Contemporary and Radical Political Thought

We have strong research expertise in contemporary radical political thought. This research focuses on a number of interrelated themes, including:

  • The constitution of modes of political subjectivity (in ‘radical’, liberal, neo-liberal and conservative forms), and the relationship with dominant economic structures and forms of social identity.
  • The link between modes of labour (material, affective, virtual etc.) and projects of emancipatory change.
  • The theoretical understanding of social movements (including anti-globalisation, anti-capitalism, Occupy, etc.) with specific reference to Marxist, post-Marxist, post-anarchist, and autonomist perspectives.
  • The epistemological and ontological basis of emancipatory politics.

For Dr David Bates' research publications, see:


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