Conservatives in power, vicious cuts applied to the welfare state while regressive taxes increase, police violence perpetrated against the poor against a background of declining legitimacy. Yes, the parallels between 2011 and 1981 are irresistibly suggestive of a political explanation for the British summer riots.
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The New Machine
In Times of the Technoculture, my old boss Frank Webster argued that current info society trends in the capitalist economy are largely the logical extension of trends that have been around more or less since the birth of capitalism. Specifically, Continue reading The New Machine
Moral Business: Changing Corporate Behaviour by ‘Speaking Their Language’
Paper presented to the European Sociological Association General Conference, Lisbon, September 2009.
The academic publisher Reed Elsevier also organised the world’s largest defence exhibitions. The exhibitions themselves have regularly met vibrant street protests, and from 2005 campaigners targeted the corporate organisers. A coordinated network of anti-arms trade activists, academics, medical professionals and institutional shareholders formed a multifaceted campaign that sought to persuade the corporation to change its behaviour on its own terms. After initial intransigence Continue reading Moral Business: Changing Corporate Behaviour by ‘Speaking Their Language’
Campaigning on Corporations: Stakeholder Analysis and Networking in an Anti-Arms Trade Campaign
Presentation at Medsin Global Health Conference, University of Manchester, 29th March 2009.
This talk was based on recent research into the campaign that persuaded Reed Elsevier to quit the defence sector.
You can download the powerpoint slides here: Campaigning on Corporations Workshop Overview