This blog is a jointly authored, collective enterprise. It aims to investigate the current state of politics and economics in the West. The motivation behind the blog is that the current moment requires some new thinking, by the Left, about the relationship between politics and economics. We shall sometimes produce commentaries, sometimes simply draw attention to key facts about our contemporary political economy.
The co-editors are Chris Bickerton and Alex Gourevitch. Chris Bickerton has a D.Phil from Oxford in international relations, has taught at Oxford, the University of Amsterdam and at Sciences Po in Paris. He is currently University Lecturer in politics at the department of politics at international studies (POLIS) at the University of Cambridge. He is also Official Fellow at Queens’ College, Cambridge. His main focus is on European politics, including the development and future of the European Union. Alex Gourevitch has a Ph.D in political science from Columbia University. He has taught at the universities of Harvard and Macmaster and is currently Assistant Professor in Political Science at Brown University. His research lies in both the history of political and economic thought, and in contemporary debates about freedom, welfare, and economic organization.
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