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Identifying difference

As we have learned, identity politics has contributed in important ways to improving the lives of a large number of people, and particularly those of women and minority groups. However, …

The outcome of economic individualism

In the previous video I outlined three theoretical criticisms of identity politics in order to suggest that a political analysis of class remains an important element of political study. In …

Further resources

Black, Linda L.; Stone, David (2005). “Expanding the Definition of Privilege: The Concept of Social Privilege”. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development. 33 (4): 243–255. Breen, R. (2005) Foundations of …

Neoliberalism

Neoliberalism is likely a word that you will have come across a number of times either on the news or in political discussion television programmes and podcasts. Its use has …

Tim Wise on White Privilege

The concept of privilege was not common to political discourse more than two decades ago, and has its roots in political discourse grounded in McIntosh’s essay White Privilege: Unpacking the …

Further resources

Bakunin, M. (1950) Marxism, Freedom and the State. Freedom Press, London. Bergson, A. (1972) The Comparative National Income of the USSR and the United States. In International Comparisons of Prices …

Economic individualism

In this video you will learn how countries moved away from political analysis based upon class towards that based upon economic individualism. What were the factors that lead to a …

War by Other Means?

The positive effects of globalisation are regularly touted by the popular Western media. Whether this be faster and more reliable access to goods, food and medicines, more fluid and often …

Academic skills: argumentation

Academic essay writing is more of an art than a science, and there are a number of different essay structures which will appeal to different readers. As such, it would …

Conceptualising globalisation

Globalisation is a very difficult term to grasp, and Heywood refers to globalisation, not as an ‘it’ but as a ‘them’. According to him, there are a number of complex …

Which democracy is the best?

For this step we will explore the week’s topic on democracy through a debate around the benefits of an unelected second chamber. Using the Kialo platform, and having researched for …

People’s democracy today II

Having had a look at social welfare in a system that resembles a contemporary People’s Democracy, in this step we will look at its systems of government. You may recall …

Identifying difference

As we have learned, identity politics has contributed in important ways to improving the lives of a large number of people, and particularly those of women and minority groups. However, …

Further resources

Black, Linda L.; Stone, David (2005). “Expanding the Definition of Privilege: The Concept of Social Privilege”. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development. 33 (4): 243–255. Breen, R. (2005) Foundations of …