John Weeks is Professor Emeritus, School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London, and author of Economics of the 1%: How mainstream economics serves the rich, obscures reality and distorts policy, (Anthem Press), published earlier this year.
Published in: openDemocracyUKCutting to the chase: what the Brexit referendum did
Brexit means Brexit – but what does that actually mean? To understand the EU referendum results, we first have to...
Trump and the myth of protectionist disaster
Donald Trump’s vision of a new American hegemony is a threat to world peace. But not because he opposes trade liberalisation.
Donald Trump and the shape of things to come
Before the end of 2017, the post-World War II global order of US hegemony will run its course, and authoritarianism...
By the numbers: Barack Obama’s contribution to the decline of US democracy
How neoliberal doctrine undermined the Obama administration and ushered in the age of Trump.
Trump's victory represents the fulfilment of neoliberalism, not its failure
The Trump victory is not the rejection of neoliberalism but the necessary outcome of the neoliberal transformation,...
Published in: Can Europe Make It?Brexit and the rise of the far right
On Thursday 23 June 2016 the Far Right achieved its most important victory in British electoral history.