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Review: Utopianism for a Dying Planet. Life After Consumerism, by Gregory Claeys

Alexandre Leskanich



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In this impassioned study—part exploratory history of utopian imaginaries, part manifesto for collective solidarity and sociability underpinned by sustainability—historian of ideas Gregory Claeys argues for utopianism as an urgently needed ‘principle of renewal’. He describes utopia as vital, considering it ‘part of a family of concepts of imaginary spaces’ in which ideal communities flourish.

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Volume 94, Issue 3

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Volume 94, Issue 3

Includes a commentary by Colin Crouch on the dark heart of today's Conservative party, an article by Stewart Lansley tracing the history of ‘crowding out’, and its use as a justification for austerity and state deflation; and Tim Vlandas and Kate Alexander-Shaw debating the political economy of age. In our reports and surveys section, Deborah Mabbett asks where next for curbing London's emissions? The issue also includes a selection of book reviews such as Andrew Gamble on The Culture of Accountability: A Democratic Virtue by Gianfranco Pasquino and Riccardo Pelizzo, and Leila Simona Talani on Europe's Coming of Age by Loukas Tsoukalis.

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