, Volume 19, Issue 1, pp 1-2
Date: 07 Apr 2011

Editorial Introduction

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As we face unprecedented changes to higher education in the UK, and to be more precise, the withdrawal of state funding for public education and the increasing privatisation of the University, maintaining a space for politically and theoretically oriented considerations of law, state, economy, and society becomes ever more important. The colonisation of ‘life itself’ by market forces threatens the degradation of our social and political environments at an ever increasing speed. The cuts to the funding of education are of course, one part of a sustained attack on what remains of the welfare state, and of the public sector more generally. We know that the cuts will have a greater impact on women than men, and are already affecting vulnerable groups such as single mothers, those living with disabilities, migrants and refugees, and many others.

Whether it be analyses of the role of immaterial labour in the biopolitical reproduction of capitalist relations, or the ways in which the racial co ...