What are the problems with contemporary urban living and how can we resist and argue for alternatives to the neoliberal city?
Wit, provocateur, sharp social satirist. Oscar Wilde was, famously, all these things, but he was also a highly engaged participant in the radical political circles of late Victorian London. Nowhere was his stature as a serious political thinker more evident than in his 1891 essay, ‘The Soul of Man under Socialism.’
What does patriarchy mean in 2013?
Many people enter the creative industries believing that they will be able to realise themselves by exploring their passions, yet across these articles the issues of low/no pay, poor working conditions and precarity are raised time and again. There is a distinct lack of resistance within the cultural sector, so we envisage this series as a starting point for discussing these issues and what can be done.
How the state makes global capitalism, and how global capitalism makes the state. Leading political economists debate the arguments in Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin’s major new book, ‘The Making of Global Capitalism’
What are the implications for left politics of international economic integration? This series moves beyond conceptions of the international economy as a vaguely threatening spectre undermining the state to examine, more carefully, the dynamics of international-domestic political interaction.
Leading sociologists revisit C. Wright Mills’s seminal text ‘The Power Elite’ (1956), exploring its impact and continuing relevance. The series includes an online exclusive from the man himself.
Activists and academics discuss the history, economics and politics of housing, and explore the possibilities for political mobilisation.
Is pornography inherently illegitimate, and should it be restricted? Gail Dines and Sarah Ditum debate porn and patriarchy, and Maeve McKeown responds.
Two years after the failed Copenhagen Summit, expectations for meaningful action on climate change are low. As the UN meets in Durban, where now for the climate justice movement?
The first wave of mass public sector strikes against the cuts raises a host of important questions for the left and the labour movement.
How should the left respond to the government’s plans for extended and brutal austerity? An opening piece by Richard Seymour is followed by a series of responses, ending with a closing statement from Seymour.
Ahead of the May general election, a series of roundtables discuss the present condition of the left, the economy and immigration.