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Will Davies on 'Nervous States: How Feeling Took Over the World' (Part 1)

In the first part of a two-part interview Will Davies discusses declining public trust in experts, the blurring of the distinctions between war and peace, the increasing irrelevance of macroeconomic indicators, and the rise of populism, with Alex Doherty on the Politics Theory Other podcast

Alex Doherty 2 October 2018

Will Davies on 'Nervous States: How Feeling Took Over the World' (Part 1)

Politics Theory Other is a biweekly political podcast. The show aims to  bring the work of writers on the radical left to a broader public and to encourage popular engagement with work that is sometimes considered  "academic" or "difficult". The show also aims to encourage engagement between the Marxist left and those working in the traditions of cultural  studies and post-structuralist theory. 

Recent shows have included episodes on Labour and anti-semitism (with   Richard Seymour), Xenofeminism (with Patricia Reed), the financial crisis (with Adam Tooze), Silicon Valley and the democratisation of technology (with Wendy Liu), and Jeremy Gilbert on Maurizio Lazzarato and the reception of French theory in the anglophone world. 

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