is a lecturer at the Dauphine University, Paris
and previously a central leader of the reunified Fourth International
. She is a co-founder of its largest section, the Revolutionary Communist League
Catherine received her PhD in economics in 1986, at the University of Paris X: Nanterre She was later a research associate at the Institut du Monde Soviétique et d'Europe Centrale et Orientale (IMSECO). Her research focuses on five themes:
- theoretical and practical questions of socialism
- analysis of the Yugoslav and other so-called socialist experiences and in particular the implications of their reforms and crises
- issues concerning planning, market relationship of property, democracy
- globalisation and the capitalist restoration - comparative aspects, theoretical questions
- Criteria of efficiency and social justice in economy
She is a regular contributor to Le Monde Diplomatique, International Viewpoint and Rouge. She is the author of numerous books.
- Her dissertation on the Yugoslav reforms from 1947 to 1980 was later published as Le marche contre l'autogestion (Paris, PubliSud/La Breche, 1988).
- She wrote "Plan, market and democracy: the experience of the so-called socialist countries" (Amsterdam, International Institute for Research and Education, Notebook No. 7/8, 1988)
- Yugoslavia Dismembered (translated by Peter Drucker, Monthly Review Press, New York, 1995)
- She also contributed an article to Gilbert Achcar's collection on The Legacy of Ernest Mandel.