Politics Theory Other #71: Hostile Environment with Maya Goodfellow
Maya Goodfellow on the the historical roots of the hostile environment policy, the punitive, cruel and deliberately confusing character of Britain's immigration system, and how New Labour's policies on migration and asylum laid some of the basis for the Conservative's migration policies, with Alex Doherty on the Politics Theory Other podcast.
Politics Theory Other is a weekly 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 Brexit (with Richard Seymour), populism (with Thea Riofrancos), the financial crisis (with Adam Tooze), Islamophobia and the War on Terror (with Nisha Kapoor), and Jeremy Gilbert on Maurizio Lazzarato and the reception of French theory in the anglophone world.
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