more or less a normal thing ….

… and nevertheless something that cannot be accepted in any way: the financial crisis. A normal thing as it is the escalation of the financial instabilities that are unavoidable in capitalist societies. And nevertheless, these are excesses that need to be answered on the two levels: the search for immediate intervention, aiming on ways to avoid … Continua a leggere

Globalisation – Dissolution or consolidation of a Global Social Policy (and Security).

The following outlines a new teaching unit, organised for December at the University of Eastern Finland. The title reads as follows Globalisation – Dissolution or consolidation of a Global Social Policy (and Security). The unit continues from the lecture in Wismar* and is divided into four arrays of thought. * First it will look at … Continua a leggere

Occupy – Occupied … . Claiming the Future by Claiming Today’s Rights

The following are some notes I made in preparation of a presentation to the Occupy Cork Camp, which I addressed on Wednesday afternoon.    Perhaps it would have been better to choose another title, saying that claiming the future is not least about claiming yesterday’s rights – and of course I can only make a … Continua a leggere

New Perspectives ….

One advantage, or should I say privilege of moving around, working in different places, is that it allows to easily take up new challenges, finding new opportunities to make life difficult. Well, at least I challenged myself, and now I am allowed doing so in an official framework. For my stay in Budapest in my … Continua a leggere

Aloof – Higher Education Authority and European Union

Good news – some money granted for some work abroad – it is financed and administered by the Irish Higher Education Authority and the European Commission, there the people ealing with all this stuff about education, research …, highly qualified…. …, apparently so high that they lost ground under the feet, are out of touch with … Continua a leggere

Ireland – Economy and Politics

Returning home yesterday on my two wheels I passed two roundabouts. …. – Ops, returning after about 6 month I see they are not roundabouts anymore, They are now back to ordinary junctions. Surely a strange way of dealing with the fact that the Irish economy isn’t anymore spinning around as it did. Late recognition … Continua a leggere

Looking Back – Looking for an Agenda

April 5th 2011, 7:15 a.m. – a journey beginning: ORK-LHR-WRS October 1st 2011, 5:15 p.m. – EI 837 arrives at Cork airport, over 4300 hours, about 18,702.72 km, more or less four topics that followed me the way: (i) the fundamental changes in the economic system which we cannot grasp by simply looking at the … Continua a leggere