The untimely death of Ellen Meiksins Wood on January 14, 2016 deprived the Left of one of its most original voices. Following Meiksins Wood's own approach to political theory, we consider her work about the contradictory relationship between capitalism and democracy, and her commitment to a political program that led beyond capitalism towards a genuinely democratic society, in the context of her life and times.

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Keywords Capitalism, Democracy, Political Marxism, Socialism
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Journal Studies in Political Economy
Abele, F, Comninel, G. (George), & Meiksins, P. (Peter). (2016). Socialism and democracy: The political engagements of Ellen Meiksins Wood. Studies in Political Economy, 97(3), 320–336. doi:10.1080/07078552.2016.1249124