On 7 March Will Self delivers the 22nd Policy & Politics Annual Lecture about the end of champagne socialism.
He will examine developments in thinking about socialism over the past half-century – what the rise of Corbyn tells us about British attitudes towards socialism (and by extension capitalism), and what the changes have been in how we conceive – and repurpose – the links between the personal and the political in times of accelerated change.
To mark the occasion we are making a collection of articles that resonate with the theme of the lecture free to access until the end of March:
Resistance or resignation to welfare reform? The activist politics for and against social citizenship
Authors: Edmiston, Daniel; Humpage, Louise
What ever happened to asset-based welfare? Shifting approaches to housing wealth and welfare security
Authors: Ronald, Richard; Lennartz, Christian; Kadi, Justin
Depoliticisation: economic crisis and political management
Author: Burnham, Peter
Just do it differently? Everyday making, Marxism and the struggle against neoliberalism
Author: Stephen Davies, Jonathan
The politics of behaviour change: nudge, neoliberalism and the state
Author: Leggett, Will
Neoliberalism by stealth? Exploring continuity and change within the UK social enterprise policy paradigm
Authors: Nicholls, Alex; Teasdale, Simon
Neoliberalism as an object of political analysis: an ideology, a mode of regulation or a governmentality?
Author: Byrne, Christopher