Tag Archives: 21st Century malaise

After peak capitalism: the livelihood challenge – revised version

Here is the revised version of my working paper, “After peak capitalism: the livelihood challenge“.  I’m grateful to those who have offered encouragement and constructively critical comments.  This new version, Has numerous improvements to the text and further references to … Continue reading

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After peak capitalism: the livelihood challenge.

Note: there is now a revised version.  See this later post. This is my new working paper. It attempts to deal with the question of peak capitalism and ecological crisis on two levels – the post-industrial wastelands of the core … Continue reading

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Responses to the Ecomodernist Manifesto

Responses to the Ecomodernist Manifesto (3/12/15:  I update this piece as new material comes in). I recently came upon An Ecomodernist Manifesto, and was staggered by the scale of its unwarranted assumptions and errors. It argues that the malign human … Continue reading

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What is most important? Reflections on support arrangements for people who are intellectually disabled.

Today, 26th November, 2014, something unusual has happened.  The national news of the day includes quite a lot of coverage of the abject failure of the health and social care system, and the government, to do what it was supposed … Continue reading

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Re-framing the mess we’re in: ideology-action-structures and coloniality V2

Re-framing the mess we’re in: ideology-action-structures and coloniality A working paper, 2013, Version 2 May, 2014 reframing the mess we are in V2 I have continued to work on these themes and thought it worth doing an update of the … Continue reading

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Re-framing the mess we’re in: ideology-action-structure complexes and coloniality.

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Re-framing the mess we’re in:  ideology-action-structures and coloniality. This is a working paper in which I explore some ideas I’ve been working with.  It takes a long and comprehensive view of where we are, how we…

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We must articulate and publicise viable alternatives.

In the last few days I’ve been moved to write two responses to public statements that each in their way exemplify the bankruptcy of dominant understandings of the challenges facing our society and economy. The first was from Richard Leese, … Continue reading

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The psychologists gather

Just back from Harrogate where the British Psychological Society were meeting.   Why go there when I’m so ambivalent about these professional clubs?  Well they were kind enough to give me an award for ‘the promotion of equality of opportunity’, for … Continue reading

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Re-framing the mess we’re in: ideology-action-structures and coloniality.

Re-framing the mess we’re in:  ideology-action-structures and coloniality. This is a working paper in which I explore some ideas I’ve been working with.  It takes a long and comprehensive view of where we are, how we got here, and what … Continue reading

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