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An engagement with history should enable us to refuse the idea of an unremitting already known reality to which we all have to yield, argues Kevin Morgan.

Stuart Hall looks at key elements in New Labour's adaption of the neo-liberal agenda


Sally Davison, Jonathan Rutherford

Spring 2005

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.