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Why I’m voting Labour and you should too

June 8, 2017

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  In September 2008, the British financial system was on the verge of collapse. I’m talking actual collapse. Like, most of the major UK banks declaring bankruptcy, credit-starved businesses quickly following suit, supply chains fragmenting, money not coming out of ATMs. And who knows what else… Forced nationalisation of the entire banking system? Of food […]

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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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 […]