Peter Bloom is a lecturer in the Department of People and Organisations at the Open University. His primary research interests include ideology, subjectivity and power, specifically as they relate to broader discourses and everyday practices of capitalism and democracy. He is currently completing a manuscript entitled ‘Authoritarian Capitalism in the Age of Globalization’ to be published by Edward Elgar Press.
Symbolic politics - standing up for real democracy
On both sides of the Atlantic, we need to stand up for genuine democracy and against a system that cynically defends...
Is Corbynomics a return to the socialist past or a vision of the progressive future?
Jeremy Corbyn's economic programme isn't about taking us back to the past, but embracing the challenges of today.
Published in: HomePolice brutality: Is America teetering on edge of sectarian violence?
The tragic shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile occured because soldiers and police officers alike view...
One world labourism: can Corbyn link national security to global justice?
Corbyn could lead a fundamental shift in Britain's foreign policy.
Published in: Can Europe Make It?Authoritarian capitalism in modern times: when economic discipline really means political disciplining
The global spread of capitalism depends on an authoritarian form of politics. How can democracy survive alongside...
Published in: HomeA ‘hero’ for the twenty-first century: meet the CEO politician
In the twenty-first century, politicians behave more like CEOs. When voters are seen as shareholder citizens, what...