Beyond public and private: A framework for co-operative higher education

The following paper has been accepted for the Co-operative Education conference 2016, Manchester (21-22nd April) The paper has also been accepted for the 2016 International Co-operative Alliance research conference in Almeria, Spain (May 24-27th). The paper will also be presented at the Universities in the Knowledge Economy (UNIKE) conference, Copenhagen, Denmark (14-17th June).  Prof. Mike Neary and … Continue reading Beyond public and private: A framework for co-operative higher education

Marx’s method (II): ‘the method of rising from the abstract to the concrete’

In my previous notes I quoted Marx describing his approach as "the method of rising from the abstract to the concrete". What a wonderful description, but what does it mean? Marx goes on to discuss it in some length in that section of his notebooks for Capital, first using the concept of 'population': "When we … Continue reading Marx’s method (II): ‘the method of rising from the abstract to the concrete’

Writing, craft and method: Postone’s Notes on the German Reaction to ‘Holocaust’

Anti-Semitism and National Socialism: Notes on the German Reaction to "Holocaust" (PDF) I have read Moishe Postone's article a number of times. Today, I sent it to a friend with the following message: A bit off the wall, but I've attached one of my favourite articles. There's probably a time and a place to read … Continue reading Writing, craft and method: Postone’s Notes on the German Reaction to ‘Holocaust’