Peter Bloom is a lecturer in the Department of People and Organisations at the Open University. His primary research interests include ideology, subjectivity and power, specifically as they relate to broader discourses and everyday practices of capitalism and democracy. He is currently completing a manuscript entitled ‘Authoritarian Capitalism in the Age of Globalisation’ to be published by Edward Elgar Press. His scholarly work has been published in Human Relations, Theory and Event, Journal of Political Ideologies, Journal of Political Power, Research on the Sociology of Organisation, Culture and Organisations, Ephemera, Journal of Organisational Change Management, Organisation and International Journal of Žižek Studies among others. His writing has also been featured in The Washington Post, The New Statesmen, The Week, The Conversation and Open Democracy among others.