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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 4

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Volume 94, Issue 4

Includes a collection on Scottish Politics After Sturgeon, edited by Ben Jackson and Anna Killick. This features articles such as 'Independence is not Going Away: The Importance of Education and Birth Cohorts' by Lindsay Paterson; 'Diary of an SNP First Minister: A Chronopolitics of Proximity and Priorities' by Hannah Graham; and 'Politics, the Constitution and the Independence Movement in Scotland since Devolution' by Malcolm Petrie. There are a wide range of other articles including 'Unlocking the Pensions Debate: The Origins and Future of the ‘Triple Lock’ by Jonathan Portes and 'The Politics of England: National Identities and Political Englishness' by John Denham and Lawrence Mckay. Finally, there is a selection of book reviews such as Branko Milanovic's review of Equality: The History of an Elusive Idea by Darrin M. McMahon, and Alexandre Leskanich's review of Cannibal Capitalism by Nancy Fraser.

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