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Albena Azmanova
Author, Reader in Political and Social Thought, University of Kent, UK

Dr Albena Azmanova is Director of the programme in International Political Economy at the University of Kent’s Brussels School of International Studies, and has held academic positions at the New School for Social Research in New York, Harvard University, the University of California, Berkeley, and Sciences Po. Paris. She has worked as a policy advisor for a number of international organisations on issues of social justice and democratic transition. She has written extensively on the transformation of capitalism and the rise of new ideologies. Her latest book is Capitalism on Edge: how fighting precarity can achieve radical change without Crisis or Utopia (Columbia University Press, 2020), in which she argues that, in order to make social justice compatible with ecological justice, we need to replace the growth-and-redistribution policy formula with efforts to fight economic insecurity.