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COVID-19 and the phantasy of global development

COVID-19 has partly been discussed as a clear sign that we live in the times of global development: the world is interconnected and as a whole vulnerable, thus collective action is needed to overcome future challenges, including in the sphere … Continue reading

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Inequality and COVID-19: what might a new social contract in the post-Corona world look like?

I am writing this a few days after Emily Maitlis rightly won multiple praise for debunking some myth around COVID-19 in an introduction to BBC Newsnight, not least that it could be seen as a great leveller. The myth that … Continue reading

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Solidarity in the times of COVID-19 or: the misnomer of ‘social distancing’ (when the issue is physical contact)

As a traveller who lives between the UK and mainland Europe, now being in a half-locked down Berlin, I can see the myriad ways in which the Corona virus will accelerate changes to lifestyle and biographies – changes that were … Continue reading

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Would the 99% please stand up against ‘free’ schools! What has become of education as a human right – instead of a middle class playing ground that ultimately cements social inequalities?

Some words suggest states of affairs that it is hard to be ‘against’ as the linguistic term used to describe them evokes undisputed goods. One such term in recent policy debates in the United Kingdom are the so-called ‘free’ schools … Continue reading

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