David Whyte is Professor of Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Liverpool where he researches issues related to corporate violence and corporate corruption. He is the co-editor of How Corrupt is Britain? (Pluto, 2015) and The Violence of Austerity (Pluto, 2017).
Looking at the public sector, big business and the police, David Whyte, editor of How Corrupt is Britain?, explores the nature of corruption in Britain, and how it affects our most venerated institutions.Watch Video
David Whyte extends his study of corruption to the US, turning his eye to President Trump’s recent appointments and the continued love affair between the US government and private interests.Read full article
Within our reach is the end of austerity, the restoration of the NHS, the improvement of the lives of underprivileged people and a Britain that is not governed by Old Etonians, city boys and tax-dodgers. Here’s our best Pluto books on British...Read full article
In spite of intense suffering by underprivileged, austerity continues apace, but how? Jon Burnett examines how the ‘benefit scrounger’ and anti-migrant rhetoric used by politicians and media mouthpieces sustains austerity politics.Read full article
Women of colour have suffered adversely at the hands of Conservative governments, yet, as Akwugo Emejulu and Leah Bassel reveal, groups like Sisters Uncut are leading the fight against austerity policies.Read full article
Foodbanks have become part of the landscape of austerity Britain. In this article a foodbank volunteer considers whether or not it is the right way to cope with food poverty?Read full article
From the Grenfell fire, to universal credit, austerity policies have dismantled the social systems that operated as a buffer against economic hardship. The books in this reading list implore you to fight back against austerity.Read full article