Political and social pressure to volunteer is on the rise. Charities are now relying on volunteer work to deliver state subcontracted services. It is time to question this trend and what it means for the rising percentage of unemployed people who are pushed into working for free.
This is the heart of Britain's constitutional crisis: we no longer recognise the impersonation of the national mood offered by Parliament via the BBC.
With economic difficulties mounting and dissent in the ranks, is the government of Nicolás Maduro living up to Hugo Chávez’s legacy?
Democracy poses unique challenges to wealth defence, and yet market democracies have achieved some of the highest degrees of wealth inequality in human history. How have the rich managed the contradiction between formal equality and material disparity?
Wealth concentration is the single most enduring economic pattern across all polities from ancient Mesopotamia to the present. In their ceaseless battle against the threat of redistribution, oligarchs eventually hit upon an enduring solution: the tax state.
In the first of a two part interview, Will Davies discusses his book ‘The Limits of Neoliberalism’.
Scottish independence would barely impact on election results, but would be a welcome blow to British nationalism.
English and French nationalism were forged through centuries of bitter military rivalry that carved out a new European, and ultimately global, order.
Omarivs Ioseph Filivs Dinæ’s depiction of a system of dress for Palestinian state officials testifies to injustices suffered, whilst challenging the empty symbols and clichés of state-building.
From control over historical records to manipulation of social media, there are a myriad of ways that the state seeks to shape our attitudes to war.