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The tidal power scheme proposed for Swansea Bay (Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay) has been in the news today due to the government’s announcement that it is discussing subsidising the ambitious £1bn project. Our research has used the tidal lagoon as a case study for exploring the social and economic impact of local energy infrastructure, and the role of local communities in energy developments.
Abundance Generation, the product of three years hard work, including many weeks ‘deep hanging out’ with people across the UK, is finally ‘launched’. Abundance has tried to shift the focus of investment from the 1% (who frankly have enough) to the 99% who are short of meaningful choices of things to do with their money…
New post on Res Publica blog on how the budget reflects the last gasps of economics as politics in disguise and the need for new sources of knowledge and understanding about the meaning of money… step forward the sociology and anthropology!  http://respublica.org.uk/item/We-get-the-budgets-we-deserve
Having been the inspiration for www.zopa.com, Liquid Modernity can now claim a new offspring –  www.abundancegeneration.com Abundance hopes to disrupt the conventions of money and financial services which deliberately alienate and disorientate the individual by allowing ordinary people to earn cash by investing directly in renewable energy production.  The minimum investment is £5 which makes…
As a part of the Histories of Violence project, directed by Dr Brad Evans (POLIS, University of Leeds), The Guardian newspaper has launched its 10 Years of Terror series: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/series/10-years-of-terror Today, a specially commissioned video lecture by Zygmunt Bauman was launched on the Comment is Free website and can be accessed here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/video/2011/sep/01/zygmunt-bauman-terrorism-video For more…
For a recent interview with Zygmunt Bauman, visit: http://www.citsee.eu/interview/past-central-europe-future-europe-interview-zygmunt-bauman www.citsee.eu is a website of the CITSEE project (The Europeanisation of Citizenship in the Successor States of the Former Yugoslavia) and is focused on the over-arching theme of “Citizenship in Southeast Europe”. For more on the CITSEE project, see: www.citsee.eu