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About Alf Gunvald Nilsen

Alf Gunvald Nilsen is Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology, University of Bergen. His research focuses on social movements in the global South. He is the author of Dispossession and Resistance in India (2012) and co-editor of Social Movements in the Global South (2011) and Marxism and Social Movements (2013)

Articles by Alf Gunvald Nilsen

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Claire Provost

Claire Provost is editor of 50.50 covering gender, sexuality and social justice.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

El pueblo adivasi en la India: ¿esclavas y esclavos modernos o trabajadoras y trabajadores modernos?

El pueblo adivasi de la India trabaja a menudo en condiciones normalmente definidas como «esclavitud moderna», pero no se trata de esclavas y esclavos. Su falta de libertad es al mismo tiempo el motor y el resultado del capitalismo indio moderno. English

Adivasis in India: modern-day slaves or modern-day workers?

India’s Adivasis often work in conditions commonly described as ‘modern-day slavery’, but they are not slaves. Their unfreedom is both the fuel and product of modern Indian capitalism. Español

The twilight of neoliberalism: can popular struggles create new worlds from below?

If the ideologists of neoliberalism want to present it as the natural order of humanity, a more sober historical assessment points out that it has lasted about as long as Keynesianism did before it – a few decades.

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