STIR is a quarterly magazine that promotes new economic alternatives, exploring where the social economy, the commons and civic society come together. We feature original illustrations, long-form interviews, and in-depth articles that move beyond traditional political commentary to explore the inspiring and viable alternatives that present a serious challenge to the current political crisis.
The Advocacy Implosion? The role of popular membership in civic life – Jonny Gordon-Farleigh
Can HR ever see humans as more than resources? – Liam Barrington-Bush, RadHR.org
Transatlantic exchange: building a worker co-operative movement – John Atherton and Kiri Langmead with Esteban Kelly and Alex Stewart
Can we design the future? Civic economics in austerity Britain – Matt Thompson and Colin Lorne
Democracy in crisis: interview with David Runciman
The Shadow Economy: A review of Dirty Work: Essential Jobs and the Hidden Toll of Inequality in America by Eyal Press – Fred Warren
Excerpt: ‘From Financial Fictions to Mythotechnesis’ from Futures and Fictions (Repeater Books) – by Simon O’Sullivan
Open High Streets: Transformative Heritage – Grace Crabtree
Why inclusive business is key to Scotland’s wellbeing economy – Clare Alexander, Scottish Enterprise
In Reaction: How can economic democracy respond to the cost of living crisis? With contributions from Bonnie Hewson, Sion Whellens, Sarah Longlands, and Jonathan Nunn.