2008 is dead, long live 2008! Or, how we learned to imagine the unimaginable

Written with Tom Hunt, and originally published on SPERI Comment: http://speri.dept.shef.ac.uk/2018/09/06/2008-is-dead-long-live-2008-or-how-we-learned-to-imagine-the-unimaginable/ What’s changed in the ten years since the global financial crisis in 2008? In looking for the lightning strike of structural change, do we overlook or take for granted how the 2008 crisis has opened up space for reimagining how we organise our economies? The collapse … Continue reading 2008 is dead, long live 2008! Or, how we learned to imagine the unimaginable

What is method? Or, dis-solving the Susan Strange dilemma

As scholars, how do we know what we know? And what, exactly, is method? Does all scholarship necessary draw upon a method? And what does it mean to say that a piece of work doesn’t have a method? In thinking through these questions below, I want to suggest that social scientists (and especially perhaps political … Continue reading What is method? Or, dis-solving the Susan Strange dilemma

Reimagining tax through speculative design: or, how to critique neoliberalism

If you were given £5m to communicate *something* with all income taxpayers, what message would you want to circulate? What form would it take? How radical would you be? I recently co-organised a workshop with Rebecca Bramall as part of a project we’re doing on ‘Reimagining Tax Through Speculative Design’ that asked a variation of … Continue reading Reimagining tax through speculative design: or, how to critique neoliberalism