Health and Medicine

Health and Medicine | 09.08.16

On the Economies of Care

In his book The Health of Nations Gavin Mooney looks at the the intersection of power, economics and health provision across the world. This chapter, taken from the book, outlines his arguments on the political economy of care

Human Rights | 30.09.16

The alt. Health and Medicine Reading List

The alt. Health and Medicine reading list features books that focus on health as a fundamental human right and link ill-health across the globe to patterns of inequality, injustice, access to medicine and a changing climate.

Race and Indigenous Politics | 12.09.16

Why another Royal Commission ?

Australia’s ABC’s 4 Corners program has directed the world’s attention to horrific violations occurring in Australia’s Northern Territory’s juvenile justice system. Leaked images taken from inside Don Dale Youth Detention Centre showed that Aboriginal boys as young as 13 had endured forms of torture comparable to the abuses committed against inmates of Abu Ghraib prison.

Environment | 07.09.16

Women Feed the World, Not Corporations

Vandana Shiva is “one of the world’s most prominent radical scientists” Guardian. In her book Who Really Feeds the World? she answers the question with a number of seemingly small players who nonetheless are the real drivers of global agriculture: bees, small-scale farmers, localization and more. In this short extract she looks at the unacknowledged powerhouses of food production: women

Environment | 26.07.16

Food

Julian Agyeman looks at the challenges in creating a socially just food system in Just Sustainabilities

Environment | 26.07.16

The Fat Planet

Are climate change and obesity linked? In this excerpt from The Energy Glut Ian Roberts and Phil Edwards explain how and why they are indeed.

Environment | 26.07.16

Fat People or Fat Populations?

Moral outrage about obesity is a red herring. Instead, we should be focusing on the environmental factors behind national diets, argue Ian Roberts and Phil Edwards