Donald Trump’s selection by the Republican Party as its presidential candidate is one of the most controversial nominations in American electoral history. In living memory only the National Convention’s choice of Barry Goldwater in 1964 might conceivably rival it at the presidential level. Read the full blog here.
CAPITALISM: Mariana Mazzucato and Michael Jacobs in conversation with
Will Hutton and Sir Nicholas Macpherson
The Political Quarterly is pleased to announce the launch of the new PQ book Rethinking Capitalism: Economics and Policy for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth,
edited by Michael Jacobs and Mariana Mazzucato. The book brings
together leading economists to challenge orthodox ideas about economic
theory and policy, and to propose new approaches to achieving a more
inclusive and sustainable economy. Read more...
Subscribers to the Political Quarterly will receive a copy as
part of their subscription. For others the
book is available at a 20% discount from the publishers Wiley Blackwell.
The Political Quarterly is pleased to publish two special issues in the latest issue 87 2 on Europe. Up for grabs? Key Issues in the Negotiations about Britain’s Membership of the EU has been edited by Waltraud Schelkle with articles from Eiko Thielemann and Daniel Schade; Steve Coulter and Bob Hancké; and Anne Corbett. The UK and the European Union has been edited by Anand Menon, Rachel Minto, Daniel Wincott with articles by. Rachel Minto, Jo Hunt, Michael Keating and Lee McGowan; Ailsa Henderson, Charlie Jeffery, Robert Liñeira, Roger Scully, Daniel Wincott and Richard Wyn Jones; Simon Hix; John Curtice; Sofia Vasilopoulou; Emma Carmel and Theodoros Papadopoulos; Rebecca Adler-Nissan; Steve Peers; Richard Whitman; Nicholas Crafts; and Damian Chalmers.
In the run-up to the referendum, the London School of Economics and Political Science arranged a series of expert hearings on the future of Britain in Europe. The first four hearings dealt with policy issues that we considered to be important: migration, employment regulation, financial integration, and finally higher education and research. Read Waltraud Schelkle's special issue on the EU with articles by Waltraud Schelkle; Eiko Thielemann and Daniel Schade; Steve Coulter and Bob Hancké; and Anne Corbett.
Two disturbing stories in late 2015 - the
Volkswagen emissions testing scandal and the news that some NHS trusts had been
giving general practitioners financial incentives not to send patients to
hospitals for tests - seemed to come from quite different parts of the human
capacity for wickedness. But both are products of the same neoliberal
insistence that financial knowledge should trump all other kinds. You can see the lecture in full here.
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