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About Grahame Thompson
Grahame Thompson is Professor at the Copenhagen Business School and Emeritus Professor of political economy at the Open University.
Articles by Grahame Thompson
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No to TTIP
Monetary policy needs profitable banks. Do not expect the G20 meeting to solve credit-creation soon.
Crises reveal the underlying architecture of the system. Grahame Thompson sees in the financial crisis the truth of socialised money, the truth of a merely inter-national system of economic governance, and the truth of a media hoked on globalisation.
The scale and character of the problems afflicting the finance sector need to be clarified if regulation is to work. This in turn makes posssible a more nuanced understanding of the "financial-crisis cycle", argues Grahame Thompson.
The triumph of neo-liberal globalisation is also the imposition of a new mode of governance of institutions and individuals, to which the idea of responsibility is central. Grahame Thompson examines this achievement and assesses what can be done to address it.
A Danish experiment in citizen-led decision-making left Grahame Thompson convinced that "deliberative democracy" needs to rethink the balance between process and outcome.
A fear of difference drives fundamentalists towards sameness. In that impulse lies the seed of a path beyond war, says Grahame Thompson.
Global peace and security will best be advanced not by the deep institutional changes the United Nations high-level panel is likely to advocate, but by modest, incremental - and imaginative - steps, says Grahame Thompson.
Grahame Thompson enters the debate on the reality and potential of globalisation with a dual warning to David Held and Martin Wolf: the international financial system is unsustainable and its coming crisis may undermine both Helds radical reformism and Wolfs optimistic certainty.
Grahame Thompson, in response to George Monbiots criticisms, elaborates his view that Monbiots proposals for future world governance in The Age of Consent are not only impractical, but dangerous.
The arguments for a world parliament made by George Monbiot in The Age of Consent need to be taken seriously, but in the end they are unrealistic and unworkable argues the co-author of Globalisation in Question.