In response to a piece by David Beaumont, Rowan Lubbock reflects on the political economy of the current pandemic and the role of politics, capital and struggle in shaping a possible post-COVID-19 world.
Angus McNelly’s newest publication analyses how the insertion of Bolivia into the global market as a primary commodity producer has revealed the internal social struggles over economic development in Bolivia under Evo Morales.
Toby Greene’s newest publication reflects on how a civilizationist version of European identity – increasingly invoked on the radical right – frames Europe as representing ‘Judeo-Christian’ values in opposition to non-European cultures, especially Islam.
Elke Schwarz reflects on the ethics of autonomous weapons since the Korean War.
Sophie Harman offers her Global Health reading list for those who are looking to understand the context of the current crisis.
In the first of a series by Mile End Institute Sophie Harman examines the global crisis around COVID-19 and asks whether the crisis was predictable.
Sophie Harman argues that if the UK government is serious about responding to the COVID-19 health emergency it needs to stop seeing it in purely health terms and act now to stop it spilling over into a humanitarian concern.
SPIR’s Kim Hutchings and Sophis Harman were interviewed on how to forge a more gender-equal IR discipline.
You are invited to attend seminars given at the end of March and the beginning of April by Marie Beauchamps (SPIR), Anne-Line Rodriguez (SPIR) and Francesca Jensenius (University of Oslo).
In this talk, drawing on 12 months of field research, Rowan Lubbock will examine the contradictory politics of food-politics in Venezuela.