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Published Research

18 September 2021

Bentham in the Beehive: Utilitarianism, Neoliberalism and the Wellbeing Budgets

By | COVID-19, Featured, Home Page, Neil Vallelly, Politics, Published Research, Uncategorized, Wellbeing | No Comments

In this article, ESRA researcher Neil Vallelly interrogates the origins of wellbeing policy, arguing that the ‘idea that wellbeing is linked to a society that glorifies and hoards private property, exploits and precaritises work, and sees debt as a necessary component of having a place to live, access to healthcare, and getting an education, is one that we must challenge at every opportunity.’ more

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20 March 2020

Memorial through action

By | Featured, Hala Nasr, Home Page, Published Research | No Comments

One year on from the white supremacist terrorist attack in Christchurch, gender-based violence specialist Hala Nasr reminds us that everyday racism and white supremacist terrorism are deeply connected. In this powerful reflection, Hala encourages us to honour the memory of the victims of the attack by tackling the indifference toward racism that is still very much embedded in our society. more

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13 March 2020

Ecological crises and equitable futures

By | Environment, Featured, Home Page, Published Research, Sy Taffel | No Comments

In this chapter from the forthcoming ESRA collection ‘Whose Futures?’ Sy Taffel, Senior Lecturer in Media Studies and co-director of the Political Ecology Research Centre at Massey University, offers a diagnosis of dominant narratives of possible ecological futures and what they mean for us. more

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6 June 2019

Budget 2019 Report

By | Ben Rosamond, Campbell Jones, ESRA, Featured, Home Page, Intervention, Jack Foster, Murdoch Stephens, Published Research, Research, Shannon Walsh, Ti Lamusse, Vanessa Cole | No Comments

ESRA researchers have teamed up with community researchers and activists to consider what the 2019 ‘Wellbeing budget’ means for those who are worst served by our current system. more

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