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COVID-19: THE SYSTEM, Part 2

Maximilian C. Forte , June 6th, 2021


In Part 1 we ended with the documentary’s discussion of the type of business model that has been created around COVID-19, or to match the title of the…


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Janne Heederik: The Voluntarisation of Welfare in Manchester: A Blessing and a Burden

focaal_admin , October 2nd, 2020


As a result of welfare reform and continuing budget cuts, social service agencies in the UK have struggled to make ends meet and match the still-growing demand on…


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Austerity, Not COVID-19, Strains National Healthcare Systems by Megan Carney

Megan Carney , April 28th, 2020


Spain and Italy, two of the countries most affected early on by COVID-19, were also among the EU member-states that underwent severe and extended austerity measures following the…


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Climate Propaganda for Corporate Profit: Bell Canada

Maximilian C. Forte , October 3rd, 2019


Strategically timed to appear immediately after a heady week of international climate emergency marches, including large ones in Canada, and after the same week in which Greta Thunberg…


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Book Review: Welfare, Inequality and Social Citizenship: Deprivation and Affluence in Austerity Britain by Daniel Edmiston

Rose Deller , September 17th, 2018


In Welfare, Inequality and Social Citizenship: Deprivation and Affluence in Austerity Britain, Daniel Edmiston offers insight into how austerity and inequality impact upon citizen identities, showing …


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Long Read Review: The New Poverty by Stephen Armstrong

Rose Deller , April 9th, 2018


Coinciding with the 75th anniversary of the Beveridge Report and written in the spirit of George Orwell’s The Road to Wigan Pier, The New Poverty takes a tour of contemporary…


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Long Read Review: Minority Women and Austerity: Survival and Resistance in France and Britain by Leah Bassel and Akwugo Emejulu

Rose Deller , March 15th, 2018


In Minority Women and Austerity: Survival and Resistance in France and Britain, Leah Bassel and Akwugo Emejulu contribute to analyses of the political effects of austerity by looking at…


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Book Review: Kids – Child Protection in Britain: The Truth by Camila Batmanghelidjh with Tim Rayment

Rose Deller , January 23rd, 2018


In Kids – Child Protection in Britain: The Truth, Camila Batmanghelidjh with Tim Rayment sets out a defence of Kids Company, the charity that she ran from 1996 until its…


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Book Review: Building Better Societies: Promoting Social Justice in a World Falling Apart edited by Rowland Atkinson, Lisa McKenzie and Simon Winlow

Rose Deller , January 4th, 2018


In Building Better Societies: Promoting Social Justice in a World Falling Apart, editors Rowland Atkinson, Lisa Mckenzie and Simon Winlow make a compelling moral case for the social sciences to challe…


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Jeremy Morris: Cheesed off, but not because of sanctions: Russians adapt to immiseration as global capital increases its grip

Focaal Web Editor , November 16th, 2017


With the constant, confusing, and often misinformed media noise around Russia, you would be forgiven for believing a number of unhelpfully distorting half-truths: that Russia has been a…


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Academia in Dark Times of Austerity Politics and Authoritarianism #precarity

David Loher , November 15th, 2017


In these days, two at first sight independent developments are threatening academic freedom. Neoliberal austerity politics and authoritarian political tendencies both leave their traces in academia, s…


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Introducing Europe at a Crossroads: An Investigation of European Politics of Austerity and Inhospitality

Michael Newton , July 15th, 2016


The idea of the European Union as a partnership for peace, an experiment in post-national democracy, and an abode for human rights, has been subjected to a sobering…


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On the UK Referendum #Brexit

Jane Cowan , July 6th, 2016


For me, the UK referendum story began a year ago with another referendum: that of Greece. Elected in January 2015 on a promise to end austerity, throughout the…


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Self-organization in Times of Austerity: The Solidarity Movement in Greece

Benjamin Beck , June 23rd, 2016


This paper seeks to contribute to the current discussion in Anthropology concerning austerity in the mediterranean area, see for example Narotzky (2015), Knight & Charles (2015), etc. After…


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A left vision for basic income

Vito Laterza , June 4th, 2016


Today Swiss people are voting in a referendum that will determine whether to include a universal basic income in the federal constitution. The constitutional amendment proposes the institution of a…


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Austerity Bites: Food Stories from Lewisham

foodanthro , May 24th, 2016


Are you planning to be in or near London anytime between May 25 and June 6? If so, you may want to head over to Lewisham, where you…


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Austerity Bites: Food Stories from Lewisham

Haidy Geismar , May 23rd, 2016


Via Gabriela Nicolescu, Goldsmiths Exhibition organised by the Goldsmith’sDepartment of Anthropology Venue: Weston Atrium, Stuart Hall Building, Goldsmiths Private View: 24th May, 17.30  Dates: …


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IMF plots “credit event” to push Greece to the brink of default

Vito Laterza , April 3rd, 2016


Even though other international events have largely pushed it in the background, the Greek debt drama continues. The IMF and the EU institutions cannot agree on the terms…


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Human Economy Book Chapter: Habits of Austerity, by Jürgen Schraten

Human Economy Blog , December 1st, 2015


By Jürgen Schraten I wrote the first chapter of the book Economy For and Against Democracy, edited by Keith Hart and published this month by Berghahn Books –…


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Human Economy Book Chapter: Habits of Austerity, by Jürgen Schraten

Unknown , December 1st, 2015


By Jürgen Schraten I wrote the first chapter of the book Economy For and Against Democracy, edited by Keith Hart and published this month by Berghahn Books –…


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Human Economy Book Chapter: Habits of Austerity, by Jürgen Schraten

Human Economy Blog , December 1st, 2015


By Jürgen Schraten I wrote the first chapter of the book Economy For and Against Democracy, edited by Keith Hart and published this month by Berghahn Books –…


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Human Economy Book Chapter: Habits of Austerity, by Jürgen Schraten

Human Economy Blog , December 1st, 2015


By Jürgen Schraten I wrote the first chapter of the book Economy For and Against Democracy, edited by Keith Hart and published this month by Berghahn Books –…


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NEW! — Alan Bradshaw: European austerity and collective blame

Focaal Web Editor , August 12th, 2015


According to Richard Seymour (2015), current European austerity politics ought to be regarded not as a temporary period of economic rationalization during crisis but rather as a shift…


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NEW! — David Cooney: The Montréal student protests

Focaal Web Editor , July 13th, 2015


Vers un Automne Érable?1 Whenever threatened, the first thing power restricts is the ability to linger or assemble in the street. —Henri Lefebvre2 In September of 2014, I…


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