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Vol 26 No 2 2018

Free downloadThe Institutional Turn: Labour’s new political economy

Editorial // Martin O’Neill, Joe Guinan

In our summer issue editorial, Joe Guinan and Martin O’Neill argue that the Labour leadership is putting together the elements of a new twenty-first century socialist political economy with a direct focus on ownership, control, and participation.

Free downloadThe Return of Public Ownership

Essay // Thomas Hanna

Public ownership is back. In fact, outside the UK, it never really went away. Democratised and decentralised forms of public ownership should be central to the left’s vision for a new economic settlement.

Greening the UK’s economic model

Essay // Dan Bailey, Martin Craig

A green industrial strategy and green quantitative easing could set us on the path towards an environmentally and socially sustainable political economy.

Free download‘The Everyday Economy’ and the Next Economic Settlement

Review // Dan Chandler

Daniel Chandler reviews Rachel Reeves MP pamphlet, ‘The Everyday Economy’, finding that there is more common ground between rival Labour tribes than many think.

Spectacle, spaces and political change: 1968 and now

Essay // Alex Campsie

Fifty years on from 1968, we can learn valuable lessons about how we use spectacle and space to effect political change. It also prompts us to think about the importance of intersectionality, as well as the need to move contemporary politics ‘beyond the fragments’.

Free downloadResponse: Labour and the Varieties of Feminism

Response // Monique Charles, Natalie Thomlinson

Two feminist scholars reflect on the place of race and feminism in left politics today.

Brexit and the loss of meaning – Impressions from Great Yarmouth

Feature // Janosch Prinz

Unlocking the meaning of the ‘Leave’ vote means understanding popular alienation from the logics of the British state.

Healthcare on the brink? Assessing the crisis in General Practice

Essay // Steve Iliffe

In recent years, General Practice has become a major site of conflict over the condition of the National Health Service. This article offers a detailed account of what the ‘crisis’ in General Practice really consists in, and suggests some ways forward for a reforming Labour government.

The not-so-neoliberal university

Essay // James Freeman

Higher education in Britain is often described as increasingly neoliberal, driven by market imperatives and audit culture. But the neoliberalisation has been only partial. A resurgence of technocratic, corporatist ideas can also be detected in how government relates to the sector.

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