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Hostile Environment: How Immigrants Became Scapegoats

Hostile Environment: How Immigrants Became Scapegoats Maya Goodfellow 6-8pm, Wednesday 13th November 2019 Richard Hoggart Building (RHB) 137a Maya Goodfellow will be in conversation with Ayeisha Thomas-Smith talking about the findings and themes of Maya’s new book Hostile Environment: How Immigrants Became Scapegoats (Verso, 2019). The UK government proudly calls the aim of its immigration […]

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The Case for the Green New Deal with Ann Pettifor 23rd October

The Case for the Green New Deal Ann Pettifor 6-8pm, Wednesday 23rd October Richard Hoggart Building (RHB), 137a Please join Ann Pettifor, Nick Taylor and Aeron Davis for an event to launch Ann’s new book The Case for the Green New Deal (Verso, 2019). To protect the future of life on earth, we need to […]

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Mexico’s Transformation: Goals and Limitations – with Laura Carlsen, Wednesday 9 October, 6-8pm

Mexico’s Transformation: Goals and Limitations – with Laura Carlsen Goldsmiths, University of London, Richard Hoggart Building (RHB) 343. Wednesday, 9 October, 6-8pm Please join us at the Political Economy Research Centre (PERC), for a comprehensive lecture and discussion by Laura Carlsen, Director of the Americas Program, at the Center for International Policy, on the objectives […]

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Living in the Time(s) of Brexit

How long does a crisis take? The inhabitants of the United Kingdom, as well as international witnesses following the events (or lack thereof) of the past three years with a mix of Schadenfreude, bemusement or anxiety, may well be forgiven for asking themselves this question. Irrespective of sober quantitative forecasts of economic doom attendant on […]

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A Great Little Man: The Shadow of Jair Bolsonaro

By Jeffery R. Webber Running on the ticket of the little-known Social Liberal Party (PSL) in Brazil’s general election last October, the virtually unknown Jair Bolsonaro, a former army captain and marginal congressperson representing a Rio de Janeiro riding since the early 1990s, promised to be tough on crime and corruption. Cultivating an outsider persona, he […]

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England’s new rentier alliance

Britain’s Remain/Leave split has been analysed from every perspective imaginable, cultural, economic, geographic and psychological. However, this divide won’t necessarily be the most politically important one over the next phase of Brexit, especially if ‘no deal’ is realised on 31st October. As I wrote in the LRB recently, the remarkable feature of the Johnson-Farage coup […]

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Boris Johnson as PR offensive

Boris Johnson’s main political and media skill is managing impressions. It was inevitable that his government would foreground this – but how, and with what consequences and risks? The arrival of Boris Johnson in Downing Street looks to have unleashed a whole new style, scale and prominence of propaganda techniques. The splash on the front […]

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Risk and Uncertainty in the Anthropocene Conference – 26th June 2019

Goldsmiths hosted a one-day conference, supported by the Political Economy Research Centre and the Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity The conference aimed to explore from a multidisciplinary perspective the role of risk and uncertainty in the Anthropocene. It explored the specific logics, strategies, forms of knowledge and technologies that different actors are, or should […]

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