New Zealand: Interesing Conference on Social Movements, Resistance and Social Change

Social Movements, Resistance and Social Change II: Possibilities, Ideas, Demands Second Annual Conference and Social Change Forum University of Auckland, 2-4 September 2015 Call Elites are delighted to be reassured that there never was a crisis and indeed there never will be. No financial crisis, which might interrupt profitability. No ecological crisis, which might despoil … Continue reading

Routledge Series on Radical Politics and History

Routledge is currently looking for book proposals to be included in a new book series, Routledge Studies in Radical History and Politics. The series has two areas of interest. Firstly, it aims to publish books which focus on the history of movements of the radical left. ‘Movement of the radical left’ is here interpreted in its … Continue reading

Social Change: Conference at Birkbeck

“Reflections on Social Change: Metamorphosis or Transformation?” An interdisciplinary graduate conference being held at the Birkbeck Institute for Social Research (London) on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th May. The conference is organised around three related themes: 1. Social Change and Social Movements: Historical Perspectives Social change has often been achieved through the action of social … Continue reading

Interesting Articles on Development Planning

International Development Planning Review Vol. 37, No. 2 is now available online. International Development Planning Review is a peer-reviewed journal which provides an interdisciplinary platform for the critical study of development related practices, planning and policy. You can keep up to date with the journal by clicking here to sign up to new issue … Continue reading

Andrew Sayer: Why We Can’t Afford the Rich

Please see below for info on an upcoming lecture in Manchester by Andrew Sayer. Manchester Political Economy Institute Annual Lecture Professor Andrew Sayer Why We Can’t Afford the Rich University Place 3.204, Tuesday 5th May 2015, 15.30-17.30 Drawing upon his recent book, Why We Can’t Afford the Rich (Policy Press, 2014), and using a moral economy approach, Andrew … Continue reading

Critical Design in Rhode Island

I have always thought of “design” as being pretty useless politically, but maybe that’s because I have not been around designers like these… The RISD-BROWN Critical Design Research Initiative Presents: CRITICAL DESIGN CRITICAL FUTURES: A Symposium 24th APRIL 2015 RISD CHACE CENTER, THE RISD MUSEUM, THE RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN 20 N Main St, … Continue reading

Waves of Social Movements

Waves of Social Movements

I just received this book in the mail.  I think it is already out.  I have a piece on democracy and Turkey in it, and there look to be a whole host of excellent chapters on offer as well!