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Review – Capital et idéologie

Review – Capital et idéologie

An impressive tome that seeks to explain the legitimizing ideologies which are used to justify the unequal distribution of wealth and income both historically and today.

Reinforcing Environmental Degradation With Market-Based Sustainability Schemes

Reinforcing Environmental Degradation With Market-Based Sustainability Schemes

In order to change the capitalist culture that causes mass consumerism, we need environmental initiatives that do not reinforce the problematic consumer culture.

Review – Social Closure and International Society

Review – Social Closure and International Society

Naylor’s framework analyses how state and non-state actors compete for status within international society by focusing on social division, stratification and closure.

International Women’s Day Interviews

International Women’s Day Interviews

To celebrate International Women’s Day we asked former interviewees whether they think the discipline of IR has made important strides to equally incorporate women.

Review – Not Enough: Human Rights in an Unequal World

Review – Not Enough: Human Rights in an Unequal World

Samuel Moyn argues that the human rights movement has done nothing to stop inequality from emerging and accelerating, and it is not up to the task of reversing it.

Review – Multipolar Globalization: Emerging Economies and Development

Review – Multipolar Globalization: Emerging Economies and Development

This book presents a clear and convincing argument for the shift from a Western centered globalization to a multipolar one and also considers multicentric perspectives.

Review – Four Futures:  Life After Capitalism

Review – Four Futures: Life After Capitalism

Peter Frase’s book illuminates the potential effects of robotization and climate change on a post-capitalist future and the institutional structures that might emerge.

Review – Basic Income: And How We Can Make It Happen

Review – Basic Income: And How We Can Make It Happen

A valuable exposition of the case for universal basic income which nevertheless fails to recognise the revolutionary implications which its implementation would entail.

On the Verge of the Darkness: Dystopic Movies and Contemporary Global Challenges

On the Verge of the Darkness: Dystopic Movies and Contemporary Global Challenges

Critiquing dystopic movies as representations of the here and now is a good method to raise interest about modern challenges and stimulate a debate over the solutions.

Exploding Inequality is Killing Democracy

Exploding Inequality is Killing Democracy

“We can either have democracy in this country or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can’t have both” (Louis Brandeis, U.S. Supreme Court Justice, 1916-1939). “Democracy is first and foremost about equality: equality of power and equality of sharing in the benefits […]

Time, Power and Inequalities

Time, Power and Inequalities

Time is neither ‘natural’ nor just. It is used, valued and understood in ways that reflect and sustain economic, social and political inequalities.

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