Conter’s latest podcast sees editor David Jamieson speak to academic researcher and writer Anton Jäger about the crisis of civil society and the decline of mass politics. Taking as a starting point the seminal study ‘Bowling Alone’, they explore the decades long unwinding of political, civic and voluntary organisation which explains so much of the volatility of contemporary politics.
The European Union’s foundation myth links “ever closer union” to peace on the European continent, but the ideal of a peaceful Europe has been in retreat for some time. Prior to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, […]
William Mitchell exposes the many ideological maneuvers progressives need to confront in disputing the supremacy of profits over employment and people’s dignity. That goes for disciplining the state to appease foreign exchange markets, the problems […]
This pandemic has been massive amounts spent by governments, and a chunk of that government debt is being bought by central banks. But with central banks buying up government bonds, whilst maintaining low interest rates, […]