The Politics of Need

30 points

Not offered 2020

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The Politics of Need is a critical engagement with local and global society and the issues that have arisen and continue to arise. What does - and can - society mean? What are the debates, challenges and possibilities as we find ourselves in the second decade of the 21st century? Why does Need still occur? How can we think critically past the all-too-often simplistic pieties and blames of both the left and the right? How are governments, think tanks, NGOs, social movements, intellectuals and public debate responding? How might we critique, respond to and rethink structural inequality and the welfare state?


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