International

Guest post by Guy Rundle: After Thatcher: A tryptych

Guy Rundle writes: I’ve been told that Australians are Thatchered-out. Spare a thought for us over here. This has become something other than obsessive mourning: the wall-to-wall coverage is a sort of experiment as to what happens when one topic […]

Towards a sociological concept of neo-liberalism I

Towards a sociological concept of neo-liberalism I

Who’s afraid of neo-liberalism? Writing last year, Terry Flew inveighs against neo-liberalism as a shibboleth in academic discourse, signalling a distaste for markets but vague in meaning. Flew appears particularly exercised about its use in cultural studies, arguing that it […]

Margaret Thatcher and neo-liberal sovereignty

Margaret Thatcher and neo-liberal sovereignty

As a footnote to my post on Margaret Thatcher, I wanted to draw attention to some responses to the special sitting of Parliament and the state funeral in her memory. A number of Labour MPs boycotted the House of Commons […]

Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher

As a lot of people will know already, Margaret Thatcher has died. I am hoping that there will be a post from a guest contributor in coming days with some sustained analysis on the former British Prime Minister’s legacy and […]