In this review, Marc Geddes highlights Will Hutton’s recent book on the importance of equality of opportunity and the high value that society needs to place on creating a more balanced, just society.
Article by Tilly Peterken.
Red Labour, Purple Labour and now Blue Labour. The latest political vision, Blue Labour, is strikingly different to the Labour party of recent years. The ‘blue’ symbolises certain similarities with traditional conservative ideas, such as an emphasis on the family and communal bonds, and how it is relationships that sustain and psychologically enrich citizens. It understands the free market’s unending dismemberment of communities, driven by capitalism’s ‘creative destruction’, and how it is a system that transforms humans and nature into ‘commodities’ without respecting their intrinsic worth. Also, akin to the ‘Big Society’, there is praise for voluntary groups’ ability to connect disparate parts of society. For Blue Labour, ‘the good life’ is recognised as a fundamentally interdependent life.
Marc Geddes takes a look at the political thought of one of the most important Ancient Greek thinkers of the past: Plato. Can he provide any use to contemporary affairs?
Arguably the foundation of comparative political theory, this article briefly explores Aristotle’s work on proto-constitutional analysis as well as it’s central theory on the good citizen.
Marc Geddes on the Off the Shelf event hosted by Will Hutton: a politics based on fairness?
A message from Conservative Future Sheffield.
Do feminist approaches still have something to offer political analysis today?
Article by Joe Sutcliffe.
A message from Sheffield Labour Students.