic control leads to an inefficient, wasteful and hierarchically structured economy, though in different ways according to the particular society.

Critique attempts to analyse the forms, laws, tendencies and relations existing in different countries in the broader perspective of the epoch. It attempts to document the development of socialist opposition movements in Eastern Europe but its fundamental endeavour is to develop Marxist method and political economy both in principle and through application.

Yassamine Mather discusses the restaging of the Tehran conference photo on BBC Persian

Video: The state of the world economy

Recording of the Critique webinar held on 30th March

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Yassamine Mather writes on Iran, introducing a special issue with five articles by Iranian authors. And Hillel Ticktin discusses the US election and global pandemic

Editorial Board

Editor and Founder

Hillel Ticktin

Acting Editor

Yassamine Mather

Deputy Editors

Mick Cox

Suzi Weissman

Raquel Varela, Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Christine Cooper, Professor of Accountancy, University of Strathclyde

Executive Editorial Board

Lea Haro, Peter Kennedy, Bob Arnot, István Mészáros, Paddy O'Donnell, Latief Parker, Savas Matsas, Terry Brotherstone, Michael Vale, Alex Marshall

Advisory Board

Estaban Volkov, Scott Meikle, Bertell Ollman, Bob Brenner


Critique Journal
Glasgow University,
Socialist Theory and Movements Research Network,
Glasgow G12 8TA,
Scotland, UK

Tel: +44 (0)141 330 3579
Email: Professor Ticktin