So long and thanks for all the fish
#auspol’s big purple blog has shut up shop again. Enjoy browsing our archives.
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By Mark Bahnisch on August 9, 2011
Underlying all this is deep inequality, which creates the subcultures where setting the town alight can be perceived as a rational action. Addressing those causes would require a different form of society altogether, and a politics which would take us there.
By Mark Bahnisch on July 21, 2011
With a revival of debates about inequality, social democrats need to start by analysing what we’re up against in current misconceptions about equality.
By Brian on July 20, 2011
From Understanding Society authors Kate Pickett and Richard Wilkinson, income inequalities as such are a source of a variety of social problems in any society. They find that there is a strong negative relationship between income inequalities and social well-being, […]
By Mark Bahnisch on January 17, 2011
My colleague in several incarnations, Dr John Harrison, has a neat post on social capital and the SEQ floods at jmaced: The good thing is that communities with high levels of social capital recover from adverse circumstances faster than those […]
By GuyB on December 9, 2010
As a public policy issue of note in mainstream Australian politics, inequality has exited (stage right!) in recent years. It remains one of those elephants in the room that is seemingly too big, too controversial, and just plain too difficult […]
By Mark Bahnisch on January 3, 2010
Open Democracy has asked a range of its contributors to answer the following questions: A volcanic decade in global politics ends amid deep unease about the world’s ability to rise to key 21st-century challenges. openDemocracy writers draw breath and look […]
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By Mark Bahnisch on June 19, 2009
One recent-ish article I missed in Wired but had a vague awareness of from discussion elsewhere is Kevin Kelly’s piece on the new socialism and digital collectivism. It struck me as very curious that the libertarian tinged techno-utopians at Wired […]
By Kim on October 7, 2008
There’s a really fascinating post at scatterplot from sociologist Tina Fetner. She reports on research with Bob Andersen just published in the American Journal of Political Science. Their interest was sparked by a sudden shift in Canada and the United […]