Harsev Bains: The International Working Men’s Association 1864 - A celebration of the 150th anniversary of the International Working Men’s Association drawing on the documents of the time, particularly those written by Marx, to demonstrate the continuing relevance of the IWMA’s objectives.
Pete Caldwell and Peter Templeton: Political Education and the WEA - A review of the changing and complex relationship between Workers Education Association and, respectively, government and the trade union and labour movement from its foundation in 1909 to the present.
Malcolm Chase: Chartism, Democracy and Marx and Engels - An analysis of the achievements of the Chartist movement ‘as the first mass working class party’ in light of the contemporary assessments of Marx and Engels
John Hendy QC: The Right to Strike: A Lawyer’s View - An argument for the importance of the law in defending workers’ rights and an assessment of current legislation at national and international level defending the right to strike
Leo Impett: Vygotsky and Marxist Artificial Intelligence - A survey of the increasing use of Vygotsky’s Activity Theory in research on artificial intelligence and in particular for the Big Data ‘matching’ of social complexity.
Jonathan Michie: Economic Theory and Policy - A critique of current neo-liberal economics as being fatally detached from the complexity of social change and a call for a return to the wider assumptions of political economy as developed by Smith, Marx and Keynes.
Jonathan White: Ilyenkov and Dialectical Materialism - An evaluation of the Soviet Marxist Evald Ilyenkov and in particular his work in reconstructing the way Marx used dialectical method in writing Capital