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The Sam Aaronovitch political writing prize
Alison Wolf, King's College London Davidson
Danny Dorling,Sheffield University
Fred Robinson, Keith Shaw, and Gill Davidson
New Political Writing Prize 2005
Winners of the Barry Amiel and Norman Melburn Trust/New
Statesman Prize for New Political Writing on the subject:
Do women’s rights remain the privilege of the developed world?
First: Racheal Walker
Second: Verity Johnson
Third: Sarah Solemani and Tanya Angerer
Eighteen months on from the Arab Spring, a year on from the Occupy protests, social unrest continues. Paul Mason explored the roots of the great dissatisfaction among the young and educated and reflected on the way his thesis – that this is an 1848 of the mind, driven by new information networks and horizontal forms of protest – has stood up in the face of attempts to normalise and colonise the protest movements.
He also explored the changing dynamic of the economic crisis that underpins the social unrest, showing how events in Russia and China – countries that have delivered economically to their middle classes – fit into the pattern of disruption and challenge begun in Tahrir Square.
This was a landmark exposition
of Mason’s analysis, incorporating new research and reactions to
the original criticisms of his book, “Why It’s Kicking Off
Everywhere: The New Global Revolutions”.
1996: Eric Hobsbawm
Identity Politics and the Left
1998: Noam Chomsky
Power in The Global Arena
2000: Tom Nairn
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