Tag Archives: politics

Why Books Matter: There is value in what cannot be evaluated

1968 words | 7.5 minute read

Academic publishing is intricately bound to evaluation. The demand to publish as much as possible has led to the chopping up of research into minimum publishable units across journals that are easily counted, ranked and evaluated. Books, however, are not so easily accounted for. Julien McHardy argues the value of books is in this freedom…Read more

Samizdat lessons for Mattering Press

2266 words | 8.5 minute read

Originally published 12th March, 2014.  Many thanks, Nicholas, for the kind introduction – it’s great to be back as a guest blogger! Last time I was here, I wrote a series of posts about the material practices of democratic politics, and the ways in which they were being coordinated and distributed by the Hungarian Parliament…Read more