Manifesto instalment out now: States of imagination

14 March 2014 – Lawrence and Wishart

Out now: Next Soundings manifesto instalment

States of imagination (PDF)
Janet Newman and John Clarke

Many people associate the state with bureaucracy or even repression, and have no time for current politicians. But the state also looks after us – in hospitals, schools, social services – and could enable us to better control unscrupulous business and banks. Can we imagine a more responsive state?

In the latest instalment in the Kilburn Manifesto Janet Newman and John Clarke discuss the state under neoliberalism, exploring both what it currently is, and how it might be reimagined. 

Download the installment free online here (PDF) 

Previous manifesto instalments 
Manifesto framing statement by Stuart Hall, Doreen Massey and Michael Rustin

Manifesto seminar

States of imagination 
20 March 2014 6:30-8:30pm
Marx Memorial Library, EC1R 0DU 

Speakers: Janet Newman (Emeritus Professor, Social Policy and Criminology, Open University) and John Clarke (Emeritus Professor, Social Policy and Criminology, Open University)
Respondents: Samuel Kirwan (Research Associate, University of Bristol) and Jane Foot (Independent policy advisor)
Chair: Jo Littler (Senior Lecturer, City University)

Tickets: £5 waged, £3 unwaged / concessions
Free for Soundings subscribers (register here)

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