Emancipation in the neoliberal era

Emancipation in the Neoliberal Era: Rethinking Transition with Karl Polanyi The economic historian Karl Polanyi charted the development of market society. Moving beyond a simple opposition between the state and the market, his seminal The Great Transformation...
Public-Civil-Partnerships for a Better City

Public-Civil-Partnerships for a Better City

Imagine: an urban politician wants to impose that some streets become car-free during summer. Even if reasons are good – better air quality, kids get room to play – the result is quite predictable. The residents of the streets would revolt, for different reasons. Some...
A new social contract for the 21st century

A new social contract for the 21st century

From the gilet jaunes to young climate marchers around the world, a new surge of protestors is voicing discontent and demanding a change of course to ensure a sustainable future that is fair to citizens and environment. Dirk Holemans gives his take on striking a new...