Essay: After neoliberalism, what next?
There are economically-viable, socially-desirable alternatives to the failed neoliberal economic model, writes Jayati Ghosh

Occupations, assemblies and direct action – a critique of ‘body politics’
Joseph A Todd examines the widespread belief that bringing bodies together in occupations, assemblies and other actions is enough to create change

Balancing Britain: the ‘Northern Powerhouse’ and the search for alternatives
Despite concerns over the government’s devolution plans, there is a broad consensus that localism is a good thing. Craig Berry examines the ‘Northern Powerhouse’ narrative – and what an alternative might look like

Democracy is dead, long live democracies!
In this essay, Hilary Wainwright argues that building a real democracy in the face of corporate and financial power will require a rethinking of power and agency

Butter, bacon and fire: reclaiming the two Great Charters
Magna Carta is only one of the two Great Charters of English Liberty, writes Peter Linebaugh – and we should reclaim them both from the conservatives and neoliberals

A new Magna Carta
Scotland’s radical independence movement should be a wake-up call for the British left, argues Anthony Barnett. The time is ripe for a return to the call for constitutional reform

Essay: The death of international development
‘Development’ has failed to deliver. The reason, Jason Hickel argues, is that development organisations have failed to address the structural drivers of poverty

Defending rights against the right
The rights of those who have least are under concerted attack, says Nina Power. We must organise to protect them

Maidan over: The balance of power in Ukraine
While Ukraine’s oligarchic elite aspires to become a ruling class in its own right, it is also the object of an ongoing competition between Russia and the west to draw it into their respective transnational capitalist classes, writes Marko Bojcun

Essay: Dealing with debt
The global justice movement of the 1990s and early 2000s focused on national debt. Its heirs should join forces with the nascent movements against micro-debt to present a challenge to the whole debt economy, argues George Caffentzis

Step backward, leap forward
Around the globe, new forms of governance are being sought to counter-balance the hyper-empire of global capitalism. Scotland is developing its own resistance, writes Tom Nairn, and England could follow suit

Colonial oversight
As they colonised the world, European governments invented techniques for tracking the people they conquered. Elia Zureik reveals how domestic spying has roots in imperial history

The local is not enough
Greg Sharzer argues that movements have to confront the contradictions of capitalist crisis, and not simply try to carve spaces away from that crisis. Below, Hilary Wainwright responds

Back to the fragments
Lynne Segal, one of the authors of the seminal 1979 socialist-feminist text Beyond the Fragments, reflects on its lessons for today

Yield of dreams
Nick Hildyard investigates the rise of private equity investment infrastructure funds in overseas development, and how they are turning public infrastructure into a new ‘asset class’

Essay: Europe’s hard borders
Matthew Carr investigates the brutal border regimes of our ‘gated continent’ and suggests the possibility of a different politics of solidarity

Unleashing the creativity of labour
Hilary Wainwright calls for policies that release workers’ creative potential, not just in waged work but beyond

Austerity for the people, welfare for the banks
Andrew Bowman and Leigh Phillips look at how central banks have used the crisis to carve out a new role – from propping up bankers to toppling governments

Peer-to-peer production and the coming of the commons
Michel Bauwens examines how collaborative, commons-based production is emerging to challenge capitalism. Below, Hilary Wainwright responds

A different way of doing things
Robin Murray explores the potential of co-ops to form the basis of an alternative economy

Banking’s groundhog day
Adam Leaver turns the spotlight on elite power, democratic disconnects and the failure of financial reform in the UK. With a response by Jonathan Stevenson

Oligarchy of the unelected
David Beetham examines the growing dominance of unaccountable corporate and financial interests

Relax: alternative hedonism and a new politics of pleasure
Kate Soper on re-imagining fulfllment

The revival – and the retreat – of the state?
Ha-Joon Chang on the state response to the neoliberal crisis. But it’s the movement that matters, responds Oisín Gilmore

After the spring
Sami Ramadani considers the response to the popular uprisings from the region’s dictators and other reactionary forces, as well as the role of imperialism

Crack capitalism or reclaim the state?
John Holloway and Hilary Wainwright debate strategy and tactics for social change

Degrow or die?
John Bellamy Foster opens a debate on ‘degrowth’, climate crisis and capitalism

Response: A constructive dialogue for change
John Bellamy Foster's critique of capitalism's ecologically destructive nature is sound, writes Ted Benton, but we need to think less vaguely about bringing together a coalition for change

The Bolivian Road to Socialism
Mike Geddes argues we can learn from the Bolivian experiences of working in and against the state

Dealing with the devil
Bertie Russell is sceptical as to whether states can ever be used to move beyond capitalism