The world is changing. Old ideas and institutions are being seriously challenged while new forms of expression and dissent emerge. John Samuel discusses how in a time of flux, new imaginations, new possibilities and a new politics are inevitable
The litmus test of economic growth is whether growth improves the lives and livelihoods of the poorest and most marginalised, writes John Samuel. If economic growth alienates and excludes poor people, then such a growth model is both immoral and unethical
In any form of institution, power operates at three levels -- a set of dominant ‘ideals’, dominant ‘interests’ and ‘identity’ -- which together constitute the power matrix of the institution and the predominant ideology that drives it, writes John Samuel
Europe’s economic crisis needs to understood not only in the context of the crisis of credit-driven speculative finance capitalism worldwide, but also in the larger context of the economic, social and cultural history of Western Europe, writes John Samuel.
While a strong anti-corruption law can reduce petty corruption, at the heart of the problem is the increasing lack of accountability in the political system, big corporations, media and even NGOs, writes John Samuel. Breaking the nexus between business elites and political parties could be the first step
John Samuel analyses the relevance and irrelevance of Team Anna’s media-driven mode of advocacy, which unfortunately sought only to transcend politics, not transform it