Interview with the State of Nature blog, discussing happiness, wellbeing and the culture of neoliberalism.
In conversation with Tom Crewe about recent London Review of Books articles, published as an LRB Podcast, 2nd August 2017
Discussion with James Butler and Eleanor Penny, broadcast 14th July 2017.
Interview recorded 13th July 2017.
The Rise of the Outsiders by Steve Richards, reviewed for Guardian Books
The coincidence of the Corbyn surge with the horror of Grenfell Tower has created the conditions – and the demand – for a kind of truth and reconciliation commission on forty years of neoliberalism. It is too simple to cast Corbyn as a throwback, but it is undeniable that his appeal and his authority derive partly from his willingness to cast a different, less forgiving light on recent history, so that we don’t have to carry on repeating it.
Talk given at CRASSH, Cambridge, 1st June (begins at 27 minutes)
Talk given to Goldsmiths MFA programme, 16th January 2017
I have a new article in The New York Times, ‘Theresa May’s vapid vision for a one-party state‘
Over the course of 2014-15, I was a member of an ESRC-funded team of researchers studying controversies surrounding immigration policy in the UK. Out of this research has come our co-authored book, Go Home? The Politics of Immigration Controversies, published in March 2017 by Manchester University Press.
The surge in so-called ‘populism’ over the past year, largely of a right-wing variety, has provoked an ongoing debate as to how we should characterise its central driver. To put this somewhat crudely (though not much more crudely than some of the debate’s protagonists), the choice comes down to a simple binary: economics or culture? Class or identity? An awkward new category of ‘the left behind’ has emerged in political discourse to capture the unexpected supporters of Donald Trump, Brexit, Marine Le Pen and other nationalist movements. Continue reading “Essay: Populism & the Limits of Neoliberalism”