Soundings

Articles from No. 51, Summer

A Popular Environmentalism
Making the connections between nature, place and peopleThere is a widely accepted maxim that in times of economic hardship people stop caring about the environment - it's the economy, stupid. The evidence offered to support this is that people relegate...
Don't Wait until Tomorrow
Don't wait until tomorrow Autonomy, Solidarity, Possibility: The Colin Ward Reader, edited by Chris Wilbert & Damián F. White, AK Press, 2011, £18Tomorrow never comes. This might be the guiding principle which informed the life and work of the British...
Editorial
The issue opens with a discussion between Douglas Alexander and Gerry Hassan, in which they tease out some of the more interesting questions that lie behind what Gerry calls the loud voices and self importance of each camp in the battle between unionism...
Financing Growth: Private Portfolios and Public Investment
What is the best form of public investment in industry?In a few short months in late 2008, as UK private sector output dropped by a post-war record, the public sectors resilience could be seen as a stark contrast to the catastrophic instability of the...
Roll over Mick Jagger
A roundtable discussionSarah E. Baker, Clare Coatman, David Floyd, Ben Little and Shiv Malik discuss generational politics.David Floyd Why generational politics?Clare There's always been tensions between generations and their different views on society....
Scotland, Nationalism and the Left
A conversation between Douglas Alexander and Gerry HassanCan there be a politics that embraces both equality and identity?Douglas to GerryBefore we get to where we're going, I think it makes sense to be clear where we come from . . .My mother worked...
The Case for a National Investment Bank
Public sector borrowing for investment can play a major role in securing private growth.Since the crash of 2008, bank lending has not merely proceeded at a slower pace; outstanding loans have fallen, and continue to do so. In fiscal year 2010-1 1, bank...
The Great Transformation in the Global Labour Market
The global auction for jobs means that many university educated workers are finding themselves in a competition for cut-priced brainpower.The continuing fallout from the great recession and the western debt crisis has led to much debate about public...
The Larger Socialism
The larger socialism Paul Salveson, (2012) Socialism with a Northern Accent: Radical Traditions for Modern Times, Lawrence &r Wishart 2012The Labour Party's response to the 2010 general election defeat contrasts markedly with what happened after...
The Tories' Ten Commandments
How the Tory Party keeps its grip on powerPolitical scientists are supposed to retain some semblance of objectivity. But it's hard not to admire the way the Conservative Party manages to hold on to power. The Tories, generally speaking, aren't that good...
Venezuela: Another Good Example under Threat
The Bolivarian revolution has massively improved the lives of ordinary Venezuelans.In Soundings 50 Doreen Massey argued that the US efforts to destabilise the Sandinista revolution were undertaken in order to destroy the threat of a good example.1 She...
Waking the Green Giant
How can we nurture a stronger sense of connection to our environment and local spaces?The focus groups will tell you that there's no votes in green issues, stated Ed Miliband in his leadership acceptance speech, though his point was to argue that true...
Why Young People Can't Get the Jobs They Want and What Can Be Done about It
Joblessness among young people stems from problems in the economy rather than the education system.Youth unemployment remains alarmingly high, and one of the biggest issues confronting government. Based on the April 2012 Office for National Statistics...
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