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About Mary Evans

Mary Evans is currently a Centennial Professor at the London School of Economics, based in the Gender Institute. She has written widely on feminism and aspects of women’s writing, including books on Jane Austen and Simone de Beauvoir. At present she is working on a study on the continuity of gender inequality.

Articles by Mary Evans

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Alex Sakalis, Editor

Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

The long, rocky ride of crisis and austerity

In this next post of the series, we explore how capitalism’s crises are always borne by the poor and the weak, and how it is justified.

The Labour Party's real challenge is finding a radical voice

Will the UK Labour Party ever really, vocally resist Conservative policies? They should be engaging young voters on global social inequality.

Benefits Street: how austerity transformed makeover TV

Benefits Street was born from coalition government rhetoric: no one should receive 'anything for nothing'. The failure to transform is always personal. Nobody should be helped.

Love in a time of neo-liberalism

In the harsh world of neo-liberalism, the word 'love' has become so devalued it would be better simply not to use it.

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