John Weeks

John Weeks is Professor Emeritus, School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London, and author of Economics of the 1%: How mainstream economics serves the rich, obscures reality and distorts policy, Anthem Press, published earlier this year.

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Sunday, August 02, 2015
A Specter is Haunting Europe: The Specter of Democracy
In an Open Democracy article a few weeks ago I argued there would be no agreement between the Greek government and the Troika. I took this position because it was (and is) obvious that the most powerful actor within the Troika, the German government, would not agree to any substantial alteration of...
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The Donbass region in Ukraine's East is the industrial heartland of the country. Photo cc: Yakudza Views
Sunday, April 27, 2014
Economics of Disintegration in Ukraine
In the future, people may look back on the political disintegration, social fragmentation and economic collapse of the Soviet Union – the Great Disintegration – as a human disaster comparable to the Black Death of the 14th century. With the Black Death, people knew neither the cause nor the cure...
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