Classics: Why It Matters

 

By Neville Morley. 

“As I look ahead, I am filled with foreboding; like the Roman, I seem to see ‘the River Tiber foaming with much blood.’”

This week’s anniversary of Enoch Powell’s notorious ‘Rivers of Blood’ speech offers an illustration of one dimension of Why Classics Matters today – … Read More

Contemporary Politics in the Middle East, 4th Edition

By Beverley Milton-Edwards

Since 2011 the contemporary Middle East has entered an era of uncertainty characterised by protest politics, new conflicts in countries like Syria, rising ethnic tensions, insurgency, and terrorism. State responses to these political changes have often been reactionary as elites attempt to shore up authoritarian rule and … Read More

Why global health needs more attention – reflections on writing a book on this topic

In our latest book Global Health: An Introductory Text we have drawn upon a social scientific lens to critically consider this topic area, because we believe that the social determinants of health should be at the forefront of analyses in this area. That is not to say that the physical … Read More

LGBTQ Social Movements

By Lisa M. Stulberg

George W. Bush was president when I started teaching New York University undergraduates about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) social movements. Gay-straight alliances were much tougher to find for young people who sought out institutional supports in their schools. Some same-sex sexual activity was … Read More

Why We Should Persist With Development

By Paul Hopper

International development is facing significant criticism and profound challenges. European governments are prioritising domestic agendas by cutting aid budgets and diverting development money to dealing with refugees. Many of these governments promote the private sector as an alternative source of development assistance. It means that there is … Read More

Civil Disobedience

Written by William E Scheuerman

Why a new book on civil disobedience? Many impressive intellectuals –just to mention a few of the most famous: Hannah Arendt, Jürgen Habermas, and John Rawls– have already written extensively on the topic. What more could one possibly say about something that so preoccupied Mahatma … Read More