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  • On the Third World Quarterly imbroglio

    December 12, 2017

    I have co-authored a letter, printed in last Saturday’s Times, with a longer version in Times Higher Education, defending the academic journal Third World Quarterly and its editor, Shahid Qadir. I organised this letter with my colleague Phil Cunliffe at Kent, and it is signed by most of the journal’s remaining editorial board members, editors […]

  • Britain’s Post-Crisis Accumulation Strategy

    January 29, 2012

    According to today’s Observer, a Swedish company is to be allowed to set up a for-profit school in Britain. Although this development is described as the exploitation of a technicality, actually it seems to reflect the government’s wider strategy for restoring capital accumulation in the wake of the global financial crisis. Theorists from a number […]

  • Reflections on the Labour leadership

    May 17, 2007

    As most people expected, Gordon Brown is to be the next Labour Party leader and hence Prime Minister in what people have been calling a “coronation” for some time now. Brown is the “crown prince”, the designated “successor” — there’s no need for an election. This is undoubtedly bad for democracy and bad for the […]

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