Ash Amin is Professor of Geography at Cambridge University. His current writing deals with questions of intolerance in Europe, urban resilience in the North and South, and the challenges of left renewal. His most recent book,Land of Strangers (2012), addresses issues of belonging in Europe, while his book with Nigel Thrift Arts of the Political to be published by Duke University Press in early 2013 examines the reinventions the left needs to lead in order to secure the return of social democracy. His contribution this week is based on ideas developed with Nigel Thrift in the latter book.
From ethnicity to empathy: a new idea of Europe
Europe must become harmonized in terms of citizenship rights in order to reduce the prevalence of the politics of...
If democracy means rule by the people for the people, it has broken down. At pivotal moments in the past, altering...
Elite hauteur: Greece, Niger and the IMF
It may be time to remind ourselves of the parallels between today's IMF-Merkel-Cameron package for Europe’s nations...
Our guest editor introduced his special feature on the ‘Uses of Xenophobia’, on Europe Day. Here, he maps the new...
The Uses of Xenophobia
In Ash Amin’s guest week on “The Uses of Xenophobia”, beginning on Europe Day, 2011, the thrust of the essays has...