Episode 6 | Community

This term's issue features various great pieces from Cambridge academics and students, on topics ranging from whether community can ever truly exist online by Dr John Naughton to the relationship between resistance and public space by Jun Pang.

Community in Place of the State

To picture Britain in the 19th century is to conjure classic Dickensian images of dark satanic mills, corrupt parish officials, deserving poor and, defining it all, a rife hotbed of rampant poverty, misery and inequity. Such conceptions are made all the more salient in comparison to the modern British welfare state, so much so that the common conception of transition from stateless dark to welfare light has been termed 'the welfare state escalator' by British historian Geoffrey Finlayson...