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Duncan Bowie

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Duncan Bowie was a senior lecturer at University of Westminster. His most recent books are Radical Solutions to the Housing Supply Crisis (Policy Press) and a history of the Left in Oxford. He is Chartist Reviews Editor.

Perry Anderson: Problems of Socialist Strategy (1965)

This essay was published in Towards Socialism by New Left Review. Other contributors were Thomas Balogh, Robin Blackburn, Ken Coates, Richard Crossman,...

End the Corbyn fandom – towards a pluralist socialism

In the face of a hard-right Johnson premiership, Duncan Bowie underlines the urgency of Labour getting its house in order

April Carter: Direct Action (1961)

April Carter was secretary of the Direct Action Committee Against Nuclear War from 1958 to 1961, having previously studied politics at LSE...

Ralph Miliband: Parliamentary Socialism (1961)

Miliband was a Marxist sociologist and political scientist who contributed to the development of socialist theory within the ‘new left’ in the...

Just as we might be winning the anti-Brexit case

Duncan Bowie regrets the recent resignations Seven Labour MPs are resigning for very different reasons - some...

Labour and Brexit: time to get real

While the Tories created the Brexit shambles Labour’s line on getting a better deal is unworkable. It’s time to come out...

Local government on the brink

Duncan Bowie explains how eight years of an austerity straitjacket has pushed many councils to the verge of collapse. But does Labour have an...

Two cheers for Labour housing polic

Mind the gaps says Duncan Bowie but the new policy does put social housing back centre stage. About two weeks before the local elections, Jeromy...

Housing and the Budget

The budget has been widely referred to as ‘the housing budget’. The big announcement, left to the end of Hammond’s long budget speech, was...

Grenfell fire – an indictment of government

Grenfell fire – an indictment of government Duncan Bowie sees the Grenfell Tower fire as a consequence of multiple failures One of the key functions of...

London: still a Labour city

Duncan Bowie on a resounding win but says Mayor Khan faces huge challenges