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Fiona Williams argues that a political ethic of care offers a new way of dealing with contemporary changes in family lives and family policies, particularly in providing a new political vocabulary that is more capable of connecting the two.

Hetan Shah argues that the politics of well-being contains powerful insights which can inform the left across a range of issues, but there are also potential pitfalls.


Sally Davison, Jonathan Rutherford, Sarah Benton

Autumn 2005

David Purdy argues that it is time for rich countries to stop seeking further economic growth.

Faisal Devji argues that Al-Qaeda should be understood as sharing many features with other international movements for social change, largely because it operates, as they do, in a global arena that offers little purchase for traditional politics.

Kurt Jacobsen shows how pacification has been rehabilitated as a viable strategy for the US military.

Doreen Massey argues that we need to be more aware of the role of London in producing corporate globalisation.

Pat Devine argues that we urgently need to find an alternative hegemonic strategy, capable of reversing the neoliberal triumph that was inaugurated in the 1970s.

Richard Gott discusses the emergence of important new political players in Latin America, often based on new alliances between the armed forces and indigenous movements.

Juliet Schor, co-founder of South End Press and The Center for a New American Dream, talks to Jo Littler about trends in contemporary consumerism.

Australia's involvement in Timor

Bilkis Malek argues that incoherent ideas about the causes of segregation, including those of people who repudiate multiculturalism, risk returning us to the days of a British monoculturalism.

Zygmunt Bauman proposes two defining principles for the left, and argues that these principles will always need to be battled for.

Kate Soper promotes the attractions of a postconsumerist life-style - something that is of critical importance in winning wider support for a sustainable future.