The Politics of Care: Rethinking Collective Being in the Wake of COVID-19

September 2020 Text originally written for Workers’ University / Front Slobode Tuzla, Bosnia, funded by Rosa Luxemburg Society [All photographs taken by Nina Power in lockdown in Madrid & London between March-September 2020] Introduction: The Social Framework In the light of the global pandemic of 2020 and the various governmental and collective responses to it, […]

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Philosophy of Risk Course, Online, Mary Ward 28th September-14th December, Mondays 1-3pm

I’m teaching a new Adult Ed course. Register here. The course will provide a comprehensive introduction to the philosophy of risk. It will examine the topic from a variety of different philosophical perspectives that will in turn operate as a way into understanding broader philosophical areas and questions. In this regard over twelve weeks, we […]

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Election 2019 Eve

[This text was written the night of 11th December 2019] Mood in advance of tomorrow – judgement in Alfie’s case expected, general election, forecast rain – dystopian, fatalistic, thinking about Edmund Burke, Margaret Thatcher, the English countryside I grew up in, the conservatism of the country, its separations and splits, its fractures and perennial class […]

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Who is the Public of ‘Public Order’? Sovereignty, Citizenship and the Commons

[Note: this is the Dissertation I wrote for my Birkbeck LLB, which concluded in 2016. It touches on matters of the definition of, and political and policing implications of the term ‘public’ as it appears in Public Order law in England & Wales. In the background are the experiences I personally had campaigning with Defend […]

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