Posts by Maha Rafi Atal

Maha Rafi Atal, Doctoral Researcher, Politics and International Studies, University of Cambridge

The battle for Labour: competing visions of representation

Maha Rafi Atal

Do parties exist to represent the views of members, or to organise and represent a diverse range of interests and views? Answering this question is key to Labour’s future. In his recent trilogy of blog posts on Corbynism, Craig Berry argues that the Corbyn movement is best understood as an uneasy alliance between two distinct groups: old leftists, who, after … Continue reading

27 October 2016 by Maha Rafi Atal
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The Left, modern work and the new working class

Maha Rafi Atal

Developing a new moral politics of work in the 21st century could help the left regain traditional supporters and connect to new working class groups Among the themes in this year of political surprises on both sides of the Atlantic – from the victory of the Leave campaign to the candidacies of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders – is predominantly … Continue reading

11 October 2016 by Maha Rafi Atal
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