Badiou on Trump

Extract from Trump by Alain Badiou

“Is the election of Trump a true disaster, the beginning of the end of democratic freedom, the triumph of racism, sexism, and social violence? Certainly it is a dark day for freedom, justice, and equality. I understand that, on the level of public opinion, … Read More

Climate and Society: Transforming the Future


By Robin Leichenko & Karen O’Brien

Climate change is often described as the central challenge of our time. Even teaching about climate change can be profoundly challenging. Some students feel that the problem is already hopeless and that runaway climate change is inevitable. Others are more optimistic, convinced that the … Read More

Can Governments Earn Our Trust?

Governments everywhere are suffering enormous pressures, but none is more fundamental than the erosion of citizens’ trust in the people they elect. Americans are convinced that the United States lies at the centre of the crisis of trust. And in fact, trust in government to do what is right has … Read More

The Sociology of Globalization, 2nd Edition

Anti-globalization, global protest and anti-capitalism

The first edition of The Sociology of Globalization (2010) discussed anti-globalization movements since the 1980s. These are against capitalist or neoliberal globalization and for alternatives of human and labour rights, social justice, global equality, and democratic control. They’re anti-war, ecological and concerned about human health. … Read More