Blogpost published at PERC., on how the financial crisis opened the door to attacks on ‘low value’ and ‘woke’ degrees.
Essay in the London Review of Books, on how media and new technologies are harnessed to trigger ‘culture wars’.
Article written for The New Statesman, on the problem of rules and behavioural governance in the face of coronavirus.
Guardian Long Read on how closed groups are unsettling politics and public life.
My new working paper on the politics and economics of inheritance, both in a public and a private sense, is now published online (and open access) by Centre for Understanding Prosperity.
My article, Anger Fast and Slow: Mediations of Justice and Violence in the Age of Populism, is now available open access in the latest issue of Global Discourse. The issue also contains a response from Jeremy Engels to my piece, plus a symposium on Nervous States, with two critical appraisals and my response.
Essay published by Guardian Review, on the nationalist currents being stirred by the covid crisis.
Blogpost on the class divisions emerging from the lock-down, published by the Goldsmiths Political Economy Research Centre.
Piece written for Discover Society, on why the current mood of solidarity and empathy for the vulnerable should be converted into a new era of progressive fiscal policy.
Blogpost written for the Goldsmiths Political Economy Research Centre, looking at the coronavirus crisis from the perspective of economic sociology of markets.
Comment piece published at The Guardian, on the novelty and scale of the new crisis of global capitalism.
Article in the London Review of Books, on how the Covid 19 pandemic has revealed different understandings of ‘society’.
Op-ed published in The Guardian, on how multiple forces of reaction have taken aim at the humanities, in government, higher education and the arts.
I’ve reviewed Thomas Piketty’s Capital & Ideology for The Guardian.
My paper Anger Fast & Slow: Mediations of justice and violence in the age of populism is now published online by Global Discourse. This develops ideas first given as the 2018 Annual Lecture for the Queen Mary Centre for the History of Emotions.