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Published article: ‘Post-Third-World City’ or Neoliberal ‘City of Exception’? Rio de Janeiro in the Olympic Era

August 4, 2016

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Abstract This article considers processes of urban development within the context of mega-event preparations in Rio de Janeiro. We begin with a brief overview of these development processes, highlighting their connections to political and economic change in recent years. Proponents of these mega-event-led initiatives argue that Rio is undergoing a period of inclusive growth and […]

The unspeakable cause of Brexit

June 24, 2016

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Brexit

I am going to bed to the news that the UK has just voted to leave the European Union. Lots of factors have contributed to this outcome, of which the EU itself – for all its flaws – was one of the least important. Among these are growing geographical imbalances and cultural divisions in the […]

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Peripheries in motion: Change and continuity in Brazil’s marginalised urban territories during the PT era

May 14, 2016

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This piece was written for the website Brasil Wire.   It’s a cool late-April evening in São Paulo and locals have packed out the União da Juta community centre in the residential neighbourhood of Fazenda da Juta, some twenty kilometres east of the city centre. The theme of the meeting is the same one that has […]

This politicisation of anti-Semitism is opportunistic and a betrayal of its true victims

May 11, 2016

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Anti-Semitism

The employers of a young pharmacist discover that her surname, Reiner, is not German but Jewish, and a few days later she is fired without explanation. A 19-year-old American soldier is captured with his platoon on the Western front, and, as he is single out by a German officer, a fellow POW remarks, “this guy […]

Posted in: Politics, UK

LBC Radio interview on Brazil’s impeachment vote

April 21, 2016

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Impeachment

Audio file can be downloaded here

Posted in: Brazil, Interviews, Politics