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Duncan Bowie

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Duncan Bowie has been strategic planner for the London Mayor, a university planning lecturer and has published a number of books on housing and planning policy. He is currently co-convener of the London and Wider South East Strategic Planning Network and chair of the Highbury Group on Housing Delivery. He is Chartist Reviews Editor.

Anthony Wright: Socialisms: Theories and Practices (1986)

At the time Wright wrote this book, he was a lecturer in political studies at Birmingham University. In 1979, he had written G D...

Reflecting on the Corbyn years

Duncan Bowie looks at differing assessments of what went wrong for Labour

Michael Rustin: For a Pluralist Socialism (1985)

At the time this book was written, Rustin was a sociology lecturer at the Polytechnic of North London. He was a contributor to New...

Geoff Hodgson: The Democratic Economy (1984)

Geoff Hodgson was and is an academic economist who developed a libertarian socialist approach to economic management. He lectured at Newcastle and Manchester Polytechnics...

The end of town planning as we know it

Duncan Bowie sees the latest Tory proposals for planning and housing development as a huge backwards step

No return to free market mayhem

Coronavirus has seen us experience wartime levels of state intervention. Duncan Bowie says this new normal must be a signal for a different society

Attlee’s Labour government elected 75 years ago

Duncan Bowie highlights the achievements and limits of the 1945 Labour government elected in conditions of huge national debt and destruction, finding lessons for today

Sheila Rowbotham, Lynne Segal and Hilary Wainwright: Beyond the Fragments (1979)

Subtitled "Feminism and the Making of Socialism", this collective set of essays was a sustained argument for applying the lessons of the experience of...

Power to the people?

Duncan Bowie asks what power and what people in a discussion of devolution, spatial equity and socialism

Tony Benn: Arguments for Socialism (1979)

Tony Benn, previously known as Anthony Wedgwood Benn, was a Minister in Wilson’s 1964-70 and 1974-7 governments and Callaghan’s 1977-9 government.  He was at...

Stuart Holland: The Socialist Challenge (1975)

Stuart Holland was an Oxford-educated economist, with degrees in history and economics, who on graduating worked with the economist Thomas Balogh and then in...