Why the 2012 US Presidential election matters

Written by Terry Flew on May 21, 2012

An interview has been published in Open Democracy with Professor Theda Skocpol, from the Kennedy School of Public Policy at Harvard University, about the forthcoming 2012 US Presidential election. Skocpol is known to many for her pioneering work on state theory, which established public policy as an important variable in progressive politics, and rejected the determinism of Marxist state theory, noting the active role played by state agencies as political actors in their own right. More recently, she has authored

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New College of Media, Design and the Arts at the University of Colorado (CU – Boulder)

Written by Terry Flew on April 26, 2012

The University of Colorado (CU) has put forward a proposal to develop a new College of Media, Design and the Arts, at its Boulder, CO campus. The Steering Committee responsible for this initiative has identified recommendations which:

respond to the needs and interests of a growing body of students who seek to master digital media and information and communication technology (ICT) for successful careers in the fine and performing arts, journalism, design, organizational communication, and related fields, and who value an

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Tankies

Written by Terry Flew on March 20, 2011

After my recent post on Brian McNair’s talk, Brian pointed out to me via Facebook that I had neglected the discussion at the session about “tankies”. Brian was commenting on his work on media and the Soviet Union, and how his time spent in the former USSR during the period of Gorbachev’s “Perestroika” reforms helped to shape his subsequent thinking about the media, from his earlier work that was strongly influenced by the Glasgow University Media Group.

If I

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