Doom Watch Cancelled: a comment on the Swedish 2018 Election and...

In this weekends long-read Per Rolandsson offers an analysis of the recent Swedish Elections. To such an end, Rolandsson's analysis grapples with the figure of the...

Why are we Pretending? A Final Inventory Check upon Leaving Europe

Why should radicals look to 'pretenders' for inspiration? Amy Westwell and Cailean Gallagher trace the history of wild and illegitimate claims to power and...

Gilets jaunes: why the French working poor are demanding Emmanuel Macron’s...

This weekend we have the great pleasure to republish the excellent Oliver Davis on the recent “yellow vest” protests in France. Is this only...

Peter Bloom | We live in a populist age – but...

This weekend the New Pretender takes great pleasure in republishing the following intervention by Peter Bloom from our partners Brave New Europe. Bloom notes the loose...

Judith Butler and the Ethics & Politics of Non-Violence | Hasret...

In this article Hasret Çetinkaya reports on Judith Butler’s recent Agnes Cuming lectures at University College Dublin in January 2019. Çetinkaya’s article exceeds simply...

Extinction Rebellion and the Future of Direct Action | Liz Lee...

This week in the The New Pretender we bring you an original piece from Liz Lee Reynolds on the direct action movement ‘Extinction Rebellion’....

“The Centre Cannot Hold”: Reflections on the Irish Presidential Election |...

In this article Gary Hussey turns his eye to the recent Irish Presidential Elections which not only saw the return to the Aras the...

The Decline of Political Judgment: Moralistic Responses to the Populist Moment

In this article Liam Farrell offers a set of critical reflections on the decline of political judgment in contemporary political debates around the emergence of populist politics...

Essex Transform: Rediscovering the Demos Inside the space of Academia

In this week's article/report we present and support the student-driven project 'Essex Transform: Rediscovering the Demos Inside the Academia', led by the Centre...

The EU cannot be democratised —here’s why

As the EU’s internal crisis increases with many citizens rebelling against what has become a neo-liberal project, European politicians are racing to strip national...