A World for the Many not the Few? Modesty, policy, and the dangers of the global-liberal consensus.

On Monday 26th March, the Labour Party launched its new policy paper on international development: A World for the Many not the Few. The paper aims to set out a radical and revitalised development strategy for the British government, based in five priority aims: a fairer global economy; a global movement for public services; a […]

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The Great Global Governmental-Philanthrocapitalist-Corporate Development Project: from indirect to direct neoliberal governance

Who cares what celebrities think? On 1st December 2015, Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan announced the intention to set up the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, a limited liability company financed by infusions of shares from Facebook. A signatory of the ‘giving pledge’ (founded by Warren Buffet and Bill Gates) which encourages the super-wealthy to donate at […]

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The Onward March of the Global Development Project

Project Rising Since 2000, a Global Development Project has emerged, expanded, and consolidated itself. It deserves capitals because it is a powerful, well-resourced, and global endeavour. Focussed on the United Nations, it involves economically powerful countries, intergovernmental development organisations like the World Bank, non-governmental organisations like Oxfam International, a range of different consultants and public […]

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